Tesla leaked details of its ‘Magic Dock,’ which will move the Supercharger network closer to all-EV compatibility, in its Smartphone app over the weekend.
Tesla holds a specific advantage over other electric vehicle companies, especially in the United States, through its Supercharger network. It is the largest collective EV charging network globally, with over 40,000 locations, all of which are utilized by Tesla vehicles. In the United States, it is exclusive to Tesla vehicles.
Now, the company is working toward opening its Supercharger Network in the U.S. to other EV manufacturers through a ‘Magic Dock,’ which, according to initial reports from DriveTesla, will have a built-in adapter for CCS compatibility. This would enable other EVs to utilize the Supercharger network.
Tesla even leaked a picture of the Magic Dock in the Tesla app, according to Branden Flasch.
It looks like Magic Dock is now shown in the @Tesla app – see second image for what has shown previously which reflects Euro CCS2 handle. I think Magic Dock / open Supercharger in NA launch is imminent. pic.twitter.com/HYbUj26db9
— Branden Flasch (@brandenflasch) January 21, 2023
Tesla has evidently been working on the design of the all-inclusive Supercharger for some time. Last year, the White House stated Tesla was developing “new Supercharger equipment” that would enable other EVs to use the company’s charging infrastructure:
“Tesla is expanding production capacity of power electronics components that convert alternating current to direct current, charging cabinets, posts, and cables. Later this year, Tesla will begin production of new Supercharger equipment that will enable non-Tesla EV drivers in North America to use Tesla Superchargers.”
In mid-2022, details regarding the “V4 Supercharger” began to surface, hinting toward CCS compatibility and new, higher charging capabilities.
Interestingly, some companies have rallied behind Tesla to push their Supercharger connectors as the standard for U.S. EV chargers.
Tesla has been testing the idea of other EVs utilizing the Supercharger network through a Pilot Program in Europe, which is open to fifteen countries.
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