Tesla has been putting efforts to ensure the electric car owners and potential customers move to electric cars. Recently, they have come up with supercharger that can enable non- Tesla electric car owner can also charge their cars for free. The new V3 Supercharges in Europe, where Tesla now uses the common CCS standard. It appears to be a bug and not a feature, though.
Supercharging is simple and convenient, you just plug in and charge up. Supercharging history is automatically populated in your Tesla Account showing the credits used or, if applicable, the amount billed.Supercharger stations are conveniently located near desirable amenities like restaurants, shops and WiFi hot spots. Each station contains multiple Superchargers to get you back on the road quickly.
Since 2012, Tesla has invited its customers to plug in to chargers that add 200 to 300 miles of range per hour. Good enough to top up a depleted battery in about 30 minutes, while a driver has a bathroom break and a bite to eat. They approach the convenience of pumping gas into a conventional car, and they're free for life.
With the launch of the Model 3 and its Supercharger V3 in Europe, Tesla switched its main charging standard to CCS. While most other electric cars on the road use the same standard and connector, it didn’t mean that other EVs were able to use Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network.
For the EVs they have to be compatible with the Superchargers before it can start charging. The compatibility handles cost of charging to be linked to the driver’s Tesla account.However, several reports are currently coming out showing that virtually any other electric vehicle with CCS can charge on Tesla’s new CCS V3 Supercharger in Europe.
The new V3 Supercharger, which supports a peak rate of up to 250 kilowatts, is designed to dramatically cut charging times for its electric vehicles. Tesla unveiled its first V3 Supercharger in March 2019 at its Fremont, Calif. factory. A second V3 Supercharger is located in Hawthorne, Calif., near the Tesla Design Studio. Both of these locations, which were initially used as test sites, lack two key Tesla products.
Electric vehicle rental company Nextmove tested it out with several other EVs such as
- VW e-Golf
- VW ID.3
- BMW i3
- Opel Ampera-e (Chevy Bolt EV)
- Hyundai Kona Electric
- Hyundai IONIQ Electric
- Renault Zoe
- Porsche Taycan
This is most likely a bug and not a feature since without a link to a Tesla account, Tesla is delivering those charges for free right now.At this point, the leading theory is that there’s a bug in Tesla’s V3 handshake that releases the charge even if it doesn’t detect the vehicle as a Tesla car.
The new V3 Supercharger, which supports a peak rate of up to 250 kilowatts, is designed to dramatically cut charging times for its electric vehicles. Tesla unveiled its first V3 Supercharger in March at its Fremont, Calif. factory. A second V3 Supercharger is located in Hawthorne, Calif., near the Tesla Design Studio. Both of these locations, which were initially used as test sites, lack two key Tesla products.