Tesla is testing the use of Superchargers by non-Tesla EVs in UK, Spain, Sweden and Austria

Tesla is expanding its open Supercharger pilot program in Europe, which will allow owners of non-Tesla EVs to take advantage of the company’s extensive charging network. Previously, the pilot consisted of selected stations in the Netherlands, Norway and France, but is now also available in the UK, Spain, Sweden, Belgium and Austria.

Non-Tesla owners in both Belgium and Germany could originally only take advantage of Tesla’s network if they traveled to a country that has the open Superchargers. Now that Belgium has been added to the program, German residents remain the only quirk they can use outside its borders, but not at home.

Elon Musk has been talking about expanding the program to the US since last year, but has not given details on how it will be implemented due to the fame of Tesla’s proprietary card port being used in North America. But in an interview with Financial times last weekMusk said that Tesla plans to add standardized connectors for other EVs to US Supercharger stations.

Currently, North American Tesla models and Superchargers don’t use the CCS2 standard that largely all EVs in Europe (including Teslas) support, instead relying on Tesla’s proprietary charging plug. To make matters worse, other North American EVs usually come equipped with a CCS1 connector, and EVs like the Nissan Leaf make it even more complicated by relying on the CHAdeMO standard.

If you live in one of the pilot countries, you can use the Tesla network and find participating stations using the Tesla app. If you own both a Tesla and another EV, you can track Supercharging for both vehicles in the app. Non-Tesla vehicles may incur additional charges on top of the electricity rates shared in the app.