Tesla to open superchargers to other EVs in Canada
Tesla keeps making its once-private charge network available to other EVs. Canada is the newest market, and the government announced that 750 Tesla Superchargers will be open to the public by the end of 2025.
The news comes from an official statement from the Canadian government that discusses funding for more than 3,000 new chargers in Ontario. Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Natural Resources, announced the funds, which will go toward five electric vehicles (EV) projects that are already underway and have transportation organizations.
According to the note, at least 350 of the 750 Supercharger stations that all car brands can use will have so-called V3 Superchargers with 250 kW of power. The opening will be made possible “through a mix of repairs and new building.” Later this year, EV drivers between Sudbury and Ottawa will be able to test out a Supercharging route open to the public. The government says that the open charges will be spread all over Canada by 2025. The road will include the Trans-Canada Highway from Ottawa to Calgary.
At the beginning of March, Tesla officially let cars not made by Tesla use its Supercharger network in the United States. Electric cars using CCS can now charge at specific charging points with “Magic Docks.” After the US government made the fast-charging standard a requirement for funding Superchargers, Tesla began to add CCS ports to its Superchargers.
In other news, we can see that Tesla and Ford are working together on the Superchargers in Canada and the US: Ford will put Tesla’s charge port in its new electric cars starting in 2025. Starting in spring 2024, Ford electric cars with adapters can use Tesla Superchargers in the US and Canada through its FordPass and Ford Pro Intelligence services.
Meanwhile, the Canadian government is investing nearly $25 million through the Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) and the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, both recently announced programs.