Tesla has stated that it will permit third-party charging stations to enter its navigation system; however, these charging stations must meet Tesla’s stringent requirements.
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At the moment, Tesla charging piles are the only thing that appears in the navigation system of Tesla vehicles. This isn’t a big deal most of the time because Tesla’s supercharging station network is large and widely regarded as the best charging network.
However, third-party charging stations have recently improved and expanded significantly, particularly in Europe, where Tesla uses the CCS connector just like every other charging network.
Now, Tesla has announced that, subject to certain conditions, it will allow third-party chargers to be used with its navigation system.
Third-party fast chargers that meet our performance and reliability standards will be automatically added to Tesla’s navigation system as eligible third-party chargers. The purpose of this is to ensure that Tesla drivers have a smooth charging experience. The following standards will be rolled out first in Europe and Israel.
The automaker says that charging stations can be added within 60 days if they meet these three requirements:
- At least one compatible charging connector
- Tesla drivers use it at least once every four days
- Average charging success rate of 90% or higher
If one of the following issues arises within 14 days, it will be removed from the navigation automatically:
The new “qualified third-party charger” program will begin in Europe and Israel, according to Tesla, where Tesla vehicles already charge similar to the majority of third-party chargers. A CCS connector is included with each station.
The same strategy might be put into action in North America, but Tesla might give charging network operators who use its charging connector priority. Tesla recently tried to make its connector the new standard in North America.
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