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Tesla Canada To Open Superchargers To Non-Tesla EVs

The first stations will be available for non-Tesla electric vehicles this year.

Published May 31, 2023

Tesla Canada plans to roll out the Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot Program, which allows non-Tesla EVs to use Tesla’s fast chargers, later this year.

According to Natural Resources Canada (NRC) –which shared the news during its update on support for electrification and an announcement of nearly 3,000 new chargers launching in Ontario– Tesla Canada will initially open some of its Superchargers between Sudbury and Ottawa.

“Later this year, an open Supercharging route will be piloted for EV drivers between Sudbury and Ottawa.”

Tesla is expected to open a high number of Superchargers for non-Tesla EVs “wherever site hosts allow“. By the end of 2025, up to 750 “charging connectors” will be available for non-Tesla EVs, including at least 350 units with a power output of up to 250 kilowatts. That’s potentially 100 or so stations, depending on how many stalls are available for non-Tesla EVs at each station.

“Then, by the end of 2025, 750 charging connectors in public locations will be made available to non-Tesla EV drivers, through a combination of retrofits and new construction, of which at least 350 will be 250kW Superchargers.”

An important thing to remember is that, according to the plan shared by NRC, the Trans-Canada Highway from Ottawa to Calgary will be covered, allowing for cross-country trips.

We are not aware of any comment about the project from Tesla, but the company’s official intention is to make the Supercharging network available for all electric vehicles.

The process of opening Superchargers is already well underway in Europe (counting 15 countries so far), and earlier this year began in Australia, China, and the United States (see our report and first test here).

We believe that just like in the US, Tesla Canada will open its Supercharging network by retrofitting its existing stalls with the Magic Dock built-in CCS1 adapter. It allows users to use either Tesla’s NACS plug or the CCS1 plug (the second requires selecting the CCS1 option in Tesla’s app).


Non-Tesla Supercharging (CCS1 adapter)

Non-Tesla Supercharging (CCS1 adapter)


In the future, new Tesla Supercharging stations might be equipped with the Magic Dock right from the beginning. An all-new V4 stall design (pioneered in Europe) is also in the pipeline, which has a longer cable to reach the charging inlets of various EVs.

Separately, the Tesla Supercharging network in the US and Canada is to open next year for Ford electric vehicles (Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and E-Transit) – through a direct agreement between the manufacturers. We recently covered this topic here.

By: Staff Writer

The anonymous author of our 'Charging News' articles has a long history of interest in the field and comprehensive knowledge of all sorts of EV-related technical data. He writes for other sites when he's not providing this one with content.

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