The Tesla Supercharger network is expanding fast, providing reliable rapid charging throughout the UK to Tesla and non-Tesla owners alike. Offering a taller charging stall with a longer cable that can reach any charging port on the vehicle, as well as contactless payment and higher output power, the V4 Tesla Supercharger is a new generation of Tesla superchargers in the uk’s fast charging network, according to evehiclelab.com.
The first V4 Tesla Supercharger station opened in Harderwijk, the Netherlands in March 2023, with the first one in the UK opening in Tottenham, London in August this year.
Tesla Supercharger network: where can I charge in the UK?
You can charge your Tesla at any of the over 1,100 Supercharger stalls in the UK. These are fast charging stations that can add up to 250 miles of range in just 15 minutes, according to Tesla.
Where can you find your nearest Tesla Supercharger? You can find the nearest Supercharger to you by using the map on Tesla’s website. You can also use the navigation system in your Tesla to plan your route and locate the Superchargers along the way.
To use a Tesla Supercharger you need to have a Tesla account and a payment method linked to it. You can pay as you go, or buy a Supercharger package to save money. The cost of charging depends on the location, the time of day, and the type of charger. You can check the current rates on Tesla’s website, or on the screen in your car when you plug in.
How much does it cost to use a Tesla Supercharger in the UK?
Electric vehicles love a good charge, especially Tesla electric cars at Tesla charging stations. Thanks to Tesla’s supercharger network, the cost of using a Tesla Supercharger in the UK depends on the location, the time of day, and the type of charger. According to Tesla’s website, the current rates are as follows:
For V2 and V3 Superchargers, the cost is £0.67 per kWh for non-members, or £0.53 per kWh for monthly members (£10.99 per month).
For V4 Superchargers, the cost is £0.50 per kWh for non-members, or £0.40 per kWh for monthly members (£10.99 per month).
These rates are subject to change and may vary by site. You can check the exact price on the screen in your car when you plug in2, or on the Tesla app if you are using a V4 Supercharger, says Car Magazine. You can also use the UK supercharger cost calculator on TeslaEV.co.uk to estimate how much it will cost to charge your Tesla at a specific location and battery level.
Can any non-Tesla car use a Tesla Supercharger?
Tesla chargers are good, but Tesla Superchargers are even better. According to The Verge, Tesla Superchargers are currently only compatible with Tesla-made cars.
Non-Tesla EVs will need a new CCS adapter to use the Supercharger stations, which have a different standard from other fast-charging networks. Tesla is also working on a new Supercharger membership for non-Tesla EV owners, which can be accessed through the Tesla app.
The opening of more service stations to the Supercharger network is expected to help Tesla get access to new federal funds for EV charging stations, but it may also increase the congestion at some Supercharger locations. Therefore, you may want to plan your trips ahead and use the interactive Trip Planner in your vehicle or the Tesla app to locate available Supercharger sites along your route.
How much do non-Tesla drivers have to pay to use a supercharger?
The cost of using a Tesla Supercharger depends on the location and the type of vehicle you drive. Non-Tesla drivers have to pay more than Tesla drivers, who benefit from an average price rate of £0.40 per kWh.
Non-Tesla drivers can also benefit from lower charging costs by signing up for a monthly subscription, which varies by country. For example, in the UK, the subscription costs £10.99 per month and reduces the price per kWh from £0.69 to £0.28, according to Which?. You can find the exact pricing for each Supercharger site in the Tesla app.
Do I need a special card or passcode to use a Tesla Supercharger?
You’ll be pleased to know that you do not need a special card or passcode to use a Tesla Supercharger, which is similar to Tesla destination chargers. You only need to download the Tesla app (version 4.18.0 or higher) for iOS or Android and create a Tesla account. Select ‘Charge Your Non-Tesla’ and find your Supercharger site.
According to Tesla, you can use the app to scan the QR code on the charge post, plug in your vehicle, and start charging. You can also use the app to monitor your charging session, view the pricing, and pay for the service to charge your Tesla model.
Is any part of the Tesla Supercharger Network free?
Wouldn’t it be great if there was free supercharging? The Tesla Supercharger network is not free for most Tesla owners, but there are some exceptions and incentives that can reduce the cost of charging.
According to the Electrek, some Tesla owners may qualify for free unlimited or limited Supercharging depending on the model and year of their vehicle, and whether they participated in a previous referral program.
Tesla has also offered free Supercharging for a day to all electric car drivers in the UK to mark the 10th anniversary of its Supercharger network in Europe, according to AutoCar. Additionally, Tesla offers a monthly subscription service that lowers the price per kWh for non-Tesla drivers who use the Supercharger network. You can find the exact pricing for each Supercharger site in the Tesla app
Can Tesla ban you from using a supercharger?
Tesla can ban you from using a Supercharger if you violate their fair use policy. According to Car Buzz, Tesla’s fair use policy states that Superchargers are intended for personal use only and not for commercial purposes, such as taxis, ride-sharing, delivery, or government vehicles.
Tesla operates on the basis that if you use a Supercharger for commercial purposes, Tesla may limit or block your vehicle’s ability to use Supercharger stations. You can find more details about the policy in the Tesla app.