Alaska Joins the Non-Tesla Supercharging Wave

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Tesla has just rolled out the first non-Tesla Supercharging station in Alaska, located in Chugiak. The V3 Supercharging stalls there come equipped with Magic Dock built-in CCS1 adapters, welcoming both Tesla and non-Tesla electric vehicles with CCS compatibility.

This Chugiak site is one of only two Superchargers in the state currently embracing the non-Tesla Supercharging pilot. While the Soldotna station isn’t on board yet, the Chugiak spot is open to non-Tesla EV users. All you need is the Tesla app and an account to access the CCS1 adapter.

Across the United States, there are approximately 15 Tesla Supercharging sites, predominantly in the east, extending their arms to non-Tesla EVs. Canada boasts two such stations. Notably, California has opened its doors to non-Tesla electric vehicles at just two locations. Meanwhile, Texas and Utah each have one.

Looking ahead, expect to see more Magic Dock deployments. Why? Because securing approval for public funding for new fast charging stations under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program hinges on CCS1 charging connector compatibility. These new stations must have a minimum of four CCS1 outputs, capable of delivering at least 150 kilowatts of power each simultaneously.

But, the Magic Dock’s time in the spotlight might be limited. As of 2025, new electric vehicles are anticipated to adopt Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) charging connector. Several manufacturers have already confirmed this shift, collectively representing the lion’s share of all-electric car sales in North America.

While some states are proactively pushing for NACS connectors in new fast charging stations, the full transition might face hurdles until the SAE completes the standardization process, and manufacturers roll out NACS-compatible chargers. The Magic Dock, for now, acts as a temporary solution to comply with federal requirements and make Supercharging network expansion eligible for public funds. Exciting times lie ahead as the electric vehicle landscape evolves.

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