Other Charging Networks Begin Implementing Tesla V4 Superchargers

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Other Charging Networks Begin Implementing Tesla V4 Superchargers

Tesla has begun branching out into the role of a hardware supplier, with its DC fast chargers making their debut on third-party networks. A notable instance of this expansion is seen in the UK, where EG Group’s EV Point network unveiled its station at Asda Express in Uttoxeter, featuring Tesla V4 Superchargers rebranded as EV Point chargers. This move comes after EG Group’s 2023 order of Tesla’s charging units.

EG Group has ambitious plans to roll out over 20,000 chargers across approximately 3,600 locations throughout the UK and Europe, signaling a potentially significant revenue opportunity for Tesla if this collaboration persists. Given the CCS Combo 2 (CCS2) standard’s prevalence in Europe, ensuring all new DC fast chargers accommodate modern EVs, Tesla’s entry into third-party networks is poised for compatibility and widespread use.

This development hints at a broader trend where more third-party networks might adopt Tesla’s chargers, attributed to Tesla’s cost-effectiveness and production scale in the DC charger market.

Tesla is making significant inroads into the U.S. EV charging market, partnering with the BP Pulse network. This collaboration kicked off in October 2023, with BP Pulse placing a substantial $100 million order for Tesla’s charging equipment. While specific technical specifications weren’t disclosed, it’s speculated that BP Pulse will deploy Tesla’s latest V4 Superchargers. These units are expected to feature the SAE J3400 North American Charging Standard (NACS) plug, alongside Tesla’s Magic Dock, an integrated adapter facilitating compatibility with non-Tesla EVs that use the CCS1 connector.

This move marks a pivotal expansion for Tesla as it aims to broaden the V4 Supercharger’s deployment in the U.S. The introduction of V4 models, which started last fall, signifies Tesla’s ambition to cater to a wider array of EVs beyond its own fleet. By integrating features that accommodate vehicles from other manufacturers, Tesla is positioning itself as a central player in the charging infrastructure sector, particularly as the industry begins to coalesce around Tesla’s charging standard.

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