Tesla Supercharger Buzz: New Zealand Joins the EV Charge Revolution

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Tesla’s Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot program is making waves Down Under, as New Zealand becomes the latest addition to the electric vehicle (EV) charging extravaganza. The program, initially launched in the United States, is now hitting Kiwi roads, allowing all EVs (with the locally favored CCS2 charging connector, also rocking Tesla) to juice up at six Supercharging sites – that’s a solid third of the country’s Supercharger network.

Australia got a taste of the action in 2023, with more than half of its roughly 30 locations welcoming all EVs to the Supercharging fiesta. The buzz isn’t just limited to the Southern Hemisphere; the Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot is amping up in the United States too. Tesla’s Magic Dock, flaunting built-in CCS1 adapters, is expanding its turf to new states, making EV charging a breeze.

After hitting up Alaska, the Magic Docks are popping up at three spots in Washington, four in Colorado, two in Indiana, and one in Michigan, totaling 26 sites supporting non-Tesla electric vehicles. It’s a small slice of the Supercharger pie, but the program’s growth hints at an improved charging experience for non-Tesla EV drivers. More locations and reliable Superchargers might just be around the corner.

The Magic Dock deployment in the US is set to rise, thanks to the compatibility dance with the CCS1 charging connector. This compatibility factor is the golden ticket for new fast charging stations eyeing public funding under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI).

Looking ahead, Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) takes center stage in 2025. This Tesla-born standard is set to be the cool kid on the EV block, adopted by other manufacturers in North America. No more adapters – charging your non-Tesla EV will be as easy as ordering fries.

And the Non-Tesla Supercharger Pilot is racking up frequent flyer miles, spanning over 20 countries. In North America, the magic spreads in the US and Canada. Europe’s in on the action too, with 15 countries diving in, boasting native compatibility with the CCS2 standard. Turkey’s got the vibe too. Asia Pacific is in the club, featuring Australia, New Zealand, and Mainland China, each flaunting their own native compatibility standards.

Buckle up, EV enthusiasts – the Supercharger revolution is charging full speed ahead, and the world’s plugging in!

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