Tesla V3 Supercharger surprisingly charges other EVs for free

The latest Tesla V3 Supercharger (250 kW unit with CCS2 plug) installed in Germany (probably in other European markets as well), allows charging all CCS2-compatible electric cars – not just Tesla.

According to EV channel and rental company next move, V3 superchargers place some sort of bug in their authorization sequence and initiate a charge associated with any EV.

Some sources say that the V2 superchargers are retrofitted with CCS2 plugs, others may charge EVs as well.

It should only work with Tesla cars (as Tesla has not yet entered into a partnership with another brand to make supercharging available for other EVs), and the owners of those cars will be billed (one Aside from supercharging cars).

Due to the bug, not only can other EVs use the V3 Supercharger with the CCS2 plug, but they can do it for free! It is also better in case of Tesla Model 3, which needs to be paid. Our guess is that the Bad IT division will have a hot weekend trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

next move It has been demonstrated that the V3 supercharger can be used by various models, including the Porsche Tekken, which had a capacity of over 125 kW. Other models were usually only able to take about 50 kW, but remember that this was just a brief test.

The list of models tested includes Volkswagen ID.3, Kia Nero EV (E-Nero), Opel Amper-A (a retired European version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV), Hyundai Kona Electric.

Tesla reportedly confirmed that this is not intentional, but a bug that has to be patched.

And here is also the Renault ZOE at the Tesla Supercharging Station:

Okay, if you don’t have a Tesla, but drive other cars, it seems that eventually you can go to a Tesla supercharging station and see that it’s like supercharged.

This is like a free trial right? Who knows, maybe one day Tesla’s network will be officially open to others, but we don’t think so. This is very valuable for the company, which attracts customers especially to Tesla EVs.