Tesla News: Elon Musk to Open Charging Network to All Electric Cars – Divided Drivers
Currently there are over 600 Superchargers in the UK which are exclusively for Tesla owners. In a tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a statement from another user who praised Tesla for advancing electric vehicle charging technology.
The Supercharger network is the highest rated among electric car drivers, according to the latest Zap-Map satisfaction survey.
Tesla’s network topped the ratings of 16 service providers, scoring an overall score of 4.8 out of five in the survey of 1,500 electric vehicle owners.
With a supercharger, the latest Tesla Model S can add 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes.
The online response to the idea has been quite negative, with many Twitter users criticizing the billionaire for the move.
One Twitter user said: “Huge disappointment for the current and potential owners of @Tesla. This only increases the congestion of the Superchargers which are already not very localized, except on the coasts. “
Another said: “Then I can sell my Tesla and get a German car (Audi, Porsche). The advantage of the charging network would no longer exist.
“So I can take a better car quality and a better service network. And professional leasing is even cheaper. This is a big mistake for continuing to sell cars.
However, some appreciated Musk’s utilitarian approach, saying, “Wouldn’t it be nice if other EV makers supported the supercharger grid.
“Pump money into expanding infrastructure and make them the basic charging stations for all electric vehicles.”
It comes just weeks after the Tesla Model 3 became the best-selling car in the entire UK car market in June.
The company sold nearly 5,500 cars in June, with one in four electric models sold being a Tesla Model 3.
This is triple the number of Tesla registered in May and nearly 1,000 more than the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Puma.