Testing Rivian R1T with New Charger
Reports have surfaced of the inaugural spots that house brand-new Tesla Superchargers outfitted with Magic Dock adapters in both New York and California. This phenomenon renders the already wide-reaching Supercharger network accessible to Plug-in Electric Vehicles (EVs) beyond Tesla models.
It has been mere weeks since the White House officially announced that the Supercharger network would become accessible to other electric vehicle makers. This constitutes a noteworthy alteration from 12 months ago when Tesla declared its desire for EVs from different companies to accustom themselves to its exclusive plug design.
The most up-to-date Superchargers are able to be used with the conventional CCS charging system. Recently, u/Fxsx24 from Reddit posted a few pictures of the imposing dock under installation and being examined in Verona, NY, where a Rivian R1T pickup was located. Moreover, more images of the Superchargers along with this big dock were noticed in California too. This is an impressive development since these fresh Tesla Superchargers were only estimated to be available at the finish of next year.
As per the White House, Tesla is looking to have both 3,500 extra as well as existing Superchargers along primary highways by 2024. Furthermore, there shall be 4,000 more Standard Chargers located at places like inns, etc. The joint count of all these chargers will be 7,500 and all of them shall provide compatibility with any vehicle other than the Tesla brand, which could use the companies’ application for access.
Despite seeing no return, Tesla is set to reap the advantages of government assistance garnered by offering access to its Supercharger network. This specific network represents around 60% of all rapidly-chargeable systems existing in the US.
The Biden administration has vastly increased its chances of reaching its objective of having 500,000 chargers installed by 2030 through equipping Superchargers with their revolutionary ports.
In 2021, Tesla commenced operation of its Supercharger network in Europe, possibly spurring on the rollout in North America. Fortunately, adding the Magic Dock to an existing Supercharger with Tesla’s proprietary plug (known as the North American Charging Standard) enables other electric vehicles to recharge as well, while upholding the special connector for Tesla models.
For newbies using the Magic Dock, a QR code nearby the charging station will transfer them to a Tesla website with steps detailing how to charge their non-Tesla car.
The trepidation of Tesla proprietors could be the probability of increased wait times at these widely accessible Superchargers. It is apparent that the number of newly purchased Teslas on the pavement is climbing expeditiously, in particular with the Model Y and Model 3.