Electrek reports that the electric vehicle maker is working to open up Supercharger membership is open to non-Tesla EV owners before the end of the year. Crucially, opening the network is a requirement to access federal funds intended to accelerate the rollout of electric vehicle charging stations. Recent legal filings and other documents show Tesla (TSLA) is applying for public funding, which can be used to add CCS connectors to existing Supercharger stations.
Earlier this week, a screenshot from a brief test window when non-Tesla owners could sign up for the Supercharger network showed that there is a pay-per-use option and a fixed monthly payment.
What to see: Tesla (TSLAOwners say they have faced crowded Supercharger stations in parts of California as the number of electric vehicles on the road continues to grow. Opening the stations to non-Tesla owners could exacerbate the problem if the upgrade and rollout of Supercharger stations don’t keep up.