Get ready to see Tesla Superchargers where you least expected them. Indeed, BP has just announced an investment of $100 million to purchase Superchargers and use them on its BP Pulse fast charging network.
The network of Tesla Superchargers is often highlighted for two things: its ease of use and its reliability. The energy giant BP is not mistaken, since rather than acting as Ionity, Totalenergies Or Fastned who obtain terminals from various manufacturers, he decided to order charging stations directly from You’re here.
A juicy new business for Tesla
Elon Musk’s firm has just found a new source of income, and is potentially preparing to enter a new era: that of the sale of Superchargers. A factory dedicated to the manufacture of Superchargers already exists in China and the United States, but for the moment, these two gigafactories did not offer their services to other brands.
Indeed, with the rapid expansion of the Tesla Supercharger network, the entire production of terminals was dedicated to the brand. Today we learn through a press release from the English firm BP that Superchargers will be purchased to strengthen the BP pulse charging network.
BP makes it clear that this is the first time Superchargers are purchased for a network other than Tesla’s. This therefore marks Tesla’s entry into the world of fast charger sellers.
A breakthrough for all electric car drivers
One of the black spots of fast charging at the moment remains the terminal reliability. Everyone unanimously recognizes that Tesla Superchargers are the standard meter in 2023 regarding the roaming charge, which easily explains the choice of BP.
It is likely that other players, who currently source elsewhere, will follow suit if the prices charged by Tesla are competitive. The director of charging infrastructure at Tesla said: “ At Tesla, we are committed to providing great charging experiences for all electric vehicle owners. The sale of our fast charging hardware is another milestone for us, which we are looking to expand to support our mission to accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy. We appreciate BP’s partnership in this area – it’s a good step towards a more sustainable future.”
It is possible that as early as next year, you will come across BP-branded Tesla Superchargers in the USA, and little by little elsewhere in the world. These special Superchargers will be equipped with NACS connectors and the famous Magic Dock for vehicles equipped with a CCS port. In Europe, the port CCS would be sufficient given that we no longer have multiple fast charging standards.
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