Guy easily recharges his Renault Zoé in a Tesla Supercharger
Free fast charging
Still without much competition (Ionity is still less developed and less reliable), the vast Supercharger network is without doubt Tesla's key selling point. And the Californian brand intends to keep this precious lead and gradually deploy the V3 Superchargers to further reduce charging time.
However, the arrival of these new Superchargers has made more people happy than expected. A major bug has opened up access to the stations to other electric vehicles. This is revealed in the video of a Renault Zoé owner who plugs into a V3 Supercharger without any problem.
Under normal circumstances, the charge should have been refused as the car is not a Tesla. But this time, the Supercharger delivers the electrons without hesitation. The other good news is that the charge is totally free because unlike Ionity, there is no need at Tesla to identify yourself and use a badge.
The Supercharger therefore distributes the kWh to a phantom user who is not connected to any bank account. Other electric vehicles have also managed to connect to these new Superchargers in Europe. It is therefore more than certain that an update will quickly remedy this problem.