Tesla announced its decision to allow all EV brands to access its Superchargers in Canada later this year. The news follows Tesla’s earlier agreement with Ford to allow Ford EV customers to use its Superchargers starting in 2024.
The plan is part of the EV push of the Canadian government, which has supported the installation of over 45,000 chargers across the country in order to lure more of its citizens to switch to EVs. In its recent release, the government shared that it has been collaborating with vehicle manufacturers and charging service providers, which includes Tesla.
“As part of this collaborative effort, Tesla will open a portion of its existing Canadian Supercharger network to non-Tesla electric vehicles, wherever site hosts allow,” the release reads. “Later this year, an open Supercharging route will be piloted for EV drivers between Sudbury and Ottawa. Then, by the end of 2025, 750 charging connectors in public locations will be made available to non-Tesla EV drivers, through a combination of retrofits and new construction, of which at least 350 will be 250kW Superchargers. The open chargers will be distributed across Canada, and the route will include the Trans-Canada Highway from Ottawa to Calgary.”
The United States of America is also moving towards wider EV acceptance as the Biden admin continues to push its clean energy tax law. Recently, Hyundai and LG confirmed a joint venture to build a new EV power plant in Bryan County, Savannah, Georgia, which is expected to deliver 30 GWh annual production capacity to support 300,000 EV production. Prior to this, LG also recently unveiled four new EV charger models as it confirmed its expansion in the EV charging business. The lineup comprises two 7kW models (wall-mounted and stand-type) and two fast-charging models (100kW and 200kW). The models were manufactured by HiEV Charger, formerly AppleMango, which LG, GS Energy, and GS Neotek acquired last year.