Tesla in Talks to Open Supercharger Network to Other Automakers

June 20, 2017
Tesla CTO JB Straubel said that the automaker is “actively talking to other car makers” about using the company's Supercharger network.

June 20, 2017—Tesla CTO JB Straubel said that they are “actively talking to other car makers” about using the company's Supercharger network, according to Electrek.

The Tesla executive made the comment during a Q&A at Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s 28th Annual Energy Fair in Wisconsin on Saturday. 

Though he also acknowledged that congestion was still a problem on the network.

The last time that the possibility of Tesla sharing the network was brought up was back in September 2015. During a press conference in Germany, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is in talks with “some [auto] manufacturers” about sharing the network.

Musk said Tesla would still own and operate all of its Supercharger locations and would only ask of other manufacturers to contribute to maintenance and electricity costs based on the usage of their vehicles on the network, but it never happened.

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