Tesla launches its pilot program in France - DALTONHURD

Tesla launches its pilot program in France

Tesla is opening up its network of superchargers for the first time in France to “non-Tesla” vehicles with the launch of 16 pilot stations.

Great promise of Elon Musk, the opening of superchargers to all electric vehicles is materializing in France. Since Monday, January 31, at 2 p.m., 16 American manufacturer stations have been accessible to all “non-Tesla” electric vehicles in France.

For Tesla, the opening of these 16 French stations constitutes the extension of a pilot program initiated in the Netherlands at the end of last year. Without a fixed deadline, the latter must make it possible to carry out the last calibrations before a wider opening of the network.

Tesla’s 16 pilot stations are spread throughout France.

The application as an access key

As in the Netherlands, it is the manufacturer’s mobile application that will allow users outside the brand to connect to network terminals. You will therefore have to download it and create an account to access Tesla superchargers.

On the technical side, only electric vehicles (or plug-in hybrids) equipped with a Combo fast charging connector will be able to access it. All vehicles incorporating the CHAdeMO standard such as the Nissan Leaf or the Peugeot iOn/Citroën C-Zero duo are therefore excluded.

Variable rates depending on the stations

Naturally, the price of superchargers for “non-Tesla” users is higher than that applied for brand owners.

In terms of pricing, Tesla communicates on an average price of €0.57/kWh which may fluctuate depending on the station chosen. Regular users can also subscribe to a subscription plan. Billed at €12.99/month, this gives access to a preferential rate of €0.40/kWh on average.

As with brand owners, Tesla will also apply “unjustified occupancy charges” if the vehicle is not quickly disconnected after charging is complete (0.50 to 1 €/min).

Subscription Price kWh
With subscription €12.99/month €0.40/kWh
Without subscription €0.57/kWh

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Also in Norway

Beyond France, Tesla also opened this January 31 about fifteen pilot stations in Norway. A program that should soon open up to other countries. According to the manufacturer’s website, Belgium and Germany should soon integrate the experiment.

A network whose extension can be viewed on an interactive map on the manufacturer’s website.

Superchargers for “non-Tesla” vehicles open in France

  • Angoulême – 8 V3 Superchargers
  • Blois – 16 V3 Superchargers
  • Buchelay – 8 V2 Superchargers
  • Labouheyre – 8 V3 Superchargers
  • Laxou – 28 V3 Superchargers
  • Le Mans – Saint-Saturnin – 20 V3 Superchargers
  • The Herbaria – 8 V3 Superchargers
  • Lorient – ​​8 Superchargers V2
  • Montélimar – 16 Superchargers V2
  • Montluçon – 8 V3 Superchargers
  • Perigueux – 8 V3 Superchargers
  • Rivesaltes – 20 V3 Superchargers
  • Salaise-sur-Sanne – 20 V3 Superchargers
  • Valenciennes – 10 V2 Superchargers
  • Vélizy – 16 V3 Superchargers
  • Vierzon – 28 V3 Superchargers

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