Tesla has installed its first public electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the UK, which are designed to be used by cars from any manufacturer.
Tesla’s new EV chargers are located in Tottenham, at the Tesla Centre on Ravenside Retail Park.
The V4 Supercharger has speeds of up to 250kW and Tesla’s CCS compatible units can be accessed with a contactless card payment.
Currently, there are more than 1,100 Tesla chargers across the UK in 115 locations. Tesla has also opened more than 200 charging stations at 17 chargepoints across the UK and Ireland since the start of 2023.
Upgrades to these chargers with the new V4 technology will be carried out in 2024, which should make them available to all EVs.
Tesla first launched its network of EV chargers to drivers of other EV brands in May 2022, however the customer needed to use the Tesla smartphone app to access the chargers.
The rollout of V4 Superchargers in Europe will help to open the network to non-Tesla EVs because the new dispensers have longer cables.
At this time, the list of publicly available V4 Supercharging sites include:
- Austria: one
- France: three
- Germany: one
- Netherlands: one
- UK: one
- Total (known): seven
- Under construction: one in Norway, one in Spain.
Superchargers are also expected to be introduced in North America.
Innovations and achievements in EV charging will be highlighted and celebrated at the second annual CiTTi Awards on 21 November 2023 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. Visit www.cittiawards.co.uk to learn more about this unmissable event for the UK’s transportation sector – and to book your table today!