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Tesla now allows non-Tesla EVs to use its Supercharger network in a handful of locations in New York and California using its new Magic Dock CCS adapter. We visit one of these locations with CR's Kia EV6 and Mercedes EQE test vehicles to evaluate the charging process. We also talk with Tesla owners who give their thoughts about sharing space with non-Tesla electric vehicles, what it's like to see cars like the Rivian R1T and BMW iX in charging stalls, and follow one Volkswagen ID.4 owner as he experiences some hiccups using the new system.

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24 Comments on "Charging non-Tesla EVs at a Supercharger | Talking Cars Bonus"

  1. Captain America America | March 17, 2023 at 10:17 AM |

    Thank you consumer reports. Cars. Air conditioners

  2. The Queen's Half Corgi | March 17, 2023 at 10:20 AM |

    From what I understand, in jurisdictions like China and Europe, all EVs (always) have the same charge ports?

  3. As a Tesla owner I’ve been wondering about this – thank you for the information. I don’t have a problem with other EVs using the superchargers, but I only use them on long trips and don’t usually travel at peak times like weekends and summer, so I’m guessing I won’t be affected as much as other EV owners might be. Frankly the only reason I bought a Tesla as opposed to another manufacturer’s EV was the supercharger network.

  4. 1:56 so better than most charging networks so far….. why do I get the impression it’s about to go down hill?

  5. EV make perfect sense in the city when you can charge at home. Any other use has too many limitations imo. Great second car..

    • given that the vast majority use their cars for short trips, it makes sense for most people.

  6. Suprised tesla didn’t just sell an extention cable for non tesla cars.

  7. It’s too late now, but the USA should have adopted Tesla’s new NACS as the nationwide standard with “plug and play” capability. Much simpler to use with a much smaller and easier charge plug. I say that as an EV6 owner. Next step is a nation wide wireless charging standard.
    PS: Not really sure why Tesla owners are frustrated with this, as I’ve personally seen Tesla’s charging at EA stations with the J1772/Tesla adapter.

  8. Robert Montgomery | March 17, 2023 at 11:05 AM |

    49 cents per kWh!!!!!! That is a fortune. 15 cents a mile.

    • I don’t think you could say how many cents as that’s entirely based on the car’s efficiency

    • Neil MacLean | March 17, 2023 at 4:13 PM |

      Model Y Long range gives you 100 km for 17.2 kwh costing 842.8 cents implying 8.428 cents per km implying 13.6 cents per mile for that vehicle. You’re in the ball park. Good to charge at home.

  9. I would never have thought Tesla would open up their charger network!

  10. Richard Harrison | March 17, 2023 at 11:11 AM |

    Hope the roll out speeds up

  11. Olson Family Electric Adventures | March 17, 2023 at 11:12 AM |

    Scotty here. It was so great talking to you guys! Thanks so much for putting out this informative video. We are really excited about more of these retrofitted stations rolling out in the future! For anyone wanting to see addition footage of the Magic Dock, please check out the video we did:

  12. Michael Sprinzeles | March 17, 2023 at 11:14 AM |

    At those prices per kwh there is no cost saving incentive over a hybrid or even an ICE vehicle.

  13. Of coarse other car makers make cars with issues and somehow it’s up to Tesla to solve them.

    Why is Tesla the only company smart enough to make a reliable charging system?

    • Because they DECIDED from the very beginning to look for solutions rather than excuses and problems like existing ICE manufacturer.

  14. Steven Nevins | March 17, 2023 at 11:59 AM |

    More reasons to drive a hybrid.

  15. Great job!

  16. 9:37 to expand on this, the slower charging in E-GMP cars are due to their design, these vehicles use their rear motor like a dynamo (rear motor/inverters) to accept 400V power back into the battery pack

  17. I think they should either have the chargeport centered on the front or back of the car (but they probably don’t do that due to the possibility of getting bumped and getting broken easily), or put chargeports of both sides of the car and give you the option of using one or the other.

  18. Tesla chargers just work. Other chargers like EA don’t have the same reliability.

  19. Discrimination! My Leaf can’t charge there!

  20. Hibashira Sakai | March 17, 2023 at 5:14 PM |

    All things that’s based on physical connections will eventually move towards wireless. Each use case may or may not be able to fully get to 100% wireless but some percentage will. Charging is no different. At that point, connector standards, cable length, etc. will be looked at as historical transient issues.

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