The compatibility with other brands gives a further indication of Tesla's ambitions in the EV charging sector. The EV manufacturer plans to start offering charging to non-Tesla EV owners through its US Supercharger network before the end of 2022. Doing this would give Tesla access to the US$5bn allocated under the US government's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program to help fund additional chargers.
Tesla says the charger is ideal for houses, apartments, hospitality properties and workplaces.
The charging solution provides up to 44 miles of range added per hour, a 24-foot cable, multiple power settings and a versatile indoor/outdoor design. It can also power-share to maximise existing electrical capacity, automatically distributing power and allowing users to charge multiple vehicles simultaneously.
Tesla says the J1772 Wall Connector is compatible with most North American electric vehicles. Tesla vehicles will require an additional SAE J1772 Charging Adapter to charge, which is included with all Tesla vehicles upon delivery.