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23 Dec, 2022
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Based on positive usage data, Tesla will begin designating certain fast charging network stations in Europe and Israel as "Qualified Third-Party Chargers." The company plans to expand this program to other regions in the future.

Tesla is introducing a new program called "Qualified Third-Party Charger," which will allow non-Tesla charging stations that meet certain criteria to be included in Tesla's built-in navigation system. In order to be considered a "Qualified Third-Party Charger," a charging station must have at least one compatible charging connector for Tesla vehicles, be used at least once every four days, and have an average charge success rate of 90% or higher over a 60-day period.

The program will initially be rolled out in Europe and Israel, where many Teslas and Superchargers use CCS2 charging ports that are also used by other electric car manufacturers. In contrast, Tesla uses its own proprietary charging plugs in North America and is even considering promoting it as a competing standard.

This could be great news for Tesla owners who frequently pass by non-Tesla fast charging stations. The car could potentially suggest alternative routes and even preheat the battery to maximize charging speeds at these stations. This could also help alleviate the high demand at Tesla Supercharger stations, where there are often long lines of people waiting to charge their vehicles.

Tesla also has the ability to revoke the "qualified" status of these charging stations. If a charging station has no activity or a charge success rate below 70% over a 14-day period, it will lose its status as a "Qualified Third-Party Charger." This helps to ensure that Tesla owners only use charging stations that are reliable and worth their time.