The American manufacturer has just announced that, from now on, third-party fast charging points will also appear in the navigation system of their vehicles, as long as they meet a series of conditions. The company has also communicated that this new policy will begin to be applied first in Europe and Israel, to later be extended to other regions.
«Fast charging points that meet our performance and reliability standards will automatically appear in the navigation system of our vehicles, showing up as Qualified Third Party Charging Points. We intend to provide the most satisfactory charging experience possible for our customers.”
What requirements will a third-party fast charging point have to meet to appear in Tesla’s navigation system?
The company explains that for a fast charging point to be displayed in the navigation system of its vehicles in Europe, it is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition that it has a CCS Combo connector. Something that, today, the vast majority of them should comply with if we take into account that CCS is practically a standard in the European market.
Additionally, Tesla will assess whether it is a reliable and frequently used fast charging point for the owners of one of its vehicles. The criteria to follow, they explain the company, will be that the percentage of success when starting a recharge is at least 90 percent. This eliminates unreliable charging points that only add to the frustration of EV drivers.
Finally, Tesla will also assess the use made by drivers of any of its vehicles of third-party fast charging points, including in its navigation system only those that have been used at least once every four days during the last sixty days.
The inclusion of a third-party fast charging point in Tesla’s vehicle navigation system will also not be permanent. The company will eliminate all those in which no vehicle of the brand has carried out at least one recharge in the last 14 days, as well as those whose success rate is reduced by starting a recharge below 70 percent.