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Tesla and the White House recently announced it might be opening up its Supercharger network to non-Tesla vehicles, for the very first time, at select locations. The move was a part of a planned expansion of EV charging options along major highways being pushed by the Biden administration.
Now, we’re seeing what looks to be the primary ‘Magic Dock’ Supercharger being installed within the U.S., situated in Verona, Latest York. Images were shared by @MayTheFunkoBWY (via @MarcoRPTesla) showing a Supercharger with the Magic Dock installed in the highest corner.
In accordance with @MayTheFunkoBWY, it appears all 12 Superchargers are being retrofitted with the Magic Dock adapter. An image of a crew on site was shared, showing them working on the modification.
The Verona Supercharger is situated on the Turning Stone Resort Casino on 5218 Patrick Road, and has 12 Superchargers open 24/7 capable of charge at as much as 250kW. It’s conveniently situated off Interstate 90 and was installed six months ago.
The Magic Dock allows non-Tesla vehicles with the CCS charging standard to make use of Superchargers. The Magic Dock means the Supercharging connector may be pulled out as a whole CCS adapter, or as a standalone Tesla connector, allowing each Tesla vehicles and other EVs to charge.
Tesla has already opened up its Supercharger network in select locations in Europe. Non-Tesla EV owners seeking to use Superchargers must download and install the Tesla app, then follow app instructions to start, with a purpose to unlock the Magic Dock for charging their non-Tesla, resembling a Rivian, Ford EV and more.