Tesla owners should be aware of various drawbacks with Tesla Supercharging, particularly in terms of charging pace.
Tesla DC fast chargers can charge a car's batteries far more quickly than non-Tesla DC fast chargers, however the huge Tesla Supercharger network is less extensive than other networks.
This implies that there may not be as many charging stations available while travelling across large distances or between cities. Additionally, these stations' high power output can heat up a car's battery,
which has an impact on the efficiency and longevity of the battery. Therefore, it is crucial for Tesla owners to make use of alternative networks of charging stations while making long trips.
When you are outside of a Tesla Supercharger station's range, it can be challenging to locate alternatives such as Level 2 AC charging stations due to the lack of a robust network.
Many Tesla drivers can only use Tesla's exclusive Supercharger network, and as Tesla
has long been the industry standard for electric vehicles, there aren't many CCS vehicles available.
This indicates that CCS vehicles cannot use Tesla's Superchargers or networks, even with the appropriate hardware.
This is a significant drawback for non-Tesla electric car owners who must rely on other
charging infrastructure to maintain their vehicle's charge during lengthy excursions.
Tesla's failure to modify its Superchargers to accept non-Tesla vehicles, as noted by "
Bill Visnic of Automotive News, "has established a "closed" supercharging network.