Tesla has officially begun selling its all-new at-home wall charger that also works with other electric vehicles.
Added to the company’s online store on Monday, Tesla also started allowing non-Tesla EVs to charge at Supercharger stations in the Netherlands on the same day. This seems to be the electronic carmaker’s first step in a much larger plan to open up access to Tesla’s charging network around the world. The company’s statement said, “Charge your electric vehicle at home with the J1772 Gen 2 Wall Connector, a convenient home charging solution for electric vehicle owners. Simply plug in overnight and charge while you sleep.
Providing up to 9.6 kW (40 amp) power output for a single vehicle, the J1772 Gen 2 Wall Connector includes a 24-foot (7.3 meters) cable length, multiple power settings and a versatile indoor/outdoor design.”
As it stands, the new charger uses a standard J1772 connector, not Tesla’s proprietary one, meaning it should work fine with other electric vehicles in North America (as spotted by media outlet Electrek).
Priced at $415, the charger needs to be installed by a professional electrician, in order to work seamlessly, at home. Tesla says it can charge at a speed of up to 9.6kW and is designed for both indoor or outdoor installation.
According to tech enthusiasts, the new wall charger shows the company is ready to take advantage of the many new EVs that are on sale or close to it.