- Aug 15, 2021
You're not wrong about being able to activate it remotely. That's basically what happens at magic docks sites. I wasn't saying that the payment had to physically take place at the charger (although with the California rules and V4 charging stations having credit card terminals, this will probably be an option in the future).Maybe there will be a way to communicate with Tesla for payment. IOW, enter charger number and use the Tesla account to charge your non-Tesla regardless of location. Then Tesla activates it for you remotely, perhaps from two thousand miles away from any of the chargers you're trying to use.
I do not see any reason why it must be paid for right at the same charger. This is almost year 2024, we certainly have the technology and the demand for better charging system ideas.
But first of all, there are no "charger numbers" at Tesla sites like other networks have. There are just stall numbers. And second, I don't see them creating a second technique to activate chargers. They would just use the existing scheme of using the Tesla app to do the activation. So until we see some sites show up in the app that don't have magic docks, I'm pretty positive that there isn't a way to use Superchargers with your own adapter.