Leaked Tesla Magic Dock schematics show the CCS adapter that will allow other electric cars to use Superchargers
Tesla is already working to fulfil the White House's EV charging infrastructure compatibility mandate by making plans to retrofit its Superchargers with adapters that allow electric cars with other charging standards to use its stalls. In an opinion note on the upcoming mandate, Tesla argues that it should not be forced to open all its chargers to adapters for the competing CCS standard, but rather maintain a ratio of rebated and regular stalls at each Supercharger location.
It still wants a chunk of the government's EV charging infrastructure largesse, though, so it is now working on equipping its Supercharger stalls with compatible Combined Charging System (CCS) adapters. The effort culminates in the so-called Magic Dock that will allow both CCS-equipped electric cars and Tesla's own vehicles to use one and the same Supercharger stall.
A schematic of said Tesla Magic Dock has appeared and it is rather familiar looking as the carmaker has a similar program running in South Korea, just going from CCS to Tesla, rather than attaching a CCS adapter to a Tesla charging cable. President Biden’s infrastructure law includes US$7.5 billion for creating a nationwide network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers and a particular importance is given to underrepresented or rural areas.
The Magic Dock Supercharger stalls will have a CCS adapter on them that can be removed and then reattached by non-Tesla vehicle drivers, for which Tesla must have developed some kind of securing mechanism. The Magic Dock supercharger sessions will be reserved and commanded by the Tesla app, like Tesla's pilot projects in places like the Netherlands, yet drivers of other electric vehicles will probably have to pay more to use them than Tesla owners.