The new wall connector is comparable to Tesla’s Magic Dock, which allows non-Tesla electric vehicles to be charged at Supercharger stations. The charger features the option to see charging history and energy use via the Tesla app, a feature that non-Tesla owners are likely to appreciate. In addition, the system also has an Auto-sensing lever for opening a Tesla charge plug.
At 11.5 kW/48 amp power, the Universal Wall Connector can add 44 miles of range per hour. It also has Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing it to receive over-the-air software upgrades.
With a big number of automakers recently announcing that they will be switching from the J1772 plug to Tesla’s NACS receptacle by 2025, Tesla stands to benefit not only from non-Tesla owners paying to charge at its Superchargers, but also from selling a lot more home-charging units.
The Universal Wall Connector costs $595, which is more than Tesla’s existing Wall Connector, which costs $475.