Tesla has already launched their supercharger network for non-tesla electric vehicles in some areas, including Germany. However, as rules vary in different countries and local areas, Tesla’s supercharger stations are deemed temporarily illegal in Germany due to technicalities.
Tesla’s supercharger station lacks a visible kilowatt-hour (kWh) counter on the charging stalls, which is against the strict requirement of Germany for public DC fast-charging stations. Ordinarily, Tesla only uses its mobile app to track charging sessions, which is why their stations lack screens.
“Every charging station at which charging current is billed according to kilowatt hours must comply with calibration law in Germany, i.e., have a meter that precisely measures the charged current. This applies to public space, but also to company and private premises.” Handelsblatt wrote via Electrek (translated from German)
Thomas Weberpals, head of the Bavarian State Office for Weights and Measures, points out that it is Tesla’s responsibility, as well as the responsibility of other companies that have deployed charging stations with the same violation, to modify them so that they comply.
Germany is not currently taking any official legal action, but Weberpals assures that steps are already being taken to ensure that the charging stations will always adhere to the law.