Tesla is expanding its cargo infrastructure in a new area: office parking. A new "Workplace Load" program introduced today offers companies free Tesla wall connectors and will also cover the installation, as long as they meet certain qualifications set by the California automaker. Tesla will not cover the cost of operating the charging stations, and the company says there could be other costs of permits, construction, zoning or labor.
Workplace charging stations will be compatible with all Tesla cars, but not with other electric vehicles, and will not appear on the Tesla charging maps available to the public. The wall chargers are 240 volts, or "Level 2", which is capable of filling a battery pack in a few hours, although the company says that the charge rate will vary depending on the location, depending on the infrastructure available.
While the Supercharger network is the best-known facet of Tesla's charging infrastructure, the company has constantly diversified those efforts in recent years. It runs a "destination load" program that is similar to the new workplace, where hotels and restaurants can install the loaders at no cost. Late last year, he announced smaller, tailor-made Superchargers for cities with space problems. Tesla also offers solutions for domestic charging and energy storage.