To date, has opened more than 350 Supercharger stations and more than 260 destination charging stations to other brands in the Chinese mainland.

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Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has opened up more of its chargers in China to other brands of electric vehicle (EV) models, after a pilot program that began in April.

To date, Tesla's charging facilities open to other brands in the Chinese mainland include more than 350 Supercharger stations and more than 260 destination charging stations, the company announced today.

Tesla announced on April 24 that it was opening up its charging network on a pilot basis to other brands of EVs in the Chinese mainland.

The EV maker initially opened 10 Supercharger stations and 120 destination charging stations for 37 non-Tesla models.

In addition to increasing the number of charging stations open to non-Tesla vehicles, Tesla has also slightly increased the number of models that can access its charging network.

The non-Tesla models that can now use Tesla's charging network in the Chinese mainland include 38 models from 30 brands, according to an announcement on Tesla's Chinese website.

Those models include the ES6, Nio EC6, P7, 001, Han EV, BYD Tang EV, Hiphi X, Hiphi Z, Aion LX, and WM Motor EX5.

Tesla has more than 1,800 Supercharger stations in China, offering more than 11,000 Superchargers, it said today, repeating previous figures.

Tesla also has more than 700 destination charging stations in the Chinese mainland, offering more than 2,000 charging piles.

It's worth noting that drivers of other brands of EVs have to pay a higher price when using Tesla chargers.

The charging price for non-Tesla vehicles includes a portion of an additional fee to cover Tesla's investment in supporting more vehicle models, as well as the cost of adapting charging stations to fit those vehicles, according to the announcement on Tesla's Chinese website.

The rate varies by charging station, and drivers can view charging prices in the Tesla app, according to the announcement.

On November 10, SAIC-GM, SAIC Motor's joint venture with General Motors, announced that it will begin accessing Tesla's charging network in China by the end of this year, becoming the first automotive brand to do so in the country.

On November 16, Polestar China CEO Shen Ziyu said Polestar will access Tesla's charging network in China.

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