Tesla has begun deploying Starlink antennas at Supercharger stations in an obvious effort to provide satellite-based internet to owners during charging.
Presently, the Supercharger network offers the finest charging experience for electric vehicles. Other charging networks are closing the gap. However, Tesla’s early investment in providing an amazing complimentary charging experience has paid off.
With charging, the aim has always been to make the charging sessions shorter. Though, it still isn’t unusual for Tesla owners to spend more than half an hour at the stations.
Usually, it is an appropriate time for a snack or a bathroom break. However, the automaker has been building an experience inside the car while charging as well. Tesla is building in-car apps for entertainment, like Tesla Theater, including YouTube, Netflix, Twitch, and other streaming apps, and Tesla Arcade, which comprises many video games.
Owners with premium connectivity, which is a $10 monthly subscription for data-heavy apps, are eligible to use those features via Tesla’s LTE cellular connectivity.
For making the Supercharger experience better, CEO Elon Musk is promising the deployment of Wi-Fi connectivity at the stations.
Musk, who is the CEO of SpaceX too, has hinted at utilizing SpaceX’s Starlink internet system for deployment of the internet at Supercharger stations.
Now Tesla seems to have begun deploying, as a lot of Tesla owners have observed Starlink antennas at Supercharger stations.
Recently, Tesla has announced that its Supercharger network has achieved the new milestone of more than 30,000 Superchargers at 3,100+ stations.
The automaker is hoping to triple the size of the network within the next couple of years as it also opens it to non-Tesla EV owners.