Published on March 2nd, 2015 | by James Ayre12
Tesla Hits New Milestone — 2,000 Superchargers Installed Worldwide (Infographic)
March 2nd, 2015 by James Ayre
Tesla Motors has achieved yet another new milestone, with more than 2,000 Superchargers now installed worldwide — located at ~400 different Supercharger stations on 4 different continents.
To commemorate the occasion, Tesla just released a nice new infographic summing up the state of the company’s fast-charging infrastructure network.
The company’s Supercharger network now connects the East Coast of the US to the West Coast, the UK to continental Europe, southern China to northern China, and most European population centers to each other, as well as including stations in Japan and Australia.
According to Tesla, the Supercharger network is now the fastest-growing + largest fast-charging network in the world. The network increased in size roughly 5-fold in 2014 — and the plan is apparently to double that figure in 2015.
As noted in a recent blog post by the company, the network gives Tesla owners a means of making “road trips exceptionally easy and delightful.” Going on: “At Superchargers, Model S owners traveling far from home can get half a charge in as little as 20 minutes — completely free. Superchargers are typically located next to amenities such as cafes and shopping centers so you can stop for a quick meal or shopping break while your Model S charges. Every Model S with an 85 kWh battery includes Supercharging, and it can be added to any 60 kWh Model S.”
The Supercharger network certainly does have a lot going for it, and is arguably one of the best-selling points of Tesla’s vehicles. With the network becoming more and more substantial, that should continue. Though I do sort of wonder what will happen if the Model 3 ends up as a huge success. Won’t there be crowding issues? Or is the plan simply for the network to grow exponentially before then?
Anyways… here’s the new infographic: