Tesla’s Next Big Supercharging Focus: Japan

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Originally published on EV Obsession.

Tesla Motors will be making a large investment into its charging infrastructure in Japan — with all charging stations there being either powered directly by solar energy, or indirectly through solar energy purchased from elsewhere — according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk.

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The comments, made during an interview with Nikkei, were pretty straightforward: “We’ll buy utility power that’s coming from solar panels, or we’ll have solar panels on the charge station itself. There will be no impact to the electrical grid in Japan.”

Presumably, these solar PV panels will be accompanied by some of Tesla’s new energy storage systems.

Image Credit: Tesla Motors


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