Less than ten years ago, Tesla in California ran the first of six supercharger stations to operate for the then fast recharging of only the Model S, which had begun deliveries shortly before then. While the statement from 2012 that Model S owners can get free electricity there for an unlimited period of time is no longer true, the Supercharger network is spreading rapidly to the rest of the world as well. And now Tesla has announced a new milestone for this: There are now 35,000 Supercharger charging stations worldwide.
Tesla announces a milestone from China
It took about seven months to install the latest 5,000 of these: In November 2021, Tesla announced that it had passed 25,000 of its charging stations worldwide. The company did not reveal how many sites it is compatible with. Independent service supercharger.info showed nearly 3,500 Tesla stations open worldwide on Monday. This results in 10 good poles per location, with Tesla recently providing more than 100 superchargers at US stations.
According to the information provided, the company has reached its latest achievement with the opening of the Supercharger location in the Chinese city of Wuhan. This was reported on Twitter last weekend by teslacn, the Tesla China account there. In November 2020, the number of Supercharger columns worldwide was still 20,000, as can also be seen from the graph in the Twitter message.
We have achieved a new milestone
The 35,000th supercharger landed in Wuhan, China today
Tesla has the largest express charging network in the world pic.twitter.com/yayJsUOgZp
– Tesla Greater China (teslacn) June 10, 2022
Drew Baglino, Tesla’s chief technology officer, announced at the end of October 2021 that the expansion of the company’s charging network should progress faster in the future. He explained that in the next two years it should triple shortly before the average figure of 30,000 Supercharged poles appeared in mid-November. Measured against that number, however, the increase has recently slowed: Tesla needed six months to order 5,000 new devices between November 2020 and May 2021 and May and November 2021, but now it’s taking extra time for another 5,000 fast charging stations. It has been opened.
Super charger that opens in both directions
If Baglino’s goal of 90,000 supercharger poles continues to be implemented by the end of 2023, Tesla will have to ramp up speed again significantly. As of July, roughly 3,000 new devices will be needed each month instead of the last 700 to make that happen, which is a multiplication. In Europe, where usage appears to be lower overall compared to the USA, Tesla has already begun to open up charging infrastructure for third-party electric cars. This is more difficult on the home continent because Tesla continues to use special charging sockets and sockets there. Conversely, US customers have recently started sourcing CCS adapters from Korea for their Tesla so that they can also charge at third-party charging stations in addition to the supercharger.
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