Globally topping 10K chargers, Tesla supercharger network to expand double in 2017

Apr 25, 2017, 12:48
Globally topping 10K chargers, Tesla supercharger network to expand double in 2017

Tesla will almost double its Supercharger electric auto charging network this year, the company said Monday.

Tesla blogged this morning that, "It is extremely important to us and our mission that charging is convenient, abundant and reliable for all owners, current and future".

This year, the number of Superchargers available for public use will double from 5,000 to 10,000, according to a blog post that Tesla published Monday.

Tesla, based in Palo Alto, said it's also building bigger stations along its busiest routes and will add more than 1,000 Superchargers in California alone.

Additionally the company has built more then 9,000 destination chargers at hotels, restaurants and the like for users to charge during their time shopping or staying the night.

It further added that many sites will soon enter construction to open in advance of the summer travel season. After first launching its Supercharger network in 2012, it took Tesla almost five years to build out its Supercharger network to 5,400 fast-charging connections.

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It has been taking preorders for the Model X and the Model 3 as well although the timeframes for their actual launch have yet to be fixed.

Tesla is going to need more chargers.

Tesla owners can charge their vehicles overnight at home, but the charging stations allow drivers to fully charge thir vehicles in 30 minutes.

Tesla's not the only company with charger networks expansion plans. Many owners charge their vehicles over night at home.

And as the years past, Musk began expanding his vision to turning highways into "electric superhighways" in an attempt to persuade drivers to switch to battery-powered cars.

Tesla will roll out its first mass-market vehicle - the $35,000 Model 3 - later this year, significantly increasing the demand for charging stations. The company's aggressive expansion has essentially enabled long-distance travel anywhere in the United States and has facilitated convenient travel in other overseas markets like Western Europe and China. California, a key market for Tesla, will get more than 1,000 new superchargers this year. Tesla is work efficiently, as it provides 170 miles of range in about half hour, with the charging power of 145Kw which is long enough for holder.

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