Tesla introduced it’s Supercharger network in 2012, enabling Tesla electric car drivers to charge at speeds far faster than any other electric car. Superchargers can only be used by a Tesla and currently number 5,400 world wide. A small number when compared to the 11,000 public EV charge points in the UK alone.
With the mass-market Model 3 waiting in the wings and sales of Model S and Model X continuing to grow, Tesla recognises expanding the Supercharger network is now a priority.
It is extremely important to us and our mission that charging is convenient, abundant, and reliable for all owners, current and future.
As always, the most convenient way to charge is to plug-in overnight at home. However, to better serve the needs of owners who are traveling or those who don’t have access to reliable home charging, Tesla are to continue to expand their public charging network.
At this beginning of 2017 Tesla had over 5,000 Superchargers globally and by the end of this year, Tesla will double that number to total more than 10,000 Superchargers and 15,000 Destination Charging connectors around the world.
Tesla are scheduled to build larger sites along the busiest routes that will allow several dozen Teslas to Supercharge simultaneously. In addition, many sites will be built further off the motorways to allow local Tesla drivers to charge quickly when needed, with the goal of making charging ubiquitous inurban areas.