Belgium Gets Its First Tesla Supercharger

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 13

Belgium Supercharger Info

Belgium Supercharger Info

Europe Supercharger Map

Europe Supercharger Map

“Five new Superchargers in five European countries. Belgium gets its first while new routes open in Sweden, Germany, Norway, and France.”

States Tesla Motors.

More surprisingly, Europe’s Supercharger map is now filling up quickly with a total of 47 Superchargers listed in Europe.

North America currently has 103 Superchargers, while Asia is home to 9.

The Supercharger in Belgium has only 2 stalls.  All of Germany is now fully within range of a Supercharger and France is close to being covered.

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13 responses to "Belgium Gets Its First Tesla Supercharger"

  1. Just_chris says:

    Well that should make it a whole heap easier to get from Germany to France

    1. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:

      Yep, I reckon this is what the German Wehr^H^H^H^Hdriving public has been waiting for…

  2. kdawg says:

    I wonder how far East Tesla will go? 10 years from now, will you be able to drive to Istanbul from England? Do Europeans even do this?

    1. Mikael says:

      They will definitely do Estonia, Latvia Lithuania (which are more nordic countries nowadays than eastern european and moving fast in that direction), Czech republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia. And at least partially in Poland, a few to get around.

      That will probably be started in a third wave of chargers after the second wave of chargers that will include Spain, Portugal, Italy, Finland, UK and Ireland.

      I highly doubt they will more or less ever put chargers in Belarus, Moldova, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo, former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.

      But maybe in Bulgaria/Romania/Greece one day. Maybe when the Model ☰ gets there.

      Oh… and to answer your question. No, Europeans don’t drive from England to Turkey. The only reason to do that is if you would be turkish living in England and really really wanted to have your own car when back home visiting relatives and family.

      If you take the distance in Europe you think you would drive when looking at a map, then you divide it by 4 and you get something a bit more “normal” by european standards.

      But on the other hand, right now you can get a charter to Turkey, flight and a week at a decent hotel for $200-300 (or $400-500 for two weeks). Beats the hell out of sitting in a car.

  3. ffbj says:

    Ha, the route of the Orient Express.

  4. 2 stalls means only a single Model S can charge at full speed at once. That’s not what you would expect from a premium price product.

    1. Mikael says:

      It’s definitely not what you would expect from a premium price product.

      I don’t know any other premium product (BMW, Mercedes etc.) which has dedicated “fueling” stations. And if they did surely it would not be free or at the car lifetime price of 20 full tanks of gas.

      So indeed pretty unexpected.

      1. See Through says:

        None of them need a dedicated fuel pump. They still take 3 minutes to fill, from 0 to 100%.

        BTW, average fill-up time with Tesla supercharger when no one is using it: more than 40 mins. And you get only like 50% of the full charge.

        These are just PR stunts, and waste of money, nothing more. Once a few people show up to charge, you have to wait in line for your turn. That won’t be nice if you were going to drop off your family to the airport, would it?

        1. Mikael says:

          You are confusing the Tesla with the Leaf. I could go to the airport and back and then to the airport again without charging (even though I would pass one supercharger on the way there today and at least two, maybe three before the winter comes).

          I don’t undestand what you mean. My stop at a supercharger would be about 22 minutes, enough to get to the next supercharger.

          I know you’re trolling and that I’m probably feeding you, but to even troll-write that it’s a “PR stunt and a waste of money” is just so ignorant that it’s scary.

  5. KM says:

    I am a fun of Tesla but this article is a bit optmistic: “All of Germany is now fully within range of a Supercharger and France is close to being covered.” If you look at the map you will see that there is no way you could drive from North-East of Germany to North-West. France is much worse as only got coverage in the South-East. There are no chargers in other parts of France. This must be rather disappointing for the Dutch as they are Tesla’s second biggest European market (after Norway) and have no way of getting to France which is their No1 holiday destination. Britain, the second largest car market in Europe still only 1 charger. Hopefully, this will get better over time.

  6. Just_Chris says:

    I worked as a material consultant in the UK for a while and I drove 1000 miles per week, this was totally insane, I spent all of my time driving (or rather stuck in traffic) and it nearly killed me. This was from the Midlands to to Manchester not the “congested” South East. My daily commute was around 4 hours. Pretty much everyone who knew me at the time thought I was crazy. I am telling you this as an illustration of how hard it is to drive long distance in Britain. It is certainly not impossible to drive 300 miles+ in a day but virtually no one does it.

    It is different in different parts of the EU but my overwhelming feeling is that if you had a Tesla with a 200-300 mile range you would only need to plug it in overnight once a week. The supercharges are a great idea, have a wonderful physiological effect on the general motoring press who seem to think the make a massive difference and a fantastic marketing tool but in reality I believe if people owned a Model S in the UK they would probably only use a supercharger once or twice and then only because they drove to it specifically to see what all the fuss is about.

    1. Just_Chris says:

      The UK is fantastic at collecting data and putting it online so if you are really interested in average travel distances google “average annual driving distance UK” lots and lots of information like the average UK car does just under 8,500miles a year. Looking at it another way 25 miles a day if the car is driven every day or under 45 miles per day if the car is driven every working day (200 days – pessimistic working days). The nice thing about using 200 days of course is it give an idea of how many times you’d need to charge a Tesla every year, about once a week.

  7. Priusmaniac says:

    Great that’s less than 25 miles from home. Thanks Elon!