Tesla Details 2016 Supercharging Plans For Europe – Closing In On 300 Stations

3 years ago by Jay Cole 25

The Tesla Projected Supercharger Map For 2016 Fills In Most The Holes In European Coverage And Expands Territory Into The East (click to enlarge)

The Tesla Projected Supercharger Map For 2016 Fills In Most The Holes In European Coverage And Expands Territory Into The East (click to enlarge)

Tesla Supercharging Network Today (as at October 13th, 2014) - click to enlarge

Tesla Supercharging Network Today (as at October 13th, 2014) – click to enlarge

Tesla Motors has unveiled their early plans for the Supercharger network in Europe for 2016, and it seems to be all about access.

Many of the new Superchargers allow for much easier travel into eastern Europe and the even more remote, such as Moscow, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, etc.

Also, the new stations fill out some empty coverage areas in their existing infrastructure; notably in southern Italy, northern Sweden Finland and Spain.

Today, 73 Supercharging stations are operational in Europe.

By the end of 2015 Tesla sees that number expanding to about 225; from there the growth seems to slow to more of a North American-like pace, as 2016 would see the total growth decline to about 33% – to almost 280 stations total.

Tesla's Supercharging Plans For Europe Over The Next 12 Months (click to enlarge)

Tesla’s Supercharging Plans For Europe Over The Next 6 Months Or So (click to enlarge)

Tesla's Supercharging Plans For Europe By The End of 2015 (click to enlarge)

Tesla’s Supercharging Plans For Europe By The End of 2015 (click to enlarge)

Hat tip to Micke!

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25 responses to "Tesla Details 2016 Supercharging Plans For Europe – Closing In On 300 Stations"

  1. Benz says:

    I counted 276 red dots on the Europe 2016 map.

    1. Blueberry Blipblop says:

      +1

      1. Jay Cole says:

        “…as 2016 would see the total growth decline to about 33% – to almost 280 stations total.”

  2. kdawg says:

    “from there the growth seems to slow to more of a North American-like pace”
    —————
    They better not slow down the North American pace. Tesla has a lot of chargers to complete in the next 2.5 months if they are going to match their website map. I’m guessing this won’t happen, so I really wish they’d update their map to something more realistic.

    1. Mark H says:

      kdawg you rock! There are two holes IMO need filling. Nevada-Utah and Kentucky/Tenn/Illinois

      1. kdawg says:

        Thanks! Those holes may be somewhat filled by 2015. I could add a 3rd color to the map for stations to be completed by 2015.

          1. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:

            Needs to be a SC in Texarkana.

            1. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:

              And Shreveport :p

    2. mike w says:

      Yes KDOG you do rock!!! like the map that shows red and green ( future) dots. this is not available from the Tesla web site. Just curious where did you get it or did you “make it”?

      1. kdawg says:

        I just made it. There’s a really good interactive map at http://supercharge.info/, that shows current chargers, ones in the permitting process, and ones being constructed. However it doesn’t show future planned chargers, like Tesla’s map does.

    3. CD says:

      Don’t change the map…build the darn chargers!!!!!

    4. Spec9 says:

      They are clearly not going complete all of those.

      But honestly, they are FAR ahead of where I thought they would be. I thought the supercharger network was going to be a big selling point but deployed much much slower than it has been. But they have managed to cover both costs, cover the Texas cities, and put a path across the country. I didn’t think they would be this far.

  3. MDEV says:

    Why Elon is obsess with Germany? too many dots for a low sales market, Shouldn’t he focus in other Countries?.

    1. kdawg says:

      If you build it, they will come?
      Germany did just approve some EV incentives, so that should help.

    2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

      Because Germany has a lot of people and people drive across it, and do so quite quickly.

    3. Mikael says:

      Germany is the Holy Grail of premium cars, both because of the manufacturers and the roads and the people driving on them.

      If you can compete with the germans on German soil then you can sell cars anywhere. 🙂

      And it’s also the heart of Europe for road transport so it’s pretty natural to put focus there and expand from the center out.

    4. Spec9 says:

      How else are you going to get German car companies to license your charging network? 🙂

      (He may be thinking big!)

    5. Teo says:

      Because Elon’s goal is not to sell as many cars as possible. His goal is to force other car makers like Mercedes and BMW to make 200+ mile electric cars. If Tesla starts gaining popularity and market share in Germany from these two companies, they are more likely to make a car that can compete with the Model S. Right now there are very few cars that can compete with the Model S P85D in terms of performance and price. It is up there with the best of Mercedes, BMW, Porsche and Audi can offer.

  4. Bryan Whitton says:

    And as I understand it there is a time limit. Shortly and I don’t know the date, Germany will require that all car chargers be the country’s standard. The EU set a standard that wasn’t ChaDeMO or Tesla’s and after that date they will not be able to install their chargers. So get it now or don’t get it at all. I wish I had paid more attention to this information but I don’t live in Germany so it wasn’t a major deal.

    1. James says:

      I’m pretty sure they can’t (and wouldn’t want to) stop someone from installing whatever charger they like on private property, but they can mandate which chargers get public money and permits for building on publicly owned land. As I understand it that is what will be changing in the future, so Tesla should be okay for installing superchargers whenever they like, as they already foot the bill themselves and negotiate with landowners for permission to site superchargers.

      1. Ocean Railroader says:

        The good news for ChaDeMO and CSS can co exist thanks in large part to the growing popularity of duel standard charging stations. In that now it’s getting very cost competitive to offer both standards on the same post.

    2. MDEV says:

      You are talking about public chargers, Tesla SC is a private proprietary system and can’t be ban in EU. Perhaps can be ban in Texas LOL

    3. JakeY says:

      If you are talking about the EU law, it has been amended so that all DC chargers installed must *at minimum* support CCS, so in the worse case, Tesla will have to add a CCS charger at their station. It no longer requires CCS-only.

      1. Correct. Anybody can install any type of charge station, but starting Jan 1, 2019, they must include Frankenplug Combo2 in E.U. countries. Please note that the largest EV adoption rate European country is not E.U.; Norway.

        In both the U.S. and E.U., the German car makers plus GM tries their best to outlaw and remove public funding of the competition. It’s the oldest game in the book.