New Tesla Superchargers Popping Up Rapidly In Asia


8 months ago, Tesla Motors installed its first Supercharger in Asia.

Today, there are well over 30 Superchargers in Asia, most of which are located in China.

This growth of the Supercharger network in Asia was unexpected.

It wasn’t long ago that the U.S. was home to more than 100 Superchargers, while elsewhere around the globe there existed only a handful of Superchargers.

Now, the U.S. has less Superchargers than the rest of the world (combined # of Superchargers in Europe and Asia).

We applaud Tesla’s continued effort to roll out its Supercharger network around the globe and truly appreciate the fact that Tesla is getting fast chargers in the ground in regions where none have existed before.

Asia Supercharger Map - Prediction By End Of 2015

Asia Supercharger Map – Prediction By End Of 2015

Category: Charging, Tesla


9 responses to "New Tesla Superchargers Popping Up Rapidly In Asia"
  1. LuStuccc says:

    Lol! I wonder how See Through will explain how a company on the verge of bankrupcy as he always says, can expand so fast.

    1. Bryan Whitton says:

      @LuStuccc Part of the reason that Tesla profits are so low(or non-existent) is that they are reinvesting into the growth of the company. Yes, it could invest less in the growth but then it will be more difficult to grow before others catch up. In reality it is measured growth vs. long term viability. The only way for them to grow is to do it all upfront like they are. That is why as an investor I need to take a long term view and as long as Tesla is investing in the SC network, expanding into new markets, Australia, Japan etc. and the Gigafactory. Then the belief in the growth of Tesla will be maintained. Should they stop in any of these endeavors to make money now I will likely lose faith in Tesla long term and bail.

  2. Jason says:

    Tesla’s HPWC roll-out through various partners has also been very impressive.

  3. Mikael says:

    And soon there will be a map for Oceania needed too.

    Then it’s 4 continents out of 7, and hopefully there will never be any superchargers on the antarctic continent because that probably means it’s been melting a lot there.

  4. Lou Grinzo says:

    I think that when people make these maps, they should change the icon from a red dot to a nail — as in another nail in hydrogen’s coffin.

    This roll-out of superchargers, plus various commercial chargers (at hotels, malls, public buildings, etc.), plus the existing and expanding in-home charging facilities (like my trusty 110v outlet that’s fueled 100% of my Leaf miles for nearly 2 years), all points to the least convenient fact of all for hydrogen: Even if batteries didn’t get dramatically cheaper (and they will) and provide much longer range (they will), this war between hydrogen and electricity is one in name only. The outrageous expense to build out a hydrogen refueling infrastructure is simply far too high for HFCVs to compete with EVs and PHEVs.

    Again, I look forward to seeing Honda and Toyota, in particular, make a full speed, neck-snapping 180-degree turn on EVs. I just hope that when the announcement and inevitable press conferences happen that there are some journalists with the electrodes needed to really push them on the “What the heck took you guys so long?” angle. One can only wonder how many EVs Nissan will sell worldwide before those two companies have their “come to Edison moment”.

    1. EV Advocate says:

      Lou Grinzo…+10. People who discount Tesla fail to realize the impact that supercharger networks will have on the adoption of electric vehicles. Sure, any of the legacy car makers can make a good car. I have no doubt that Volvo, BMW, Mercedes and others will produce EV’s equal to, or maybe even better than Tesla’s. The question is, what do you do, and where do you go once you’ve bought that car? Only Tesla is effectively addressing that issue.

    2. Mint says:

      Your point is made much more emphatic by noting that H2 stations need to be <15 miles apart in cities/burbs, not 150 miles, like Supercharger, as nobody wants to go on a big detour 50 times a year for a fillup.

      But even then, if the big automakers got serious, then I think they could pay for H2 infrastructure. It's a blip in their collective profits over a few years.

      If they want the public to pay for it, e.g. California paying $200M for 100 stations, then it's not gonna happen to the degree necessary outside a few select regions.

  5. Anthony says:

    I feel like the growth of Asia and European SC stations has been at the expense of the North American network. Look at the end of 2014 plans for all three areas, and you’ll see that Asia is short a few SCs in Japan, but in the US they are behind at least 30 stations. There is still only one cross-country route (I-90) instead of 3 (I-70, I-40/10), Seattle is not connected to Denver directly, etc.

    1. scottf200 says:

      Looks like they will have these two routes done very soon: