Tesla Superchargers

Tesla Superchargers

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

A few days ago, Tesla opened two Supercharging stations (we posted a brief blurb on the one in Burlington here) in Washington state.

This means that Washington becomes the fifth state with Supercharging infrastructure. The newest stations are located at:

  • Centralia, WA I-5 exit 82 Harrison Ave
  • Burlington, WA I-5 exit 232 Cook Rd
The Centralia station has 10 spots, so if we assume 120 kW each, total power should be in 1.2 MW range, but it is rather about 600 kW (probably two spots per one Supercharger). Burlington has "only" eight spots.

Now, only two or maybe three in Oregon are needed for the "Tesla Electric Highway" to be completed on the West Coast.

With 15 Supercharging stations in US and probably one hundred Supercharging points, Tesla Motors seems to be (or soon will be) ahead of Aerovironment and ECOtality in terms of DC quick charge points (not station count).  Tesla likely leads the two aforementioned EVSE providers in combined power levels and possibly even the amount of energy delivered.

Who could have thought Tesla would grow its Supercharging infrastructure this quickly?  It has not even been a year since the first Supercharger went live and Tesla is already a major infrastructure provider in US.

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