While exploring the Tesla Motors rollout of the Supercharging infrastructure, we thought it might be interesting to do a visualization of number of charging stalls at each location.
And here it is - one map for the U.S. and a second one for Europe.
The difference in charging spot numbers indicates that Tesla is adapting infrastructure to predicted needs - on one side based on the number of Model S EVs bought or ordered and on the other side based on usefulness of the particular route.
Most stations are even, but some have 5 or 7 stalls, which is strange because typically one Supercharger handles two spots. Maybe space constrains prevented Tesla from fully utilizing its two-spots per charger concept?
Tesla Superchargers in U.S.
In the U.S., most locations have 6 or more spots. Some routes have just 2 or 4 and large cities like New York and Los Angeles have just 4. Eight-spot stations probably represent the epicenter of Model S deliveries.
Of interest in Europe is that the Netherlands has two 8-spot stations, but Switzerland and Austria just 2-spot stations, which possibly indicates from where the highest number of orders come.
Norway of course looks strong in this juxtaposition. In Germany, Tesla is building a large network with upgraded power to 135 kW, but sales are for now much lower than in Norway.
Tesla Superchargers in Europe
In total, Tesla already deployed 200 Superchargers with almost 400 spots, at over 60 sites. On average, a Tesla station has ~6 spots.