Tesla installed about 3,500 new Superchargers last year

The Tesla Supercharging network recently reached 1,422 stations and 12,001 Superchargers, according to Tesla's official website.

The more detailed stats from supercharge.info for the beginning of the year reveals the pace of growth of this largest DC fast charging network - the number of stations increased by around 28% year-over-year, while the number of Superchargers (stalls) increased by 40% from around 8,500.

It's clearly seen that Tesla increases not only the number of stations, but the number of Superchargers per station (both on new and old stations). The other changes are installations of lower-power Urban Superchargers (around 72 kW compared to standard 120 kW). In Europe, the company is retrofitting its stations with CCS-compatible plugs for the Tesla Model 3.

The biggest stations are:

  • 50 stalls (three in China)
  • 40 stalls (five in the U.S.)

Almost half of the Supercharging stations are in North America, which also experienced the fastest growth. Soon the growth should improve also in Europe, as a natural consequence of the Model 3 introduction.

As of the early January, 2019 - 1,424 (supercharge.info data):

  • North America - 670 (47% of all) and growth of 34% year-over-year
  • Europe & Middle East - 432 (30% of all) and growth of 15% year-over-year
  • Asia-Pacific - 252 (23% of all) and growth of 31% year-over-year
The general pace of expansion did not change much (at least in case of the number of stations).

Tesla Supercharging network (Source: supercharge.info)

One of the biggest changes in the Tesla Supercharging network is the transformation to paid service (no referral promotion and free 400 kWh per year for new S/X cars), and attempts to increase prices, which recently were rolled back.

So far, Tesla didn't announce any details of the awaited upgrade of the network to a higher power level.

Tesla Supercharging network in North America

Tesla Supercharging network in North America - January 29, 2019

Tesla Supercharging network in Europe & Middle East

Tesla Supercharging network in Europe & Middle East – January 29, 2019

Tesla Supercharging network in Asia-Pacific

Tesla Supercharging network in Asia-Pacific – January 29, 2019

Source: Tesla, supercharge.info