Tesla Charges Up Two Superchargers In Hong Kong

JUL 25 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 14

Two Superchargers Now Open In Hong Kong

Two Superchargers Now Open In Hong Kong

Model S In Hong Kong

Model S In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a rather large island (426 square miles) with a huge population (over 7 million), so it’s unlikely that just two Superchargers will serve the entire island, but you gotta start somewhere:

“Two new Superchargers in Hong Kong are now open, in time for the first RHD deliveries this week.”

States Tesla Motors.

We’ll note that there are Model S buyers in Hong Kong who have been anxiously awaiting delivery for more than two years now, so we’re certain that those buyers are both pleased to know that deliveries are finally underway and that a pair of Superchargers are now available for free-for-life charging.

Hong Kong is home to a rather significant amount of Tesla Roadsters.Β  We suspect that the Model S will be popular there too, thus contributing to Tesla growing Model S sales volume worldwide.

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LOL: “Hong Kong is a rather large island” (426 sq. miles)

A square 20 miles by 20 miles is 400 sq. miles. Just think driving 10 miles in any direction from downtown New York City, or Los Angles. (that big πŸ˜‰

The 7,000,000 people … is a rather large population given the land area. Parking spots … likely rather small areas.

The Hong Kong Challenge:
A Model S (85p) can travel over 400 miles when driving 30-35 MPH. In theory, a Model S could drive through each square mile of Hong Kong on a single charge! πŸ˜‰

Yeah, noticed that . For Hong Kong, besides the ‘show it off’ folks, Tesla has no appeal. A Toyota Prius plug-in is good enough for most commutes to be all electric. Most likely, people live around the edges and commute to the center of the island, So, typical commute = 10 miles at most each way.
Who will buy a Tesla here?

“Hong Kong is home to a rather significant amount of Tesla Roadsters.”
– Just wondering, what that rather significant number is? Is it more than 10 or less than 10?

ffbj

Right. It’s dinky. Almost all of HK is along a swath of coastline where people are packed in like sardines. I walked through most of it in a day, at least from the British dt to the markets, and back in a few hours.
Two supercharger locations could easily serve it. Now the number of stalls within those stations should be substantial.

Tesla will sell thousands of Model S there, just like in Norway. Hong Kong has half million cars registered. It will take a while to replace all those with Model S, X,Y & Z.

ffbj

Btw Kowloon is not in HK proper it is ferry ride across the bay. Probably why they built one in each location. Mostly due to lack of space every thing is built up, as in upwards.

Rob Stark

New York City has a population density of 17,647 people per square mile while Hong Kong has a population density of 16,345 people per square mile.

New York city has a land area of 469 miles.

Foo
Wow, lots of misinformation about Hong Kong here. 1. Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China which consists of a number of ISLANDS, one of which is called “Hong Kong Island”, and a PENNINSULA known as the “New Territories”, the southern tip of which is known as “Kowloon”. The total area of the Hong Kong *region* (not island) is 426 square miles. 2. A high percentage of the total area is mountains and cannot be built on. Much of the rest is parkland. The primary Hong Kong urban area itself is well less than 1/30 of the total area. Because of this, Hong Kong is far FAR denser than New York. It is likely the densest city in the world. (One or two indian cities may be competitive). 3. There are TWO car tunnels which connect Hong Kong Island to Kowloon. And three subway tunnels. Saying that Hong Kong is a ferry ride from Kowloon is like saying that New York City is a ferry ride from Brooklyn. 4. When I lived in Hong Kong — admittedly a long time ago — there was a 400% sales tax on private cars and gasoline. This was instituted to keep… Read more »
Rob Stark

I did not post any misinformation.

Population density is simple math.

Do you thing there is no undeveloped property in NYC? There are City,State,and National Parks within NYC for starters.

I have no doubt Hong Kong “feels” much more crowded. That has more to do with civil engineering and city planning.

Foo

Sorry, but if you think Hong Kong is less dense than NYC, you’ve clearly not been there.

NYC is not Manhattan. It is multiple boroughs and suburbs. Hong Kong simply does not have suburbs. Furthermore, you stated Hong Kong’s total landmass, not the landmass on which anything can actually be built. None of your nonsensical “simple math” is helpful in any way in understanding how Tesla is going to fare there.

Mike I

Electric vehicles in Hong Kong are exempt from FRT (First Registration Tax). So, they are considerably more affordable than ICE vehicles. I don’t know the exact FRT percentage for new cars these days but it’s not 400%. Maybe 100%. Somebody said that a Leaf would cost the equivalent of $89k USD without the exemption. As it is, they are priced at about $45k, so Nissan is taking advantage of the exemption, relatively speaking.

Miggy

The area of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is 1104 square kilometres in land area.
The land area comprises;
Hong Kong Island – 81 sq km
Kowloon – 47 sq km
New Territories and Islands – 976 sq km
TOTAL LAND AREA – 1104 sq km

Mikael

I think all you guys should go to MalΓ© in the Maldives and chill πŸ˜›

Mike I

During the Hong Kong launch event, local staff said that there would be more than 10 Superchargers in Hong Kong. This really solidifies Elon’s statement that Tesla would provide in-city Superchargers in cities where home charging is especially difficult to arrange. Hong Kong definitely qualifies on that front.

Gavin

Model S is “cheap” in HK, in a comparative sense of course. Due to the registration tax slammed on ICE or Hybrid vehicles, which pure EV is exempted from, cars are quite expensive in HK. 1 million HKD, which is about 130k USD, and about the price sticker for the Model S configuration I’m getting, will only get you a barebone, utterly anemic “luxury” sedan from one of the premium makes, say, 730 or S300. A well equipped 5 series costs well over 700k HKD. What is more, Hong Kong has a high concentration of high net worth people, doling out 100k USD for a car is really no bid deal in this city. So Tesla Model S is going to be big in Hong Kong, and has sold hundreds of them before its very first delivery. The limited area of the city actually makes perfect sense for Tesla, you never need to worry about battery range, making a EV just far more compelling. Comparing a Model S to Leaf like a commentator did above is without a doubt senseless. Model S here is competing with German trio’s range topping models, Porsche, Maserati, Jaguar and likes.