Tesla Supercharger Binge – 7 Superchargers, 7 Cities, 7 Days
We all know that Tesla is working diligently to forever expand its worldwide Supercharger network. One Reddit user recently noted that there are currently three new stations underway in Texas, and permits for another three. A Tesla owner out of Albany, NY responded, saying that he’s seen 8 new stations within 200 miles, just this year (Reddit thread on the subject here).
Further to that, Iowa-based grocery chain, Hy-Vee, recently partnered with Tesla to add up to 16 stations in the Midwest (8 in Iowa are already completed). QuickChek – 2016 Convenience Store Chain of the Year – has added a station in New York, with plans to add more if the station is successful.
While this is all positive information for Tesla owners, the more recent expansion shows even more promise.
The company is boasting a new record, with 7 new Tesla Supercharger stations implemented in 7 cities around the world in 7 days time. Lucky sevens no doubt. Another Reddit poster joked that the stations should all have 7 chargers each.
It wouldn’t come as a huge surprise if Tesla was utilizing all of its resources/deployment teams in one area, and completed 7 stations in California or New York, in a week’s time. But the fact that it’s happening simultaneously across the globe is quite impressive.
At the end of this month, Tesla EVs will no longer come with full unlimited Supercharger access. So, if you want to be a part of the “exclusive crowd”, you need to order a Tesla right now.
After the new year, Tesla Model S and X owners will get 400 kWh for free (about 1,000 miles) per year, and then will have to pay for additional usage. However, Tesla assures that the cost will be fair, and still cheaper than gas. Tesla promised that the company has no intention to profit from charging for Supercharger access. How the system will work has not been explained, but Tesla promises to do so, prior to the close of the year.
You can visit the lucky sevens Twitter thread by clicking below:
7 days, 7 cities, 7 new Supercharger stations
— Tesla (@TeslaMotors) December 10, 2016