Tesla Supercharger Count Surpasses 1,000

OCT 3 2017 BY MARK KANE 25

Tesla Superchargers (source: Supercharge.info)

1,000 and still growing at a rapid rate.

The Tesla Supercharger network has reached a milestone of 1,000 stations installed around the world since late 2012, when the first few were opened in California.


Tesla’s new Urban Supercharger

Supercharge.info, a site that tracks all of the Tesla Superchargers, lists the following data:

  • 449 stations in North America (416 in U.S.)
  • 345 in Europe & Middle East
  • 205 in Asia/Australia

The total number of charging stalls is 6,926, while the largest Supercharger under construction will have 50 stalls and it’s located in Shanghai, China.

In addition to expanding the network, Tesla is introducing a new type of Supercharger rated at 72 kW too.

Hat tip to Mark Hovis!

Tesla Superchargers – North America

Tesla Superchargers – Europe & Middle East

Tesla Superchargers – Asia

Source: Supercharge.info

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25 Comments on "Tesla Supercharger Count Surpasses 1,000"

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Woohoo, well done! Hit 3 (new to me) in Colorado last week in a rental!

Amazing, when you consider many get by on home power alone.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Now if you own the CHAdeMO and the J1772 adapter for your Tesla you can charge almost anywhere!!!!

All that’s needed now is CCS adapter.

Not sure about a CCS adapter. The very few places that only have CCS are 24 kW stations, basically the same charging speed as an 80A wall connector. I’d rather patronize the businesses that have installed destination wall connectors than take up a CCS station that other EVs rely on.

Great point!

In Europe the CCS is 50kw+ and is a European standard. The Leaf is the only thing keeping Chademo around.

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So you’ll start seeing far more CCS stations in the future, especially across the continent. It will come in useful.

e-NV200, Outlander PHEV, i-MIEV, Model S&X, Ion, Partner EV, C-Zero, Berlingo EV and Soul EV are also CHAdeMO-compatible.

I’m still amazed that Tesla has managed to install so many stations in so many locations. The new direction that they are going with lower speed units in areas where you are likely to be parked for a few hours and the new gigantic sized locations with higher current units will make traveling and charging even better.

I-10 West Texas to Arizona still missing a lot of superchargers that were supposed to be done in 2016.

Yeah, but when the current permitted locations are built the Model 3 will drive across no worries. 🙂

The Tesla Supercharger Network gives Tesla a massive competitive advantage over every other EV maker.

Only Tesla allows you to conveniently & reliably travel in a EV from coast to coast although some advance planning is required to factor in superching stops.

~1,500 Tesla Supercharger locations in North America is the golden number required of not having to pre-map Supercharger locations for a long-range trip. Tesla is 30% there now and is expected to be 70% by end of 2018… 100% by end of 2019.

Somewhere around 2020 the traditional car makers will get around to realizing they too need to offer a convenient and reliable Supercharger Network for their respective EV offerings and will out of necessity form a consortium to jointly build one out … that build-out will take a minimum of 3 years to organize and build… so 2023 at the earliest will there be a convenient & reliable Supercharger Network that can compete against Tesla’s charging network.

It’s a blunder on the part of traditional car makers to give Tesla during the next five years (or longer) a large advantage on the Supercharger Network front but that seems the direction it’s heading.

Right, they really have no answer for it, a modern marvel, so they just ignore it.

They’ll start building them when they are serious about selling EVs. Until then, their EVs are token vehicles -> “Hey look, we’re making EVs too!”

I think they are waiting to see what VW is forced to build under their diesel settlement. Those chargers are really their best hope at this point.

I still see the VW stations as single or possible twin stations all clustered together in metropolitan areas. What is really needed are 8 to 16 station locations along major interstates.

@Nix said: “I think they are waiting to see what VW is forced to build under their diesel settlement…”

The VW submitted schedule says 150kW Superchargers at ~150 locations nationwide (but heavily weighted in California) by Q2-2019.

It’s a start but by Q2-2019 those ~150 locations will be less than 20% of what Tesla at that time will have.

Here is the plan submitted by VW:

Then there is the question of who will maintain in good operating condition those VW funded superchargers?

I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and after the power went out because of Irma I drove over 300 miles to get to Jacksonville and still had over 120 miles of Range in the Tank in my CMax. Now Range anxiety means having a at least 400 miles on a single Charge. I guess it will be a while for even Tesla to get up there. And no I don’t want to count on a super charging station to be working to get out of the state if need be.

Was that 300 mile drive at a slow speed on the freeway? If so, that is the kind of driving that electric car range really shines at.

I agree that an ICE is very capable for evacuating a region as long as the owner stores fuel for emergencies, and brings a few 5 gallon cans with them. We will likely have two electrics as our daily drivers in the next year, but I think it’s going to be a long time before I replace our old Sienna as our tow vehicle.

Can’t traditional companies just take the supercharger standard, take Elon up on his offer and use supercharger standard and then their cars can just mooch off Teslas network.

As I understand it: No, other auto makers can’t mooch off Superchargers. If they want to actually participate in building and maintaining the Supercharger network then the will be welcome. But no, Tesla isn’t going to allow its Supercharger network to be clogged up and reduced in value by non-Tesla car drivers mooching.

Some have suggested that Tesla should allow other cars to use the Supercharger network at a price, to make a profit. Those people absolutely don’t understand the reason Tesla built the Supercharger network. It wasn’t to make a profit! Not at all.

I agree it is a very solid infrastructure,
but we are not there quite yet.
if you looked at Tesla website for supercharger now, they don’t put year on the progress any more.
In beginning country LT(Europa) would have supercharger in late 2015 and it is not there yet.

The overall # is large, but comparing the current Tesla map to the one from a year ago (usinbg the Wayback Machine), they’re very much behind on some areas… Still no trans-Canada or trans-Northern-US routes, no Balkans and almost no Eastern Europe, no Portugal.

All that said, all other EV carmakers have been doing a lot less. While I don’t think they need to build and operate their own networks, I don’t understand why they aren’t cooperating on standardizing away-from-home charging network access, to make things simple for drivers. That doesn’t require a lot of money.

“I don’t understand why they aren’t cooperating on standardizing away-from-home charging network access…”

Probably for the same reason they aren’t offering any PEVs which directly compete with their more popular car and light truck models. Legacy auto makers don’t want to make PEVs more competitive against their own best-selling, and more profitable, gasmobiles.

From a personal point of view, I would like to see more out of town Superchargers in China. Geographically it is a similar size to the US, it has about 1/4 the number of supercharger stations and a very large number of those are based in the large cities. It is a real challenge to travel long distances especially in Central and Western China. With almost no other fast charging solutions available outside of Shanghai and Beijing, Tesla is facing a real challenge of chicken and egg. Sales will slow in China unless there is significant infrastructure of decent charging solutions then the country’s push towards EV adoption and Tesla’s growth may not be succesful in the region.