Tesla Supercharger Tally Now Exceeds 10,000

JUN 11 2018 BY MARK KANE 25

The number of individual stalls in the Tesla Supercharging network now exceeds 10,000… several months behind the schedule, but still it’s the biggest such network by far in the world.

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Tesla announced that 10,000 spots would be available by the end of 2017, but it did happen. The network is, however, expanding at a decent pace to handle a growing number of Teslas, especially the upcoming flood of Model 3 cars.

According to Supercharge.info, the number of stations increased in the past 12 months by over 50%, from 844 to 1,273, while the number of stalls shot up by over 76% as the stations are getting bigger (new installations and upgrades).

  • North America: 583
  • Europe: 404
  • Asia Pacific: 283

The Tesla Supercharging asset is one of the most valuable Tesla has and time will tell how much of an advantage the proprietary fast-charging network is compared to general charging networks used by other manufacturers.

The next question we seek answered is the promised power output upgrade of Superchargers, as the CCS Combo alliance is moving towards 150 kW and, in some cases, even 350 kW.

Source: supercharge.info

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Even more quantifiable evidence that Tesla is leading the rEVolution and its actions are pressuring the laggard, legacy companies and organizations to start to follow.

There were 6060 CHAdeMO chargers in Europe at the end of 2017 according to the CHAdeMO association. There’s about 4700 CCS-chargers in Europe now according to CCS-map.

And there are 400 Tesla superchargers in Europe.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Is that 400 Tesla charging stalls or Tesla SC locations?
Post the URL to the SC map for Europe.

That’s number of locations, as stated in the article. What’s the average number of connectors per location, around 8?

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Can’t seem to find an actual count of stalls.
I’ve seen some with 4, many with 8 and some with 12 and at Kettleman City in CA there’s 40 stalls.https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-mega-supercharger-lounge-food-kids-area-kettleman-baker-ca/

The intro to this article is “The number of individual stalls in the Tesla Supercharging network now exceeds 10,000”. And 1273 locatesioin, makes about 8 per stall world wide. Probably lower in Europe.

I think we are approaching an average 10 stalls by locations as the first ones, in 2014 to 2016, were more like with 4 and 6 stalls. Now, some of these have been updated with more stalls and the new ones since 2017 are almost all at least 8 stalls and even up to 20 or 40 stalls for a few of them.
Not bad for a small company without billions in the pocket, nor ten of thousands engineers and thousands of dealers everywhere in Europe (which can be a problem more than a vantage as putting chargers there when a good part of them are installed in very bad locations to help in long trips and are often not available 24/24 and 7/7, at the contrary of Tesla stations).

See how many sites are near Toronto, Ontario, Canada! Most added since October, 2017! One or Two have 8 stalls, the rest all have 20 stalls!

Was only 1 here, at the Toronto Service Center / Store, where I reserved my Model 3, on the morning of March 31st, 2016!

And not all chargers are created equal. Tesla has more where they are needed so you don’t have to run around looking for one that is available or functional and not ICED.

Go to supercharge.info and see the data tab! Also CCS must satisfy ALL other Electric Vehicles, but Superchargers: only need to satisfy Tesla’s! Plus, for under $500 for the adapter, those 6,060 CHAdeMO stations can also be used by Tesla’s! I would not doubt, that a CCS adapter may also arrive, within 24 months for European Tesla Owners!

I doubt there will be an adapter for CCS. If it was possible, it would be here by now. However, Tesla might put a CCS connector on their cars in Europe, to take advantage of the network that other entities have built, just like they do with CHAdeMO.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Gunna be hard if they try. Tesla SC and Chad communicate on the CAN Bus and CCS is something else.

Tesla joined the CCS consortium. I doubt they would have joined unless they had a plan to use the standard at some point.

Problem, a lot of these chargers in Europe are very slow first generation, 7 to 22kW, and a few are with 50kW. Then, a part of them are out of function most of the time as being public chargers installed by governments which let them stop to work without repairing them for months or years.
Fortunately, some new private initiatives have been announced to create fast charging networks, and some have already begun to roll out.
We only have to thanks Tesla to have shown the way…The imitation is always the best proof of admiration!

I have never seen a CCS charger below 50kW anywhere in Europe. Chargers up to 43kW are all AC Type 2 chargers.

There are no 7 kW CCS or CHAdeMO chargers that I know of, can you point to any?

For example, in Sweden there are around 370 CCS/CHAdeMO, just a handful is lower than 50 kW. I think there are 26 Tesla Superchargers in Sweden.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

“The next question we seek answered is the promised power output upgrade of Superchargers”

Anyone know what that number is supposed to be?

Between 150 kW and 250 kW

Real world charge speeds of 150 kW is pretty impressive. 250 would be like having biscuits with your beer. 10 minutes of charging might get you close to 40 kWh’s or 140 miles of 70 mph driving. That is not that much slower than a gas pump. Can you imagine how many cars can recharge at a 20 stall charge facility if nearly everyone stays less than 15 minutes?
Even if the chargers are throttled back a bit if there is another car charging next to you, 250 is a great goal to achieve.

To be answered before year end, possibly before Tesla even ships Model 3’s to Europe!

And that, my friends, is what separates Tesla from all the other “Tesla Killers.”

Will the V3 upgrade require major hardware changes at each Supercharger?

With the current hardware, the sites have supercharger units, capable of outputting 145kW (some earlier ones are a bit less about 120-135kW) and this is split between two stalls, with a maximum of 120kW per stall (or for urban superchargers, an even split of 72kW per stall). Each supercharger unit has inside it, twelve AC-to-DC converters, similar to the ones inside the car. My maths tells me that these would be 12kW each on the 145kW units. If the new superchargers are going to be similar to the existing ones, except supporting 150kW to 250kW as advertised, it would mean either replacing the supercharger cabinets or upgrading them with higher capacity rectifiers. If they are the same as the ones in the cars – the current generation of Teslas S/X’s have 17kW chargers – that would be 17 x 12 = 205kW. (Note this is all speculation in my part and I might have made some major technical errors) However Elon has made comments about “the design” for the V3 superchargers so presumably it’s not just a simple upgrade. Interestingly enough his comments have also suggested that all SCs will eventually have battery and solar. These technologies use DC so… Read more »

I wasn’t sure how much of a hit you take when a car charges at the adjacent stall as you. 72 kW is still pretty fast, but 145 kW is outstanding. This year. Maybe not so outstanding in 2 or 3 years. I hope they can find a way to deliver enough electricity in the future so that splitting the charge doesn’t slow your charge session by the current amount. Not that it will matter to me or my Volt. 😉
Thanks for the info, Charles!

I remember when the Model S first came out and the nay-sayers said that the supercharger network would never get built because they said there would have to be “thousands” of chargers and that there is no way that Tesla could ever build that many…..