Tesla Superchargers Connect London To Continental Europe

DEC 3 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 13

The connection has been made:

“The route between London and continental Europe is now energised, thanks to the new Supercharger in Maidstone.”

Now, with ease, Tesla Model S owners in the UK can get onto continental Europe and continue on from there with free charger along the way.

Europe’s Supercharger network is growing at a rapid clip.  In the last days of November, 105 Supercharger sites were listed as online in Europe.  This figure is closing in on the 135 listed in the U.S.

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13 Comments on "Tesla Superchargers Connect London To Continental Europe"

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Mikael

With ease… but only if you want to go east 😛

Tesla and Elon are very similar to the T-Ford and Henry Ford. But now “You can get it in any color as long as you pick black” has been substituted by “You can go anywhere you like as long as you choose where we have built superchargers”. 😛

The network is really impressive, what they have done in such a short time. But there is still a long way to go to get basic coverage. 🙂

Priusmaniac
I would like to put a twist on that because you actually don’t need a supercharger to go somewhere. In fact you can go anywhere even on Madagascar with your Model S as long as you have access to a socket to recharge it. So that is quiet different then no access. What superchargers really do is give you short recharge time delay on extended trips to very long distance places. That looks the same but it is actually very different. To take the example to the extreme, you could drive a Model S on Mars if you had a space suit to protect you from the near vacuum. The car would probably even go much further there since gravity is a third and air drag is reduced to 0.6 %. The low pressure would make cooling more difficult but since temperatures are close to cryogenic it should about just compensate that. The car would more likely than not work there even if of course window washing fluids would vaporize as soon as they would be sprayed. But the cooling system fluid probably not since it is enclosed. The bad news of course is that performances would be decreased since… Read more »
Mikael

Sure… and you don’t need any petrol or diesel either for ICE cars. You could always push it.

Both are viable options but take a lot of time and energy. 🙂

Priusmaniac

Well, I once had some fun watching Robert Zubrin explain that an ICE vehicle with its own oxygen supply on Mars could be a viable option to an electric vehicle. I think an electric one would be better and more easy to refuel with solar panels (Which by the way on Mars would be cheaper to install on orbit then on the ground, exactly the opposite as on Earth). But if you really had to rely on a fuel on Mars then, for once the Toyota Mirai system would be better than an ICE, so ICE are really not an option there.

Mike

and yet they are the only car company doing to.
I find it staggering that the other companies are being so short sighted.
They proclaim to be making “Tesla Killers” but keep concentrating on cars – just proves their lack of vision and commitment.

Priusmaniac

Only the term “Tesla killer” says a lot about their oilies mentality. Tesla really annoys their “business as usual” model. So they do the very least like PHEV11 or PHEV38, never a true EV sedan, although Renault was close with their Fluence but they didn’t take the effort of a “from scratch” start. Nissan did the Leaf, but it is not a full size sedan.

Tyl Young

This little blue marble is taking a beating and with gas prices falling, how much more can it take? Tesla’s is on a mission of planetary importance. Everyone else is asleep at the switch.

Nick

+100

GeorgeS

That’s really cool. I’m buying David a new one for Christmas 🙂

LuStuccc

The first SC is under construction down under.

Roman

Superchargers in France – Does somebody know, why there are always just 2 stalls, please?

Tech01x

The regulatory approvals process in France is apparently extremely long. In the meantime, the small 2 plug, single Supercharger models can be installed with just local power company approval and local permitting, so Tesla opted to get those installed over the last year instead of just waiting, The plan is to install the same kind of stations you see elsewhere when Tesla gets approval in France.

Are these new versions of the SuperChargers?

I don’t remember the Tesla logo’s being lighted before. Maybe I have just never seen a night picture. It would make it easier to find them in the dark; nice feature.