Tesla Uses QR Code To Reveal First Supercharger In Mexico

MAY 27 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

QR Code In Mexico - Image Via Teslarati

QR Code In Mexico

If rainbow road and rainbow charge port weren’t enough, a new Tesla pseudo-easter egg has just been discovered this time revealing the company’s plans to expand its Supercharger network into Mexico. The news comes after a tipster sent us a photo of a relatively unassuming parking garage that was adorned with QR codes pasted to the wall behind each parking space. Our informant stated that the QR code pointed to a past tweet made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Given the small size of the image and the distorted proportion of the QR code within it, we weren’t able to validate the claim. But sure enough once we blew up the image and readjusted the QR code to resemble a square, a quick scan led us to Elon’s Tweet from April 3.

The tweet aimed at Musk asked whether any of the company’s rapidly expanding network of fast charging Superchargers were coming to Mexico, to which he confirmed with a simple “yes, coming this year”. When we reached out to Tesla for comment about the photo, in specific whether the photo was a true depiction of the company’s plan to install a Supercharger in Mexico, we were told by the Tesla spokesperson, “Yes, we can confirm that we are planning on having our first Supercharger in Mexico in Cuernavaca City.”

A single Tesla store front currently resides in Mexico City This information represents a pivotal moment for the fast growing electric car and energy company as it’s the first time we hear Tesla confirming the site for its upcoming Supercharger in Cuervnavaca City – a location 50 mi (75 km) south of the country’s capital of Mexico City where it currently has one store – and it marks the first time the company will break ground on its expanding charging network south of the border. Tesla’s Supercharger has become a critical component in the company’s goal of providing worry-free long-distance travel to owners of its electric vehicles. With a worldwide network today of 628 Supercharging stations comprised of 3,738 individual high-speed chargers capable of replenishing 170 miles of range in 30 minutes, Tesla has created an immensely valuable charging network that serves as a backbone to the growing number of Teslas hitting the roads. Musk has also announced during the Model 3 reveal that the company would be doubling the number of Supercharging stations and quadrupling its destination charging partners throughout North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions over the next years. This increase in chargers will ultimately support the 500k vehicles it intends to produce in 2018, and 1 million vehicles by 2020.

Musk's Tweet On Upcoming Supercharger In Mexico

Musk’s Tweet On Upcoming Supercharger In Mexico

Back in April, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk revealed (via Twitter) that Mexico would be getting its first Supercharger soemtime this year.

Now, via a tipster who sent a photo to Teslarati, we’ve learned that construction is indeed underway on Mexico’s first Supercharger.

As Teslarati explains:

“…a tipster sent us a photo of a relatively unassuming parking garage that was adorned with QR codes pasted to the wall behind each parking space. Our informant stated that the QR code pointed to a past tweet made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.”

“Given the small size of the image and the distorted proportion of the QR code within it, we weren’t able to validate the claim. But sure enough once we blew up the image and readjusted the QR code to resemble a square, a quick scan led us to Elon’s Tweet from April 3.”

The contents of the April 3rd tweet are shown in the image to your right.

Teslarati reached out to Tesla to confirm the news. Tesla responded with this:

“Yes, we can confirm that we are planning on having our first Supercharger in Mexico in Cuernavaca City.”

Tesla has but one store in Mexico (in Mexico City, to be precise). The location of this first Supercharger is approximately 50 miles south of the store.

Image Shows Location Of Current Tesla Store And Future Supercharger

Image Shows Location Of Current Tesla Store And Future Supercharger

Source: Teslarati

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8 Comments on "Tesla Uses QR Code To Reveal First Supercharger In Mexico"

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ffbj

You are the only one. You, the Lone Super Charger.

kdawg

You can see the Mexican Supercharger location here.

http://supercharge.info/

kdawg

OT: I just noticed there are (3) Superchargers in Jordan.. had no idea.

wavelet

I believe there were privately paid for, as Tesla does not officially operate in Jordan yet.

Texas FFE

I dream of traversing the length of the Pan American Highway in an electric vehicle. The lack of EV charging infrastructure in Central and South America would make that journey very challenging. Maybe Elon Musk can add a way to cross the Darien Gap in an electric vehicle to his list of miracles.

Mark C

My dream is to go directly from Dallas, TX to Huntsville, AL in a base Model 3 without having to go hundreds of miles out of the way to do it. A Model S 60 isn’t rated to do it either.

There are still a lot of gaps in the US to be filled, just as there are limited sales in a lot of places in the US. I’m hoping this changes.

Texas FFE

There is a Supercharger in Shreveport, LA and another in Jackson, MS so you shouldn’t have to go too much out of your way. There are still a few long stretches that you would probably have to stop over night and charge at a hotel or RV park but that wouldn’t be so after a long days drive. You can go almost anywhere in the USA in an EV as long as you plan your trip carefully using RV parks an commercial charging stations..

The longer range of the next generation EVs will allow you to be a lot more selective about where you charge. But it might be another decade before DCFC stations become as convenient as gasoline stations are today. In the meantime we need to learn to “smell the roses” on long EV trips and try not to get in too much of a hurry, remember we are saving the planet.

Texas FFE

There are already a couple of CHAdeMO stations and a CCS station near Mexico City. Mexicans have a long history of importing used vehicles from the US. I think we are going to see a lot more demand for charging infrastructure in Mexico as a lot more EVs enter the used car market.

I think when a lot Mexican start getting their hands on EVs, Mexicans are going to fall in love with EVs and demand is going to boom. I think Mexicans are really going to appreciate simplicity and zero emissions of EVs. We in the US should not be surprised if used EVs start to become very hard to find, especially in the southern states.