As Of Today, There Are 1,868 Tesla Superchargers Worldwide

JAN 14 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 29

In updating its Supercharger website, Tesla Motors finally published a figure we’ve been seeking for some time now: total number of Supercharger stalls.

That figure is 1,868, meaning that worldwide there are 1,868 Supercharger stalls spread amongst the 338 Supercharger stations.

That works out to an average of 5.53 stalls per Supercharger.

At 1,868 charging points, Tesla is well behind CHAdeMO (5,010 worldwide as of January 6, 2015), but ahead of CCS (700-ish in Europe and less than 100 in U.S.).

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They got rid of the dates. Now it’s just “opening soon”. I won’t buy a Tesla unless I know there will be superchargers in Michigan.

Anon

Give it time… Like all devastating infections– it takes time to spread. *hand rubbing with evil laughter*

x

I thought there are Superchargers in MI already.
(St Joseph, MI)

Yes, just one in the SE. Good for a trip to Chicago, but I want the ones that are due in 2015 & 2016. This will allow me to drive a Tesla most places I go in Michigan. Still can’t make it to the western part of the UP though on superchargers.

You are waiting for Model 3 anyway right? I am sure the SuperChargers will beat Model 3.

Brian Henderson

Dates selected by tabs now … the slider is gone.

Today (& coming soon), 2015, 2016.

scottf200

Select year at top.
Graphic:

eddie

Curiously they have SuperChargers slated for parts of the US where the old map showed nothing planned!

James B.

Wait so $100,000+ isn’t the issue, it’e the presence of a free fast charging station near you? You can still get 20+ miles/hr out of most L2 chargers.

Think of all the ones stranded in Texas.

I agree though, until I can get to LA from Austin, I’m not getting one eitehr. 🙂

SIvad

The Teslarati interactive map doesn’t have dates but on the actual Tesla Supercharger map teslamotors-dot-com/superchargers they have a “today”, “2015”, and “2016” button at the top of the map. It shows 3 Supercharger stations being built in Michigan in 2015 with more in 2016.

LOL.. they changed the slider to buttons on the top and I missed it. Thanks.

ffbj

Still nothing in the up, boohoo.

wavelet

That’s becoming pretty large investment in charging stations & infrastructure.

I don’t know the utilization rate of the stations, but at some point, if Tesla doesn’t open it up in some way to other EV marques, they’ll losing out on a nice, low-hanging-fruit chunk of income.

I’m sure the technical issues (adapters & converters) can be overcome; same for the priority/congestion issues: E.g., allow all EVs to remotely check on the stations’ current occupancy & expected waiting time, if any; Tesla owners will be able to actually reserve a charging slot in advance.

Tesla has opened it up to other automakers since day 1. It’s just that no other automaker has expressed interest in paying the $ to use the stations and designing a car that can.

BraveLilToaster

Yeah, the trick is that Superchargers actually have more than one outlet available at each location. No other fast charger even attempts to do that. It’s almost like they have no expectation that EVs will ever succeed, unlike Tesla’s mindset that they *must*, and they will *make it happen*.

I trust Tesla’s infrastructure far more than any other because of this alone. Nevermind the fact that they actually try to site them in places that you want to be for half an hour or so, and not at some car dealership surrounded by warehouses.

Priusmaniac

In the end of the game the Superchargers network are going to place Tesla in such a position that all other car companies are going to either have to make deal for access or be bought by Tesla after they went bankrupt because of their oil car obsolescence and their ev unable to sell without the access.

Edward Arthur

I almost feel like we should divide the number by 2 since if 2 cars are charging on the same pair you’re not at the peak rate.

Still an impressive number nonetheless.

pjwood

And I would multiply, by the faster charge rates, and the ratio of Tesla drive-away range, to Leaf, I3, etc. 🙂

I notice they are extending the SuperCharger plans in Texas to now include Brownsville. Not coincidentally, SpaceX is building their spaceport there.

I am sure there are plenty of SpaceX guys that want to make the drive from McGregor test facility (near Austin), down to the spaceport in their Model S.

Tesla redesigned their entire site. It looks really nice now. Big improvement.

George Parrott

“Big Improvement.”

I am not so sure. I liked being able to keep track of how many Superchargers were operational, as they HAD a counter showing that number. I have long thought that they should show the most recent additions with a special color for the first couple of weeks to highlight where exactly development is/has taken place. And Tesla’s “coming soon” could be anywhere from tomorrow to late next eon (almost). Some of the coming soon sites from earlier took beyond “forever” to appear and are still…coming.

OTOH, as a Model S owner, getting ready to replace my S85 with a P85D next month, I commend Tesla on the development of this charging network. Tesla is SO FAR AHEAD of any other company is creating a truly functional, practical, and complete EV “package” that there really is no comparison to any of the other wanna-bees.

Lustuccc

Those are good suggestions for the SuperCharger page specifically.

I was speaking about the overhaul of the entire site design “template”. The site looks much cleaner and modern than before. It was pretty good before, it looks great now.

I have done a little bit of web development, so I am little picky on those things. I would be curious to get Aaron’s opinion on it too.

Get Real

Yes George, Tesla has a complete system that could make BEV (Tesla)ownership work for the vast majority of the US population aside from affordability issue of the car.

It truly is a blueprint being put into practice for the future and so far ahead of all the legacy OEMS as to lave them literally in the dust at this point.

This is something that the myriad haters here and elsewhere can’t grasp or refuse to recognize.

Robert

What I don`t understand is why don`t the other car companies set aside like a few million each year to buy & install fast charging at rest areas along state highways. All the sate has to do is agree to maintain the unit. It would be in their (the Companies best interest) to sell more cars & get some good press.

BraveLilToaster

It’s almost like they don’t want their EVs to succeed.

Tesla, on the other hand, *needs* their EVs to succeed. So they take a different tack entirely. They build the infrastructure that their customers need, and ask their customers to fund it through the optional buy-in at the point of sale. Shocking, I know.

Get Real

Uh, I’m guessing its because they make so much money off of their ICE cars and the large amount of maintenance that ICE needs

They don’t want to cannibalize those sales.

Bonaire

Doesn’t 1 supercharger supply power to two charging stalls? Total output of one head or two is equal to the max output of the supercharger.

So, is the number correct?

Isn’t it 940 or so superchargers and 1868 supercharging stalls? Much like KW versus KWh – we must use the right units.

Two cars connected to one 120KW supercharger equal a sum-total of 120KW shared between the two.

Bonaire, When the first car plugs in to the ‘A’ Port (like on 1A) it gets the full power and is the Priority Car; when the next car plugs into the ‘B’ Port – (like on 1B), it gets a reduced charge until the car on the ‘A’ Port is topped, or stops using power, or reduced power as it tops it off, and then more power goes to the ‘B’ Port. Covered in the Tesla Forums pages, and maybe on their blog too!

On the Other hand – a Two Port ABB CJ53 with both CCS and CHAdeMO – can only charge and power one car at a time – it can not connect simultaneously to a LEAF and a i3 or other CCS car – and give a bit of charge to both at the same time (like – power splitting – 25 kW Each) Nope! one car at t time – even though it has two plugs, hence – is there really 100 CCS units available at any given time in the USA – if many of them are pared with CHAdeMO in units like the ABB CJ53 (or CJ23 – the 20 kW little Brother!)?