Tesla plans network expansion

Tesla plans network expansion


Tesla is preparing to dramatically expand its public charging network by the end of 2017, in preparation for the launch of its Model 3 and increasing sales of the Model S and Model X.

From more than 5,000 Superchargers that Tesla started 2017 with, the company will more than double that figure to 10,000+ Superchargers worldwide by the end of the year.

That figure will be supported by more than 15,000 Destination chargers globally too, and the locations will cover a greater area than before, with inner-city locations given greater priority than previously.

Tesla plans to install enough points and expand existing sites so that ‘drivers never wait to charge’. An emphasis on creating a convenient network across the country – not just on main arterial routes – sees Tesla realign its priorities as the American EV firm looks set to become an executive mass-market manufacturer for the first time.

Sites won’t just be placed in urban areas though, with existing locations along main routes being expanded to cope with expected increased demand.

You can find Tesla Supercharger and Destination charger locations by using the network filter on Zap-Map.