25 Apr '17, 3pm

Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations

Tesla is going to need more chargers. Lots of them. The company is preparing to launch its $35,000 Model 3 electric car later this year, with plans to make 500,000 EVs in 2018 (up from 76,000 a year ago). This audacious timeline has left many current owners worrying about wait times throughout the company’s U.S. Supercharging network. Well, Tesla has a plan. This year, the number of Superchargers available for public use will double—from 5,000 to 10,000, according to a blog post Tesla published Monday. That’s 39 percent more Superchargers than CEO Elon Musk promised for 2017 when he unveiled the Model 3. The company will also increase the number of so-called Destination Chargers located at hotels and restaurants from 9,000 to 15,000. Below is a map of current U.S. Superchargers (red) and locations Tesla is planning to add (grey). Source: Tesla Some of the new stations for ...

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