Europe looks like it has chickenpox
We’re closing in on the second anniversary of the unveiling by Tesla of its Supercharger technology (“Drive for Free. Forever. On Sunlight.”), and in that time things have gotten very real. Many companies will try to make a big media splash for things that they aren’t even close to releasing (for example, Google is often guilty of this), but Tesla is exactly the opposite. Ever since the announcement, they’ve been building out their network at a breakneck pace, reaching 100 stations last Spring and the next big milestone of 200 should happen very soon (they’re at 192 stations worldwide, according to the company’s own numbers — 63 in Europe, 112 in North-America, and 17 in Asia).
Until recently, the Supercharger map for Europe had big empty areas without red dots. Some European Tesla owners and would-be owners complained (gently) that the company wasn’t doing enough to bring the massive jolt the Supercharger can deliver them to. Well, that’s a thing of the past now. The company has released an updated map showing its plans for Europe (see above), and it’s impressive. The continent looks like it has a bad case of chickenpox, but in a good way!
Here’s a Supercharger map of Europe from earlier this year:
As a point of comparison, here are the Supercharger stations that are currently operational in Europe:
Here’s what Tesla says is “coming soon” (that probably means under construction):
And here’s what is planned for the 2014-2015 winter (notice how Norwegians will be able to drive way North on Super-juice):
And the 2015 map is the first one at the top of this article. Talk about rapid progress!
Below is what the Supercharger network in North-America should look like in 2015:
And here are the company’s 2015 plans for the Asia-Pacific region:
Via Tesla Motors