Tesla’s Supercharger network is what enables owners of its electric cars to make long road trips without having too much range anxiety. If they’re running low on battery all they need to do is stop at a Supercharger location and quickly top up their car’s batteries. Tesla has thousands of Supercharger connectors across the globe and the company has now confirmed that it’s going to double the number by the end of this year.
Tesla has confirmed that it’s going to double the number of Supercharger connectors to more than 10,000 by the end of this year. Tesla has also confirmed that it’s going to expand its Destination Charging network from 9000 to 15000 stations this year as well.
Destination Chargers differ from Supercharger stations in that they’re installed at participating hotels, restaurants, and parking garages so that owners can be sure of finding a place to charge their car at their destination.
Tesla is currently operating 830 Supercharger stations, these are counted separately from individual chargers, in 31 countries across the globe. It has a total of 5,400 charging connectors in these 830 locations.
“To better serve the needs of owners who are traveling or those who don’t have access to reliable home charging, we will continue to aggressively expand our public charging networks,” the company writes in a post on its official blog.
It’s going to build some of the largest Supercharger sites along the busiest travel routes and will also increase the size of individual Supercharger stations so that more Tesla cars can be charged at once.