Tesla recently achieved the milestone of launching its 20,000th DC fast charging Supercharging stall. The prolific electric car producer headed up by Elon Musk made the announcement recently on Twitter. Tesla has done an impressive job of rolling out its charge stations around the globe allowing Tesla owners endless happy emission-free miles. The fast-charging Supercharger network has become a benchmark for electric mobility.
This means that Tesla now has over 2,200 of its Supercharger sites globally. Not only is this great for Tesla owners, but the model has been replicated by other electric car charger suppliers making travelling by electric mobility easier than ever. Tesla has not only delivered more charge stations but has also upped the rate at which charging takes place. The new V3 Superchargers offer up to 250kW, while the previous V2 chargers were rated up to 150kW.
This is all a great reassurance to owners of electric cars, and those potentially looking into ownership where range and ease of charging are often an area of contention. With both Tesla and other charge stations far more readily available it will, hopefully, help convince those considering an electric car that it is the right decision for their personal needs, as well as the planet.
A good example of how good range and the availability of charge stations is the record for driving the length of the United Kingdom. Earlier in the year members of the charity Zero Carbon World drove their Tesla Model S from John O’Groats to Land’s End with just one hour, 32 minutes and 32 seconds of charge time for the entire 855.3 mile (1,376.5km) journey. The group stopped just four times to recharge and set a new world record in the process, which included a stop at the Tesla Supercharger in Staffordshire.