Yesterday, Tesla inaugurated its 100th Supercharger in China located at its ‘Tesla experience center’ in the business district in Beijing, and for the occasion, the automaker announced the official launch of ‘Tesla Public Charging Partner Program’ in the country.
Under the program, Tesla is inviting hotel groups, commercial real estate companies, industrial parks, office buildings, banks, resorts, and other businesses across the country to participate in Tesla’s Supercharger and Destination Charger networks.
The program is reminiscent of Tesla’s existing ‘Destination Charging’ program, but instead of only applying to the ‘Tesla Wall Connector’, a level 2 charger, it also applies to Tesla fast-charging Supercharger stations.
As we discussed in previous articles about Tesla’s presence in China, Tesla admitted to weakness in sales in the China in the past which it attributed in part to misconceptions about charging. It explains why Tesla put a lot of effort in expanding its Chinese charging network which grew faster than in any other country.
With this new Beijing Supercharger, Tesla has now 100 Supercharger stations and over 400 Superchargers across mainland China. The automaker also installed over 1,300 Tesla Destination chargers at Minsheng Bank, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club, Hang Lung Properties and various others high-end hotels and vacation resorts.
Based on Tesla’s recently released literature in China, like its announcement of the launch of ‘Tesla Charging Partner Program’ ito promote a national EV charging standard, it sounds like the automaker is heavily investing in its charging networks in the country.