Tesla already unveiled several new plans for its Supercharger network this year, but now CEO Elon Musk mentioned new routes coming next year that could link Canada to the US and all the way to Central America.
The automaker just now reached 900 Supercharger stations with 6,000 Supercharger stalls and its goal is to have 10,000 Superchargers worldwide by the end of the year.
They have already released the expected locations of their new stations planned for the end of the year and they are mostly aimed at supporting the expected increased demand on the Supercharger network due to the Model 3.
But now Musk revealed on Twitter that they are also planning other routes for next year that are not all on the map just yet.
North Dakota is on the map though and now it looks like it’s pushed to next year.
But completing the Trans-Canada Highway and linking the US and Mexico to Central America appear to be new Supercharger routes for Tesla.
Tesla had yet to venture into the less populated areas of Canada, like northern Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
If they add Supercharger stations to those regions on the Trans-Canada Highway, they would link most of the country together. Only a few more stations in The Maritimes and the country would be cover coast-to-coast.
Then by completing the Supercharger network in Mexico, a Tesla owner could technically drive from almost anywhere in the populated Canada and US, all the way down to Central America – for free if they are on the free Supercharging program.
Of course, it’s far from a done deal.
Tesla still has a long way to go in order to get to 10,000 Superchargers by the end of the year. For context, that’s more Supercharger deployment over 6 months than Tesla did over the first 3 years of the Supercharger network.
Then they want to have 18,000 Superchargers by the end of next year with those new routes. It will be interesting to follow the progress.
Let us know what you think in the comment section below and if there are other routes you want to see Tesla cover.