Tesla is adding a ton of stations to its Supercharger network lately in an attempt to reach its goal to have over 10,000 Superchargers online by the end of the year.
We now learn that the automaker just brought online a single new station in Shanghai with 50 Superchargers – becoming the largest Supercharger station in the world.
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Tesla has been building some new Supercharger stations with high numbers of stalls per station lately. We previously reported on two new 40-stall Supercharger stations under construction in California, which are designed with a layout and the Supercharger lounge concept.
There are also the new urban Superchargers within cities.
But the new Shanghai Supercharger station, which is located in the garage of the Lilacs International Commercial Centre in the Pudong district of Shanghai, is neither of those and instead, it looks like Tesla’s original Supercharger system, but with simply a lot more stalls than usual.
The station was spotted under construction last month, but now Model S owner Jason Man stopped by earlier today and he was able to charge his car.
He sent us a few pictures of the completed Supercharger station:
It not as visually impressive as some of Tesla’s more recent stations due to it being in a garage, but that’s now indeed the largest Supercharger in the world.
This station has to be extremely powerful in order to potentially supercharge up to 50 cars at the same time. If the system is as powerful as current Superchargers, and it looks like it is, the whole station could have a peak power output of over 3 megawatts.
With this new station, Tesla has now over 1032 Supercharger stations in the world with a total of over 7,300 Superchargers.
It’s also interesting that the Supercharger is in Shanghai, where Tesla reportedly has a deal with China to build ‘wholly-owned’ gigafactory.
The station is Tesla’s 17th Supercharger in Shanghai – most of them have been added somewhat recently and the company is planning to add several more stations there by the end of the year.
Based on this station, it looks like the automaker is capable of bringing Superchargers online relatively quickly in Shanghai, which is not always to case.
Tesla has been putting a lot of effort into its charging networks in general, but China seems to be a special focus lately. The automaker even recently unveiled a new dual connector charge port design for Model S and Model X in order to support China’s new national charging standard.
The government is adding tens of thousands of charging stations and now Tesla owners will have easier access to those stations, but it apparently doesn’t mean that the automaker is not still betting on its Supercharger network in the region, as evidenced by this new stations and several more planned stations.