Tesla Supercharger Stories April 24

When Tesla first introduced the Supercharger network in 2012, it was to enable long-distance travel for Tesla owners through truly high-speed DC fast-charging. They managed a 120 kW charge rate while most other electric vehicles were capped at ~50 kW.

Tesla’s update to its Supercharger expansion announced today represents a shift in this strategy that could result in the most extensive charging infrastructure to date if executed correctly. expand full story

The upcoming launch of the Tesla Model 3 and the automaker’s overall increase in production will put an incredible strain on Tesla’s charging infrastructure.

When they unveiled the new vehicle in 2016, the company had already announced plans to double the number of Superchargers to 7,000 units and quadruple the number of Destination chargers to 15,000 units by the end of 2017, but today they released updated details about those plans

The biggest news is Tesla’s announcement of upcoming new Supercharger stations with “several dozen” chargers per station and “customer centers” – pictured above. expand full story

Tesla Supercharger Stories April 22

The next generation of electric vehicle charging stations are coming and while most companies are focusing on getting the highest charge rate possible, Tesla is also looking to automate the charging process to prepare its infrastructure for its fully self-driving update.

A recently released patent application gives a glimpse at a potential solution that Tesla could implement for both high speed charging and automated charging. expand full story


Tesla Supercharger Stories April 21

The current number one priority at Tesla is clearly to bring the Model 3 to production on time with high reliability. We went looking for the most recent building permits issued for Tesla’s Fremont factory to monitor the progress and it’s clear that there has been a lot of activity during the past few months.

It shows that Tesla has been setting up the assembly line for the Model 3 and it even hints at “Tesla automated parking Superchargers”. expand full story

Tesla Supercharger Stories April 15

Tesla’s Supercharger network is by far the most exciting of the company’s two charging networks since it’s faster and enables long-distance travel, but the Destination Charging network also plays an important role in Tesla’s EV infrastructure.

It’s clear that the company is betting on it since the network grew 25% globally over the past 3 months alone –  to now over 5,000 locations. expand full story

Tesla Supercharger Stories April 12

Electric vehicles and charging infrastructure always had a ‘chicken and egg’ problem. What comes first? The electric vehicles or the charging stations. As with most things, the truth lies between the two. Both the global EV fleet and charging networks have grown side-by-side.

But it has led to different charging standards emerging in different regions. There’s still no clear winner, but that could be about to change.

Tesla’s Model 3 is on its way to becoming the first electric vehicle mass-produced by the hundred of thousands per year and it could make the vehicle highly influential in the charging industry. expand full story


Tesla Supercharger Stories March 6

You may have read a series of headlines recently about Tesla allegedly needing to raise $8 billion in order to expand its Supercharger network for it to match gas station coverage.

Those reports are rooted in a misunderstanding of the charging habits of electric vehicle owners. expand full story

Tesla Supercharger Stories February 22

The charging etiquette is something electric vehicle owners must get used to – though most of it is common sense and fairly straightforward. Tesla has recently implemented changes to its Supercharger network, like idle fees, in order to incentivize owners to follow good charging etiquette.

There’s one thing though that EV owners have little power over and that’s gas-powered cars parking at charging stations. It’s certainly a recurring problem at Tesla Superchargers and it degenerated quite badly at a station in France this week. expand full story

Tesla Supercharger Stories February 8

It’s a feature that Tesla owners have been asking to get for years: the ability to see how many Supercharger stalls are occupied/available at specific stations in real-time. Today, Tesla finally made the information available to Tesla owners through the map app on the center screen. expand full story


Tesla Supercharger Stories January 18

Tesla introduced its new pricing structure for the Supercharger Network with a simple list of costs per kWh and minute depending on the regions just last week, but a Model S owner has already created a better way to visualize the cost of traveling on the new structure. expand full story

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