Tesla CEO Elon Musk once again made a bold promise (here is a surprise) on the network of fast electric charging stations of the company, known as Supercharger. This time, he expects to cover 100% of Europe with his chargers by next year. Responding to a question posed on Twitter, Musk stated that “from Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey,” in 2019, all of Europe will be equipped with fast electric refueling stations.
The Tesla Supercharger card demonstrates a high concentration of fast charges in Western Europe. In countries such as Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia and Moldova, there are none.
Musk also outlined plans to focus on cities, in particular, to work with landlords and add chargers to apartment buildings.
Then Musk said that the Supercharger will be installed “on all major highways in Texas, to Brownsville and throughout Mexico.” However, the planned completion of charging in San Antonio and Austin has not yet been completed.
He also plans to deliver the Supercharger in Africa until 2020. On the African continent, they also do not exist.
Tesla Supercharger network was launched in 2012, so that owners of electric vehicles can travel long distances. The Supercharger adds up to 300 kilometers in 30 minutes.
Mask has already made bold promises on the network of charging stations. And although the company has achieved significant success and investments in the Supercharger network, it has not yet reached its previously set goal.
In April 2017, Tesla announced that it would double the Supercharger global network from 5,400 to 10,000 devices by the end of the year. But managed to put only 8250 stations.
Earlier this year, Elon Musk planned to install 18,000 charging stations around the world until the end of 2018. But now there are 11,583 (of which 1,386 are Supercharger stations).
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