Tesla introduced that the Supercharging community reached a brand new milestone of 40,000 particular person connectors (stalls) put in globally.
That is about 10,000 greater than a yr in the past, and about 5,000 greater than in mid-June, when Tesla was celebrating the 35,000th Supercharger.
The 40,000 stage shouldn’t be a shock to us, as we expected that it would be reached before the end of this year, considering the recent rate of new installations.
“40k Superchargers all over the world — and counting” – Tesla
The variety of stations is step by step approaching 4,500 (it was practically 4,300 as of the top of Q3).
Truly, there are plenty of indicators that the enlargement of the community will speed up. The primary motive is the need to deal with a rising variety of new Tesla automobiles (at the moment there are more than 750 Tesla cars on the road per single station or over 80 per single stall).
Q3 2022 was additionally the second-best quarter ever by way of the variety of new Supercharger installations.
The Tesla Supercharging network is already 10 years old, as the primary stations have been put in in September 2012 to assist the market launch of the Tesla Mannequin S.
The variety of Tesla Superchargers (globally):
- 1st: September 2012
- 10,000: June 2018
- 20,000: November 2020
- 30,000: November 2021 (+10,000 in 1 yr)
- 35,000: June 2022 (+5,000 in roughly 7 months)
- 40,000: November 2022 (+10,000 in 1 yr)
The Tesla Superchargers, within the high V3 model, are capable of cost Tesla automobiles at as much as 250 kW (in comparison with 150 kW in an up to date V2 model). There are reviews that the corporate is engaged on a higher-power model (V4).
The Tesla Supercharging shouldn’t be totally constant by way of charging connectors all over the world. In some markets, the corporate was utilizing its proprietary charging customary. In Europe, the corporate initially determined to make use of an AC Sort 2-compatible connector for DC quick charging and later switched to a CCS2-compatible connector (which is at the moment used additionally in lots of different markets globally). On high of that, in China, Tesla automobiles are outfitted with native GB/T-compatible charging inlets.
Earlier this month, Tesla introduced that its proprietary charging customary utilized in North America and another nations will be opened and named the North American Charging Standard (NACS). It stays an open query whether or not the NACS will actually change into a North American customary as a result of it might require different EV producers to change to NACS from the CCS1.