TESLA SUPERCHARGERS COMING TO AMERICAN CITY CENTRESDate: 2017-09-15
Over the past five years since Tesla launched, it has expanded its Supercharger network to include more than 5,400 outlets across the globe.
The company has now announced that they have plans to fit out downtown centres with Supercharger stations, to help ease the range anxiety for urban dwellers.
Tesla has played a big part in driving the adoption of electric cars and now the company is making sure that there are extensive charging infrastructures that will have an equally important role to play. Tesla recently announced plans to double the total number of charging outlets to more than 10,000 by year's end, including a 150 percent increase in North America.
The Supercharger stations – for the urban areas – will have a more compact design to better fit the cramped environments and make it easier to install. They will also sport a new kind of architecture, one that delivers 72 kW of power to the car without affecting the charging speeds of cars plugged into adjacent outlets.
Tesla says the charging time will be between 45 and 50 minutes and will offer the same pricing as the exciting Superchargers.
Eventually, Tesla says these urban Superchargers will be found at places like supermarkets, shopping centres and downtown districts, so users can recharge their vehicles while grabbing a coffee or some groceries. The first installations will come to Boston and Chicago, with other locations to follow.