Tesla to expand EV charging network worldwide


Manufacturer Tesla is planning on doubling the number of charging stations it has globally from 5,000 to 10,000 by the end of the year.

In a blog post, Tesla announced that it would be doubling the amount of charging stations that its buyers have access to in preparation for the arrival of its mass-consumer Model 3 electric vehicle.

It states in the blog: “We started 2017 with over 5,000 Superchargers globally and by the end of this year, Tesla will double that number to total more than 10,000 Superchargers and 15,000 Destination Charging connectors around the world.

“Toward that goal, Tesla will build larger sites along our busiest travel routes that will accommodate several dozen Teslas Supercharging simultaneously.

“In addition, many sites will be built further off the highway to allow local Tesla drivers to charge quickly when needed, with the goal of making charging ubiquitous in urban centres.”