Tesla installs more than 2,100 new Superchargers in just three months

Tesla continues its tireless global expansion in the installation of Superchargers. During the event for the presentation of results for the first quarter of 2022, the company’s board of directors made public the data of the new additions to the worldwide Supercharger network. In the last three months it has represented significant growth, almost double, if we compare it with the same period in 2021.

During the first quarter of 2022 a total of 248 new stations were added to the network worldwide and a total of 2,159 new individual charging points. In a general computation, these figures translate to an average of almost 9 charging points (8.7 to be exact) for each new station opened.

If we compare these data with those obtained during the same period of time in 2021, we will see that it represents almost twice as many new fast charging stations. Specifically, we would be talking about 74% more in terms of individual connectors and 84% more fast charging stations.

However, the number of stations installed during the first quarter of 2021 was notably lower than the rest of the periods of the same year, where they increased markedly both in the section of complete stations and in that of individual points. Such was the case that both the second and third quarters of 2021 significantly exceeded the number of chargers installed during this first quarter of 2022. In the coming months we will be able to see how the trend evolves.

Parallel to this increase in new charging points, let us remember that the Californian company is gradually opening its fast chargers to electric vehicles from other companies in Europe. They recently did the same in the Netherlands and it is currently in the testing stage in Norway and France.

Getting into the territory of the total numbers of charging stations currently available globally, we see that Tesla currently owns a total of 3,724 charging stations, which is 38% more than it had a year ago. As for individual posts, the total number rises to 33,657 points, 37% higher than exactly one year ago. In the general average, this means that each of the complete charging stations has an estimated number of 9 individual points.

Compared to the team three years ago, the global network has grown fourfold. This means that, in an illustrative context, if all the individual points had an estimated power of 100 kW, the total energy production would be above 3.3 GW. However, this figure is very difficult to calculate, since there are many variables and different charging points depending on whether they are V2 or V3 type. In the case of the V2, they originally provided a recharging power of 120 kW, while later these have risen to 150 kW. The V3, more technologically advanced, today reach 250 kW of power, although in the near future they are expected to exceed the 300 kW barrier.

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