The Chinese city of Wuhan evokes memories that most of us would like to forget. For Tesla, however, it has just represented a milestone equal to very few. And it is that it has been in that great city, Wuhan, where Tesla has inaugurated the 35,000th Supercharger of its increasingly extensive fast recharge network.
Tesla Superchargers have become on their own merits the best fast charging network for electric cars of all those that exist. There are some more powerful chargers, but few providers have an infrastructure that offers the reliability and availability of Superchargers. Until recently they were exclusively for customers of a Tesla car, but now they can be used by those who drive an electric car from another manufacturer.
In a message Posted on Twitter, Tesla China has announced the opening today, June 10, of the world’s 35,000th Supercharger at Dongxihu Tesla Center. The message is accompanied by an image with the milestones of the Supercharger network, from the installation of the first in 2012 (then they had little to do with the current ones) to the present.
In November of last year, Tesla inaugurated the 30,000th Supercharger. In just under seven months, about half a year, Tesla has opened 5,000 new fast chargers. In the last four years, the company led by Elon Musk has nearly quadrupled the number of Superchargers. Tesla currently has about 3,800 fast charging stations around the world, with 35,000 individual points, making up the world’s largest fast charging network for electric cars. To this we must add the slow chargers (Load at destination) located in hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, etc.
To put it in perspective, the Ionity network closed the year 2021 with 1,500 fast chargers and its goal is to have about 7,000 in the year 2025. Let us remember that Ionity is a consortium formed by the BMW Group, Ford, the Hyundai Group, Mercedes Benz and the Volkswagen Group, including Porsche. In the United States, the ChargePoint network is the most prolific in terms of the number of chargers, although most are slow chargers and only about 1,500 are fast chargers.
Not all Superchargers are exactly the same. exist two types: the V2 They provide a maximum power of 150 kW. Most of those in Spain are of this type. The most advanced are called V3 and offer up to 250 kW of power, although they could provide more than 300 kW in the future. At the end of last year Tesla opened 16 new V3 Superchargers in Spain.