Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has announced that they have opened new Supercharger locations that connects the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. These new routes will allow Model S customers to enjoy free 100% electric trips on the German Autobahn and to destinations in the Alps.
Tesla opened their first six Superchargers in California in September 2012. The first European Supercharger opened in Norway less than one year later. Today, Tesla Motors has 81 Supercharger locations altogether with 14 of them being in Europe. Over 11 million kilometers have been charged with Tesla Superchargers and nearly 1.13 million liters of gas has been saved.
The European Tesla Superchargers are in
– Germany: Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau, Aichstetten and Jettingen
– Switzerland: Lully
– Austria: St. Anton
– The Netherlands: Zevenaar and Oosterhout
By the end of March 2014, around 50% of the German population will live within 320km of a Supercharger and 100% of the population will be covered by the end of the year.
The Tesla Supercharger is much more powerful than any charging technology available to date. They provide up to 120 kilowatts of DC power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that bypasses onboard charging equipment. The Superchargers support half a charge in around 20 minutes.
Tesla Superchargers have been placed in convenient amenity locations like cafes, shopping centers, and restaurants so that drivers can stop for quick meals and have the Model S charge by the time it is done.