Tesla CEO Elon Musk is making some audacious guarantees once more for the corporate’s community of electrical quick chargers, referred to as Superchargers. This time, he’s aiming for 100 p.c Tesla Supercharger protection in Europe by subsequent 12 months.
In response to a query on Twitter, Musk stated Tesla’s Supercharger protection will lengthen to 100 p.c of Europe in 2019. “From Eire to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey,” Musk wrote.
A take a look at Tesla’s Supercharger map exhibits a excessive focus of the quick chargers in Western Europe. Nations like Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia and Moldova don’t have any Superchargers.
Musk additionally laid out plans to give attention to cities, particularly to work with landlords so as to add house charging items at residence buildings.
Musk then went additional, this time in response to a Twitter follower who seen that Superchargers deliberate for San Antonio and Austin in 2018 had but to be accomplished. The billionaire entrepreneur stated “all main highways in Texas can have Superchargers, all the best way to Brownsville and throughout Mexico.”
He even laid out plans, though much less particular, so as to add Superchargers to Africa in 2020. There are not any Superchargers on the African continent.
Tesla’s Supercharger community was launched in 2012 in an effort to encourage homeowners of its electrical automobiles to journey longer distances. A Supercharger provides as much as 170 miles of vary in about 30 minutes (though TechCrunch has skilled barely longer cost instances relying on location).
Musk has made daring guarantees for the corporate’s Supercharger community earlier than. And whereas the corporate has made substantial progress and funding in its Supercharger community, it’s nonetheless nowhere close to its beforehand promised goal.
In April 2017, Tesla stated it could double its world community of Superchargers from greater than 5,400 to greater than 10,000 by the tip of the 12 months. It fell in need of that aim, with about eight,250 Superchargers.
Earlier this 12 months, Musk laid out plans to have 18,000 superchargers globally by the tip 2018. As of December 27, Tesla has 11,583 Superchargers (inside 1,386 Supercharger stations) globally.