Officials from Tesla and the German government were on hand Thursday to celebrate the opening of a new urban Supercharger in Berlin.
Located on the EUREF Research Campus, the new Supercharger station features 12 stalls of Tesla’s latest V3 Supercharger technology, capable of charging at up to 250kW.
At the opening, Tesla’s European manager of charging infrastructure said the new urban station in the heart of Berlin will be the first of many to be built in city centres.
“Now, as part of our commitment to make Tesla ownership easy and convenient for everyone including those without immediate access to home or workplace charging, we are expanding out supercharging network into city centres.“
Also present at the opening was Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs & Energy, Peter Altmaier, who welcomed the American automaker as one of their own.
“Tesla becomes a German brand and we cheer the investment. We have a lot to make up for in terms of charging infrastructure.”
The new Superchargers will be seeing a lot of use soon as Tesla is currently building their first European Gigafactory just outside of Berlin, in Grünheide. Elon Musk recently visited the site to check on the progress of construction, which is expected to complete next year.
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