One of the main selling points of Tesla cars is the extensive public charging network the company maintains worldwide. The EV maker is celebrating the 45,000th Supercharger going live, as posted by Tesla Charging’s official Twitter account.
The jump from 40,000 to 45,000 took just five months, a remarkable feat. It, however, shows the company’s commitment to expanding the charging network.
45k Superchargers around the world — and counting pic.twitter.com/DkVMdk8Cre
— Tesla Charging (@TeslaCharging) April 9, 2023
It is also interesting to note the impact of opening the chargers to non-Tesla cars on the expanding network and EV ownership experience worldwide. Superchargers are among the most well-maintained and reliable public chargers, meaning giving access to more EV owners should increase confidence in using EVs for long-distance travel. Tesla has been piloting the opening of chargers in more than a dozen European countries. Tesla has recently opened the Supercharger network in the US too, where non-Tesla owners will have to use a built I. CCS adapter to connect to Tesla’s North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors.
Tesla added that about half of the Superchargers was made by the team at Giga New York. The team is also making Megachargers for the Tesla Semi electric truck. Tesla also has a charger factory in Shanghai, with a capacity for 10,000 units of the V3 per year. However, Tesla is focused on expanding the availability of V4 Superchargers and Megachargers in preparation for the wider delivery of the Semi.