Tesla has reached a significant milestone for its Supercharger network with the opening of its 35,000 stall, cementing its status as the largest fast-charging network in the world.
The achievement was noted by the Tesla China team, as the 35,000th stall is located at the Dongxihu Tesla Center in Wuhan.
The Supercharger network reached this level in just under a decade, with the largest amount of growth naturally taking place within the last few years.
In September 2012 the first location opened outside Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. It then took a little under six years for the network grew to 10,000 stalls by June 2018, just after the Model 3 launched.
With the explosion in the number of Teslas on the road after that, it took just another two years and five months to reach 20,000 stalls.
The rate of growth accelerated even further, taking just another 12 months to reach 30,000 stalls, and then another 7 months to reach 35,000 stalls.
Tesla is working to make their expansive Supercharger network available to other electric vehicle (EV) owners. The company is currently running a pilot in 8 different European countries, where owners of other EVs can plug in and pay for their charging sessions through the Tesla Mobile App.
The pilot program has not expanded to Canada or the US yet, but Elon Musk said recently that CCS adapters will be added to North American stations in the future.