Tesla installs 50th Supercharger in Japan

These days, it is hard to keep up with Tesla’s expansion. The EV maker is building out its presence in Japan, recently commissioning its 50th Supercharger.

The official handle of Tesla Japan commemorated the milestone on Twitter, also noting on their website that they now have over 200 Destination Chargers as well.

Setting up fast public chargers is not easy in Japan, where land can cost a lot of money. The company also has to compete with more affordable EVs the owners charge at home.

Most of the Superchargers are installed in big cities like Tokyo and Osaka. The rest of the country is served by over 200 slower Destination Chargers.

This strategy is the opposite of Tesla’s American operation, which primarily targets travel routes.

However, with Japan being relatively small, focusing on city centers is not bad.

To celebrate, Tesla Japan is running a promotional campaign until October 31 where 10 winners will receive a three-day free Model 3 rental. The lucky winners will also get three days of free Supercharging at the 50 locations across the island nation.

Many of these Superchargers are going to be busy with new Model Y owners plugging in. Tesla recently started delivering the first Model Y vehicles last month after opening up orders in Japan over the summer.

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