• 3 minutes Will Iron-Air batteries REALLY change things?
  • 7 minutes Natural gas mobility for heavy duty trucks
  • 11 minutes NordStream2
  • 6 hours U.S. Presidential Elections Status - Electoral Votes
  • 7 hours GREEN NEW DEAL = BLIZZARD OF LIES
  • 3 hours And now, hybrid electric locomotives...
  • 5 hours Monday 9/13 - "High Natural Gas Prices Today Will Send U.S. Production Soaring Next Year" by Irina Slav
  • 5 hours World’s Biggest Battery In California Overheats, Shuts Down
  • 3 days Los Angeles to Open Five New Natural Gas Plants to Avoid More Outages.
  • 51 mins The unexpected loss of output from wind turbines compels UK to turn to an alternative; It's not what you think!
  • 7 hours The Painful Death of Coal
  • 22 hours China Sees Opportunity As Venezuela’s Oil Industry Hits Rock Bottom
  • 5 days Ozone layer destruction driving global warming
Is Blue Hydrogen Better Than No Hydrogen?

Is Blue Hydrogen Better Than No Hydrogen?

Blue hydrogen has come under…

China's Historic Decision To Stop Hoarding Oil

China's Historic Decision To Stop Hoarding Oil

China has made a historic…

Why U.S. Shale Companies Are So Undervalued

Why U.S. Shale Companies Are So Undervalued

Oil producers are finally reining…

Irina Slav

Irina Slav

Irina is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry.

More Info

Premium Content

Musk: Thousands Of Supercharger Stations Under Construction

Tesla has thousands of Supercharger “locations” under construction or awaiting construction permits, Elon Musk said in a tweet responding to Kevin Mitnick’s question about Supercharger stations in California.

Electrek reported earlier this month that the addition of new Supercharger stations this year has been moving at a record pace—unlike production of Tesla’s flagship Model 3—but now it seems the company is aiming to break this record. At the beginning of the year, Electrek calculated, Tesla had 1,124 Supercharger stations. By the end of April, it had added another 121, spurred on by emerging competition.

Tesla has also been adding lots of charging points to already existing stations. To date, many Supercharger stations feature 10 to 12 charge points, with some having as many as 50.

Electrek’s Fred Lambert noted in his report of the tweet exchange that Musk referred to the new additions as locations rather than as Superchargers, meaning that there thousands of stations, rather than charge points, that are being added to Tesla’s network.

This means that this year Tesla could fulfill its goal of having 10,000 Supercharger points built, after failing to hit it when initially planned in December 2017. To date, there are 9,712 Superchargers across 1,252 locations, and with “thousands” more locations due to come online in the observable future, this goal could be exceeded by quite a lot.

Other companies have also been building electric car charging stations, which would naturally motivate Tesla to rush to keep its advantage by securing more locations for its own charging facilities. Also, as Musk said early this month, other carmakers are free to make their electric cars compatible with the Supercharger standard so they can use the stations—as long as they pay for it, of course.

Tesla’s CEO said an updated map of all the Supercharger stations in operation and under construction will be released in the coming days.

By Irina Slav for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:


Download The Free Oilprice App Today

Back to homepage





Leave a comment

Leave a comment




EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News