Tesla builds world’s largest supercharger station in Shanghai
Shanghai (Gasgoo)-On Oct. 23, the world-renowned EV giant Tesla opened the world's largest supercharger station at Lilacs International Commercial Center in Shanghai, which boasts 50 superchargers and can accommodate 50 vehicles at the same time.
So far Tesla has installed 154 superchargers in Shanghai and 294 in Yangtze River Delta Area. What's more, Tesla has opened 14 experiencing and service centers in this area.
It is investigated that the average charging time of Tesla supercharger is around 1 hour, taking the absolute lead in pure EV sector. But due to the shortage of superchargers, Tesla owners need to wait a long time to charge their cars during peak charging period.
Tesla now has its supercharger network of more than 700 chargers in 170 cities across China, and it reportedly plans to expand the network to 1,000 superchargers by the end of 2017 across China, greatly easing the charging problem for Tesla owners.
It is said that Tesla has its total mileage of more than 427 million kilometers in China, saving a total fuel of 50 million liters. In the future, Tesla will continue to deploy charger network, expand the coverage of experiencing centers, and help more consumers to have green travel.
Obviously, NEVs are undoubtedly the major development trends for auto industry in the future, and pure electric vehicles will be the top priority in various automakers' plans. Tesla's schedule of building a factory in China indicates Tesla has a strong determination to develop in China for a long time.
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