UK Tesla Supercharger posts now top 500

The Tesla Supercharger network has topped 500 charging posts in the UK with the new Colchester location just off the A12 helping the electric car firm reach the landmark figure.

Tesla has reached 500 UK charging posts six years after the first ones were installed at London’s Royal Victoria Docks.

The firm says Tesla Supercharger points cover the entire UK – from the Eurotunnel Terminal at Folkestone to Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands.

Tesla usually installs multiple Superchargers at each location: last month, it opened 12 posts at the Hilton Park North services on the M6.

Tesla Supercharger

There are a total of 63 Tesla Supercharger locations: so far in 2020, it has opened four new sites with 42 Supercharger installations.

Tesla drivers are not reliant on Superchargers, insists the American EV car company. Most charging happens at home or work.

Regardless, Tesla Superchargers powered 60 million electric car miles in the UK and Ireland, which “shows just how much owners enjoy long distance travel in their Teslas”.

There are upgrade plans in store, too. Coming soon is the broader rollout of V3 Superchargers, which deliver 75 miles of charge in five minutes.

They can “charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour”.  

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