The world’s longest Supercharger station has been opened by Tesla
In a growing relationship with a French supermarket firm, Tesla has opened its “longest Supercharger station in the world.”
There are no longer Supercharger stations everywhere in the world, according to reports.
The Tesla Supercharger network is currently expanding at an astonishing rate.
By the end of 2021, the manufacturer will have installed 31,498 Superchargers at 3,476 stations, up from 23,277 at 2,564 at the end of 2020. That’s increasing at a rate of 35 percent per year.
Vehicle deliveries increased by 87% over the same period of time, and Tesla is now gradually opening its network to non-Tesla owners.
The Supercharger network will not be tripled in two years, as Tesla had hoped.
However, the automaker is introducing additional and larger service stations at a rapid pace, which is encouraging.
A new Tesla Supercharger is set to open in France this week and will be the “longest in the world,” according to a description on the station’s website.
Tesla and E.Leclerc, a French supermarket, have partnered to install Superchargers at their stores.
There was a 16-stall V3 Supercharger installed in Montauban and an eight-stall V3 Supercharger installed in Saint-Gaudens in less than a month’s time.
Earlier this week, Tesla unveiled a new V3 Supercharger at E.Leclerc Beaune in northern France. It has 28 charging stations, which is large, but not nearly enough to be considered a world record holder for EV charging capacity.
According to Quentin Vannier, Tesla’s regional manager for charging infrastructure in France, this is the world’s longest Supercharger (via LinkedIn).
In images, it does appear to be a great distance, with all 28 stalls lined up side by side:
A few stations in France are open to all EV owners as part of Tesla’s pilot effort to open access to the Supercharger network, and this one is no exception.
Tesla’s new pre-fab way of deploying a new Supercharger station in a matter of days is expected to further accelerate the company’s station rollout in the coming months.