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Tesla added over 850 charging stations across the US in 12 months

tesla chargers USAccording to PlugShare’s quarterly report, Tesla added 858 charging stations across the US from September 2014 to September 2015. The increase is largely due to Tesla’s “Destination Charging” program, which now accounts for over 80% of Tesla’s charging points in the US.

The automaker operates two different types of charging networks, the “Superchargers” and “Destination Charging“. Supercharger stations can charge a Model S at a rate of more than 300 miles of range per hour and they are mainly located next to popular routes to facilitate road trips. Whereas the Supercharger network is aimed at charging during a quick stop on your way to a location, “Destination Charging” is meant for Model S owners to charge their car for a longer period of time, sometime overnight, once they arrived at their destination, hence the name of the program.

Tesla partners with hotels and restaurants to install these chargers for free as long as they remain free to use for Model S owners.

On the map above, you can see all of Tesla’s current Supercharger locations (red) and Destination charging locations (grey).

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As you can see on PlugShare’s graph, Tesla had 117 Supercharger locations and 371 Destination chargers in September 2014 – for a total 488 charging points. A year later, Tesla has now over 1,346 charging points accessible to Model S owners in the US with 224 Superchargers and 1,122 Destination chargers.

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  1. rtd5943 - 7 years ago

    I can’t seem to find an actual map for destination charge points, have you?

  2. rtd5943 - 7 years ago

    NM, found it.


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