Tesla Planning More Superchargers Across Europe In 2016

As of January 2016, 590 Tesla Supercharger locations have been installed worldwide with a total of 3,419 physical Superchargers within its network. Much of Italy, Spain, and Portugal remain underserved, along with most of central Europe and Russia, but that will soon change if Tesla is to hold to its 2016 projections.

Tesla plans a major expansion of its Supercharger network into southern and eastern Europe in 2016 according to the latest Supercharger map published on the company’s website. New locations in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have been recently sighted, and by the time 2016 is done, the company plans to further extend its Superchargers to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and Russia.

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Projected Tesla Supercharger network across Europe as of Jan 16, 2016 [Source: Tesla Motors]

By the end of this year, Tesla owners should be able to travel from Dublin to Moscow and everywhere in between without being out of range of a Tesla Supercharger location. Tesla’s continued focus on serving existing customers and would-be buyers through the expansion of its charging network gives it a significant lead over other manufacturers looking into entering the EV space.

Elon Musk has recently discussed the potential of Teslas being able to perform cross country travel without a human driver on board using its new Summon feature in roughly 2 to 3 years. The vehicles will recharge themselves autonomously along their journeys using a device similar to its automatic charging ‘snake bot’. Earlier in the year, Tesla announced that it was piloting a  liquid cooled Supercharger in Mountain View, CA that’s said to be able to charge at the same, if not higher power levels, while increasing the length of the charging cable without overheating.

Arguably, the expansion of Tesla’s charging infrastructure has given it an insurmountable lead in the race to building a viable mass market electric vehicle.

Hat tip: InsideEVs

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  • Mikgigs

    This map is obsolete. Finland has superchargers at different locations already.

    • 程肯

      Yes, cities, hotels, restaurants and other places can install their own supercharger. This map is Tesla’s own infrastructure.

      • purrdey

        No they can’t. Only Tesla currently install and maintain 120kW DC SUPERchargers. You’re thinking of HPWC/Destination Chargers.

  • Jay Massaro

    The US needs more superchargers too!

  • Yael H

    590 locations, or charging sockets ?

    • Charles

      590 locations going by the heading in the image.

    • 程肯

      3419 chargers at 590 locations, or about 6 per location.

  • liesbeth.torenbeek@gmail.com

    Would be nice to have more SC in France. I know stories of French Tesla drivers who got stranded because there are too little SC. They need to place one in VIERZON!!!

  • Tom Hilton

    Italy and Spain will be pleased. At last.

    • theCena

      and portugal, since a lot of people that drive to spain do go further to portugal.

  • tomohawk

    More SC’s in the east of England please!

  • purrdey

    “By the end of this year, Tesla owners should be able to travel from Dublin to Moscow”. Sorry to pour cold water on this, but BASED ON PAST PROJECTIONS there is NO way that all the SCs shown for end-2016 will materialise. I have been waiting for a SC just N of Rome to appear since it was projected for Winter 2014-15. But if you go back and look at the end-2015 projections then many of these have still to appear, and some have actually disappeared from the map. I also personally doubt that Russia will get SCs anytime soon, unless there is an unexpected thaw in the West’s relationship with Russia.