Tesla Motors, Inc.
) announced the opening of new Supercharger locations which
connect the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This
will provide Model S customers a convenient long distance travel
on electric charge through the German Autobahn, to places in the
Alps and other destinations.
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The German Superchargers link Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and
Munich. The Superchargers also connect the German network to
Amsterdam, Zurich and Innsbruck. The chargers in the Netherlands
link Amsterdam to Cologne and Brussels. The Superchargers in
Switzerland connect Zurich and Geneva.
Tesla is focused on expanding its network of Supercharger
stations. At present, the automaker has 80 Superchargers
worldwide with 14 in Europe. Tesla's superchargers cover 11
million kilometers of land.
Tesla projects that 50% of the German population will live within
320 km of a Supercharger by Mar 2014. Also, the automaker intends
to cover the entire population by the end of the year.
Tesla's Supercharger is an efficient charging technology, which
provides 120 kilowatts of DC (Direct Current) to Model S
batteries using special cables. The vehicle gets charged within
40 minutes, reflecting the time saving attribute of the chargers.
Tesla has strategically built the Supercharger stations along
highways, which provides a convenient drive with minimal
stoppage. Moreover, they are conveniently located near amenities
which provide relaxation and refreshment to the drivers.
Tesla designs and manufactures electric vehicles and electric
vehicle powertrain components for partners including
Toyota Motor Corporation
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