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Tesla expands Supercharger network in Europe
21 January 2014
Tesla is opening new Supercharger locations connecting the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. As of today, 81 Supercharger locations are energized worldwide, with 14 locations in Europe.
The accelerated energizing of Superchargers in Germany (Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau, Aichstetten and Jettingen), Switzerland (Lully), Austria (St. Anton) and the Netherlands (Zevenaar and Oosterhout) represents a new milestone in the expansion of the European network.
In Germany, Superchargers connect Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich. They also connect the German network to Amsterdam, Zurich, and Innsbruck. In the Netherlands, energized routes connect Amsterdam to Cologne and Brussels, and in Switzerland the stations connect Zurich and Geneva.
By the end of March 2014, 50% of the German population will live within 320km of a Supercharger, and 100% of the population will be covered by the end of the year, according to Tesla.
The Tesla Supercharger provides up to 120 kW of DC power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that bypass the onboard charging equipment. Superchargers replenish half a charge in about 20 minutes.
Tesla’s first six Superchargers were energized in California in September 2012, with the first network of European Supercharger stations opening in Norway less than a year later.
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