California state leaders mark installation of 10,000 fast chargers in state; Tesla Superchargers account for 60%
California state leaders celebrated achieving the goal of installing 10,000 fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) on Monday, more than a year ahead of schedule. A celebration was held in the parking lot of the El Mercado Plaza Shopping Center in Union City, where newly installed EVgo direct current fast chargers were built using state funds.
Chargers like these helped achieve the goal established by then Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. Since that time, the number of fast chargers installed nearly quadrupled from 2,657 to more than 10,000 today.
According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) ALternative Fuels Data Center, California currently has 10,122 DC Fast charging EVSE ports, both public and private. An EVSE port provides power to charge only one vehicle at a time even though it may have multiple connectors. The unit that houses EVSE ports is sometimes called a charging post, which can have one or more EVSE ports.
Of those, 179 are temporarily unavailable (1.8%). Of the total, 9,937 are public (98%). Also of the total, 6,029 ports (60%) are Tesla Superchargers.