An electric car is definitely useful to get around the urban areas without contributing to air and noise pollution. Not only that, you do not have to subject yourself to rising fuel prices each time something goes awry in the Middle East, and that happens way more often than we’d like. Not enough juice left in your ride? Simple -- just plug it into the nearest power outlet in your garage and you’re good to go. Tesla has also installed its very own Superchargers in various spots all over the US to assist Tesla owners power up their batteries on the move.
Good news to all Tesla owners then -- Tesla intends to double up the number of its Superchargers all across the globe, as the company prepares to deliver its long awaited Model 3 sedan. Yes, the Tesla Model 3 has been a long time in coming, and even now, production is unable to keep up with demand. Right now, there are approximately 5,000 Superchargers located all over the globe, and before 2017 comes to a close, Tesla has promised to install another 5,000 more Superchargers. Out of these 5,000 Superchargers, California alone will be on the receiving end of over 1,000 Superchargers. The entire North America will see its Supercharger deployment boosted by a whopping 150 percent in 2017, now how about that?
In addition, Tesla had also installed more than 9,000 lower-power Destination Chargers at the start of 2017, and work is being done to bring that number up to approximately 15,000 units later this year. Destination Chargers are slightly different, as they tend to be used at places such as hotels for overnight charging. To date, Tesla figured out that there are approximately over 200,000 Tesla vehicle owners all over the globe, and this number continues to grow as the electric vehicle revolution continues its march.
Tesla is right now worth more than Ford on paper, despite not making any money from its vehicle sales. We also know that Tesla will work on an electric lorry which will be unveiled this September. The company intends to construct larger Supercharger sites that will be located close to US highways, and the sheer size of these Superchargers will certainly ‘shock and awe’ users since they can accommodate "several dozen" Teslas simultaneously.
With the Tesla Model 3 deliveries all set to kick off in July, full-scale production is tipped to work out later this September. The Tesla Model 3 is said to be the everyday Joe’s Tesla, with a price of under $40,000 for the base version. This is different from the far higher end Model S and Model X, where they easily pass the $100,000 mark.
The need for new Superchargers will continue to grow with Tesla’s expansion and their rapid growth, taking into account how it delivered 25,000 EVs alone in the first quarter of 2017. In contrast, Tesla delivered approximately 76,000 Model X and Model s vehicles for the entire 2016.