Tesla has done a lot of work the past several years to improve its charging infrastructure across the world. While it still has a long way to go before the charging network allows electric vehicles (EVs) to be the norm, the company has also reached a major milestone in China, which shows the sheer amount of effort they’ve already put into Supercharger expansion.
Tesla has officially put its 700th Supercharger in China online at the Beijing Badaling Ski Resort, as shared on Twitter by @ray4tesla. This comes less than a month after the company announced its 600th Chinese Supercharger.
It is quite the feat, to be sure, but it pales in comparison to the plans that Tesla has for the future. The company is currently preparing a Supercharger factory, which it believes could churn out as many as 10,000 Superchargers per year – a completely unfathomable number from the same company which hasn’t built a Supercharger in Ireland for well over 1,000 days.
?? Supercharger Update: the 700th SuC station is brought online today at Beijing Badaling Ski Resort. Remember @Teslacn completed its 600th on Dec 20, 2020. Less than a month, another 100 SuC stations have been completed. Fast expanding SuC network makes driving more relevant. pic.twitter.com/lmtw5StAOL
— Ray4Tesla⚡️?☀️? (@ray4tesla) January 10, 2021
Still, China is the world’s biggest auto market, and in spite of Tesla’s neglect of Ireland’s charging infrastructure (alongside a slew of other countries), it makes sense that the company would be so focused on bolstering its charging network in China first.
With the Model Y selling like hotcakes in China, more Superchargers will definitely be needed in the country.