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Tesla's Supercharger Network allows Tesla drivers to charge their vehicles quickly and conveniently. This unique network is considered a significant competitive advantage for the company as it improves customer experience and reduces concerns about EV range. Now Tesla has reached another milestone: the company has 25,000 charging stalls worldwide and counting.
Tesla has been actively expanding its Supercharger installations worldwide in 2020, reaching 20,000 last November. It boded well for the growth of the company's branded charging network, which is already one of the most extensive and user-friendly in the industry. The timing to expand the Supercharger Network also makes a lot of sense as Tesla continues to steadily ramp up production of Model 3 and Model Y, and a $25,000 model is expected to be available soon.
Tesla updated its Supercharger map again in 2021, adding many new charging points, significantly increasing the number of routes now covered by the fast-charging network. To date, more than 25,000 charging stalls at over 2,700 Tesla Supercharging stations around the world are officially open, providing the best driving experience for customers. Another 89 locations that will provide over 1,000 stalls are currently under construction.
The top five countries in which the Supercharger network is most actively built are the USA, China, Canada, Germany, and France. At the moment, the active construction of charging stations in the UK is also ongoing. After the completion of the construction of all charging stations planned there, the country may move to fourth place in the overall ranking.
Among other things, Tesla is far ahead of its competitors when it comes to its charging network, and this gives the company a great competitive edge. In addition, Tesla owners can use third-party networks (which may require adapters), while Tesla's Superchargers are designed exclusively for the company's vehicles.
Before the company introduced its first electric car to the world, no one took electric cars seriously. What's more, electric vehicles have been the subject of ridicule, as in most cases they have been associated with golf carts rather than fast, high-performance vehicles.
Tesla changed the worldview, and its own Supercharger Network rewrote the rules of the game. The goal of the company is to work like an organism, independent of the outside world and its rules. The Supercharger Network is one major organ in this increasingly vertically integrated system known as Tesla--a system that is quickly becoming one of the most impressive, innovative companies in the world. Yet, it is just getting started.
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