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Tesla's Supercharging network is one of the company's most important advantages. Tesla recognized from the start that fast and widely available charging would be key to building a shared Tesla ecosystem that would allow owners to swap out their gas-powered cars for electric ones. The company has invested in an extensive network of Supercharging destinations for convenience and to quell basic fears of “range anxiety.”
@bryanMackSC/Twitter has discovered that Tesla is building a Supercharging station at a new location, in Firebaugh, California. According to his observations, there will be more than 50 stalls.
This location has appeared on supercharge.info today. According to the description, the Firebaugh Supercharger will contain 56 stalls and will be a V3. It will be the largest Tesla Supercharger in the United States to date.
In addition to Supercharging, there will also be a convenience store and restaurant. The Unclassified Conditional Use Permit Application states:
"The proposed convenience store and fuel pumps will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The EV charging stations will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
This application also confirms that the new Tesla Superchargers in 56 stalls will be located here:
"The existing asphalt parking lot will be repaired, resurfaced, and restriped to provide for 24 standard parking spaces, 4 of which will be ADA accessible. A total of 56 Tesla EV charging spaces will be provided, 2 of which will be ADA accessible ( under separate permit). A total of 9 additional EV charging spaces will be provided, which are not part of Tesla spaces."
Supercharger - Firebaugh, CA— MarcoRP - Supercharge Updates (@MontrealTesla) September 15, 2020
-along W Panoche Rd, just off I-5
-56 V3 Tesla Superchargers!!
So @elonmusk, were you planning to reveal this on Battery Day??@Model3Owners @teslaownersSV @BLKMDL3 @Sofiaan @EliBurton_ @vincent13031925 @Kristennetten pic.twitter.com/c1guKtM2re
Despite an impressive 56 charging stalls—making the location the largest for Supercharging in the US—it won't be the largest in the world. It is known that currently Tesla is building a Supercharger station on the territory of Giga Shanghai, which is likely to consist of more than 60 stalls. According to the photo from the video, there will be 4 rows of 16 or 17 charging points in each.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.