Tesla is going to open its first Supercharger station in Latvia, as the company continues the global expansion of its charging network. 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.
Tesla closed a deal on Tuesday with the city of Rezekne, Latvia, to build its first Supercharger station in the country, Drive Tesla Canada reported. On August 31, an auction was held whereby the company acquired the right to lease a land plot with an area of 100 m2 (1076 ft2) on Stacijas street 30. The intended purpose of this site is a fast-charging station for electric vehicles. The contract represents Tesla's right to use this site for 20 years, the rent will be €1.10 per m2 per year.
Local authorities are encouraged by the arrival of Tesla and see positive changes in the construction of the charging station. Deputy Chairman of the Rezekne City Council Alexei Stets said that the popularity of electric vehicles in the car market has begun to grow, therefore it is important for Rezekne to follow the trends: “There is already one charging station for electric vehicles in Rezekne... however, it is essential to expand the network of stations, as more and more people choose to use more environmentally friendly transport in their daily life.”
Tesla's website has not yet indicated the opening date, so it is difficult to predict when it will take place. The manufacturer also intends to install another Supercharger in Salaspils, though the exact address and date of its opening are also not specified.
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