Last week, Tesla marked the continued rapid expansion of its fast-charging network by opening its 50th Supercharging location in Europe. The unveiling of the new site in Narbonne, France, is another step towards an extensive Supercharger network in Tesla’s major European markets, including the UK, Scandinavia, the DACH region, Benelux, and France.
Since the first installation in Norway, August 2013, Tesla’s European Supercharger network has expanded rapidly. Supercharger routes now enable free electric travelbetween major cities and the most popular highways from Scandinavia to the French Riviera.Routes covered include Oslo-Stockholm-Copenhagen, Hamburg to Geneva and Berlin toFrankfurt. In France, the “Route du Soleil” runs from Paris to the Cote d’Azur and newlocations in the north are coming soon to allow travel to Amsterdam. In the UK, newSupercharger sites open in London and Birmingham this week.
Tesla recently energised its 168th Supercharger worldwide, making it both the largest and the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world. In July, the European Supercharger network alone delivered more than 600 MWh of energy to Model S vehicles. That energy accounts for a collective 2.2 million miles driven, the equivalent distance of driving to the moon and back four and a half times. In this same month, Superchargers in Europe have saved more than 380,000 litres of petrol and offset up to 1,100 tons of carbon dioxide.