Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that Tesla is planning a SuperCharger expansion which will cover “100 percent of Europe” next year. Tesla CEO further said that the Supercharger network can charge a vehicle to around 80 percent battery capacity in 40 minutes and it will spread from “Ireland to Kiev, from Norway to Turkey.”
Some time ago, Elon Musk has promised these plans of SuperCharger expansion, and now officially announced its working. The company planned the preparations of Model 3 for the European markets earlier in November and to display showrooms in various countries across the continent. At that time, Tesla said that the Vehicle’s European version will come along with the Combined Charging System (CCS) fast charging-compatible ports. And Tesla wants to upgrade its existing Superchargers in the continent with CCS plugs before Model 3.
Currently, Elon Musk also promised that the Charger capacity would be doubled by the end of 2019. Tesla network has grown very quickly in recent years and According to the EV site, Electrek notes Tesla wanted to have 18,000 Superchargers up. But it fell short of the goal and could only produce 11,853 chargers online at the time of publication.
However, In a follow-up tweet from Elon Musk in which he suggests a similar coverage would be available in Africa by 2020 and for the record Tesla has zero Superchargers in Africa, and as per its coverage map non of them are coming soon.
Other companies like OVO and Ubriticity have catered for electric vehicle owners, plus they don’t have their own garage or parking space near to the home to stretch a cable from a wall-mounted charger. Musk revealed that the company is in talks with landlords to sign an agreement and get chargers installed in apartments buildings, which will help city dwellers to jump aboard the electric vehicle revolution.