Electric car maker Tesla recently expanded its Supercharger charging network, reaching another milestone by opening the world’s largest Supercharger charging station located between two of Tesla’s major markets.
Tesla’s fleet is growing at a fast pace and the automaker is adding more electric cars on the road than any other carmaker.
Meanwhile, the company is trying to maintain its infrastructure, such as: service centers, mobile service fleet, and shipping infrastructure in order to support its growing fleet.
Tesla’s charging infrastructure mainly consists of the Supercharger network, which is arguably one of the company’s greatest assets.
And Tesla recently announced that it has added its 20,000th Supercharger network to its supercharger.
The company opened the new Supercharger Station in Firebaugh, California, which has become the largest supercharger charging station in the world.
Tesla had planned to place 56 Supercharger charging booths at the new terminal, making it likely the world’s largest Supercharger charging station.
Tesla has few Supercharger stations with 50 booths in China, but 56 booths is a new record.
This new terminal – with 56 Supercharger charging stations – will be six times larger than the average Tesla regular Supercharger charging stations.
It is located between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, two of Tesla’s major markets in the world, and there is also a convenience store and restaurant on site that Tesla owners can use during the charging process.
Tesla also built solar canopies to provide shade to vehicles while also helping to power the Supercharger Station.
The automaker has promised to add more solar capacity at its Supercharger plants, but the start-up has been somewhat slow.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said: Tesla will accelerate the addition with the introduction of the Supercharger V3 stations, which started last year.
The station will likely not hold the title of the largest in the world for long, as Tesla is building a 64-stall charging station in Shanghai, China.
Supercharger V3 stations, which are able to complete a charging session in less than 30 minutes, go a long way toward ensuring a single site can accommodate and support large numbers of vehicles each day.
👀👀 56 V3 Superchargers confirmed!! Club Member Teresa K. With the hot 🔥 scoop! Thank you @elonmusk and the @tesla supercharger team for working so hard to accelerate the transition and building out this amazing network for us! ⚡️🔋🇺🇸 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/HkcccK8ZjM— Tesla Owners East Bay (@TeslaOwnersEBay) November 14, 2020