Musk Says Supercharging Network to Double Next Year

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk announced a major expansion of the Supercharging network by the end of 2019.

Musk said Tesla Supercharger capacity will double by the end of next year. He said the network “will be within range of 95% to 100% of population in all active markets.”

Tesla’s website currently shows 11,414 chargers in all active markets, which is short of the company’s goal for 18,000 Superchargers around the world by the end of this year. So, double the current number would put 23,000 Superchargers in service around this time next year.

Musk also said that the next generation of the company’s fast-charging stations called Supercharger V3 will start rolling out “early next year.”

Musk also said the charge rate would be “much faster.” Tesla executives have suggested that the charge rate for the next Supercharger’s will be about 250 kW.

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