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Map references

Supercharge.info map - Detailed site location information for existing and upcoming Superchargers for which there is firm evidence (planning or construction). Click on markers for detailed site information; for recent updates refer to the Changes tab.

Get notifications on supercharger.info’s UK changes via https://twitter.com/supercharge_uk (turn on feed alerts) - thanks to @scottrobertson

TOGUK Google map - Existing and upcoming Superchargers accurate to postcode level plus additional layers for more speculative site locations.

Marker links in the tables below also reference Tesla's map.

PlugShare’s supercharger list - Tesla and PlugShare have a unique partnership and all Supercharger locations are locked against edits. Locations in construction are usually ‘hidden’ until Tesla asks for them to be public. It is not unusual for locations to appear ‘live’ on PlugShare a few days before Tesla’s own site has been updated.

Planning authorities for Motorway Service Areas (MSAs) - a list of local authorities responsible for authorising planning applications relevant to each service area. These can be used as a way to researching the history or new plans at a service area.

Sites which have been opened since Jan 2021

Date openedSupercharger
(Tesla marker)
Supercharge.info
map reference
Target openingLocation (target marker location comments) & notesRef.
26/02/21King's LynnKing's Lynn, UKQ1 2021 (early: target was Q3)Dragonfly Hotel (close to indicative marker). Note visitors need to register at the hotel to avoid a potential parking fine (contact the hotel in the first instance if this happens) [8 x V3 250 kW]#2786 (27/02/21)
19/03/21Nottingham - Loughborough RoadNottingham (SC), UKQ1 2021 (on schedule)West Bridgford SC - 4/8 active currently (<1.5 mi from indicative target marker) [4 x V3 250 kW]#2830 (19/03/21)
26/03/21MansfieldMansfield - East Midlands Designer Outlet, UKNot previously listedEast Midlands Designer Outlet (no known previous marker) [8 x V3 250 kW]#2865 (26/03/21)
31/03/21UxbridgeUxbridge, UKQ1 2021 (on schedule)Ground Floor, intu Uxbridge Shopping Centre (The Chimes) (close to indicative marker) [12 stall: V2 150 kW]#2923
(04/04/21)
01/04/21Berwick
Adderstone
Adderstone, UKQ1 2021 (virtually on schedule)Target marker ("Berwick") was at Berwick-upon-Tweed, actual location is at Adderstone Services / Purdy Lodge Hotel, 16 miles southeast along A1. Originally 8 stalls were constructed but then dug up and reconfigured to 6 [6 x V3 250 kW]#2899 (01/04/21)
01/04/21Leicester (note Tesla's Leicester marker points to a proposed location not the Supercharger which has gone missing - May 21)Leicester, UKQ2 2021 (on schedule)Commissioned but unavailable on 1st April, first charge on 2nd April. Note limited opening times: Nav reports 06:00 - 00:00, Fosse Park says car park closes around 11 p.m. from 12/04/21. Located at Fosse Park West, 2.5 mi from target marker (which was near Leicester Forest East services) [8 x V3 250 kW]#2911
(02/04/21)
28/04/21Flint MountainFlint Mountain, UKQ2 2021 (on schedule)OYO Mountain Park Hotel, Flint, Wales (target marker was <1 mi away in Flint Mountain Village) [8 x V3 250 kW]#3032
(28/04/21)
30/04/21RugbyRugby, UKQ2 2021 (on schedule)Moto Rugby Services (target marker was 3 mi away in Rugby town centre). Available as planned as part of the opening of the new service area [12 x V3 250 kW]#3050 (30/04/21)

Sites which have expanded/upgraded since Jan 2021

Date openedSuperchargerPrevious SpecNew SpecRef.
01/04/21Canary Wharf4 stall / 130 kW12 stall: 8 x V3 250 kW and 4 x V2 150 kW. Relocated to a different floor in the same car park.#2907
(01/04/21)


Upcoming Sites from Tesla.com/permits/construction/awaiting commission (please don’t add unconfirmed rumours)​

The tables below show proposed sites listed on Tesla's website (Tesla Superchargers in the United Kingdom), grouped by Tesla's Target Opening date. Historically these have been approximate in terms of both location and timing; some markers may end up being removed. Since January 2021, Tesla have indicated the target site information will be updated quarterly.

Additional sites not on Tesla's list are also included: if construction has started they are listed in the first table below, other sites (typically where planning requests have been submitted) are listed separately at the end.

Tesla have a separate list of proposed Service Centres on their website (Tesla Service Centers [sic] in United Kingdom), many of which end up with Superchargers. These are included as additional sites if they are not captured by Tesla's proposed Supercharger list but there is evidence (planning or construction) of Superchargers being installed.
Links in the Local Name column open the supercharge.info map centred on the site location marker. Click the marker for more information.

Q2 2021​


MarkerLocal NameTarget OpeningPlans/PermitNotesRef.
AberystwythAberystwyth Park Lodge HotelQ2 2021A local source reports (mid May) that construction may be underway at the Park Lodge Hotel.
Tesla marker is a notional location near the town centre. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q3 2021).
#3107 (12/05/21)
CardiffCardiff Service CentreQ2 2021Cardiff Council
[Permission granted
15/09/20]
Under construction: 8 stalls in the indicative location shown in planning drawings. Looking nearly complete as of early May: fenced off with tombstones and parking signs in place [8 x V3 250 kW]#3093
(08/05/21)
ReadingReading Service CentreQ2 2021Reading Borough Council
[“Give consent” - 19/01/21]
Preferred SUC and substation location indicated on Service Centre signage planning application document (Site Signage - P3). Note Tesla map has a separate marker for a planned service centre, so the Supercharger marker could be a reference to another site (see Reading - Burghfield, below).#2666 (07/01/21)

Q3 2021​


MarkerLocal NameTarget OpeningPlans/PermitNotesRef.
BelfastQ3 2021Marker is not in the town centre, nor a road junction - it's in a public carpark close to the M3/A12 junction. Real or fluke?
BirchMoto Birch WestboundQ3 2021Rochdale Council
[Grant subject to conditions
02/09/20]
10x V3 and 6 Ecotricity. In Jan 2021 Tesla had two Birch markers with identical locations midway between the separate eastbound/westbound service areas. One marker was removed in April 2021 but it would make sense for both service areas to be target locations. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021).#1582 (29/07/21)
East LeedsQ3 2021Possible candidates: Extra Skelton Lake Services, a new Doncaster Service Centre or Thorpe Park development. Thorpe Park includes a new East Leeds train station and is adjacent to the planned East Leeds Orbital road, matching the Tesla marker name and is <1 mi from marker. 190 EV car parking spaces coming to multi story - no network names mentioned.
Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021).
#2875
(29/03/21)
FerrybridgeFerrybridge ServicesQ3 2021Nothing found and no activity at services (11-Apr)Marker is in the middle of a motorway junction, not the town centre nor the likely location at the Moto service area. Name gives it away really. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q1 2021).#2959
11/4/21
Milton KeynesQ3 2021This marker appears to have replaced one previously located at Newport Pagnell Services M1 Northbound. Looks like a notional location near the town centre. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021).
NewquayQ3 2021Marker is at Trenance Holiday Park, likely just an indicative location.
PlymouthQ3 2021Marker location looks notional: in the middle of the city area on the Manadon Roundabout.
RownhamsRownhams Northbound ServicesQ3 2021Test Valley Council
[“PERMISSION subject to conditions & notes” - 16/04/21]
12x V3 and 10 Ecotricity. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021).#2607 (23/12/20)
SevenoaksQ3 2021Marker in town centre: location looks notional.
Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021)
StratfordQ3 2021Marker location looks notional: in the middle of the Stratford area in east London, just north of Stratford International rail station.
TraffordThe Trafford CentreQ3 2021Marker is on M60 junction right next to the Trafford Centre. A site opposite Debenhams and the petrol station in Regent 14 car park is reportedly being progressed with the aim of having chargers in place by mid June/early July.#3096 (10/05/21)

Q4 2021​


MarkerLocal NameTarget OpeningPlans/PermitNotesRef.
BlythQ4 2021Marker is in town centre, but seems highly likely to be Moto service area close by. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q3 2021)
ChiswickQ4 2021Marker location looks notional: M4 Chiswick flyover.
Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021)
ExeterMoto Exeter ServicesQ4 2021Marker is on the Moto service area. Zap-Map press release all but confirms this will be joint venture with Ecotricity [suspect 12 x V3]#3,038
28/04/21
FerndownQ4 2021This is an odd one. The marker is a long way away from Ferndown - it's hard to see why you'd put a marker there if you were told to put it on Ferndown, nor why you would call it Ferndown if you had decided to put a marker there. There is a pub with small carpark at the location of the marker, but it feels more like a mistake than a real location. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q3 2021).
HeathrowQ4 2021Marker is at end of M4 Heathrow Airport spur. See also Heston, below. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q3 2021).
HullQ4 2021Marker location looks notional: road junction near Kingston Retail Park. A previous Hull marker appeared in 2017 but was removed the following year.
Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q3 2021).
KetteringQ4 2021Marker is not in town centre - it's in a shopping estate adjacent A14 J9. Looks like a real location. See also Kettering - Barton Hall Hotel, below. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q3 2021).
LiverpoolQ4 2021Marker is on "Liverpool Shopping Park", Edge Lane. Looks like a real location, but close enough to being a 'town centre' marker that this could be a fluke.
Oxford RedbridgeRedbridge Park and RideQ4 2021Oxford Council
20/03145/FUL
[Approved 24/02/21]
x12 V3 with Fastned [set to be largest EV site in UK]#2647 (05/01/21)
TamworthQ4 2021Possibly Moto service area at M42/A5 junction but no activity visible in mid March.#2822 (16/03/21)
TauntonQ4 2021Marker is east of the town, about 2 miles east of M5 Jct 25
ThurrockMoto Thurrock ServicesQ4 2021Thurrock Council
[Granted 28/08/20]
16x V3 and 10 Ecotricity. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021).#1581 (29/07/21)
TrenthamQ4 2021Marker is in the middle of a shopping estate carpark, not the centre of Trentham. Looks like a real location.

Q1 2022​


MarkerLocal NameTarget OpeningPlans/PermitNotesRef.
CroydonQ1 2022New marker added to map in April 2021, located in centre of Croydon (looks notional).
London GatewayQ1 2022New marker added to map in April 2021, located at London Gateway Port, Essex.
WinchesterQ1 2022New marker added to map in April 2021. Marker is a notional location in the city centre. The Winchester Service Centre is an obvious candidate but Tesla have reportedly had difficulty in securing planning permission.#3028 (28/04/21)

2022​


MarkerLocal NameTarget OpeningPlans/PermitNotesRef.
Brighton2022A Brighton marker has existed for many years (in 2017-18 the target date was "by end 2018"). Many have dreamed only to see their hopes dashed: be wary of being seduced by unconfirmed rumours in this much longed-for location.
Builth Wells2022Caer Beris Manor Hotel (already a Tesla Destination Charging location) at one point indicated on their website that they planned to host a Supercharger. Power supply may be one source of delay.#946
(08/11/19)
Cambridge2022At the start of 2020 this marker was labelled, and positioned at, Great Chesterford, target opening in 2020. Now looks like a notional location in the centre of Cambridge,#2656 (06/01/21)
FleetWelcome Break Fleet Southbound2022Constructed in September 2017Awaiting Commission (Sept 2017)
x12 V2. Marker precisely locates the well-known built but inactive superchargers in the southbound services. Rumoured to be held up by power supply issues. New tombstone covers added in Feb 2021 are thought to be purely cosmetic.
#2751
(16/02/21)
Leicester West2022New marker added to map in April 2021 but re-uses the old marker location just north of Leicester Forest East services. Could be just a case of not bothering to move the marker, or could be re-activating the expired plans for a Supercharger at LFE services?#1375 (28/05/20)

2023​


MarkerLocal NameTarget OpeningPlans/PermitNotesRef.
Bridgwater2023Marker is in town centre, but Moto service area on M5 is nearby; alternative rumours link the marker to the Gravity business park development. Target date changed in April 2021 (previously Q2 2021)#2696
(21/01/21)
LeavesdenMercure Hunton Park Hotel2023Marker is in the middle of Leavesden, some distance from the built-but-refused-planning Supercharger at Hunton Park. Marker could be a relic from this and now just indicate a general intent to find a replacement site in the area. A target date change in April 2021 (moved from Q2 2021 out to 2023) implies no progress expected in the near future.#1560 (26/07/20)

Unknown​


LocationLocal NameTarget OpeningPlans/PermitNotesRef.
GatesheadGridserve GatesheadTBCGateshead Council
[“Awaiting decision”- Plans updated 8/3/21 and 25/3/21]
x4 “Branded chargers”, likely Superchargers [Not on Tesla Map]#2609 (23/12/20)
Gatwick AirportGridserve GatwickTBCCrawley Council
[“Expired- pending decision”]
x8 “Branded chargers”, likely Superchargers [Not on Tesla Map]#2,719 (03/02/21)
NorwichGridserve Norwich EastTBC (Job postings for WH Smith’s point at Q3 2021)Broadland Council
[“Full Approval” - 18/09/20]
x8 “Branded chargers”, likely Superchargers [Not on Tesla Map]
UckfieldGridserve UckfieldTBCWealdon Council
[“Approval” - 16/03/21]
x8 “Branded chargers”, likely Superchargers [Not on Tesla Map]
GlasgowGlasgow Service CentreTBC (rumoured April)Glasgow Council
[“Grant Subject to Condition(s)” - 29/09/20]
x8 Superchargers [Not on Tesla Map]#1653 &
#2565 (11/12/20)
HestonMoto Heston Westbound ServicesTBCHounslow Council
[Approved 08-Jan-21]
x10 Superchargers. Planning ref 01256/A/P68 resubmitted 03-Nov-20. [Not on Tesla Map - nearest marker is Heathrow]
Pease PottageMoto Pease Pottage ServicesTBCMid Sussex Council
[Approved 27/08/20]
x12 Superchargers [Not on Tesla Map - nearest marker is Brighton]#2842 (22/03/21)
Reading - BurghfieldMoto Reading Westbound Services2021West Berks Council
[Approved 02/09/2020]
x12 Superchargers. [Not on Tesla Map but close to Reading marker - see Reading, above - target Q2 2021]#1932 (07/09/20)
StaffordMoto Stafford Northbound ServicesTBCStafford Council 20/32527/FUL
[Granted 29/10/20]
x12 Superchargers [Not on Tesla Map]
Kettering - Barton Hall HotelBarton Hall HotelTBCKettering Council
[Approved 13/12/2019]
x8 Superchargers. Barton Hall Hotel, Barton Road, Kettering, NN15 6SG. [Not on Tesla Map - nearest marker is Kettering]
Woodall - NorthboundWelcome Break Woodall ServicesTBCRotherham Council
[Granted 31/07/2018]
x32 Superchargers. [Not on Tesla Map - removed Novemeber 2019] Planning expires July 2021 (3 Years) unless work commences or Tesla reapply. Power supply issues rumoured to prevent construction starting.
Brighouse - NorthboundWelcome Break Hartshead MoorNever?Constructed in March 2017Never commissioned. x8 V2 stalls. Rumoured to be halted by a wayleave issue for running power across the neighbouring golf course. Some excitement in Feb/March 2021 when new covers were placed over the rotting tombstones, but the Tesla Map markers were removed in January 2021. The covers say "Coming Soon" but don't hold your breath!#2753 (18/02/21)
Brighouse - SouthboundWelcome Break Hartshead MoorNever?Constructed in March 2017Never commissioned. x8 V2 stalls. See Brighouse Northbound.
 
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Work underway as at yesterday.

I did see a report that the Darts Farm site near Exeter is being expanded with 8 additional bays (not verified).
 
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This Electric article mentions Supercharger expansion at Birmingham Hopwood Park. The article speculates 12 more bays are being built but on another forum 5 charger crates were counted = 10 extra bays. Ironically the article is mainly about US Supercharger network expansion ahead of the release of the Model 3 which won't affect the UK for a couple more years, but the current spike in construction activity is great news for the UK Model S & X owners!

There is also construction activity at the Oxford Supercharger, where 5 crates (=10 extra bays) have been spotted.

Info for both of the above has been scraped from other forums, I haven't been able to check for myself.
 

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If any of you have had the misfortune of waiting for an hour for one of the 2 bays in Warrington you will be pleased to know that there is a replacement site in plan.

Tesla representative acknowledged the issue, said it was well documented and a new site was coming soon, with old site to be decommissioned. Will be interesting to see if that is at the Lymm interchange so serving M56 and M6 both directions, or closer to Wales which is very underserved at Chester services perhaps.
 

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If any of you have had the misfortune of waiting for an hour for one of the 2 bays in Warrington you will be pleased to know that there is a replacement site in plan.

Tesla representative acknowledged the issue, said it was well documented and a new site was coming soon, with old site to be decommissioned. Will be interesting to see if that is at the Lymm interchange so serving M56 and M6 both directions, or closer to Wales which is very underserved at Chester services perhaps.
The Warrington replacement is almost certainly Burtonwood Services M62 J8 site mentioned above, not quite as well positioned as Lymm to serve travel in all directions but 8 charger cabinets are apparently on site which will give much more capacity than the current 2 bay site. A bit of a detour for the route in to North Wales but Tesla do have another "coming soon" site on the A55. No news of any construction activity in that area though, so it could be a while; there is always the option to use Ecotricity chargers with a CHAdeMO adapter in the meantime.

In the past when travelling north from South Wales I have avoided Warrington in the expectation that I'd have to wait and/or share, making Hopwood and Keele a more reliable strategy so I'm happy that this new site will give me more route options.

I wonder if the Park Royal hotel will install destination chargers when the Superchargers are decommissioned? it would seem like a good location for such a set-up.
 

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Stopped at Newport Parnell services (South) and saw this. Looks like a 20 bay supercharger station to me..
Not sure what the silver cabinets are to the right.

Also stopped at the fleet services (North) and saw a similar number supercharger going through the final implementation steps.
 

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Stopped at Newport Parnell services (South) and saw this. Looks like a 20 bay supercharger station to me..
Not sure what the silver cabinets are to the right.

Also stopped at the fleet services (North) and saw a similar number supercharger going through the final implementation steps.
Thanks for the photo! As noted by WannabeOwner the Newport Pagnell Southbound Supercharger has 12 bays (see also Tesla's website). However, I have seen comments suggesting that there is enough cabling/space available for a future 12 bay expansion at this location.

The silver cabinets to the right are the Supercharger units which generate the DC charging current. The charging stalls (the white frames holding the charge cables) are fairly simple in comparison - essentially just cabling (and lighting for the Tesla logo). Each Supercharger cabinet can generate up to 120 kW DC; charging stalls are connected to cabinets in pairs and power is shared between them if two cars are charging at the same time. So at Newport Pagnell there will be 6 Supercharger cabinets (they are out in the open in this case there but at some locations they are hidden behind fencing).
 

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I have seen a report of four Supercharger crates (=8 bays) spotted at Welcome Break Keele - Northbound (M6 Stoke-on-Trent). No photos as yet, but it would make sense to complement the four bays already installed on the southbound side. Hopefully the southbound side will also be expanded in due course.
 

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I have seen a report of four Supercharger crates (=8 bays) spotted at Welcome Break Keele - Northbound (M6 Stoke-on-Trent). No photos as yet, but it would make sense to complement the four bays already installed on the southbound side. Hopefully the southbound side will also be expanded in due course.
 

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Another report, this time for Tebay Services Southbound (M6 south of Penrith): construction pretty advanced with 8 charging stalls already in place. Confirmed by a couple of pictures on another Tesla forum. Great location: plugs a gap on the west coast route to/from Scotland but also handy for visitors to the Lake District.
 

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The Warrington replacement is almost certainly Burtonwood Services M62 J8 site mentioned above, not quite as well positioned as Lymm to serve travel in all directions but 8 charger cabinets are apparently on site which will give much more capacity than the current 2 bay site. A bit of a detour for the route in to North Wales but Tesla do have another "coming soon" site on the A55. No news of any construction activity in that area though, so it could be a while; there is always the option to use Ecotricity chargers with a CHAdeMO adapter in the meantime.

In the past when travelling north from South Wales I have avoided Warrington in the expectation that I'd have to wait and/or share, making Hopwood and Keele a more reliable strategy so I'm happy that this new site will give me more route options.

I wonder if the Park Royal hotel will install destination chargers when the Superchargers are decommissioned? it would seem like a good location for such a set-up.

I sincerely hope they DO NOT decommission the Warrington SC's at Park Royal. They are perfectly placed for me, travelling from e.g. Manchester into Wales, and I am sure for the many others I see there. The new Burtonwood site is welcome for sure but would necessitate diverting through Liverpool.
 

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