I recall in March 2016 that Musk said Tesla would double the number of Superchargers by the end of 2017. "By the end of next year, we will double the number of Superchargers and quadruple the number of Destination Chargers," Musk said at the Model 3 unveiling event on March 31. Tesla's SuperCharging Network is Expanding Rapidly However, when I checked the number of superchargers on March 31st (on supercharge.info - tho not official, VERY accurate), there were 607 supercharger stations worldwide. That would mean Tesla plans to have approximately 1200 open before the end of this year. But, as of today, there are only 843 - and of those, only 46 were opened in 2017. Only 18 were opened in the U.S. Also, consider this. In the same article linked above (which was published on Sept 9, 2016), it reasoned by referencing the 2015 10-K and the number of SChrg stations at the time, that Tesla planned to have 884 superchargers by the end of 2016. Now, we are almost 4 months beyond 2016 and still are not at that number. In fact, based on the number that have opened so far this year, we will not hit the "end of 2016" number until the end of August. And to reach the "double" figure that Musk stated (~1200) would require another 2.5 years. "So how's Tesla holding up on this expansion, so far? Today, Tesla has 4,311 Superchargers, located at 698 locations. While this isn't a bad start, it could be argued that the company is running behind. The most striking evidence that this is the case is that Tesla said in its 2015 10-K that it planned to "energize about 300 new Supercharger locations" in 2016. Tesla ended 2015 with 584 Supercharger locations; this would mean Tesla intended to end 2016 with nearly 884 locations." I guess my question is - did Tesla decide that the number of SuperChargers they THOUGHT would be required for the M3 was too high and revised their plan - or will we not see ramped up production of the M3 until much later than we are all expecting? The only other alternative to the 2 above is that Tesla plans to really increase the number of superchargers before the end of the year. But, it would require having 80 to 100 stations being build simultaneously through the rest of the year. I don't think I can recall ever seeing more than 25 to 30 being built world-wide at the same time. The number of known supercharger permit applications doesn't give any indication that the build-out is about to ramp-up (though, counting known permits it's not a perfect indicator, it has been pretty useful in the past to predict future construction). Anyone have any thoughts on this? Does this have any bearing on the M3 release? Will we see the M3 rolled out like the X? Produce a handful in July for Tesla fans/friends and then no production for several months? And current owners. Are you worried about the West coast stations becoming more crowded than they already are?