Tesla's Public EV Charging Network
(Tesla "Superchargers")

The "uptime" of this network is 99.95%
The average uptime of all the other public charging stations: ~50%
And other companies install 4-6 stalls at each location


For these three EVs on a 560 mile road trip
over two days using public charging stations:

Tesla Model 3: $56 at Tesla public chargers
The BYD Seal: $92 at "other" public chargers
The VW ID7: $114 at "other" public chargers

Why is Tesla less expensive? Two reasons: 1) Their public chargers are not profit centers. The "other" public chargers are for-profit businesses. The Tesla public chargers come with their cars. The electricity you use costs you what Tesla pays for it plus about 10% for maintenance.  2) Teslas are very energy efficient. They get more miles per KWh of electricity than other EVs because Tesla doesn't skimp on the cost of their engineers; they hire the best and the brightest, and they don't mind paying what these people are worth. This is not how "profits are #1" companies operate (VW, GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, BMW, etc.).

By the way, those canopies are solar panels that feed large
Tesla battery packs that are then used to supply electricity to the
cars charging. So you will get some of your fuel from the sun.

As of September 2021. As of June 2023, 45,000 Superchargers



On September 14th, 2023 Tesla installed
their 50,000th Supercharger in the world!

They normally look like the one on the right, but the 50,000th charger
got a special look. And a plaque! It's in Roseville, California.
BTW, Tesla started installing chargers 11 years ago.
As they tell it, their cars come with a charging network.


Tesla's new version 3 Supercharger
More power, faster charging times, longer cable
Will eventually replace all the existing chargers

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