Tesla has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent in the UK. The latest addition of Supercharger location is located at Eclipse Park, just off the M20, at Junction 7. The main motive behind choosing this location was to give UK Model S owners easy access to the Eurotunnel and beyond to Europe.
In the last few weeks, Tesla has taken the total number of Supercharger locations in the UK to 17. Full UK and Ireland coverage is planned by the end of 2016. There are more than 300 Supercharger stations with over 1600 Superchargers worldwide. In Europe alone, there are 123 Supercharger stations with over 660 Superchargers. Tesla’s Supercharer network is the largest and the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world.
More information is available in the press release below.
MAIDSTONE SUPERCHARGERS OPEN UK TO EUROPEAN NETWORK – Press Release
New Superchargers at Eclipse Park
UK, January 20, 2015 – Tesla has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent. This latest addition to the Supercharger network is part of a rapid expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent. Supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles.
The Maidstone Superchargers are located at Eclipse Park, which is managed by the Gallagher Group and conveniently located just off the M20, at Junction 7. The Superchargers can be accessed in the car park, which offers free parking to Model S owners whilst charging. Located on the route from London to Folkestone, the Maidstone Superchargers give easy access to the Eurotunnel and beyond to Europe.
“The Maidstone Superchargers are an exciting addition to the network, enabling travel through Europe from the UK and for our European owners to be able to drive easily into the UK,” said Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director. “Currently, the European network extends down to the south of France and Italy, and up to Norway and Sweden.”
Cllr Malcolm Greer, Cabinet Member at Maidstone Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that Maidstone will form part of Tesla’s European supercharging infrastructure. It is a massive leap forward in electric car technology. The idea of being able to travel across the UK and the continent without generating pollution or having to pay for fuel is not only good for the environment but also good for the wallet. I was very pleased to hear that our planners were able to turn this application around in six weeks to meet Tesla’s timetable.”
In the last few weeks, the Supercharger network has been strengthened with new locations in Exeter, Warrington, Heathrow, Bristol and the UK’s largest Supercharger station in Westfield White City taking the total to 17 stations in the UK. Tesla plans full UK and Ireland coverage by the end of next year to enable travel throughout the British Isles.
WORLD’S LARGEST FAST-CHARGING NETWORK
Model S’s unmatched range and Supercharger network make long distance travel easy for drivers. A Supercharger replenishes half a charge in as little as 20 minutes. Supercharger stations are strategically placed along well-travelled routes to allow Model S owners to drive long distances with minimal stops. In the UK, Superchargers stretch from Exeter to Edinburgh and links to the European Supercharger network via Maidstone. The European network extends from Northern Norway to Italy and Slovenia. Supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles.
Tesla has energised more than 300 Supercharger stations with over 1600 Superchargers worldwide, making it both the largest and the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world. In Europe, there are 123 Supercharger stations with over 660 Superchargers. For all Supercharger locations, visit www.teslamotors.com/en_GB/Supercharger