Tesla’s first mass-produced electric car has already received around 600,000 orders worldwide. Deliveries are scheduled to start from later this year, leading to a dramatic increase in demand for chargers.
As such, Tesla will increase its global Supercharger network from 5000 to 10,000 by the end of 2017, with a total of 15,000 Destination Chargers – which are located in public places such as restaurants and theme parks – also due to be active by then.
Tesla UK is yet to confirm what volume of chargers will be installed in Britain, but a large number are expected to be added to the 35-strong Supercharger and 160-strong Destination Charger network, due to the market’s relatively high demand for Teslas. The UK ranks alongside Norway as the biggest buyer of Teslas in Europe.