Tesla’s Supercharger fast charging stations will reach the UK next year. Tesla’s founder, Elon Musk announced the expansion of the programme at the Frankfurt motor show.
The rollout of the Supercharger network will include sites in London, and key locations in Germany, France, Norway, Austria, Holland, Switzerland and Sweden.
Tesla says the Superchargers are the “most advanced charging technology in the world” and can charge the Tesla Model S 20 times faster than a standard power source. A half charge is possible in around 20 minutes.
The first network of Europan Supercharging stations opened in Norway last month, allowing Tesla owners to travel for free across the country. By the end of 2014, 90 per cent of residents in England and Wales will be less than 200 miles from a Supercharger. They will be located near roadside restaurants, cafes and shopping centres.