Tesla to double its charging network by the end of 2017

Tesla charging network

Tesla will be doubling its charging network across the world this year, the automaker has announced.

Currently, there are over 5,000 Supercharger connectors across the world that recharge Tesla vehicles within minutes. There are also 9,000 Destination Charging connectors around the world, which provide hotels, resorts and restaurants with Tesla Wall Connectors. By the end of 2017, Tesla says it will double bring the global number of Superchargers to over 10,000 and the amount of Destination Charging connectors to over 15,000.

In North America, the number of Superchargers will increase 150 percent. Many new sites will soon enter construction to open in advance of the summer travel season.

Going forward, Tesla says it will build larger sites along busy travel routes that can accommodate several dozen Teslas Supercharging simultaneously. The company is also looking to build more sites off of main highways to benefit people who drive locally.

In Canada, there are currently 22 Superchargers installed across Ontario, Vancouver and Quebec, among other provinces. Canadian fees for using these stations were revealed in January. Earlier this year, the company also opened up its eighth Canadian dealership in Oakville, Ontario.

An interactive Supercharger map that also shows expansion plans can be found here.

Source: Tesla