Tesla Supercharger network can charge Model S half way full in 30 min
Tesla has been busy installing its Supercharger charging station for the model S EV all around the world. There are multiple Supercharger locations in the US and a bunch of them in Europe as well. Tesla has announced that it has opened its first location in Switzerland.
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According to Tesla, the new Swiss Supercharger location will electrify the route between Zurich and Geneva. Tesla opened its first Supercharger station in Norway in August and in the Netherlands in December of this year. With the new Supercharger station in Switzerland, and more stations set to open in Europe soon Tesla says that drivers will be able to travel from Germany to Switzerland and Australia this winter.
The Supercharger network in the US and Europe can be used at no cost 24/7 for owners of properly equipped Tesla model S cars. The Supercharger network is able to charge the battery packs of the car significantly faster because it bypasses the charging system of the car and puts the power directly into the batteries.
By the end of 2014, Tesla expects to have 100% of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Denmark within 320km of a Supercharger location. During the same period Tesla expects to cover about 90% of the population of England, Wales, and Sweden.