Tesla continue charge to develop UK network of Car Superchargers
28th December 2014
Birmingham is the location for Tesla’s newest store and service centre in the UK. It is the fourth such site in this country and is, says Tesla, perfectly placed to serve customers and Model S owners across the Midlands.
Situated just five-minutes from the A45 and A38, the new facility features a Model S design studio, a four-bay service area and a purpose-built delivery bay.
It will join a network of Tesla stores and service centres across the whole country. The company is currently recruiting for future sites in Manchester, Bristol, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The company will continue to hold test-drive events around the UK.
Meanwhile, the company’s burgeoning Supercharger presence continues apace. Six such Supercharging sites are now open across the UK.
Londoner’s will be spoilt by the addition of three such centres soon to be located at Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge and Westfield White City. They will join the existing Supercharger facilities located at Portman Square and Royal Victoria Docks.
Georg Ell, Tesla’s country director for the UK and Ireland, told EcoCars4Sale: “We are working on additional London locations with new sites to be announced shortly. Our plan for routes around the UK is also under way and we now have four locations outside of the capital.”
He is referring to the sites in Reading, Bristol and Edinburgh – as well as the new facility in Birmingham, announced today.
Within the short- to medium-term, Tesla predicts that Model S drivers will be able to drive the length of the UK relying only on Superchargers.
A Supercharger replenishes half a charge in as little as 20 minutes. Supercharger sites are strategically placed along well-travelled routes to allow Model S owners to drive long-distances with minimal stops.
Tesla has already energised 237 Superchargers worldwide, with 83 of these being located in Europe. This makes it both the largest and the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world.
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