Tesla gives Scotland its first Supercharger
18th December 2014
Edinburgh Airport is the location for Tesla’s latest Supercharger, firmly establishing the company’s presence north of the border in Scotland as part of the company’s ambitious vision to allow owners of its Model S to drive anywhere in the UK relying only on Superchargers.
The new Supercharging site is accessible from the M8, M9 and A720 and is free to use for Supercharger-enabled vehicles. Model S drivers will have 24-hour access to the site, located in the car park off Almond Road, close to the terminal. On arrival, drivers will just need to press the button on the barrier and request access to the Supercharger. An hour of free parking is complimentary during the Supercharging process.
Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director, told ElectricCar2buy: “We’re really pleased to open our first Scottish Supercharger. The location makes travel in and around Edinburgh easy and also enables a route from Edinburgh to both Glasgow and Stirling, and beyond. It’s an exciting time for Tesla in Scotland. There are plans for an Edinburgh store and service centre next year, so watch this space for more activity.”
Gordon Dewar, Chief Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, told us: “It’s great that Edinburgh Airport is now home to Scotland’s first Tesla Supercharger, which will provide convenient service for Tesla owners when they arrive and depart. We’re committed to giving our passengers the best experience possible and today’s launch is a direct result of customer feedback. We look forward to a new partnership with Tesla and wish them luck in their Scottish ventures.”
This article was prepared by First4Auto exclusively for ElectricCar2Buy
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