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Tesla Superchargers are being built so fast it’s hard to keep track of them all!

Electric vehicles need to stay charged, and Tesla is making sure they do!  Tesla is working to ensure that cars, the Semi, future Cybertrucks, and even non-Teslas stay charged.  This article celebrates the progress Tesla is making and also looks ahead to where Tesla Supercharging is headed.  

INCREDIBLE PROGRESS IN CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND WORLDWIDE

In California in 2022 an astonishing 49 Superchargers were built from January to December.  This amounts to an incredible 639 new supercharger stalls! (see Tesla Charging) Most recently another Supercharger station went live on December 8 in Visalia.  

In Texas, 23 new Supercharger stations were added in less than 6 months from June to Dec 8, 2022, adding 284 more V3 Supercharger stalls!

Dallas-Fort Worth and metro areas are offering more options for charging than ever before. New Supercharging stalls have been added in McKinney, Allen, Addison, Ennis, Plano and in Dallas to already existing Superchargers for a total of 14 around the area! But the real surprise is how many more are slated to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area! 11 more supercharging stations, reaching from Arlington to Plano to Frisco and Denton will be opening in 2023.

Dallas-Fort Worth and the metropolitan area have the largest population (second to Houston) in the state of Texas. 

Newly opened Superchargers in Allen, Texas. Photo Courtesy Vi Gold.
Newly opened Superchargers in Allen, Texas. Photo Courtesy Vi Gold.

My hometown of Austin and its surrounding metropolitan areas all the way from near San Antonio up to Waco have seen tremendous Supercharger growth.  If you travel between San Antonio and Georgetown, Texas, there are 17 supercharger stations available with an 18th planned to open in Q2 2023 in Georgetown.  

Tesla is adding Superchargers all across the USA.  California may welcome one of the largest Supercharger stations ever in Coalinga with 164 stalls, according to Tesla filings cited by Drive Tesla Canada.


This map by Tesla gets updated every day and gives you an idea of the many V3 and V2 fast charging stations in the USA. For the latest locations, see Tesla | Charging.

MAKING SUPERCHARGING A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE

Occasionally, Tesla mobile tire service visits superchargers to offer free air/tire checks. Zach from Twitter encountered this recently.   “Super nice technicians going around asking people if they want their tires filled while they charge.”  

Tesla Mobile Tire Service at Rancho Cucamonga, California Superchargers filling up customers’ tires with air. Photo Courtesy Zach BLKMDL3.
Tesla Mobile Tire Service at Rancho Cucamonga, California Superchargers filling up customers’ tires with air. Photo Courtesy Zach BLKMDL3.

Some Superchargers like Kettleman City, California, serve beverages, provide restrooms and even offer limited merch for sale. My take is that as people need to Supercharge more, Tesla may offer conveniences like this in other locations.

Tesla Coffee Shop. Photo Courtesy Zach BlkModel3.
Tesla Coffee Shop. Photo Courtesy Zach BlkModel3.

FUTURE GROWTH: CHARGING SEMI, CYBERTRUCK, AND NON-TESLAS

Dan Priestley, Sr. manager of Semi truck engineering, spoke at the Tesla Semi delivery event, saying that in 2023 chargers that will support both the Semi and the Cybertruck will be coming to already existing superchargers.  Tesla has built Superchargers at Buc-ee’s in over 26 stores in 7 states and can be expected to expand rapidly. These and more may become places where you’ll see Cybertrucks charging.  If you plan to buy a Cybertruck, this is welcome news!

Tesla plans to grow Superchargers to allow non-Teslas room to charge.  Don’t be surprised if you supercharge alongside a Rivian or a Ford Lightening pickup truck next year!  

Ford 150 Lightning. Photo Courtesy Zach BlkMdl3.
Ford 150 Lightning. Photo Courtesy Zach BlkMdl3.

TESLA ASKS YOU TO VOTE ON SUPERCHARGER LOCATIONS

From California to Maine and all around the world, there are more Superchargers being installed every day.  You can make requests for your area directly to Tesla.  Tesla says, “Vote on Tesla’s next Supercharger site. Every 3-month voting cycle, you can cast multiple votes to help us decide on new Supercharger locations. Cast a total of 5 votes (1 per location) for proposed Supercharger sites.”

CONCLUSION

My take is that it’s so much easier to build Tesla supercharger stations than any other type of charging infrastructure. And much much easier than building petroleum stations!

  • Incredible progress and expansion of superchargers is taking place worldwide, I gave specific examples of this happening in Texas and California.
  • Tesla works to make supercharging a great experience. Tesla mobile tire service offered customers tire air checks at one Supercharging station, and KettlemanCity offers customers a lounge, restrooms, beverages, and even merch for sale!
  • Tesla plans to grow superchargers to allow non-Tesla’s room to charge as well.  Don’t be surprised if you go to charge your Tesla next year and pull up next to a Ford Lightning or a Rivian pick up truck.
  • 2023 will be an incredible year as megachargers will be built to support both the Semi and the Cybertruck.
  • Don’t worry if there’s not a Tesla Supercharger location right near you, just vote on it, at Tesla Supercharger Voting. You can vote for five locations!
Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash
Photo of downtown Austin by Spencer Davis on Unsplash

Gail Alfar, author. Exclusive to What’s Up Tesla – December 11, 2022. All Rights Reserved. My goal as an author is to support Tesla and Elon Musk in both making life better on earth for humans and becoming a space-fairing civilization. Header image Courtesy Bennett on Twitter. 

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