Tesla Maps Supercharger Station Expansion In Asia

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) revealed its expansion plans for its supercharger stations in Asia through a map posted on Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) on Wednesday.

Based on the map, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) plans to build a number of supercharging stations in China and Japan to allow Model S drivers to travel across the country. The map showed that the electric car manufacturer will build many supercharging stations in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

In Japan, the map showed that Tesla would build supercharger stations in every prefecture from Sapporo to Kagoshima prefecture.

Tesla delivered first Model S in Japan

The electric car manufacturer tweeted the map for its proposed supercharger network expansion in Asia through 2015 after it started delivering its first Model S electric vehicles to customers in Japan on September 8.

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) delivered one of the nine models to the executive vice president of Panasonic Corporation (TYO:6752), its manufacturing partner for the gigafactory.

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, “The heart of the Model S is Japanese” given the fact that the batteries of the electric vehicle are made in Japan. The electric car manufacturer intends to build a largest supercharger network in Japan. The company current has four supercharger stations at its service center in Yokohama.

First right-hand drive Model S shipped to Hong Kong

In July, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) delivered its first S right hand drive Model S in Hong Kong and inaugurated its two supercharging stations in Hong Kong. According to the electric car manufacturer, the first two superchargers in the country are the latest and the most advanced models and plans to build additional superchargers across the country.

Tesla supercharging milestone

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) currently has 112 charging station in North America, 61 stations in Europe and 17 stations in China and Japan.  According to the electric car manufacturer, its supercharger network is now the largest fast-charging network on the planet. Tesla said Model S customers can charge 50% of the battery of the vehicle in just 20 minutes or a full charge at around 40 minutes at its supercharging stations.

In June, the company said its supercharger network passed a charging milestone, delivering more than 1GWh of energy to Model S in one month, which represents 3.7 million miles driven, 168,000 gallons of gas saved and 4.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide offset.

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