BEIJING – Tesla opened its 100th supercharging station in China on July 16 in Beijing.
Tesla CTO JB Straubel said that China has become Tesla’s fastest growing and second largest market. On the basis of cooperating with China on public charging facility building, Tesla will also continue to strengthen efforts on building its self-owned public and household charging network and improve charging experiences for drivers.
Since entering China in 2014, Tesla has by far built near 400 supercharging poles and 1,300 destination charging poles in some 100 cities, which are dotted near expressway entrances and downtown business areas. Tesla’s charging facilities have covered half of the nation and are dotted in Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and “Jingjinji” region (Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province), which can satisfy drivers’ charging needs during long journeys.
Currently, Tesla provides a “3+1” charging solution with household charging as the mainstream, supercharging supportive, destination charging supplementary and mobile charging for emergency.
Tesla’s Public Charging Partner Program has also been in full swing. Under the program, hotel chains, commercial properties, office buildings and banks are invited to co-build its charging facilities.
Tesla has previously cooperated with China Minsheng Bank, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Walmart stores on building these facilities.