Tesla plan to roll-out electric car Supercharger network across Europe

Tesla Model S

The electric car manufacturers announce intentions to bump up support for their European customer base.

European drivers of the Tesla’s Model S electric car could find driving across the continent all the more easier by the Winter should their plans for European expansion come to fruition.

Within their proposals Tesla hope to provide a dedicated network of Supercharger stations spread across major traffic routes in 7 new European countries including the UK. Tesla’s Superchargers are proprietary charging stations allowing drivers to quickly charge their cars for free, a typical charge taking around 75 minutes.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk notes that, “By the end of this year, we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only Superchargers.”

The proposed network will build upon 14 Superchargers currently to be found in, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and the Netherlands.

Tesla project sales of their cars across Europe and Asia to be double those within North America by the end of 2014, so providing better support is certainly within their best interests.

To help facilitate their Supercharger roll-out, Tesla also plan to build 30 new service and sales centres. In the UK the first service centres outside of London are planned for Birmingham and Manchester.

A full list of Tesla’s proposed service stations can be found here and a map of their Supercharger network here

image: © Tesla Motors Inc.