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Tesla: 99 percent Americans within 150 miles of Supercharger

by Justin King

The network now spans across 1,327 sites globally, with nearly 11,000 individual chargers.

Tesla has announced that 99 percent of the US population is now within 150 miles of a Supercharger.

The global network now includes 1,327 Supercharger Stations, with a grand total of 10,854 individual charging connections.

Coinciding with production ramp-up of the Model 3, the company appears to be accelerating Supercharger buildout to support the surge in demand as new vehicle ownership jumps from tens of thousands of vehicles per year to hundreds of thousands of Model 3 sedans.

Site selection initially focused on long stretches of road between major cities. Tesla is now installing Superchargers in urban areas, serving both city residents and out-of-town visitors. The company has also begun to build larger rest areas where drivers can buy beverages and food while they wait for their car to charge.

Each year, Model S and X owners receive 400 kWh of free Supercharger credit, equating to approximately 1,000 miles of driving. Even with a cost of $0.26 per kWh after the free credits are used, the company suggests Supercharging is still much cheaper than gasoline. The pricing structure encourages owners to do most of their day-to-day charging at home, with an average price in the US of around $0.12 per kWh.