Editor’s Note: This station is very close to where I live in Poland (Wrocław)! I’m so excited. 🙂 If we were ever to get a Tesla here (we currently live car free), it would be more useful for us to have Supercharger stations to the northwest (rather than the southwest), but I hope this is the first of several Supercharger stations in this region. And this one would be useful for trips to Prague, Vienna, or Croatia. 😀 –Zach Shahan
It’s looking likely that Poland will soon be getting its first Tesla Supercharger station, going by a recent agreement with Orlen — and perhaps more notably by an image that has surfaced that appears to show a Supercharger station under development at an Orlen fuel station in Poland.
The image — which was posted on Reddit by “LooZpl” — is somewhat ambiguous, but given the recent deal with Orlen, it seems pretty likely that the image is of a Supercharger station under construction.
Teslarati provides more:
According to a comment made by Sheig, Tesla signed a deal with Orlen a few months ago, who incidentally also owns Star Station in Germany where some Superchargers are located. Some question whether Poland is an appropriate place for Tesla to be concentrating its efforts. The majority of the people in its cities live in high rise apartment buildings, but improvements in charging infrastructure are rapidly taking place all over Europe. Tesla has always been proactive about getting Supercharger locations built first so it can attract local customers later.
The issue of how to charge electric cars in densely populated cities where private parking garages are scarce is one that affects EV customers everywhere. China is pushing for chargers to be included in all new buildings in its cities, and pressing forward with a campaign to greatly expand the availability of charging locations throughout the country. The problem exists in US cities such as New York where many people must find parking spaces on the street even if they live in prestigious buildings. Many of the public chargers in New York are installed in private parking garages that charge significant fees just to gain access to the lot.
The partnership with Orlen obviously sidesteps this to some degree, by allowing for the installation of charging stations at fuel stations (gas stations).
Here’s the location of this Orlen station: