Tesla Supercharger maps offer a spectrum of information ranging from representations of the corridors Tesla has now and the end-of-2014 & 2015 corridors that it plans to enable. Exact locations and timing may vary depending on when you check in. If one views the map now, looking at the end of 2014 and 2015, one realizes that Tesla is quickening change in Asia. In particular, a bunch of Superchargers have all of a sudden jumped onto Japan.
Tesla’s maps give some visual inspiration to the strong movement of progress that Tesla is a central part of.
Tesla Superchargers got started in China with the support of solar energy company Hanergy. At the time, Tesla Motors CEO, Chairman, and Chief Product Architect Elon Musk stated: “In the future, Tesla will work with partners to build supercharger network. The first charging station in Beijing was built-in cooperation with Hanergy Solar Group. Tesla will continue to invest in the construction of superchargers in China. They aim to expand the network quickly.” The company seems to be living up to that idea.
The size of China is vast, however. When one looks at the 2015 projection, Tesla Superchargers begin fill, but there’s still a ways to go. but Tesla is working on it. Another EV Obsession post from September notes recent progress: “Reports are out that Tesla and China United Network Communications Corp. have signed an agreement to install 400 charging points in 120 Chinese cities. In addition, they will team up on the installation of 20 Superchargers.”
Japan is a bit easier to tackle, and just alongside the first Tesla Model S shipment to Japan, Tesla updated the maps above to show plans to essentially cover the country within the next year. Exciting times, and I’m sure many people in Japan are especially excited right now.