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Tesla Bringing Destination Charging To The European Continent

Those living in Europe who want access to more places to charge their Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) other than Supercharger stations, their own home, or third-party/public charging stations, will be happy to hear that Tesla is now planning to expand the “Destination Charging” program to the European continent (well, it’s really a subcontinent I suppose, isn’t it?).

For those unfamiliar with the terminology/program, the “Destination Charging” network is the company’s spiderweb of level 2 charging stations installed throughout the US and Canada at various popular hotels, restaurants, shopping districts, etc. While these charging stations don’t provide the quick fix that the Supercharger stations do, they do help to pad out that network, and allow owners to keep their batteries topped up while off doing things that they would be doing anyways.

When exactly the Destination Charging network will be opened in Europe remains something of an unknown, though, as all that is known right now is from the above tweet (and perhaps prior knowledge/research that you can piece together).

For those wondering, as Electrek points out in its coverage, Destination Charging locations can recharge a Model S at a rate of around 58 miles of range per hour when using dual chargers (or 29 miles without them) — not quite on the level of a Supercharger station, but not bad either.

Coverage is pretty decent currently, and will very likely improve a great deal over the coming years. Here’s a map of the US & Canada network:

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Those interested in getting a station installed at a specific location (just in the US, for now) can fill out an application for that here.

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.

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