100 Supercharger Stations

This morning in Hamilton, New Jersey, we cut the ribbon on our 100th Supercharger station. A crowd of more than 100 people, including New Jersey state legislators, Tesla executives, and supporters, marked the milestone moment in the sunshine at the location next to a popular shopping center.

“What a great turn out!”, New Jersey Assemblyman Timothy Eustace told the crowd of more than 100 people. “We are zealots for electric cars, and we welcome and thank you for being here.”

James Chen, Tesla’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, said that electric vehicles and Superchargers are about alleviating the world’s addiction to oil. “What we are really doing here today is getting to our core mission of catalyzing the electric vehicle industry,” Chen said.

At a Supercharger, a Model S can get half a charge in as little as 20 minutes, allowing for long-distance travel without having to pay a cent for gas (or, now that we mention it, electricity). By charging only at Superchargers, Model S owners can drive for free, forever. 

Tesla has now opened 86 Supercharger stations in North America, 14 in Europe, and we energized the first ones in China just this week. These numbers are growing rapidly as we fill out electric highways around the world. Model S owners can find directions to Superchargers on their cars' 17-inch touchscreens. Meanwhile, we’re building a network that will ultimately mean drivers will never be more than 100 miles from a Supercharger. By the end of next year, we’ll have 98 percent of the U.S. population covered.

The network is already robust enough to support long-distance drives on the most popular routes across America, whether it be a cross country trip from Los Angeles to New York, an East Coast jaunt from Rhode Island to the southern tip of Florida, or an epic 12,000-mile journey to every corner of the United States. 

Of course, number 100 is just the start for Tesla. We’re rolling out new Superchargers as fast as we can, which for Model S owners means that gas stops are fast becoming a fading memory with every passing day. 


  • Gallons of gas offset by Superchargers: 570,921
  • Dollars saved in collective fuel costs: 2.3 million
  • Miles charged: 14,273,033, enough to circle the globe 573 times
  • Cumulative total energy delivered to date: 4.9 million kWh
  • Cars charged in the last seven days: 5,196
  • Factor by which a Supercharger charges a Model S faster than at a public charging station: 16

* Based on current national average of $4.015/gallon for Premium fuel

Photo by John Davis.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this blog post, including statements regarding future Tesla Supercharger locations, timing and capabilities, are “forward-looking statements” that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. Various important factors could cause actual results to differ materially, including the risks identified in our SEC filings. Tesla disclaims any obligation to update this information.




LOVE traveling by Supercharger! We really do. But last Summer while driving off the Supercharger route I began to wonder if the network would "kill" the old-style American road trip... again.

So while we embrace and enjoy the technology, let's not lose an appreciation for the pioneering days before it is ubiquitous.


Come on Supercharger St. Louis MO!


I am a few days away from taking delivery of my Model S. The Supercharger network is a major motivation for the migration to a Tesla electric car, and for using it for longer distance driving, but I see some darker clouds on the horizon. Driving around urban areas, and seeing how many ICE cars are being fueled at so many individual gas stations does make me worry about stall availability as more and more Model S's are sold and on the road. Nothing would have as big an impact as having to wait several hours in the SC queue to be able to charge your car. This could be a huge deal, with few other options, as the very locations of the SC's lead to the indisputable notion that there isn't really any other place to electrically fill up, when you're at the location of the SC. Where else is there a rapid charging solution in, say, Barstow CA, when you're heading to Las Vegas? You need that 'juice' to continue on the trip. Even if you want to pay to use another charging network, the slower charging rate will impact you, and well as any other electric car driver waiting to use the same charger.
I am fortunate that waiting for a SC stall to become available will probably not impact me too much, and I would spend the time in the queue to get into the SC stall, but not every Model S driver would necessarily have the time to do it stress-free. I do worry, though, that the huge power consumption of the SC will limit how many stalls can be installed. Even at the Tesla factory in Fremont, there's only 8 SC stalls. A few rows over are more than 36 regular chargers. I plan on using the Fremont SC's, and can wait if I have to, but out at Harris Ranch, Barstow, and the Grapevine locations might become a major bottleneck, sooner, rather than later.

I did order the 2nd on-board charger to be able to utilize faster charging when available, and am set up for 80 Amp charging at home, but this won't help on the road, unless I have access to rapid charging.

TESLA; Please keep up the SC installations, and please see if you can add locations to allow more direct travel. I know that your SC network is for long distance travel, and not for charging regular commuting within a city. I'd like to see SC expansion on I-80 from Reno to the east coast, and from Barstow to the east coast. I know there are anti-Tesla states in between, but this is for Tesla owners, and NOT for the Auto Dealer coalitions that are anti-Tesla and anti-competitive and free market. A SC in Winnemucca, NV as well as the I-80 and I-40 corridors would be a major improvement.

I still can hardly wait for my delivery.