The World’s Fastest Charging Station
Superchargers are free connectors that charge Model S and Model X in minutes instead of hours. Stations are strategically placed to minimize stops during long distance travel and are conveniently located near restaurants, shopping centers, and WiFi hot spots. Each station contains multiple Superchargers to help you get back on the road quickly.
Supercharger Stations are shown on your vehicle’s 17" touchscreen
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The map above is a representation of the corridors we plan to enable and the timing thereof. Exact locations and timing may vary.
How it Works
Tesla vehicles use an onboard charger to convert alternating current (AC) from a wall charger to direct current (DC) that’s stored in the battery. Superchargers consist of multiple chargers working in parallel to deliver up to 120 kW of power directly to the battery. As the battery nears to a full charge, the vehicle’s onboard computer gradually reduces the current to the optimum level for topping off cells.
Charging each cell is like filling a glass of water without spilling. As the glass fills up, you reduce the flow to catch every last drop. In battery terms, this means reducing current in order to balance cell voltage, ultimately tapering down to a trickle as it nears full. The resulting charge profile is why we recommend charging to 80%, which is typically enough to reach a neighboring Supercharger Station.
Using a Supercharger is easy. You simply pull up, plug in, and in approximately 30 minutes you have enough range to get to your destination or the next station. All new Model S and Model X come standard with Supercharger technology.
Engineered for Performance
Supercharging takes advantage of Tesla’s unique battery architecture. Each battery's connections, cell chemistry, and cooling system are engineered to move significant power out of the battery pack during hard accelerations and uphill driving.
Driving (discharging) and charging use the same systems to move energy out of and into the battery. Supercharging utilizes the car's discharge capacity to flow a similar amount of power back into the battery pack through dedicated high voltage cables. The car’s onboard computer constantly monitors the battery during both driving and charging to ensure that it maintains peak performance.
Tesla is the only EV manufacturer capable of charging vehicles at up to 120 kW, which equates to about 270 kilometers of range in as little as 30 minutes. There are many factors that affect the actual charge rate, including ambient temperature, utility grid restrictions and charging traffic, amongst others. We are constantly incorporating owner feedback into our maintenance and research and development efforts. Should you encounter an issue, please call us.
We strategically place Superchargers along well-traveled highways and in congested city centers. In addition to Superchargers, we have a growing network of Destination Charging Partners with dedicated Tesla Wall Connectors at their properties. These are primarily destinations where you’d stay for several hours at a time, such as ski resorts, restaurants, hotels and others, so that you return to your car with ample range for your return trip.
Opening New Stations
Our Supercharger team is constantly at work around the globe constructing new sites. The exact timing of each Supercharger station opening is difficult to predict due to the nature of construction projects. Permits, inspections, weather delays and other circumstances beyond our control all influence the actual opening date. Consequently, stations will occasionally open before or after the date projected in our maps. If you have a question or comment, please email us.