Tesla Superchargers are coming to a big city near you

Tesla’s Urban Supercharger

Tesla’s Urban Supercharger

The most convenient way to charge is to plug in overnight at home, and for most people, this is all that is needed.

Tesla's Supercharger network has so far been primarily focused on keeping long-distance drivers juiced up, with hundreds of stations located along highways. Convenient locations include shopping centers, supermarkets, and downtown districts where customers can easily charge their vehicle in the time it takes to run errands.

Tesla is surging higher after announcing the next generation of its Superchargers, aimed at dense cities. To increase efficiency and support a high volume of cars, these Superchargers have a new architecture that delivers a rapid 72 kilowatts of dedicated power to each auto.

Tesla Model S at Urban Supercharger
Tesla Model S at Urban Supercharger

Tesla also said that the new Superchargers have a "post" design to conserve space in more crowded urban environments. The electric auto maker is rolling out new chargers in Boston and Chicago.

This matters because many folks living in cities likely don't have ready access to garages or other Supercharger-friendly areas. "This creates a consistent, predictable charging experience with an average Supercharging session lasting around 45-50 minutes in city centers".

The burgeoning electric auto market has a way to go before it's on par with traditional petrol and diesel vehicles in the US, but sales are looking promising, with Tesla helping to drive fully electric model sales up 47 percent so far in 2017.

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