Tesla announced that it has opened the world’s largest super-fast charging station in Shanghai, China.
According to the news reported in Electrek, the 72-stop super-fast charging facility built in Shanghai easily surpasses the 56 stop stations that the company opened in California’s Fresno county last month. According to images posted by Twitter user @JayinShanghai, the new station stands out as closed, unlike the open-air California station. The station is located in Jing’an International Center, located in an important central business and commercial district of Shanghai.
According to sources close to the company, all 72 benches in the station use the V2 super fast charging module that generates up to 150 kW of power. 56 superchargers in California use a 250 kW V3 charger. This difference means that Tesla drivers in Shanghai have to wait a little longer to charge than their counterparts in the US. Tesla has delivered more than 20,000 Model 3 vehicles it manufactures to China.
Thus, China has become an important market for the company. It also reported that it produced 23,000 electric vehicles at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai in November. Some of the electric vehicles produced in these factories are sold in China, while others are exported to Europe and other markets.