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Tesla Expands UK Supercharger Network

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

FOLLOWING on from the recent UK launch of the right-hand drive version of its Model S electric car, Tesla has turned its attention to expanding its Supercharger network.

The Supercharger is a public charging facility allowing owners to rapid charge their vehicles – around 20 minutes for a half charge – enabling longer journey times.

In partnership with the Hyatt Regency hotel chain, Tesla now has Superchargers in London and Birmingham at the hotel’s Portman Square and Bridge Street properties respectively.

Hotel bosses see the Supercharger installations as an opportunity to attract Tesla owners for more than just the rapid charging of their vehicles, but to also use the various amenities. And with the Birmingham hotel’s two Superchargers located next to its main entrance, they serve as a visible reminder of the two company’s partnership.

With Tesla famous for making a large commitment to building a country-wide Supercharger network in its native USA, plans are also being made to boost the support available for UK and Europe-based owners with a special focus on providing inner city charging options alongside major routes such as motorways.

By Press Association reporters