Tesla sets pace in charging infrastructure

Tesla has recorded a 34% increase in the number of supercharger stations around the world in the last year.

According to data compiled by Finbold, Tesla had 3,971 supercharger stations globally in the second quarter of the year, recording a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 33.88% from the 2,966 recorded during a similar period in 2021.

During the first three months of 2022, the stations stood at 3,724, representing a growth of 7.13% from the previous quarter. In total, during the third quarter of 2021, the company had installed 3,254 stations globally.

The report also noted that Tesla has managed to record growth in the supercharger segment despite operating in a period marred by the economic effects emanating from the pandemic.

The report said: “Interestingly, Tesla has managed to record supercharger growth despite facing challenges mainly from the chip shortage. Notably, in recent years, charging infrastructure companies raised concerns due to chip shortage factors derailing the momentum of rolling out public charging options. At the same time, the company is dominating despite prevailing geopolitical issues.”