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Tesla Races To Meet Their Ambitious Goal Of 10,000 Superchargers

By Brian Spaen

Back in April, Tesla announced that they would double their Supercharger network to 10,000 stalls across the world by the end of the year. With over half of 2017 behind us and only 6,000 of them installed, it's likely Tesla won't reach their goal if they stay at their current pace of production. Is this another case of Tesla overestimating their guidance?

When the announcement came out earlier this year, the company had roughly 5,400 Superchargers in the wild. North America was expected to see the most growth with 150 percent more of these stalls, 1,000 added in California alone. Tesla announced that newly built stations would be bigger and feature more Superchargers in them.

But according to a report from Seeking Alpha, that’s only been an addition of “less than 700 in less than three months.” There’s been over 1,000 of them built throughout 2017, but that number must be quadruple the amount in the second half of of the year to reach the five-digit mark. Now, if the company was going to be deploying just large stations that had around 40 Superchargers, they wouldn’t need as many stations opening up by the end of the year.