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This article was published on March 4, 2014

Tesla plans to build new Supercharger stations, stores and service centers across Europe

Tesla plans to build new Supercharger stations, stores and service centers across Europe Image by: Joe Raedle
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Tesla plans to support its customers in Europe with a larger network of charging stations and over 30 new service centers and retail stores.

The electric car manufacturer said it would rapidly expand the number of Superchargers available across the continent, allowing more Model S owners to quickly refuel their vehicle for free. There are currently just 14 Supercharger stations in Europe – compared with 78 in North America – so wider coverage could be a deciding factor for the region.

“By the end of this year, we expect you will be able to travel almost anywhere in Europe using only Superchargers,” Tesla co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk said.

Tesla has high hopes for its future sales outside of North America. Today, the company said it expected sales in Europe and Asia to be “twice as high” as North America by the end of 2014.

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