Tesla has reached a significant milestone in the development of its Supercharger network with the opening of its 1,000th charger in the UK and Ireland.
The landmark device is one of 15 in the newly opened London Sidcup Supercharger location at Ruxley Manor (pictured). The site is close to the main A20 into East London and offers a restaurant, café, grocery store, garden centre, hand car wash and toilet facilities.
Tesla now has more than 100 locations with Superchargers. The first one opened eight years ago at the Royal Victoria Docks in London. Auto Express selected Tesla as the best electric car charge point provider in 2022, winning categories including charging costs, speed, reliability and ease of use.
This year alone, Tesla opened 177 new Supercharger stalls and 17 new locations in the UK and Ireland, including Dublin and Edinburgh. Further V3 Superchargers will be added at future locations. These add up to 75 miles of charge in five minutes and charge at rates of up to 1,000 miles per hour.
In November 2021, Tesla opened some sites to non-Tesla owners as part of a pilot scheme, and Tesla said it planned to expand this to new sites and countries. At present, 15 stations and 158 individual Superchargers are part of the UK pilot, making it the biggest fast-charging network in the country.