Tesla recently installed its 50,000th charging station, which is different from the others.
The company shared some photos of the charging station, which is entirely red (instead of the standard white and red). Additionally, it has a label on the bottom that says “No. 50,000.”
At the time, Elon Musk’s company did not disclose where the Supercharger was installed. They only indicated that it was located “somewhere in the world.”
However, the fact that it’s a Tesla NACS charging connector revealed that it was likely in North America.
Enthusiasts of the company quickly discovered that it was located in California. The location is 1851 Freedom Way, Roseville, CA.
There are no indications that the special charging station differs from the conventional ones in terms of power or charging cost. It should be a typical 250-kilowatt unit.
With 50,000 Supercharging stations and over 5,000 stations worldwide, Tesla’s network has become the largest among all fast-charging networks.
Furthermore, it is expected that the network will remain the largest in the near future, as the rate of new installations is also high.
In a couple of years, Superchargers will become more accessible to non-Tesla electric vehicles through a non-Tesla Supercharging pilot program and the adoption of Tesla’s NACS charging connector (in North America) by other manufacturers.
It’s worth mentioning that various charging companies and other zero-emission vehicle manufacturers are also working on their charging networks, which means there will be diversity and competition on many fronts: in power (including support for high-voltage battery systems), pricing, locations, reliability, and amenities.