American electric carmaker Tesla has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent, UK.
This latest addition to the Supercharger network is part of a rapid expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent. Supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles.
The Maidstone Superchargers are located at Eclipse Park and conveniently located just off the M20, at Junction 7. The Superchargers can be accessed in the car park, which offers free parking to Model S owners whilst charging. Located on the route from London to Folkestone, the Maidstone Superchargers give easy access to the Eurotunnel and beyond to Europe.
“The Maidstone Superchargers are an exciting addition to the network, enabling travel through Europe from the UK and for our European owners to be able to drive easily into the UK,” said Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director. “Currently, the European network extends down to the south of France and Italy, and up to Norway and Sweden.”
A Supercharger replenishes half a charge in as little as 20 minutes. Tesla says Supercharger stations are strategically placed along well-travelled routes to allow Model S owners to drive long distances with minimal stops. Tesla has more than 300 Supercharger stations with over 1600 Superchargers worldwide, making it both the largest and the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world. In Europe, there are 123 Supercharger stations with over 660 Superchargers.