Tesla had more than 1,200 Supercharger stations and nearly 9,000 Superchargers in the Chinese mainland as of August 30.
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Tesla reached 100 Supercharger stations in China's capital city of Beijing, offering 890 Superchargers, the company announced Tuesday, adding that owners in the city's downtown areas can find a charging site within 15 minutes.
Tesla built its first Supercharger station in Beijing in June 2016 and put its 10th station in the city into operation in December 2017.
In addition to the 100 Supercharger stations, Tesla has 32 destination charging stations in Beijing, offering 110 charging piles.
Tesla hosted a T-talk event in Beijing on Tuesday to celebrate the milestone, and the company's head of Supercharger network development and operations, Zhang Lina, said Tesla will likely open its Supercharger network to other brands of electric vehicles (EVs) in the future.
In the Chinese mainland, Tesla has built more than 1,200 Supercharger stations with nearly 9,000 Superchargers as of August 30. It also has more than 700 destination charging stations and more than 1,800 charging piles.
Tesla has been considering and planning to open its Supercharger network to other brands in the future, and is still doing technical tests in China on whether the network will be compatible and adaptable to other brands after it opens, Beijing Daily quoted Zhang as saying.
In addition to the technical aspects, how to prioritize the charging experience and rights of Tesla owners after the opening is also an important consideration, she added.
Tesla has previously opened its Supercharger network to other brands of EVs in several European countries. Its counterpart in China, NIO, has kept its supercharging network open to other brands, and 80 percent of the power provided by its superchargers is used in other brands of EVs.
At the NIO Power Day event on July 6, NIO co-founder and president Qin Lihong called on all EV brands to open their charging piles to all vehicle owners.
In China, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing were the top cities for new energy vehicle (NEV) sales, seeing 26,661, 18,704 and 17,469 units sold in July, or 42.1 percent, 49.78 and 31.88 percent of all new vehicle sales, respectively, according to data shared by Gasgoo today.
Tesla says no current plans to use new batteries in China-made vehicles