announced the development today as China approaches the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival holiday over the weekend, which is typically a peak travel time.

Tesla announced today that it has put its 9,000th Supercharger in the Chinese mainland into operation in Yiyang, Hunan province, with the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival approaching.

September 10-12 marks this year's Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, a traditional holiday associated with the moon and seen as an occasion for family reunions.

The Tesla China charging team announced the development in a moon-themed poster and wrote in its Weibo account, "Return home for the Mid-Autumn Festival and you can set off fully charged."

Tesla is one of the electric vehicle (EV) makers with the most comprehensive charging network in China. It has not announced the latest number of Supercharger stations, though previous figures show that as of August 30, it had more than 1,200 Supercharger stations in the Chinese mainland and more than 700 destination charging stations offering more than 1,800 charging piles here.

On August 30, Tesla announced that it reached 100 Supercharger stations in China's capital city of Beijing, offering 890 Superchargers.

Zhang Lina, head of development and operations for Tesla's Supercharger network, said at an event at the time that Tesla will likely open its charging network to other brands of EVs in the future.

Tesla has previously opened its Supercharger network to other brands of EVs in several European countries. Its Chinese counterpart 's supercharging network has been open to other brands, and 80 percent of the power provided is used in other brands' vehicles.

On September 7, Tesla announced that it had put into operation its 200th Supercharger station in southern China's Guangdong province.

Tesla has a factory in Shanghai that produces the Model 3 and Model Y.

Tesla sold 76,965 China-made vehicles in August, the second highest on record after June's 78,906, according to data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) on September 8.

In August, Tesla China exported 42,463 vehicles, the highest since production began at Tesla's Shanghai plant. That means Tesla delivered 34,502 vehicles to Chinese consumers in August.

Tesla further cuts wait times for nearly all models in China by 6 weeks