Tesla's 10,000th Supercharger in the Chinese mainland will go live under the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower on December 26.
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) will see its 10,000th Supercharger come online in the Chinese mainland in the coming days, marking its latest achievement in building energy replenishment facilities in the world's largest electric vehicle market.
Tesla's 10,000th Supercharger in the Chinese mainland is coming soon, the company said yesterday on Weibo.
"Here's what you know: EV charging piles are everywhere. And here's what you don't know: there are far more charging facilities laid out than you think," Tesla wrote.
"While fuel cars can only replenish their energy at gas stations, EVs can charge at home, at work, at the mall, and at scenic spots," it said.
"With the completion of the 10,000th charger of Tesla's Supercharger network in the Chinese mainland just around the corner, and with such a dense and diverse network layout, what's the difficulty of charging," it wrote.
Tesla's Weibo post didn't mention any more details, but local automotive media Yiche said in a report today that the US electric vehicle maker's 10,000th Supercharger in the Chinese mainland will go into service on December 26 under the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai.
Tesla installed its first Supercharger in the world in September 2012. It began building its charging network here after entering the Chinese market in 2013.
On September 9 the company announced that it had put its 9,000th Supercharger in the Chinese mainland into operation.
To date, Tesla has opened a cumulative total of more than 1,400 Supercharger stations in the Chinese mainland, it said on December 16.
Tesla also has more than 700 destination charging stations in the Chinese mainland, including more than 1,900 charging piles.
Tesla has a factory in Shanghai that makes the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover.
In November, Tesla sold a record 100,291 China-made vehicles, including 62,493 vehicles delivered in China and 37,798 vehicles exported, according to data released earlier this month by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
The locally built Model Y has quickly surpassed the Model 3 as China's favorite Tesla model since deliveries of the SUV began in China in January 2021.
The Model Y sold 52,424 units at retail in China in November and ranked No. 1 in China for sales of premium SUVs with a starting price above RMB 300,000 ($43,170), according to the CPCA's list released on December 9.