Tesla now has a cumulative total of more than 1,500 Supercharger stations and more than 700 destination charging stations in the Chinese mainland.
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Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) 10,000th Supercharger in the Chinese mainland was completed today, located under the landmark Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, the company announced.
Tesla now has a cumulative total of more than 1,500 Supercharger stations in the Chinese mainland, according to the US electric vehicle company.
In addition, Tesla has more than 700 destination charging stations in the Chinese mainland, offering more than 1,900 charging piles.
Tesla installed its first Supercharger pile in the world in September 2012. In 2014, Tesla's first Supercharger station in the Chinese mainland was completed in Jinqiao, Shanghai. In 2016, it inaugurated its 100th Supercharger station in the Chinese mainland in Beijing.
To date, Tesla's charging network has completed coverage of all provincial-level administrative regions in the Chinese mainland and has a crisscrossed charging network in more than 320 cities, it said.
In first-tier Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, owners can find a Tesla charging pile within 15 minutes on average.
Tesla teased the latest milestone last week, saying electric cars can be charged at home, at work, at shopping malls and at scenic spots when fuel cars can only be refueled at gas stations.
"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 on Weibo on December 23.
In November, Tesla sold a record 100,291 China-made vehicles, including 62,493 delivered in China and 37,798 exported, according to data released earlier this month by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
In a December 24 report, Reuters said Tesla suspended production at its Shanghai plant on Saturday, bringing forward its previous plan to suspend most work at the facility in the last week of December.
Earlier today, local media cited a response from Tesla China that the vehicle production line at Tesla's Shanghai plant will undergo its annual maintenance work this week as planned.
Other workshops, including charging pile production, were not suspended, the source said.