Posted May 07, 2018 05:01:16Tesla Motors announced Wednesday it will build three charging stations at two locations in California, marking the latest step in the company’s expansion of its vehicle charging network, which already provides more than 2,000 locations in the United States and more than a dozen in Europe.
Tesla announced the new charging sites in Southern California, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The first new Tesla charging site will be built in Los Angeles, which is slated to open in early 2019.
The company will also open two new locations in Phoenix and Austin, Texas.
Tesla said it expects to open a fourth Tesla location in the Phoenix area, but no dates were provided.
The other two new Tesla locations will be in San Francisco, where the company plans to open its first commercial vehicle charging station by the end of 2020, and in Austin, where Tesla will start to build charging stations by the second half of 2020.
“The opening of a new Tesla charger is the most significant milestone of Tesla’s new vehicle network in a decade,” Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said in a statement.
“We’re very proud to announce that we’ve built a new charging station at a major California location that will open for business in early 2020.”
The company also said it plans to build a fourth charging station in San Diego, which has been in development for years.
The new Tesla stations will be located in San Marcos and La Mirada, and the company said it is expanding its service in the area.
The company said the expansion will add a total of 1,100 new charging locations across the U.S. in 2020.
The total number of charging stations is expected to grow to about 2,500 by 2025.