Tesla opened new UK Supercharger locations in London and Birmingham on August 12.
The American EV company declared this is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK and charge for free, for life.
The first new Supercharging site is located at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, on Portman Square.
Tesla said the Supercharger can be accessed in the hotel car park, which will be free to Model S owners for one hour while charging. With valet parking available, it is the first Supercharger in central London and Tesla added it is the first step in Tesla’s inner-city charging strategy for the UK. Such centrally located Superchargers will allow customers who don’t have access to off-street parking or personal garages to easily find charging options close to home or work.
The second Supercharging site is at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham, on Bridge Street. As well as allowing Model S owners to charge upon arrival in Birmingham, Tesla said the site enables electric travel to the Midlands and beyond.
“This Birmingham location signifies our first move out of London in recognition of the fantastic support in the area,” said Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK country director. “We will open a store in coming months offer Midlands-based Model S owners a convenient local service. Both Hyatt Regency hotels offer a great base for Model S owners while charging. With everything from bars and restaurants through to business centers and gym facilities, there is plenty to keep you occupied for your 30 minute charge.”
These new Supercharger locations not only energize an important route between the capital and the UK’s second city, but they also enable Model S drivers to travel long distances from the Midlands to Manchester and London, and across to France, Germany, and other European countries for free, stated Tesla.
Tesla’s Supercharger replenishes half a charge in about 20 minutes. Tesla explained Supercharger sites are strategically placed along well-traveled routes to allow Model S owners to drive long distances with minimal stops. They are located near amenities like highway services, restaurants, cafes and shopping centers so drivers can stop for a quick meal and have their Model S charged by the time they’re done.
Tesla has installed to date 168 Superchargers worldwide.
The two new Supercharger can be found at these locations:
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, 30 Portman Square, London W1H 7BH
Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ