Tesla announced it has opened a new Supercharger station in Maidstone, Kent.
This addition to the Supercharger network is said to be by Tesla part of an expansion that will soon allow UK Model S owners to drive anywhere in the country and on the continent.
In the UK, supercharging is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles.
The Maidstone Superchargers are located in the Eclipse Park, which is managed by the Gallagher Group and located just off the M20, at Junction 7. Tesla explained the Superchargers can be accessed in the car park, which offers free parking to Model S owners while charging.
Located on the route from London to Folkestone, the Maidstone Superchargers give easy access to the Eurotunnel and beyond to Europe, stated Tesla.
“The Maidstone Superchargers are an exciting addition to the network, enabling travel through Europe from the UK and for our European owners to be able to drive easily into the UK,” said Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director. “Currently, the European network extends down to the south of France and Italy, and up to Norway and Sweden.”
In the last few weeks, the Supercharger network has grown with new locations in Exeter, Warrington, Heathrow, Bristol and the UK’s largest Supercharger station in Westfield White City for a total of 17 stations in the UK.
Tesla added it plans full UK and Ireland coverage by the end of next year to enable travel throughout the British Isles.