The great push to upgrade to more electric vehicle (EV) friendly infrastructure is underway. A set of photographs obtained by Electrek show an enormous Tesla Supercharger station being built underground at the Lilacs International Commercial Centre in the Pudong district of Shanghai. The station will house 50 Superchargers, making it the largest known Supercharger station in the world.
Tesla has previously announced a goal of installing 10,000 Superchargers around the world, with 1,000 planned for China alone. Additionally, the company recently announced plans to introduce smaller Superchargers to cities to help expand the ease of owning a Tesla.
The expansion of Supercharger accessibility is one of the key factors in allowing Tesla’s influence to spread across the car buying world. As using and recharging electric vehicles becomes easier, it will also become easier for consumers to buy into the technology. Tesla is working to expand accessibility by making their cars (relatively) more affordable, like with their Model 3 offering.
More accessibility will help to expand EV adoption. And while Tesla vehicles are not currently capable of truly driverless operation, improving autonomous capabilities is one of the company’s major goals. The combination of the added safety of autonomous driving and environmental consciousness will help to usher in a new era in personal transportation.