Tesla and DB Energie open 4 charging stations on key autobahn routes

Article by Anita Panait, on January 27, 2014

Tesla Motors and DB Energie have opened four new supercharging stations along key autobahn routes, allowing electric cars to make long-distance travels in Germany. Tesla is building a network of "supercharger" stations to help increase the appeal of electric cars in the country where drivers are reluctant to accept them due to concerns on range as well as a lack of charging stations that could recharge batteries quickly.

While BMW and Daimler are offering their own electric vehicles – BMW i3 and electric Smart – these models are being marketed as "city cars" that are suitable for short distance travel.

Tesla, on the other hand, is boasting of the range of its Model S (500 kilometers or 310 miles), but due to a lack of a charging infrastructure, its offering has limited appeal.

Tesla and DB, which provides electricity for Germany's rail network, said they had built charging stations with 120 kilowatts of direct current power, allowing drivers to replenish half a battery charge in about 20 minutes, making long-distance commuting more viable.

Tesla and DB Energie, DB Energie, a unit of Deutsche Bahn, opened supercharger stations in Wilnsdorf, Bad Rappenau, Aichstetten and Jettingen, allowing Tesla drivers to travel between the cities of Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt am Main, and Cologne.

Tesla is targeting to have a charging network that allows Tesla drivers to reach destinations in half of Germany by the end of 2014. Tesla now operates 14 supercharger stations across Europe offering Tesla drivers six to eight spaces where they recharge 80 percent of their car's battery in just 30 minutes.

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