Following the European launch of Tesla Supercharger network in Norway in August and the Netherlands beginning of December of this year, the station now open in Lully further enables Model S owners to travel to their favorite business or holiday destinations, for free.
With more Supercharger stations opening soon in Germany and Austria, Model S owners will be able to drive through Germany to Switzerland and Austria this winter.
Tesla Superchargers allow Model S owners to travel for free between cities along well-traveled highways in Europe. Supercharger stations are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops. Stations are located near amenities like roadside diners, cafes, and shopping centers so road trippers can stop for a quick meal and have their Model S charged by the time they’re done.
The new Tesla Supercharger in Lully is located along the A1: Restoroute Rose de la Broye, Restoroute 1470 Lully FR, Switzerland
The Superchargers can be used 24/7 and no charge pass of any kind is necessary. Drivers can charge for as little as 20 to 30 minutes while they grab a quick bite to eat before getting back on the road with almost a full charge.
The Tesla Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any charging technology to date, providing up to 120 kilowatts of DC (Direct Current) power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that bypass the onboard charging equipment.
Tesla’s first network of European Supercharging stations opened in Norway at the end of August. More European routes will be energized in the coming months, providing coverage well within the Model S rated range of 480 km per charge. By the end of 2014, 100 percent of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark will live within 320 km of a Supercharger station, with about 90 percent of the population in England, Wales and Sweden living within the same distance of a charging station.