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Thursday, 29 April 2021 18:33

Tesla Says All Supercharger Energy Will Be Renewable in 2021

Written by Steven Loveday, Inside EVs

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Reportedly, on Earth Day, April 22, Tesla announced it has plans to power all Superchargers with renewable energy by the end of 2021.

This would work to significantly reduce costs over the long term and make driving a Tesla even better for the environment.

 

Tesla's Supercharger network is arguably one of its top advantages over other brands producing electric cars. While most other automakers count on third-party public charging options, Tesla is constantly improving and expanding its fast and reliable Supercharger network.

 

Keep in mind, Tesla also has its own solar business, so this plan won't really be something new for the automaker. Even if competing brands decided to roll out a massive network of public fast-chargers over a short period of time, there's a pretty solid chance they're not planning to make them all run on solar energy.

 

And, if they did, they may have to go to a company like Tesla for help. Apple recently announced it's using Tesla's battery storage systems at its California solar farm.

 

The report about the Superchargers running on renewable energy was published by Electrek. As the story goes, Justin Lange, Tesla's marketing chief for mid-Atlantic Superchargers, posted some interesting information about Tesla's Supercharger network and its progress. The post surfaced on Earth Day and include the following sentence:

 

"Additionally, all our Supercharger energy will be 100% renewable in 2021."

 

Lange also highlighted Tesla's Supercharger milestones, including delivering 2.4 TWh of energy, enabling 8.3 billion emission-free miles, saving 334 million gallons of gas and offseting 6.6 billion pounds of CO2.

 

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