Tesla is planning a major Supercharger expansion in Las Vegas, with more than 75 new stalls to be available to EV drivers by the end of the year.
Tesla already operates Superchargers in a variety of locations across Sin City, but the demand for charging locations is increasing. The automaker announced on a small, curbside sign it was planning to bring more stalls and stations to various areas of the city.
Its three most notable Las Vegas Superchargers are located on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, which features 24 V3 chargers, at the city’s convention center, where 12 V3 stalls are available, and at the Red Rock located west of downtown, where there are 16 V3 Superchargers. There is another station south of the airport on Las Vegas Boulevard that features 28 stalls. There are several other locations in the greater Las Vegas area, all offering a variety of stall quantities, mostly V3, offering 250 kW.
The new locations are set to be installed at Arroyo Crossing, a shopping center with a Walmart and other retail names, W. Russell Road and S. Decatur Boulevard, and a final location at E. Pebble Road and S. Maryland Parkway. Supercharge.info shows the three sites have already been permitted.
There are also two locations currently under construction: one on S. Fort Apache Road and another on Paseo Verde Parkway, which is located in Henderson, just southeast of downtown Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is not only a highly-populated area, but its entertainment and nightlife bring in millions of tourists every year. The Supercharger stations will be needed for Tesla drivers visiting the area, but they will also be needed to handle the increase in EV drivers that will visit the area as electric cars become more popular.
There is also a need to start preparing for next spring when other car companies will gain access to Tesla’s Supercharger network. Demand for stalls will be higher than ever.
At the end of Q2, Tesla said it had 5,265 Supercharger stations worldwide and 48,082 total connectors.