Tesla has announced that it has placed its 50th compressor in Japan, continuing the company’s expansion in Asia.
This year, Tesla has worked to expand its presence and product offerings in Asia. The Tesla Model Y was making waves in many Asian marketsTesla started a virtual power plant in Japan, and the Tesla Model S Plaid has been spotted several times in China ahead of a possible launch in the country. Now the company has announced its 50th compressor placed in Japan.
日本全国50ヶ所に設置されたテスラ スーパーチャージャーの無料利用特典付きキャンペーンhttps://t.co/sYtXGz1Fsc pic.twitter.com/ZvzAfiqUcE
— Tesla Japan (@teslamotorsjp) September 23, 2022
Japan poses a unique challenge to Tesla’s charging infrastructure. Land is often sold at a high price due to space constraints. At the same time, Tesla must contend with smaller, cheaper electric vehicle offerings that are typically only charged at home.
Looking at the map of Supercharger locations provided by Tesla Japan, you can understand how the company has tackled this issue. First and foremost, the vast majority of the 50 superchargers (red dots) are located in and around cities such as Tokyo and Osaka; the rest of the country is covered by many smaller destination chargers (over 200 yellow dots).
While this would run counter to Tesla’s US charging locations which specifically target high travel areas, due to the relatively smaller size of the Japanese country the company can get away with focusing on hubs. -cities while smaller and cheaper destination chargers serve smaller numbers of rural areas.
In addition to placing its 50th supercharger location in Japan, Tesla is now hosting a giveaway on its Japanese website for a free rental of a Tesla Model 3 for three days and a free boost.
Japan is just one of many Asian countries that will likely see an explosion of electric vehicles in the years to come, reflecting China’s market situation. The county’s population density, along with the often high cost of gas, could be significant motivators for consumers to switch to electric options in the years to come.
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