East Coast Superchargers Five Year Anniversary

Newark & Milford Tesla Superchargers Opened Five Years Ago

Newark Superchargers. photo: @Lanny, Feb. 16, 2013

The first East Coast Tesla Superchargers officially opened five years ago on December 21, 2012.

The Supercharger Stations at the Delaware Welcome Center in Newark and at the Milford Travel Plazas on I-95 in Connecticut were the first to be built outside of California. These two locations enabled Model S drivers to travel between Washington, DC and Boston using Tesla’s exclusive fast chargers. Before these opened, only six Supercharger sites existed in the world, all six were in California. Five years later in 2017, Tesla reports 1,043 Supercharger Stations with 7,496 Superchargers worldwide.

There were originally four stalls in Newark and two stalls each at the Milford Travel Center north bound side and south bound side. All operated at 90 kW when first installed. The original Newark Supercharger stalls were decommissioned in March, 2016 and 12 new stalls were put in another area of the Welcome Center parking lot. The Milford Superchargers are still in their original locations but have been upgraded to 120 kW. Another Supercharger station with 14 stalls has been built nearby at Milford – Boston Post Road.

Milford Travel Plaza NB Original Supercharger stalls. photo: @Lanny, Feb. 17, 2013.

Look how far the network has grown in just five years. Imagine how many Superchargers there will be after another five years.

Resources
Tesla Supercharging Station Newark DE, Dec 23, 2012 YouTube Video
Tesla Supercharger Map

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