Newark, DE and Milford, CT Superchargers Opened Eight Years Ago
The first Tesla Superchargers on the East Coast officially opened on December 21, 2012.
The Supercharger Stations at the Milford Travel Plazas on I-95 in Connecticut and at the Delaware Welcome Center in Newark were the seventh and eighth Supercharger Stations built by Tesla. These were also the first sites outside of California where the first six Superchargers opened a few months earlier. These two East Coast Superchargers enabled Model S drivers to travel between Washington, DC and Boston. Eight years later, in 2020, Tesla reports more than 2,000 Supercharger Stations are open across the globe.
Originally, there were four stalls in Newark and two stalls each at the Milford Travel Center north bound and south bound sides. All operated at 90 kW when first installed. The original four Newark Supercharger stalls were decommissioned in March, 2016 and 12 new stalls were installed in the Welcome Center parking lot. The Milford Superchargers are still in their original locations but have been upgraded to 150 kW. Another Supercharger station with 14 stalls opened in April, 2017 at Milford – Boston Post Road.
In May 2018 Electrify America opened the first locations of their nationwide network of fast chargers to serve other electric vehicles. They now have over 500 charging stations with over 2,200 DC fast chargers. Now, the electric truck and SUV maker Rivian is planning to build their own “Adventure Network” of charging stations.
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