As per their stated intention to provide strategically positioned Superchargers, their own brand of rapid chargers, Tesla Motors have unveiled the latest additions to their network with installations at London and Birmingham.
Both are located at Hyatt Regency hotels with the Hyatt Regency London Hotel, located in the car park at The Churchill, Portman Square. Parking is limited to just one hour – plenty to provide ample capacity to travel anywhere within London using the Model S range.
The location for the Birmingham Supercharger is on Bridge Street at the centrally located Hyatt Regency Birmingham – near to the station and Birmingham ICC. The hotel is an easy to find location due to it being one of the tallest buildings around, which should aid any Model S drivers unfamiliar with Birmingham to find the Supercharger. Also planned for Birmingham will be a new Tesla store and service centre, similar to the recently opened centre at West Drayton, London.
Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director, said:
“This Birmingham location signifies our first move out of London in recognition of the fantastic support in the area. We will open a store in coming months offer Midlands-based Model S owners a convenient local service. Both Hyatt Regency hotels offer a great base for Model S owners whilst charging. With everything from bars and restaurants through to business centres and gym facilities [charged at additional cost], there is plenty to keep you occupied for your 30 minute charge.”
Telsa’s Superchargers offer up to 120kW charging, providing the fastest way to charge a Model S vehicle. As Tesla put it, you can achieve a charge rate equivalent to providing a Model S with 130 miles of range in as little as 30 minutes. While that is subject to certain criteria, it is still the fastest rate of charge for any electric vehicle currently on the market.
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill
30 Portman Square
London W1H 7BH
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/IIemX3
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
2 Bridge Street
Birmingham B1 2JZ
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/PN91tp
Source: Tesla Motors