This Week in Tesla: 20,000th Supercharger Deployed, New Winter Wheel & Tire Available for Model Y
By: Charlie O'Mara
20,000th Supercharger Deployed-
Tesla announced last Sunday that the 20,000th Supercharger had been deployed, a massive step for the company and Tesla owners worldwide. Tesla has been making a massive push recently to deploy more superchargers and this can be seen in New York, as 20 new superchargers are stated to be coming soon on Tesla’s website in the state alone. It has also become apparent that Tesla’s site is not the best source for tracking upcoming Superchargers, as many charging locations, such as the recently completed Water Mill Supercharger and the upcoming Riverhead Supercharger were not listed as upcoming on the website. The rapid growth occurring these days is highlighted by the fact that there were only 17,500 Superchargers in early September. On top of installing so many new Superchargers, Tesla has also been making a push to expand their Destination Charging network, to make road trips easier and more convenient for Tesla owners all over the world.
New Winter Wheel & Tire Available for Model Y -
Last week, Tesla launched the new wheel and winter tire package for the 19” Gemini wheels, and this week they continued the trend by doing the same for their 20” Induction wheels. Many automakers do not offer a specific option for winter tires and instead just make all-season or summer tires standard. Teslas perform fairly well in cold weather, especially the new Model Y due to the heat pump feature that saves battery while in cold temperatures. The very advanced traction control system also helps Teslas have supreme composure and traction in snowy and icy driving situations.