Tesla’s Plant in Buffalo
Tesla has come up with details about the Prefabricated Supercharger Units (PSUs). These PSUs are manufactured at Tesla’s plant in Buffalo, New York.
The EV maker has given details that PSUs are 100% assembled Units that are mounted on a concrete slab fitted on a trolley. The Supercharger sites have electrical components ready for grid connectivity.
This portable system enables Tesla to get a new Supercharger site ready and functional in a very short time. Normally the construction takes multiple weeks’ time. The system helps the company to install Supercharger infrastructure much faster than any other EV charging company.
It is good to share that Tesla has the largest global DC fast-charging network with over 40,000 Superchargers at more than 4,000 different locations across the globe. Tesla will add over 10,000 Superchargers in 2023.
The US Govt has appreciated the role of Tesla in meeting the target of developing a national EV Charging network of 500,000 chargers by 2030. Approximately 17,000 Tesla Superchargers are fully functional in the USA.
Out of the 40,000+ Superchargers of Tesla around the world, more than 50% are made at the Buffalo plant. Here Tesla has a team of 2,000 employees. The team is using V3 Superchargers to build Prefabricated Supercharger Units (PSUs).
Tesla mentioned that they have extended their expertise in manufacturing to how they build Supercharger sites. Tesla is pre-building Supercharger units; they will load them on a truck for the charging station site. It is simple, economical, and time-saving too. By using PSUs, Tesla will save 15 % on deployment costs.
Tesla also mentioned that Giga New York is also making the next generation Superchargers. These will be the V4 and Semi chargers.
Tesla may plan to build prefabricated units for some of the V4 Superchargers, however, an official announcement is awaited