Supercharger: Elon Musk’s Tesla enters the African market with its first supercharger
Supercharger stations are generally the first step toward Tesla’s entry into a new market, Electrek reports.
The electric car company has opened new stations at the ONOMO Hotel in Casablanca and the El Houara resort in Tangiers.
There are only four supercharger kiosks at each station and they are just v2150 kW, the previous generation of Tesla’s Supercharger technology.
This does not mean that there are no Tesla cars in Africa.
There are a lot of them, but they are specially imported by individuals who have to jump through hoops to make it happen.
Once they get their electric car, they also run into some issues because Tesla doesn’t support the market with service centers, Supercharger stations, navigation and connectivity updates.
So, when Tesla prepares to enter a new market, the automaker deploys Supercharger stations and service centers.
Recently, a report stated that Musk had announced a major entry in India.
Musk wanted his electric cars to go on domestic roads (despite import duty concerns), however, a second wave of Covid-19 and a severe shortage of auto semiconductors somewhat hampered his plans for the year.