Want a Tesla Supercharger at Your Work?

Tesla’s sales are staggering. Over the last three years, Tesla has accounted for three-quarters of electric vehicle sales. More and more car manufacturers are producing EVs and the world is looking to be more climate-friendly. If you own a business, you might be interested in taking advantage of these numbers by installing a Supercharger at work.

A black Tesla charges at a Supercharger.
A Tesla parked at a Supercharger | Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Why would you want a Supercharger at your workplace?

A row of Teslas parked at Superchargers.
A row of Teslas at Superchargers | Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Teslas have technology that directs them to Superchargers. If your business hosts a Supercharger, you’re going to have people being sent to your business without having to do any advertising. Since it won’t cost you anything to have a Supercharger put in (or to maintain it), that’s a pretty nice stream of potential customers coming to your business for only a few parking spaces.

Tesla is looking to expand the number of Superchargers available to their network. Having more Superchargers available will make it easier for Tesla owners to keep their Teslas running and reduce range anxiety. If your business is in a highly-trafficked area, you could both benefit.

It’s a bonus for drivers of other types of electric vehicles, too. All a non-Tesla EV driver needs to be able to plug in and charge their electric vehicle is an adapter. 

So what do you need to be able to host a Tesla Supercharger at your place of business? 

Teslas parked at Superchargers.
Teslas charging at Superchargers | Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Tesla’s website states that an ideal hosting location has at least eight parking spaces available. Ideally, there is a range of nearby businesses nearby to make the charging experience more pleasant for those waiting for their vehicles to charge. If your business has or is near a restaurant, grocery store, and other types of stores, it gives Tesla drivers – and your customers – more incentive to swing by your work. WiFi and accessible bathrooms help, too. 

It’s a pretty straightforward process

A Tesla Supercharger being installed.
Electrical contractors work on installing a Supercharger | Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images

If you’re interested in learning more about have a Tesla Supercharger put in your place of business, the first thing you should do is fill out the application on their website. Tesla will get back to you to learn more and share information. 

Tesla chooses Supercharger locations based on their market expansion needs, as well as the aforementioned criteria. If your business is in a popular location with plenty to do and no other Superchargers nearby, you’re probably in pretty good shape. 

Once Tesla approves your location as the site of a Supercharger, it’s pretty straightforward from there. Tesla takes care of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Supercharger. You won’t have to worry about troubleshooting problems or how to take care of the Supercharger. 

Altogether, hosting a Tesla Supercharger seems like a pretty good deal for a business. For just the cost of eight parking spaces, you can have regular (and likely repeat) customers visiting your workplace with time to kill and money to spend. If you own a Tesla, you’ll also be able to charge your car while at work. 

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