Plans for Tesla electric vehicle charging stations pop up across Austin metro

Tesla Austin

Businesses can partner with Tesla to host stations

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk has said electric vehicles will begin rolling off the production line at its new factory just outside Austin by the end of this year.



The company appears to be prepping for its vehicles to roll right onto the major roads of Central Texas. A handful of charging stations are in development across the metro and dozens were operational by press time, according to the company’s website, as part of a national effort to make charging infrastructure more accessible.

By press time, Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA) was planning or had completed 10 “supercharger” projects off I-35 from San Marcos to Georgetown, according to the company’s website. Its supercharger stations can charge an electric vehicle for up to 200 miles in just 15 minutes. That compares to the company’s “destination charging” stations which can take several hours to fully charge a vehicle — dozens of those were operational across the metro by press time.

Map: Screen capture from Tesla’s website shows the planned and operational charging stations across the metro. Light gray markers are the planned sites. Dark gray markers show operational destination charging stations. Red markers show operational supercharger stations. For the full map, go here.

Paperwork was recently filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a total of nearly $850,000 in construction for supercharger stations in Georgetown, Austin and Kyle. All three projects had construction start dates in June and were planned in existing parking lots of shopping centers. The stations — located at Kyle Crossing, Southpark Meadows in Austin and at Wolf Ranch Town Center in Georgetown — will be 2,100 square feet, according to the documents.



Paperwork was recently filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for a total of nearly $850,000 in construction for supercharger stations in Georgetown, Austin and Kyle. All three projects had construction start dates in June and were planned in existing parking lots of shopping centers. The stations — located at Kyle Crossing, Southpark Meadows in Austin and at Wolf Ranch Town Center in Georgetown — will be 2,100 square feet, according to the documents.

Tesla’s website indicates the sites could be operational later this year or in early 2022.

There may be opportunities for business owners to partner with the company to bring more projects to the area. Tesla’s website includes information about how businesses can apply to host these charging stations.

Construction continues around the clock east of Austin on Tesla’s $1.1 billion gigafactory off the State Highway 130 toll road. Tesla intends to produce its Cybertruck, Model 3, Model Y SUV and Semi tractor-trailer in Travis County where Musk has said the company will need 10,000 people.

The company is also investing in another showroom and service center in South Austin. Tesla plans to renovate a 30,000-square-foot space at 500 E. St. Elmo Road, the old home of Music Lab.

News source

“If you liked the article, share it in ...”