Tesla opened the second Supercharger station in Greece. It is a fast loading station in the town of Psatopyrgos, on the A8 national road that connects Athens to Patras.
The new station has 8 charging places, 4 on each side of the track. Like the 6 at Galden Hall, they can charge Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y in minutes, not hours. The vehicle automatically notifies via the Tesla app when it has enough energy to continue driving.
At € 0.35 / kWh, charging is cheaper than refueling a traditional combustion engine (but 5 times more expensive than regular electricity users *. Editor’s note).
It is noted that for everyday use, Tesla car owners can charge at home or in the office from a standard outlet, but then the charging time rises to 20 hours or more (depending on the maximum allowable current in your home):
from a standard household European outlet for ≈21 hours (voltage 220 volts and current strength 16 amperes); from Tesla Wall Connector in ≈4 hours (the time depends on the network capabilities and the availability of the Dual Charger option in the car); from charging stations with a current power of 22 kW for ≈3 hours (KEBA, ABL, Schneider Electric); from Supercharger or ChaDeMo in ≈1.5 hours.
The next step of Elon Musk’s company will be the launch of a charging station in Karditsa in the third quarter of 2021, and charging in Thessaloniki will open in the fourth quarter, as shown in interactive company map.
Meanwhile, the company began shipping Model Ys to Greece this week, and from today everyone can get a closer look as it will be located in the Galden Hall showroom.
If charging stations are built at the same pace as now, 1 quarter per quarter, in Greece in 5 years it will make sense to buy an electric car. Since at the moment there are less than 30 charging stations in the whole of Greece.
The cost of electricity for residential users in Greece ranges from 6.5 cents per kWh to 11 cents per kWh, depending on the supplier and location (island / mainland). The wholesale price starts from 2 cents kW / h.