Tesla open first Supercharger in Scotland
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:05
Tesla opens first Supercharger at Edinburgh Airport
New Supercharger at Edinburgh Airport
Tesla today opened a new Supercharger location at Edinburgh Airport, firmly establishing the company’s presence in Scotland. The location is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK relying only on Superchargers – a free service for Supercharger-enabled vehicles.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “It’s great that Edinburgh Airport is now home to Scotland’s first Tesla Supercharger, which will provide convenient service for Tesla owners when they arrive and depart. We’re committed to giving our passengers the best experience possible and today’s launch is a direct result of customer feedback. We look forward to a new partnership with Tesla and wish them luck in their Scottish ventures.”
The Supercharging site is accessible from the M8, M9, and A720 and is situated in the car park off Almond Road, near the terminal. Model S drivers can gain access to the car park 24 hours a day by pressing the button on the barrier and requesting Supercharger access. One hour free parking is complimentary while Supercharging.
“We’re really pleased to open our first Scottish Supercharger. The location makes travel in and around Edinburgh easy and also enables a route from Edinburgh to both Glasgow and Stirling and beyond,” said Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director. “It’s an exciting time for Tesla in Scotland. There are plans for an Edinburgh store and service centre next year, so watch this space for more activity.”
Tesla currently has eight Superchargers in the UK, with sites strategically placed along well-travelled routes. This allows Model S owners to drive long distances with minimal stops as they are located near amenities like motorway services, restaurants, cafes and shopping centres with half a charge taking 20 minutes.