MOROCCO: Tesla starts up two charging stations for electric vehicles

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After Rabat, Tangier and Casablanca in 2021, the American car manufacturer Tesla continues to install its network of super chargers in Morocco. The brand announces the installation of two new charging stations for electric vehicle batteries in the cities of Agadir and Marrakech.

With already three charging stations on its counter, Tesla’s network of super chargers for electric vehicles has not finished expanding in Morocco. In this North African country, the American car manufacturer has just inaugurated two new charging stations in Agadir and Marrakech. These two facilities located at the foot of the mountains join the network of Tangier, Casablanca and Rabat, operational since 2021.

According to the company headed by American businessman Elon Musk, its “super chargers” can reach a maximum power of 150 kW and allow the specific recharging of Model 3 and Model Y. These installations are equipped with dual-cable charging stations.

While Tesla does not yet have a service center or an authorized dealer for its activities in Africa, the inauguration of its charging stations suggests its imminent arrival on the continent. And the adventure is far from over, since the car brand based in California in the United States of America intends to install in the second quarter of 2022, a new charging point for electric vehicles in Fez, a city located 180 km east of the capital Rabat. The city is known for its tourist attractions and is seeing an increasing number of electric vehicle users.

How it works

According to Tesla, its charging stations are located on strategic roads for long journeys. The company offers its users a 120-kWh recharge, with the ambition of increasing to 350 kWh, which would allow the vehicle to recharge in 15 minutes compared to 30 minutes currently.

“Drivers are entitled to 400 kWh (or about 1,600 kilometers) per year for free. After this charging capacity, users must pay a sum not comparable to that of a full tank of gasoline. For example, driving 3,000 kilometers beyond the free 1,600 will cost the driver 134 euros, compared to about 360 if it were fuel,” says the U.S. carmaker.

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Worldwide, Tesla has already put more than 3,000 charging stations into operation, with more than 30,000 “super chargers”. These installations are mainly in North America, Europe and Australia.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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