How COVID-19 impacted global Tesla Supercharging, shares Elon Musk



Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared the following line graph that shows how the global Tesla Supercharger Network usage has been impacted by COVID-19 and how different regions are recovering to their routine as the lockdown restrictions become flexible.

The graph represents four regions, NAM (North America) with the red line, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East & Africa) with the black line, China with the grey line, and APAC (Asia Pacific Countries) with the yellow line.

Tesla Supercharging stations are meant to be used for long trips and where the owners are not able to charge at home, since most people stayed at home during the last few months, every region was impacted on a different timeline.

Tesla Supercharger usage by region. Global charge sessions as a % of max (7-day rolling) from May 2019 to May 2020.
Tesla Supercharger usage by region. Global charge sessions as a % of max (7-day rolling) from May 2019 to May 2020. Source: Elon Musk / Tesla, Inc.

The first bump that we see in China using more Supercharging between Jan and Feb 2020 was the time when Giga Shanghai started production of the locally made Tesla Model 3 cars — but later on, the usage dropped to around 30% just to get back on track fast during March and April.

Since the major COVID-19 impact started a little late in the United States, Canada, and Europe, the usage trend shows a similar pattern to the Chinese graph, people are now getting back on the roads and in good numbers.

The major setback for Tesla in the United States came as the company was preparing for Tesla Model Y mass production and deliveries, an overwhelming number of Model Y customers are waiting for their electric SUVs to be delivered but the Tesla Fremont factory is still not functional for making new cars, expectedly the factory will start production as early as next week after resolving the concerns of the Alameda County health officials.

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