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Tesla extends UK fast charge network to Birmingham

Located at Hyatt Regency Hotels in Portman Square, London, and Bridge Street, Birmingham, the units offer an 80% charge in around half an hour – enough to travel around 200 miles without stopping in a Model S.

Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director, said: ‘Both Hyatt Regency hotels offer a great base for Model S owners whilst charging. With everything from bars and restaurants through to business centres and gym facilities, there is plenty to keep you occupied for your 30 minute charge.’

Supercharging is included in the cost of the higher-capacity 85kW battery pack in the Model S, and the service is provided for free, for life. The site in Birmingham is the first outside London, and enables the Model S to travel further north, while units near the Capital link it to a European network spanning from Norway to southern France.

Tesla’s own website shows near-future additions to the network will electrify the M4, followed by the South Coast, Manchester, Yorkshire and the M5 near Exeter by the start of next year.

Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK Country Director, said: ‘Both Hyatt Regency hotels offer a great base for Model S owners whilst charging. With everything from bars and restaurants through to business centres and gym facilities*, there is plenty to keep you occupied for your 30 minute charge.’

 

 

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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