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Tesla opens first Supercharger in Scotland

The new supercharger – which is based at Edinburgh Airport – comes as part of the carmaker’s network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK relying only on Superchargers. Tesla added that there are also plans for an Edinburgh store and service centre next year.

The new Supercharging site is in the car park off Almond Road, near the terminal, making it accessible from the M8, M9, and A720. 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 whilst Supercharging and the Supercharging itself is free for Supercharger-enabled vehicles.

Georg Ell, Tesla’s UK country director, said: ‘It’s an exciting time for Tesla in Scotland, so watch this space for more activity.’

The firm added that it now runs 221 Superchargers worldwide with eight in the UK, making it both the largest and the fastest-growing fast-charging network in the world. 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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