Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) said it added a new Supercharger station in Wuhan on Friday, a move that takes its total global count to 35,000 superchargers.
What Happened: Tesla had earlier this year revealed it has 30,000 superchargers globally, indicating a near 17% jump since the last update in February.
“The 35,000th Supercharger landed in Wuhan, China today,” Tesla’s China account tweeted on Friday.
“Tesla owns the largest fast-charging network in the world.”
See Also: How To Buy Tesla (TSLA) Stock
Tesla’s global charging website however still says it has over 30,000 chargers worldwide.
Why It Matters: Tesla has been ramping up the charging offering in the U.S., Europe, and China. The company has also been opening up its supercharger network globally to all-electric vehicles since November last year.
China is a key market for Tesla where its key production facility Giga Shanghai which doubles up as an export hub, made more than half of the total global electric-vehicle volumes last year.
Tesla's rival Volkswagen Group (OTC:VWAGY) plans to install up to 8,000 fast-charging points for EVs across Europe by 2024.
Price Action: Tesla shares closed 8.9% lower at $719 on Thursday.