Tesla Model y price reduction, super charging pile "stealing tower"
Reading volume：545 Release time：2022-05-06 12:39:29
Let bygones be bygones. The price of model y is surprising. But besides relying on model y to open China's SUV market, Tesla's "super charging pile network" has stronger and farther influence than model y to some extent.
As we all know, the core reason that puzzles the wide popularization of pure electric vehicles is the short mileage and inconvenient long-distance travel. This disadvantage can be solved as long as the charging stations (charging piles) are arranged on a large scale and the charging time is shortened. But who will do such a huge project and who is willing to operate it? Especially on the premise that new energy vehicles have not been popularized on a large scale.
Tesla laid out its own super charging pile network much earlier than we thought. At that time, model 3 was not made in China, model s was just sold in China, and Tesla was still facing serious losses. It may be Elon Musk's "madness". He still decided to invest a lot of money in the layout of the super charging pile network and launch it in the Chinese market and the US market at the same time.
"It's good for Elon Musk to invest". Today's Tesla super charging pile has undergone several iterations and is still expanding madly. According to the official introduction, Tesla has more than 600 super charging stations in Chinese Mainland, and it took only 19 days to break through 600 from the previous 500
Whether it is our country's strong infrastructure capacity or Elon Musk's ambition to layout super charging piles, Tesla's super charging station has formed a certain scale in China.
More importantly, when someone asked Elon Musk when to open the super charging pile to other car companies, Elon Musk replied: "keep a low profile, even if Tesla super charging pile can be compatible with pure electric vehicles of other car companies".
Obviously, Elon Musk believes that the time is not ripe, but it is an indisputable fact that Tesla's super charging pile can charge cars of other brands, which is the weakness of independent brand new energy vehicle enterprises.
At present, the construction of charging piles in our country is mainly led by the State Grid, assisted by several charging pile production enterprises that never build cars. As for the new energy vehicle enterprises with independent brands, they put more energy on new energy vehicles, and only Weilai vehicles think of ways to charge. So far, when independent brand car companies want to layout the charging pile network, the investment is on the one hand. The key is that they have missed the best period. Whether it's layout speed or operation experience, they can't compare with Tesla.
In this way, independent brand car enterprises might as well directly use Tesla's super charging pile, which is much easier? Moreover, Tao Lin, Tesla's global vice president, also said: "although Tesla charging pile can only charge Tesla's cars at present, it will not rule out opening the charging pile to other brands of pure electric vehicles in the future.". This shows Tesla's ambition.
As the saying goes, "before soldiers and horses move, grain and grass go first", which shows the importance of charging facilities for pure electric vehicles. But Tesla's large layout of independent car companies on the super charging pile will certainly be difficult to catch up for a while and a half. It's not afraid of its monopoly, but Tesla will take this opportunity to continue to develop and expand itself and achieve both fame and wealth.
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