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Tesla Launches Fast Electric Car Charging In Berlin, Says More Cities To Come

Tesla Inc on Thursday has launched its new supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus.

On this launch event the company said, they were looking at more target cities to attract potential buyers worried about access to charging.

“Now, as part of our commitment to make Tesla ownership easy and convenient for everyone including those without immediate access to home or workplace charging, we are expanding out supercharging network into city centers,” said Jeroen van Tilburg, manager Europe of charging infrastructure at Tesla.

A company spokesman told reporters Tesla would open at least one more inner-city fast-charging site in Germany in 2020, possibly more.

The so-called V3 charger allows Tesla Model 3 cars to charge within five minutes enough to travel 120 kilometers (75 miles).

Older Tesla models would receive relevant software upgrades.

German policymakers aim to boost the demand for electric cars to cut emissions.

“We have a lot to make up for in terms of charging infrastructure,” said Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier at the event.

He reiterated pledges to speed the roll-out of public charging points and permits for private charging which had hampered sales in the past.

The latest legislation for a green-led recovery after the coronavirus crisis offers buyers incentives and helps bump up power grids.

Tesla has chosen a site near Berlin for a new factory due to start operating next year.

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