SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Tesla Korea, the local unit of Tesla Motors Inc., said Monday that it has set up seven destination chargers at four CU outlets, South Korea’s largest convenience store chain, in the latest move to boost convenience for zero-emission cars.
The slow-charging stations have been installed at four CU stores in Gapyeong, Cheongpyeong, Uiwang and Bibong in Gyeonggi Province that surrounds Seoul, according to Tesla Korea and CU.
Cu said it will be responsible for the management and services of the slow-charging stations, and drivers of Tesla cars can charge their vehicles free of charge.
Tesla Korea said it takes more than 10 hours to fully charge its electric cars at the slow-charging stations.
Tesla Korea has built 112 slow-charging stations, including seven at CU stores. It has also installed 11 superchargers — which only take about one hour to fully charge a Tesla vehicle.
Tesla Korea, a wholly owned unit of the Californian company, declined to disclose the number of its electric cars sold in South Korea. The electric cars sold here come with a price tag ranging from 90 million won (US$82,000) to 120 million won.