Anyway you slice it, Tesla’s Supercharger network dominates the US DC fast charging market, accounting for 63.2% of DC fast charging ports open as of May 31, 2023.
Analyzing data from the Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), Tesla’s Supercharger network had 19,210 of the 30,418 DC fast charging ports available to the public. (Charging ports are defined as the system within a charger that charges one EV. A charging port may have multiple connectors, but it can provide power to charge only one EV through one connector at a time.)
With 3,062 DC fast charger ports, Electrify America is a distant second with a 10.1% share, followed by EVgo (2,519 – 8.3%), ChargePoint (1,980 – 6.5%), and then Non-Networked (1,071 – 3.5%). The rest of the charging networks combined for 8.5% of installed ports.
At least for the month of May, while still dominant at 48 percent of new DC fast charger ports opened in the US, a growing number of charge point operators (CPOs) are also increasing deployments including — EV Connect, Rivian, and Circle K. ChargePoint, which is not a CPO, but a network that sells chargers and services to site hosts, also is seeing strong growth in 2023.
For year-to-date (YTD — January 1 through May 31, 2023), Tesla has opened 1,893 DC fast charging ports, or 58.1% of the total. Tesla’s YTD deployment is 5.4 times ChargePoint’s 350 (10.1%) and 6.5 times EVgo’s 290 (8.9%) DCFC ports installed.
At its current run rate of an average of 379 new DC fast charger ports per month, Tesla is on track to open more than 4,500 new Superchargers in 2023. This would be approximately 1,300 more DC fast charger ports than ALL other DC fast charging networks will open in 2023.
Further, the number of Tesla Supercharger ports would reach an estimated 21,860 by the end of 2023, more than 70% of all public DC fast charger ports. Ford’s recent decision to partner with Tesla on charging sent tremors through the EV and EV charging industry. Ford will use Tesla’s NACS connector in generation two Ford BEVs, and starting next year Ford BEVs will be able to seamlessly charge at Superchargers via the use of a CCS to NACS adapter.
While the industry is divided on whether this was a smart decision or not by CEO Jim Farley, when it comes to access to DC fast chargers — Ford BEV drivers will be able to charge at nearly 40,000 US DC fast chargers by the end of 2024. From a fast charging perspective, Ford will have bragging rights offering access to more fast chargers than any other automaker — and perhaps most importantly, the most reliable charging experience in that of the Tesla Supercharger network.