As Uchet.kz website founder Maksim Baryshev posted in Instagram, Kazakhstani capital Nur-Sultan became the host city for the first Tesla fast-charging stations in the region.
According to Baryshev, Tesla Superchargers have been installed in the underground parking of the Talan Towers office building. Also, news site Zakon.kz reported there are four other charge stations near the Ritz-Carlton, Astana hotel. All Superchargers are able to provide fast-charging to Model S, Model X and Model 3 cars in a few minutes instead of hours when normally charging.
Earlier in March 2019, Tesla presented its new Tesla Model Y electric car. Several guests from Kazakhstan who attended the event proposed to install charging stations in Kazakhstan. Responding to that request Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO at Tesla, said that Kazakhstan provides strong support for company products. “I think we’ll build a Supercharger there,” he noted.
In June 2019, it was reported that the first Kazakhstani Tesla service station would appear in Almaty.
A Tesla Supercharger is a 480-volt DC fast-charging station built by American vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc. for their all-electric cars. The Tesla Supercharger network of fast-charging stations was introduced at the beginning of 2012.