Tesla Motors manufactures the Tesla Model S, the all-electric car that won the Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year award. While developing the car, Tesla launched a program to aggressively deploy high-power, fast-charging stations — “Superchargers” — along major travel corridors throughout the United States.
Tesla awarded Black & Veatch a contract to design and construct pilot sites in the Supercharger network. The Tesla Supercharger U.S. build-out is the largest project to date for the Black & Veatch team. Services include engineering, site assessment, and permitting and construction services for Tesla’s charging stations.
“It’s one thing to build one Supercharger site, but it’s a totally different thing to build 100 at a time, or have 40 or 50 in construction at any given time. Black & Veatch brought an ability to be able to expand rapidly, bring on the resources necessary and also manage the construction of a complex project like that – all concurrently.”
Kevin Kassekert, Director, Supercharger Deployment and Energy Efficiency, Tesla Motors, Inc.