Yesterday, Tesla opened its 14th Supercharger in Japan at the Sue parking area near Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan. This Supercharger is designed to get the latest model Teslas with larger battery capacities to/from the Kurashiki SC.
Ms. Doi introduced Tesla Vice President for Japan and East Asia, Nicolas Villeger on a cold, snowy day.
After the opening remarks the Superchargers are christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Two owners and the President of Komeri DIY stores, where the Superchargers are located, also cut the ribbon.
It was too cold to do much else besides get some coffee and a charge. Everyone I spoke with was friendly and happy to be involved with Tesla, either working there or driving their cars. I plugged in after getting the go-ahead from Mr. Villeger.
We finished up a bit early due to the weather. I made a quick run to Costco, only 7 km away. The evening event was at the Hilton Hotel near Fukuoka Dome.
I was given a badge as an owner. I like the extra touch Tesla gives its customers. Thanks!
There was a nice selection of food and drink.
Mr. Suzuki opened the event, and Mr. Villeger made a presentation about Tesla charging and some future plans. I was asked to talk a bit about my Hokkaido road trip; I hope people could understand my lame Japanese.
Thanks for adding to the opening of the Fukuoka Supercharger by adding these great events. We owners really appreciate it.
Oh, yeah. I now have all 14 Japanese Superchargers. Perhaps I'm the first?