The plan details the construction of 400 charging stations that, if finished quickly enough, will put Tesla behind the competition, which is already approaching fast in its rear view mirror
. Chargers would be based off of the Combined Charging System technology developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and already in use in electric Volkswagen, Ford, and BMW models. Construction is slated to begin in 2017 and by 2020, these automakers hope that the addition of thousands of charge ports will help European customers on the fence about electric vehicles to finally buy one. It isn’t mentioned if these charging stations will cost money to use, but we can assume so.