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Tesla Is Letting You Decide Where Its Next Supercharger Stations Will Go

You can now vote on where Tesla's next high-speed electric vehicle supercharger sites will go.

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Tesla has built up its network of Supercharger high-speed electric vehicle charging stations to cover major metropolitan areas and roadways around the world, but there are plenty of gaps. Want one near you? You can now vote on where the company's next stations will go.

Tesla launched a website devoted to the Supercharger election on Friday, where you can cast up to five votes for cities you think should have a station. There's a leaderboard on the right side showing which city has the most votes -- currently, it's Big Bear Lake, California, with over 2,100 votes, though Bolzano, Italy, isn't far behind and three of the top 10 cities are in Germany.

You can search for your city of choice and the map will zero in on it, showing nearby potential station locations that have already gotten lots of votes as well as Supercharger sites that are already part of the network. 

It isn't clear how many stations Tesla plans to build based on the results, nor how long it'll let voting continue, though the voting site does say users can return every three months to vote again in a new cycle. It's also unclear how big each Supercharger station will be or how many chargers will be at each. 

Tesla didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Even folks who don't own Teslas may want to vote: Over the summer, it was revealed that non-Tesla electric vehicles would soon be able to use the stations to recharge, though it's unclear when the company will roll out the software update needed for this to happen. CEO Elon Musk originally tweeted in July 2021 that the feature was coming, and it was quickly switched on in stations for people fleeing Ukraine earlier this year.