A Tesla Supercharger station caught fire at a Wawa in New Jersey

A Tesla Supercharger station caught fire at a Wawa in New Jersey

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A Tesla Model S parked at a Supercharger station.


A Tesla Supercharger station at a Wawa store in Parsippany, New Jersey, caught fire on Sunday, CNBC's Lora Kolodny reported.

A Wawa representative told CNBC that there was a problem with the store's Supercharger cabinet, which supplies power to the Supercharger stalls. The Supercharger station's power was shut off, as of Monday, while Tesla investigated the incident, Wawa told the publication.

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A Wawa representative told the Philadelphia Inquirer in August that it had Tesla Supercharger stations at 16 of its stores and planned to double that number by the end of 2020.

Tesla, Wawa, and the Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire Department did not immediately respond to Business Insider's requests for comment.


Tesla's Supercharger stations are a key part of the eletric-car maker's strategy to make electric-vehicle ownership easier for customers. While electric-vehicle owners can often charge at home, longer trips can require a trip to a public charger, which are less common than gas stations.

Tesla has over 1,600 Supercharger stations with over 14,400 stalls in North America.

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