First off, CNN reports that Tesla will be tripling the number of its supercharger stations. They are reporting that’s by the end of June. Yet what was confusing was then it says and by the end of the year. CNN reports its expansion program will allow Tesla drivers to go from Los Angeles to New York. Of course, that’s according to CEO Elon Musk.
Musk said that the expansion of the network of superchargers, which allow the company’s cars to be recharged in about an hour, will cover most major metropolitan areas in the United States and southern Canada. While owners can charge the car using ordinary electrical current at home overnight, the supercharging stations are important for relieving drivers’ anxiety about running out of power and being stranded on long journeys.
Musk added the following points.
- It is very important to address this issue of long-distance travel.
- When people buy a car, they’re also buying a sense of freedom. Therefore, the ability to go anywhere they want and not feel fettered.
Tesla already has a number of supercharger stations open in the corridor from Washington D.C. to Boston, as well as in California and parts of Nevada. Within two years, Tesla plans to have essentially the entire continental United States within range of a supercharger.For the entire story Tesla tripling supercharger network for LA to NY trip – May. 30, 2013
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) by Chris Isidore