Tesla Updates Progress on Supercharger Network


  • Tesla Supercharger Map Picture

    Tesla Supercharger Map Picture

    Tesla Supercharger stations can charge 50 percent of the 2013 Tesla Model S's battery in 20 minutes. | September 18, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • Tesla Motors says it has set up 23 high-speed Supercharger stations in the U.S. and is on track to offer coverage to 98 percent of the U.S. population and parts of Canada by 2015.
  • The majority of the stations are located in California, with one in Colorado and two in Texas.
  • The Supercharger stations can charge 50 percent of the 2013 Tesla Model S's battery in 20 minutes.

PALO ALTO, California — Tesla Motors says it has set up 23 high-speed Supercharger stations in the U.S. and is on track to offer coverage to 98 percent of the U.S. population and parts of Canada by 2015.

The majority of the stations are located in California, with one in Colorado and two in Texas. Consumers should see the beginning of a coast-to-coast network this winter, with stations going up in Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, Georgia and other states. Tesla says coast-to-coast travel using the network will be possible in 2014.

It has also set up six stations in Europe at this point.

The Superchargers are located near amenities like roadside diners, rest stops and shopping centers. Supercharger stations are GPS located on Google Maps. Owners can use the Model S touchscreen to locate the stations. The number of Supercharger stalls varies by location. Tesla says there are currently four to 10 charging stalls, depending on the location.

Tesla has posted a series of Supercharger maps on its Web site that offer a graphic illustration of the progress of the network. It says the Web site will be regularly updated to include existing and upcoming Superchargers.

The Supercharger stations can charge 50 percent of the 2013 Tesla Model S's battery in 20 minutes.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said earlier that he is planning a family trip across the country in the Model S to illustrate the progress of the Supercharger network.

Musk says he is trying to build awareness about the capabilities and benefits of EVs and says the Supercharger network is crucial in reaching a broader audience.

Edmunds says: Elon Musk's dream of coast-to-coast power on electric only for the Model S appears to be inching closer to reality.

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