Posted 06.31.2013 in News by Christopher
Tesla has recently doubled the rate of deployment of its fast-charger stations. Within a year, Tesla aims to deploy a network that will enable a Tesla Model S driver to travel between every major metropolitan area in North America. By 2015, the company plans to have every significant population center in the US and Canada outfitted with a Supercharger station so that the entire country is within the Model S' travel range.
There is no charge to use the Supercharger for owners of the 85 kWh Tesla Model S. Owners of the 60 kWh Model S can purchase unlimited access to the charging network for $2,000 or $2,500 if purchased after delivery of the car. The innovative fuel pricing model will allow drivers to criss-cross the country with no fuel cost.
In addition to the Supercharger roll-out, a planned upgrade to its charging technology will allow drivers to recharge in half the time it takes now. The 120 kW charging technology, which is in beta test mode now and is expected to be available to customers by September 2013, will enable 106 miles of freeway driving with a 20 minute charge.
For more information about the Model S, see the Tesla Model S entry in our electric car directory.