Published on May 30th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan7
Rumor Has It — Tesla To Triple Supercharger Network Size
I mentioned the news in my previous Tesla article earlier this morning, but that wasn’t the focus of the piece, so I thought I’d write another short one right now.
Reportedly, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said at the AllThingsD D11 conference yesterday that he’d be announcing today that the Tesla Supercharger network would be tripling in size. Last night, I received notification about a Tesla Motors press conference later today, in which two or three members of the CleanTechnica team will participate. We’ll provide more details following that call. But the essence of it all seems to already be announced.
The network is supposed to be tripled by next month… next month starting within just a couple of days.
A map is supposed to be released, and Musk stated that Tesla Model S owners would be able to drive from LA to New York using the network.
Personally, I’m a bit surprised. I’d think Tesla would beef up the East and West Coast networks before linking them. But maybe it’s also doing that.
In any case, get ready for another Tesla stock surge.
If you’re not very familiar with Tesla’s Superchargers, below is a quick rundown from Tesla.
Tesla Superchargers are placed along well-traveled routes in North America. Nine stations are currently active, expanding to over 100 stations in 2015. They’re designed to give road trippers half a charge in about half an hour. That’s 150 miles of range with our 85 kWh battery.
Plus, Superchargers are located at places you’ll actually want to stop, like roadside diners, cafes, and shopping centers. So pull in, plug in, and grab a bite to eat. Model S will be ready when you get back.
Notably, some of the Superchargers are solar powered, a linkage Elon probably very easily made as Chairman of SolarCity.
These are the current Supercharger locations:
More details about the Superchargers are available here.