Published on April 29th, 2014 | by James Ayre10
100th Tesla Supercharger Station Now Up & Running… In New Jersey
April 29th, 2014 by James Ayre
Tesla’s Supercharger network of free, high-speed charging stations for owners of Tesla EVs continues to grow at an impressive rate, as the recent announcement that the 100th Supercharger Station is now up and running makes clear.
The pioneering electric car company’s ambitious plans to create its own nationwide (and European) network of “superchargers” have been, seemingly, nearly realized. Not bad for only 2-ish years of work!
The 100th Supercharger station in question is located in Hamilton Township, New Jersey — just to the east of Trenton, and around 40 miles or so miles northeast of Philly. Located at the Hamilton Market Place Mall, the station features six charging stalls, and is open 24-hours. Worth noting is the fact that the Supercharger is the first to be located in New Jersey — a bit humorous when you consider the history between Tesla and New Jersey.
The Tesla Motors blog provides more:
At a Supercharger, a Model S can get half a charge in as little as 20 minutes, allowing for long-distance travel without having to pay a cent for gas (or, now that we mention it, electricity). By charging only at Superchargers, Model S owners can drive for free, forever.
Tesla has now opened 86 Supercharger stations in North America, 14 in Europe, and we energized the first ones in China just this week. These numbers are growing rapidly as we fill out electric highways around the world. Model S owners can find directions to Superchargers on their cars’ 17-inch touchscreens. Meanwhile, we’re building a network that will ultimately mean drivers will never be more than 100 miles from a Supercharger. By the end of next year, we’ll have 98 percent of the U.S. population covered.
Here are some fun facts too:
- Gallons of gas offset by Superchargers: 570,921
- Dollars saved in collective fuel costs: 2.3 million*
- Miles charged: 14,273,033, enough to circle the globe 573 times
- Cumulative total energy delivered to date: 4.9 million kWh
- Cars charged in the last seven days: 5,196
- Factor by which a Supercharger charges a Model S faster than at a public charging station: 16
In the US, you can now drive across the country as well as up and down each coast. In Europe, there are 6 Supercharger stations in Norway, 4 in Germany, 2 in the Netherlands, 1 in Austria, and 1 in Switzerland.
For more information on the Supercharger network in Europe and the one in the US, be sure to check out some of our previous coverage:
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