Tesla has announced plans to dramatically expand its supercharger network, which enables Tesla Model S drivers to travel long distances, for free, indefinitely.
Tesla has announced plans to dramatically expand its supercharger network, which enables Tesla Model S drivers to travel long distances, for free, indefinitely. The expansion of the network builds upon the Supercharger network that covers California and Nevada on the west coast and the Washington, DC to Boston region on the east coast. Superchargers are designed for city to city travel, enabling Model S electric vehicle drivers to travel for about three hours, take a 20 to 30 minute break to grab lunch or a soda or coffee, and get back on the road charged up, for free.
By the end of next month triple the number of Tesla Supercharger stations will be added, including additional stations in California, coverage of the northwest region from Vancouver to Seattle to Portland, Austin to Dallas in Texas, Illinois and Colorado.
Within six months the Tesla Supercharger network will connect most of the major metro areas in the US and Canada, including expansion into Arizona, additional stations in Texas, Florida, and the Midwest, stations connecting Ottawa to Montreal, and across North and South Carolina into Georgia.
A year from now, the Tesla Supercharger network will stretch across the continent, covering almost the entire population of the US and Canada. The expansion of the network will mean that Model S drivers can take the ultimate road trip — whether that’s LA to New York, Vancouver to San Diego, or Montreal to Miami – without spending a cent on fuel.
Tesla is also upgrading the Tesla Supercharger network itself to shorten the amount of time it takes to recharged the Model S. The new technology, which is in beta test mode now and will be fully rolled out to customers this summer, will allow Model S to be charged at 120 kW, replenishing three hours of driving in just over 20 minutes.