Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker will expand its fast-charging network for EVs, which will offer drivers the possibility to travel from Los Angeles to New York.
Tesla’s fast-charging stations will reach important US and Canadian metropolitan areas, part of the company’s plan to make the Model S a more sought for alternative to gasoline-fueled vehicles. The automaker has to expand the network of its charging stations to reach customers beyond the Northeast US and California, where it currently has fueling spots.
Elon Musk will offer more details about the expansion of the fast-charging station tomorrow, May 31st, during a conference call. Tesla currently has 9 stations which provide Model S vehicles with free electricity, and the automaker wants to increase the number to 100 along the Canadian and US highways by 2015.
In 2012 Tesla began installing solar-powered supercharger stations in the US, which offer extended driving range and rapid recharging for the Tesla Model S, which has a base price of $69,900 and can travel 265 miles (426 kilometers) on a single charge. Most of the chargers have been installed in California, but beginning this week Tesla will expand the network of chargers.