Tesla Says Model S Supercharger Network Expansion Coming Soon

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 4

Four California Superchargers At Work

Four California Superchargers At Work

Tesla Motors sure seems busy these days.  Production of the Model S is at 500 units per week, an “exciting announcement” is coming on April 2 and then there’s this Supercharger-related update that’s sure to please some Model S owners:

Rendering of typical Tesla Supercharger

Rendering of typical Tesla Supercharger

“We will be adding Supercharger coverage in many areas over the next three to four months, installing our first Superchargers in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, Illinois, and Florida with additional coverage in the Northeast and California. We’re also expanding existing locations like Harris Ranch (CA), where we’re adding five more Superchargers in the next month.”

That’s the statement made by Tesla Motors vice-president of worldwide sales and ownership experience, George Blankenship, in the latest Inside Tesla Blog.

There’s more on the way after this round of Supercharger expansion, but there will still be vast swaths of the US without Superchargers for years to come.

Via Inside Tesla Blog

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4 responses to "Tesla Says Model S Supercharger Network Expansion Coming Soon"

  1. bloggin says:

    I would be nice if other EV makers would at least offer the upgrade of the in-car chargers to 10kw(from 3.3 or 6.6) for 31 EV miles of charge per hour, or the option for duel 10kw chargers for 62 EV miles per hour from a 240 volt unit.

  2. Nelson says:

    Nation wide free Supercharger Network!!!
    Elon knows “if you build it, they will come” and buy the Model S.
    Good bye Exxon, BP, Shell, Hess, ……. been nice knowing you.

    NPNS!
    Volt#671

    1. Roy_H says:

      Exxon, GP etc. are not about to disappear. Oil is a very valuable commodity for plastics, lubricants and other synthetics. The most wasteful thing you can do with oil is burn it.

      But I will not miss the local gas station.

      Just for the record, the Supercharge is only free for owners of the Signature and Performance models, the rest will have to pay a fee.

      1. Josh says:

        Clarification on cost of SuperCharging:

        Use of the SuperCharger is free for any Model S with the equipment installed. That is free/included on Sig, Perf, and 85 kWh, optional (~$2k) on 60 kWh, and not available on 40 kWh. There is no cap in kWh or number of years for the free use of the SuperChargers for Model S. I am not sure it is transferable to other owners, but at this point Tesla has no technology to prevent a second hand Model S from using the network.