In Georgia, Savannah Airport Authority Approves State’s First Tesla Supercharger Site – East Coast Supercharger Network Nears Completion
As noted previously on InsideEVs, Tesla Motors aims to complete its East Coast Supercharger link up within the next few months.
That process is currently well underway. Since first reporting on Tesla’s East Coast goal, the automaker has added only 1 Supercharger, but now comes news that a second site is coming soon.
As Savannah Now reports:
“The Savannah Airport Authority recently approved a request by Tesla Motors Inc., maker of high-end electric cars, to lease six parking spaces in the economy parking deck of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to install and operate an electric vehicle “supercharging” station specifically for its Model S sedan.”
Tesla associate project manager Raza Uddin was apparently at the airport in November to explain how Supercharging works and to answer any questions the airport authority asked. Uddin stated:
“The concept behind the strategically placed superchargers is to allow Model S owners to travel free between cities along major highways in North America.”
Once the Savannah Supercharger install is complete, Tesla’s East Coast corridor will be only 1 or two Superchargers shy of completion.
We found this bit of info from Savannah Now to be of interest:
“In Savannah, Tesla will have a five-year lease followed by a five-year renewal option. The company will pay the airport $600 a month and will be responsible for its own utility expenses.”
Source: Savannah Now