Truckee Shown As Under Construction Depicted By Cone On Map (now live)

Truckee Shown As Under Construction Depicted By Cone On Map (now live)

One of Tesla's newest U.S. Superchargers is ideally located near popular tourist destination Lake Tahoe.

The Truckee Supercharger, with six charging points, is just Northwest of Lake Tahoe.  It provides a nearby spot for Tesla owners to quickly charge up either before or after spending some time at/on Lake Tahoe.

As Nevada Appeal states:

"...six charging bays with “Tesla” written on them can be seen behind Safeway on Donner Pass Road."

Steven Poncelet, public information and conservation manager for Truckee Donner Public Utility District, commented:

“Tesla’s significant investment in Truckee supports Truckee Donner PUD’s belief that we are a major stop on the Interstate 80 corridor and a major destination for plug-in electric vehicles,  Tesla’s investment is because their customers want to drive their plug-in electric vehicles to Truckee/Tahoe.”

“The ‘electrification’ of Interstate 80 and the Truckee/Tahoe community appears to present significant opportunities.”

Nevada Appeal adds:

"Poncelet said he believes Truckee needs more public-access charging stations, but funding is a challenge."

Well, funding is not a challenge for Tesla, though its Superchargers can't be used by vehicles not badged Model S.

Source: Nevada Appeal

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