Tesla To Expand Sales, Service And # Of Superchargers In Pennsylvania In 2015

JAN 16 2015 BY MIKE ANTHONY 11

Tesla Model S.

Tesla Model S.

Tesla Motors received the green light from the General Assembly to open more dealerships and expand in the state of Pennsylvania fthis year.

An incredible picture of a Tesla supercharger in California, straight from Tesla Motors' website.

Tesla Model S’ Supercharging. (~ 30 Minute Charging.)

For those who may not recall, Tesla Motors got a law changed to allow sales expansion to begin in Pennsylvania, as the automaker was prohibited from doing so before.

Tesla plans on opening multiple sales and service centers and to add more Superchargers throughout the state in 2015.

This is a major benefit for Tesla buyers who live in PA as you’ll now be able to walk in and purchase a Model S, as well as service the vehicle in state, instead of having to drive over 120 miles out of state for service.

The Tesla Communications Manager, Will Nicholas, stated:

“We already have a contingency of owners there.”

“If this continues to grow, we’re going to need to service those cars. It makes sense to open a sales and service center there.”

“Those enable quick charging for free across popularly traveled routes across the country.”

“So if you’re driving from Boston to Miami or New York to L.A. you can leverage our network nationwide.”

Tesla's Presence In Pennsylvania Will Grow In 2015

Tesla’s Presence In Pennsylvania Will Grow In 2015

But it does not end there… There are claims to add to what’s called the “Destination Charging Program“, which will add even more charging stations in public areas.

Nicholas adds:

“We’re kind of the tip of the spear here.”

“We want charging infrastructure to be as ubiquitous as Wi-Fi Internet.”

The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum located in Hershey, Pennsylvania currently has three L2 charging stations (two Tesla specific & one for all plug-ins), which Mark Lizewski, executive director of the museum, says provide a large benefit to the museum and adds that he welcomes a Tesla Supercharger there as well.

Lizewski states:

“We’ve gotten fairly good use out of it.”

“The fact that we’re right next to two or three major hotels, we’re a mile down the road from Hersheypark and Chocolate World and the Giant Center and the fact that we’re an automobile museum makes us a perfect destination site.”

It’s a good day for Pennsylvania, Tesla Motors and even the Museum!

Source: PennLive.

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11 Comments on "Tesla To Expand Sales, Service And # Of Superchargers In Pennsylvania In 2015"

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Jon

now if my state maryland would do the same

Gsned57

I live in pa but if I only had a tesla!!! I wonder how teslas air suspension will handle my states horrible highways.

Nelson

Any State that limits or prohibits Tesla from opening stores are also turning away jobs that would pay Federal and State income Tax. Who said all politicians are smart?

NPNS! SBF!
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Anon

Irrational ideologies are the bane of humanity.

Speculawyer

The politicians don’t care about tax revenue! . . . they care about campaign donations to themselves (from the auto dealer lobby).

Smeghead

Sadly, political logic dictates that those people can just go work for a dealership instead.

Bonaire

Without a Williamsport-area SC, it takes out a lot of the central state from people passing through on I-80 or going N/S on Route 15.

mike w

You took the thought right out of my head. We live in metro D.C. area and travel to Elyria New York. Even an S85 will not make the trip.

MrEnergyCzar

Perfect timing as the fracking jobs bubble is about to burst….

Steven

Some time ago, I read that the Pennsylvania Turnpike was going to have EV chargers (various flavors) at all turnpike rest stops…

Still waiting….

Robert

Could use a charging station at the Waterfront. It would take care of city of Pittsburgh, and there are plenty of restaurants and shopping at this location.