Tesla Delivered Over 1 GWh of Zap In June

Even though Tesla Motors was founded some 11 years ago, the Palo Alto-based startup is celebrating a big milestone after years of relentless research and marketing work in the still undeveloped world of pure electric vehicles. Namely, Tesla's Supercharger Network has passed a charging milestone, delivering more than 1 GWh of energy to Model S vehicles the former month.
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To put that amount of zap into perspective, 1 GWh of electrical energy accounts for a collective 3.7 million miles driven, 168,000 gallons of gasoline saved and 4.2 million pounds of CO2 emissions offset. If you want to get even more geeky, 3.7 million miles is the equivalent of 7 and a half trips to the moon and back, 168k gallons of petrol equals $622,000 saved at the pump and 4.2 million pounds of CO2 is comparable with 73,684 Americans' average daily carbon dioxide output.

The Supercharger Network is still in its prime, but Supercharger routes currently span the United States from Los Angeles to New York as well as up and down the West and East Coasts. By the end of 2015, Elon Musk promised that 98 percent of the U.S. population will be within 100 miles of a Supercharger station. June saw the completion of the first supercharging locations in China and the 32nd station put into use in Europe.

In a celebratory blog post, Tesla tells that " you can find a Model S charging at a Supercharger any given second of the day, and to date Superchargers have powered a total of 24.7 million miles of driving – which means the world has been spared the burning of 1.1 million gallons of gasoline."

Considering that Tesla started negotiating with other automakers that want to use the propietary network, as long as they help with maintenance costs and don't charge their customers for the energy provided, it seems like Tesla's Supercharger network future is set for the following few years. Good job!  Now what about that Model X?
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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