Tesla Inaugurates 100th Supercharger Station

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The American electric vehicle manufacturer cut the ribbon off its 100th Supercharger station in Hamilton, New Jersey. This milestone event was attended by more than 100 people, including the same NJ state legislators that practically banned direct Tesla sales stores of in this state.
According to Tesla, a Supercharger station is able to charge the batteries pack of the Model S sports saloon from naught to full capacity in a swift 20 minutes. To much surprise, 85 kWh models can use these stations for free, while owners of the more basic 60 kWh car will have to pay a one-off charge of $2,000 to enjoy the benefits of the Supercharger network.

The network already supports long-distance drives on the most popular routes across the United States. Tesla owners can now travel from sunny Los Angeles to cosmopolitan New York or an epic 12,000-mile journey to every Stateside corner. With 86 Supercharger stations in North America alone, the Palo Alto, California-based luxury EVs manufacturer promises that by the end of next year, the network of charging stations will provide enough zap for 98 percent of the U.S. population, with drivers never more than 100 miles away from one.

Tesla also operates 14 stations in Europe. As we've reported in a previous article, Europe represents an increasing opportunity for the American manufacturer, which managed to move 1,493 units of the Model S on the Norwegian market in March alone. If you take a look at the stats below, you'll probably figure out that gas stops are fast becoming a fading memory with every passing day for Tesla Model S owners.

Superchargers by the numbers (so far)

  • Gallons of gas offset by Superchargers: 570,921
  • Dollars saved in collective fuel costs: 2.3 million ($4.015/gallon for Premium fuel)
  • Miles charged: 14,273,033, enough to circle the globe 573 times
  • Cumulative total energy delivered to date: 4.9 million kWh
  • Cars charged in the last seven days: 5,196
  • Factor by which a Supercharger charges a Model S faster than at a public charging station: 16
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