Tesla Superchargers Get a Boost in Middle America
If Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) is to meet its goal of blanketing the U.S. with Superchargers by 2015, the coming year will be the test of company mettle. With the East and West Coast well on their way to full coverage, the electric automaker has turned its attention to the vast expanse between New York and California. According to Wisconsin’s State Journal, Tesla is already making headway on its ambitious goal by providing its fast-charging stations in the Midwest.
Before Halloween, Tesla sent two of its flagship Model S vehicles on a road trip from San Diego to Vancouver, British Columbia, to celebrate the completion of the West Coast Supercharger Corridor. Tesla drivers won’t have to worry about charging up during any point during this lengthy trip from the bottom of California past the northern border of Washington state. In the Midwest, a total of five Supercharger stations will be installed in Wisconsin, with the first planned for completion before Christmas, the State Journal reports.
Tesla enthusiasts have been categorized as liberal-leaning coastal dwellers, but the State Journal reports that there are plenty of Model S drivers in Wisconsin and surrounding states who are ready to access a charging system that allows drivers to get to full battery power within 30 minutes. In fact, the Wisconsin Tesla Owners Club was helping the electric car maker with the logistics of the project.