This is great news for Telsa owners and bodes well for the electric car industry as a whole! Battery-car start-up Tesla Motors hopes to put a quick-charging “supercharger” within reach of all U.S. motorists – and most of those in Canada – over the next several years, something that could eliminate the so-called “range anxiety” that has so far been a factor in the limited sales of plug-based” vehicles like Tesla’s Model S.
The roll-out of the Tesla supercharger network will now come twice as fast as originally planned, with about twice as many of them being put in place, according to the maker’s founder, CEO Elon Musk. The fast-charging system will also be upgraded to reduce charging times by nearly half, compared to the first chargers now in place, Musk said.
“It does mean quite a lot to mainstream customers, being able to drive your (battery) car wherever you want to go … at a moment’s notice,” Musk said. “So (this is) very important to accessing a broader audience” for battery-electric vehicles like the Tesla Model-S sedan that went on sale last summer.