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Posted: Monday, 02 December 2013 1:20PM

Tesla Motors Open Supercharger In St. Joseph For Model S Vehicles

There aren't that many Tesla Model S vehicles in the area right now, but the automaker is hoping more are driving through soon. Tesla has just installed what it being called a Supercharger at the Niles Road exit off I-94 in the Panera and Moe's parking lot. Patrick Jones is a spokesman for the company and tells WSJM News the station can charge the engine in about 20 minutes to give drivers another 150 to 200 miles.


If you drive another car like a Chevrolet Volt or a Nissan Leaf, however, you're going to be left in the cold with these free chargers.


Tesla is putting the Superchargers in nationwide to give drivers of its cars a coast-to-coast network. They are seeking out locations with retail and restaurants so people have something to do while their cars charge.


Right now the network exists to go from San Diego to Vancouver, and by the end of the year drivers will be able to go from Los Angeles to New York, including the stop in St. Joseph. Another route is being put in from Boston to south Florida. Other Superchargers are planned in the Midwest and Michigan including metro Chicago, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Gaylord, Toledo and Lafayette, Indiana.


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