Tesla Marks 100th Supercharger Station

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Tesla ultimately wants its vehicle owners to never experience range anxiety while on the road thanks to its “Supercharger” stations.

The American electric automaker reached a new milestone this week by cutting the ribbon on its 100th Supercharger station in Hamilton, New Jersey in front of a crowd of over 100 people, including New Jersey state legislators, Tesla executives and supporters. A total of 86 Supercharger stations are now opened in North America while there are 14 in Europe and new ones coming live in China this week. At a Supercharger station, Tesla Model S owners can get half a charge in as little as 20 minutes, allowing for long-distance driving without ever having to pay a single penny for gas.

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Tesla hopes to have 98 percent of the U.S. population covered by Supercharger stations by the end of the year, ultimately allowing its customers to never be more than 100 miles away from a Supercharger. The company also released some interesting statistics about the stations, saying they have offset 570,921 gallons of gasoline, $2.3 million collectively saved in fuel costs, 14,273,033 miles charged, 4.9-million kWh cumulative total energy delivered and 5,196 vehicles charged in the seven days leading up to the event.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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