Tesla’s convenient crosscountry route

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TESLA Model S – 60 kWh Auto

Tesla s convenient cross-country

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Supercharger are approximately 120 miles apart, for both the 60-kWh and 85-kWh Supercharger can give a Model S a 50% in 20 minutes or an 80% charge in 40 minutes. network was recently named of the Year by AOL Auto Club.

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On Sunday, a team Tesla (ticker:TSLA) driving two S cars crossed the finish in a cross-country drive. The two fully vehicles made the trip charging at Tesla’s Supercharger More importantly, however, recorded a record for the lowest time for an electric vehicle across the country.

But just how convenient is the route?

range anxiety

One potential to demand for fully electric is range anxiety, or the concern there are not sufficient charging for long-distance travel in an electric While making long-distance viable will certainly minimize range anxiety, it convenient would be an even antidote.

For instance, the bare number of charging stations on a may enable long-distance travel, but it likely take more the bare minimum for the route to convenient. Even more, can be inconveniently slow, or it can be expedient obviously, the faster the charge, the

Taking a look at Tesla’s completed cross-country route may investors a glimpse of just how Tesla plans to make its network. To assess the convenience, take a look at the two major that go into charging charging speed and charging density.

Charging: It’s no Tesla’s Supercharger stations are than the typical charging Roughly 16 times faster the typical public charging a Supercharger can give a Model S a 50% in 20 minutes or an 80% charge in 40 minutes. The network was recently named of the Year by AOL Auto.

TESLA Model S – 60 kWh Auto

Thanks to fast charging, Cross Country Rally managed to complete the drive in 76 and a half hours last despite road closures, and traffic delays as a result of a blizzard that cost the eight hours. Other included blinding sand freezing temperatures, and heavy

Charging station density: But how is the cross-country route with stations? Is it set up to handle both the range and the 208-mile range S?

Currently, the Supercharger stations are 120 miles apart, spaced for the 60-kWh and 85-kWh vehicles. says it is adding additional along the route for greater

Solid progress

Currently, 80% of the population is now within 200 miles enough for a 60-kWh Model S) of a station. By the end of the year, Tesla to have 95%-98% of the U.S. range of a Supercharger.


While it’s unclear how convenient Tesla plans to coverage over the long the company’s ambitious short-term and its current goals suggest Tesla doesn’t plan to on the network. This is good for Tesla investors; a convenient network is a key factor in the customer of driving a Tesla vehicle.

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TESLA Model S – 60 kWh Auto
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