Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) owner Elon Musk said that Tesla electric cars will soon run throughout the country (Britain) with only 20 minute recharging break. Tesla Model S right hand models will be available for £70,000 in the coming month in the U.K, and the company is confident about the 300 miles per charge target of the car.
Network of supercharging stations
According to the reports from The Sunday Times, the company is installing supercharging stations throughout an “electric highway” running from Drover and Bristol to the M25 and north along the length of the M1. The report also said that drivers will be able to travel another 130 miles by charging their vehicle for just 20 minutes.
The first charging station in Britain will be installed at South Mimms services in Hertfordshire, at the junction of the M25 and A1 where construction is almost completed. Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) drivers could charge their cars for free, and from other drivers a one-time fee for unrestricted service will be charged. Last year, the government in Britain appointed Musk as the “electric car tsar” to increase public demand after years of disappointing sales.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S is the third highest-selling luxury car in California boosted by the charging networks in America, leading from Canada to the Mexican border and from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts.
Counting on Tesla
In Britain, the majority of electric cars can only drive around a range of 100 miles and must be charged overnight to get a battery fully charge. Addressing the “range anxiety” of drivers is one of the primary factors that could boost vehicles’ popularity in Britain, and is also one of the main cause for the ineffectiveness of expensive government campaigns designed to promote eco-friendly electric vehicles.
The number of electric cars registered in the country is down to just 1,547 between January and April this year, even though the government is shelling out millions on charging points, publicity campaigns and financial incentives.
Edmund King, president of the AA, stated that Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) would be a “game changer” if the vehicle meets the company’s target on charging time and range, as the new infrastructure should satisfy 98% of potential electric car drivers.