Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is aggressively expanding its network of Supercharging stations across the United States. The electric car maker recently opened its first Superchargers in Wyoming, reports the Associated Press. The Palo Alto, California-based company said that more Superchargers will be coming in New Mexico, Arizona, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania this year. Last month, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) also installed its first Supercharging station in Switzerland.
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Currently, there are only 53 Supercharging stations in North America. But the company is trying to cover 80% of the U.S. population and certain parts of Canada by the end of 2014. And more than 98% of North American population will be covered by the end of 2015, if Tesla has its way.
We have been hearing of a new Supercharging station almost every other day. It seems like Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) will bring the entire nation in the range of its Superchargers by the end of 2015. The Elon Musk-led automaker said it will first open up routes between major cities so that its customers can make road trips anywhere in the nation without worrying about where to charge the battery. Charging vehicles at its Supercharger stations is absolutely free because Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) bears the electricity bill.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares fell 0.29% to $146.68 at 10:23 AM EST Tuesday.