Tesla adding Supercharge stations in city centers starting with Boston & Chicago

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The new Supercharge stations will take up less space than existing ones and come with a 72-kilowatt charger as opposed to the usual 120-kilowatt chargers.

The Tesla company is busy producing the Model 3, Model S, and Model X, and they’re also busy adding more Supercharge stations. These Supercharge stations allow Telsa owners to charge their vehicles while traveling or having a night out on the town.

While there may be Supercharge stations in convenient areas near hotels, restaurants, and major highway routes, there aren’t really any charging stations near cities — or at least major cities. As of today, Tesla has announced that they will be establishing Supercharge stations in city centers starting out with Boston and Chicago. Why the push for stations in city centers? Tesla wants customers to be able to run some errands, go shopping, or have a bite to eat while they charge their vehicle without having to stop somewhere way outside of town or wait until they get home.

The new Supercharge stations will take up less space than existing ones. The smaller size will make it easier to install in highly populated areas, such as Chicago and Boston. The new stations will come with a 72-kilowatt charger as opposed to the usual 120-kilowatt chargers. This means that the time to a full charge will take between 45-50 minutes instead of 30-40 minutes at other larger Supercharge stations. Stations in cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Washington will be added later this year along with 10,000 more planned top be installed across the U.S. by the end of 2017.

For those Tesla owners living in Chicago and Boston, what do you think about new charging stations being downtown and making it more convenient for you to charge your battery? Even if you don’t own a Tesla, what are your thoughts about more charging stations popping up? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Tesla
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