Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tesla to debut "supercharger" in San Marcos Premium Outlets

Superchargers offer about half a charge or about three hours worth of juice in 20 minutes.
Aug 16, 2013, 2:53pm CDT Robert Grattan Staff Writer- Austin Business Journal

Tesla Motors Inc. announced Wednesday the San Marcos Premium Outlets will be the first to host a supercharger station in Texas.

The station will allow the car maker's all-electric Model S cars to charge quickly — and for free. The stations provide half a charge in 20 minutes. That's about three hours of travel time.

The station will be one of 18 across the country, though the Palo Alto-Calif.-based car maker has plans to open four more stations in Texas by the end of 2013. The second is to open in Waco in the coming weeks.

Previously, the company had selected Dallas for the first supercharger station, but changed to San Marcos after permitting held up completion in Dallas, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Previously, Tesla had wrangled with lawmakers over how it could sell its cars throughout the state, but a bill that would have allowed the car maker and CEO Elon Musk to sell directly to consumers was defeated.


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