Tesla declares October 19 "Supercharging day"
That's because Tesla Motors has declared October 19 as "Supercharging Day," when the electric-vehicle maker's first six fast chargers will be opened to the public, according to Hybrid Cars. Tesla announced the news via an e-mail to car owners.
The company's Superchargers, which fact charge at 90 kW and 440 volts, can put 150 miles into a top-of-the-line Model S 85-kWh battery in about a half-hour, or about as long as it takes from a Model S driven by a deranged owner to get from Palo Alto to San Francisco.
Earlier this month, Tesla said it's getting $10 million from the state to help prepare its Fremont, CA, factory to one day start making the Model X SUV there. That model is expected to see the light of day in 2014 and will be Supercharger-capable.
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