Electric cars

Tesla Tripling Number of Charging Stations

CEO says people will be able to drive electric cars from Los Angeles to New York by end of year

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Tesla will be tripling the number of its supercharger stations by the end of June, and by the end of the year, its expansion program will allow Tesla drivers to go from Los Angeles to New York, according to CEO Elon Musk.

Musk said that the expansion of the network of superchargers, which allow the company's cars to be recharged in about an hour, will cover most major metropolitan areas in the United States and southern Canada. While owners can charge the car using ordinary electrical current at home overnight, the supercharging stations are important for relieving drivers' anxiety about running out of power and being stranded on long journeys.

"It is very important to address this issue of long-distance travel," he said. "When people buy a car, they're also buying a sense of freedom, the ability to go anywhere they want and not feel fettered."

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