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Tesla wants potential EV customers to stop worrying about electric range when it comes to the Model S

Tesla Motors recently made a coast-to-coast road trip possible in the U.S. with its all-electric Model S sedan, and the automaker wants travelers in Europe to have the same experience.

According to Tesla, there are big plans for an expansion of Supercharger stations throughout Europe in 2014. These stations rapidly charge Tesla's Model S for free, where a full charge takes around 75 minutes. New stores and service centers will be making their way to select European countries as well.

Currently, Tesla has 14 Superchargers throughout Norway, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. But the automaker is looking to place more within those countries and expand to the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden by the end of the year. It's not clear how many will be placed total.

Tesla will also open 30 new service centers and stores around Europe. Service centers will be placed in Sweden, Italy, and France for the first time, and stores will open in Birmingham and Manchester in the UK, Lyon and Bordeaux in France, Gothenburg in Sweden, and many more. 

Tesla wants potential EV customers to stop worrying about electric range when it comes to getting from point A to point B, and placing more Superchargers between major cities and frequented destinations is the way to do it. 

The automaker recently placed more Supercharger stations between Los Angeles and New York City in the U.S. as a way of relieving range anxiety for its American users. 

Tesla is making its way into China as well, where CEO Elon Musk recently said that the country might match the U.S. in volume "as early as next year" regarding the Model S. 

Source: Tesla Motors

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RE: Nice.
By captainBOB on 3/7/2014 4:22:36 AM , Rating: 2
Tesla paid their dues, not just on time but early.

They are no longer beholden to your cocked up sense of ownership. They are a business, and limiting yourself to one United States of America is monumentally stupid and ignorant.

Kinda like your post. The ignorant part that is. No wait, scratch that, include the stupid part too.

RE: Nice.
By sorry dog on 3/7/2014 1:13:08 PM , Rating: 2
Again...please see above. Tesla paying off their DOE loan early is not all rainbows and unicorns.

I'm not against Telsa or their cars. I hope they succeed and give consumers another viable choice... If I won the lottery and owned 10 cars, one would probably be a Tesla, yet I hate to see facts distorted to give a reader the opposite impression of what they otherwise might think.

RE: Nice.
By captainBOB on 3/9/2014 1:40:20 AM , Rating: 2
Your link is from the Heartland Institute, they're about as credible as source as Globe Magazine.

The first paragraph of the article.

When it comes to Tesla Motors, an irrational exuberance has overtaken Wall Street, theDepartment of Energy, electric car advocates, government interventionists, crony capitalists, techie nerds and Elon Musk fanboys everywhere.

You honestly expect me to believe your concern trolling when you put up this garbage? Gr8 b8 m8 I r8 8/8

RE: Nice.
By Reclaimer77 on 3/9/2014 4:40:16 AM , Rating: 2
Paragraph looks dead on to me.

You don't see it that way because of YOUR bias.

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