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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 Reclaimer77 on 3/7/2014 10:10:44 AM , Rating: 1
Most of it is common knowledge. Like the new CAFE standards, no question America is on the forefront of mandated economy. Europe isn't even close.

Then there's:

Europe lets car makers outright cheat, blatantly, on economy tests. I mean just look at the stuff they can get away with!

Not to say our testing always reflects real world driving, but at least you CAN achieve the posted mileage. In Europe this isn't the case.

So let me see, what else can I back up...Oh yeah! Emissions standards, easy to back up.

Not even close! And you guys are driving around in diesels by the ton, which are in no way as clean as our vehicles. Do you even have something like PZEV's?

So you know, I think I've made my case pretty completely and backed up everything I've stated.

When it comes to vehicle efficiency and clean emissions, Europe severely lags behind America. Fact.

RE: Nice.
By Murloc on 3/8/2014 8:15:55 AM , Rating: 2
actually it's only some countries who see widespread use of diesels because of historical different taxation on petrol and diesel. That's Italy.
Countries where this difference does not exist or is reveresed mostly use petrol for normal cars and diesel for trucks.

RE: Nice.
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 8:37:50 AM , Rating: 2
/shrug. Okay, granted.

However I think I backed my "claims" up as he requested. Everything I've stated was an absolute documented fact, and the voters here just hate it because it goes against their preconceived notions of America.

RE: Nice.
By freaqie on 3/9/2014 12:46:10 PM , Rating: 2
the point is this though:
Europe has tons of potential customers..
that equals money for Tesla.
which is good for you in the end...

so I don't see what the problem is.

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