Tesla Drivers are Getting Further with the Electric Car

Tesla Motors last week revealed a new fleet of solar-powered, public charging stations for their enviro-conscious American customers.

The all-electric car manufacturer has set up six charging stations alongside Californian freeways to help drivers of the Model S sedan complete long-distance journeys.

CEO and co-founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, plans to put more stations throughout California over the next twelve months, with all of the US completed by 2014.

“The stations have been called ‘super stations’ because they rely on homemade technology to recharge the car in record time,” Mr Musk said.

“Charging at 100 kilowatts, it takes roughly 30 minutes to revive a car which has been travelling at 60 miles per hour for three hours.”

The charging stations will be an answer for those who fear driving an electric car over long periods and to those who criticize electric cars for transferring the emissions problem from the open road to a power plant.

Mr Musk is also the chairman for SolarCity, a solar panel installation company which has built a car port technology for the super stations.

The super stations are expected to generate much more power than the cars will need, which means Telsa will generate power back to the grid.

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