Tesla just announced that it’s expanding its Supercharger network of fast-charging stations to dense urban areas, starting with Boston and Chicago. If you don’t understand how that seemingly minor announcement could be the harbinger of the real electric revolution, then you don’t know jack.
All good things come to an end, like when Tesla broke the news that its growing global network of Supercharger stations would no longer be free. Today, Tesla has announced some specifics on how much you’ll be charged for charging, and when.
Up until now, Tesla’s Superchargers have only charged batteries, but starting next year, they’re going to start charging credit cards, too.
The biggest downside to electric car ownership for the average person is typically range anxiety. In a gasoline-powered car you can just stop at one of the thousands of thousands of gas stations worldwide—which is what makes a gas station the perfect location for Tesla’s growing Supercharger network.
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