First 6 Tesla Superchargers Open to Public Today

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Supercharge Your Tesla

Mere weeks after unveiling a network of 'Supercharger' stations quite unlike anything else out there (why make another bland utilitarian station when you can create an awesome space-age monolith?), Tesla is ready to open up the first 6 to the public. Today.

"Six stations are currently active, expanding to over 100 stations in 2015. They’re designed to give road trippers half a charge in about half an hour. That’s 150 miles of range with our 85 kWh battery.

Plus, Superchargers are located at places you’ll actually want to stop, like roadside diners, cafes, and shopping centers. So pull in, plug in, and grab a bite to eat. Model S will be ready when you get back."

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Here are the exact locations, via HybridCars:

Folsom, Calif.

13000 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630
(Folsom Premium Outlets)

Gilroy, Calif.

681 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020 (Gilroy Premium Outlet, near Sony)

Tejon Ranch

5602 Dennis McCarthy Dr., Lebec, CA 93243 (Near Yogurtland)

Harris Ranch

24505 W Dorris Ave Coalinga, CA 93210 (Near Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant)

Barstow, Calif.

2812 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311 (Near Country Inn and Suites)

Los Angeles, Calif.

3203 Jack Northrop Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250 (Near Hawthorne Municipal Airport)

And below is Tesla's long-term plan for North-America. Can you say ambitious? They no doubt have plans for other continents too..

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via HybridCars

See also: Tesla Unveils its Supercharger Network: "Drive for Free. Forever. On Sunlight."