Tesla Installs Supercharger in Wickenburg for Trips From Phoenix to Las Vegas
Tesla Motors has installed its eighth Supercharger battery-charging system in Arizona.
These Supercharger stations can provide Tesla vehicles with a half-capacity charge in about 20 minutes, which is roughly 16 times faster than typical public charging stations for electric vehicles.
-Bill to Legalize Tesla Sales Fails
The company tells us the latest station has been installed outside the Wickenburg Town Hall, with the purpose of supporting trips in Tesla vehicles between Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Tesla's Model S can make it about 300 miles on a full charge with the larger battery option, and it's nearly 300 miles between Las Vegas and Phoenix, so this Supercharger station should make that trip a little more comfortable for Tesla owners.
The existing network of Superchargers allow a Tesla S owner to drive from Quartzsite, at Arizona's border with California, through Phoenix, Flagstaff, and into New Mexico on Interstate 40 using these free Supercharger stations.
This is now the eighth Supercharger station in the state, and only California has more. The other Arizona stations are in Yuma, Quartzsite, Gila Bend, Holbrook, Kingman, Flagstaff, and Buckeye. The company has plans to install even more of these charging stations in Arizona, and other states.
Despite having a lot of charging stations, Tesla's sales model -- which cuts out the dealership -- remains illegal in Arizona, leaving the state with "showrooms" to show off the cars, instead of actual retail locations.
If you're unfamiliar with the Model S, check out the Car and Driver review below:
Get the Weekly Newsletter
Our weekly feature stories, movie reviews, calendar picks and more - minus the newsprint and sent directly to your inbox.