“Superchargers will only work on Model S (for now) and every future Tesla EV”
Each Supercharger station costs around $250,000 to install and can charge – for free, remember – either four or six cars at a time. Since Tesla plans to build 100 in the next three to four years, the total cost will be around $20-$30 million. The six chargers that have already been built in secret in California (in Barstow, Hawthorne, Lebec, Coalinga, Gilroy and Folsom) are all operational now, but not yet open to the public. Ra said Tesla needs to get government approval to open them, and that will come “soon.”
This is the promise and future of renewable energy for our transportation. Tesla is setting a high benchmark for car manufacturers in that they are selling us an automotive product AND providing the resources to, free of charge, supply the energy as well.
The days of being dependent on fossil fuel are now officially numbered.