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Posted on September 11, 2015
If your weekend travels takes you to the northeast part of town and by Village Square Shopping Center, you will notice a Tesla supercharger station.
The futuristic looking station has been under construction for a couple of weeks. The station is located strategically near Interstate – 10 and will serve as another piece of the Tesla re-charging network.
Currently, Florida has 12 Tesla Supercharger stations with the closest to Tallahassee located in Lake City.
The station can also serve Tesla automobile owners here in Tallahassee.
The station will accommodate 6 Tesla cars at one time.
Based on Tesla’s website, Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. In 2012, Tesla launched Model S, the world’s first premium electric sedan.
Tesla has more than 50,000 vehicles on the road worldwide. Tesla owners have the benefit of charging at their home so they never have to visit a gas station or spend a cent on gasoline.
For long distance journeys, Tesla’s Supercharger network provides convenient and free access to high speed charging, replenishing half a charge in as little as 20 minutes. Superchargers now connect popular routes in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
The station in Tallahassee is connected to the City of Tallahassee electric utility grid. The site houses hardware which “transforms” electricity from the grid into a form which can rapidly recharge Tesla automobiles.