Range anxiety is one of the main points against the current crop of EVs, as they simply lack the battery capacity to be used anywhere else, aside from a city environment. However, Tesla set out to change that, by not only offering the highest-capacity battery packs on the market, for their cars, but also through their network of ‘Superchargers’.

There are currently six such stations, all of which are in California, and now open to the public, as well. They are placed at ‘strategic’ points, near malls, restaurants and other places where people gather, and offer an extra 150 miles (240 km), free of charge, for all Tesla owners.

The plan is to cover the entire country with Superchargers, in about two years’ time, with the increase in coverage being guided by the number of Tesla drivers in a particular area of the country. However, with the launch of the Model X and the all-electric 3-Series rival, as well as an increase in the production of the Model S, there will be quite a few of these cars on US roads in coming years – they’d best be prepared.

By Andrei Nedelea