Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk intends to drive the Model S from Los Angeles to New York using the company’s network of Supercharger quick-charging stations to charge the battery along the way.

While Musk claims it’s nothing more than a “personal road trip,” we know better: This will serve as a formidable marketing coup for Tesla as it works to convince buyers of the car’s generous range (anywhere between 335 and 427 kilometres, depending on road conditions and driving styles).

Right now, there are less than a dozen Supercharger stations across the U.S. They will charge a Tesla Model S battery to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes — barely more than a standard highway stop, Musk says.

Tesla’s goal is to have hundreds of Supercharger locations totaling 2,000 to 3,000 individual charging ports by 2015.

Source: Green Car Reports

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By Auto123.com