Tesla Superchargers Added to 5 U.S. Malls


Green Car Reports

At odds with deal­ers over its online direct sell­ing for its vehi­cles, Tesla Motors moves for­ward in a deal to put fast-charging tech­nol­ogy at 5 malls across the U.S.

Find out where these super­charg­ers are set to be located.

Tesla Motors and CBL & Asso­ciates Prop­er­ties Inc. have struck a deal to put Tesla’s fast-charging tech­nol­ogy at five malls across the U.S.

Five Super­charger points sta­tions will appear at CBL-owned malls at Gulf Coast Town Cen­ter in Fort Myers, FL; The Pavil­ion at Port Orange in Port Orange, FL; Ala­mance Cross­ing in Burling­ton, NC; Cher­ry­Vale Mall in Rock­ford, IL and Impe­r­ial Val­ley in El Cen­tro, CA.

The mall-sited charg­ers are the lat­est step in Tesla’s efforts to build an elec­tric cor­ri­dor across the U.S, allow­ing Model S owners–and own­ers of Tesla’s future elec­tric vehicles–to embark upon long trips coast-to-coast with lit­tle interruption.

While many of the Super­charger sta­tions will be located on high­ways, the mall loca­tions mean Tesla own­ers can par­take in some retail ther­apy while their cars charge.

Even a brief 20-minute stop will be enough to deliver half a charge, and while it isn’t clear how many charg­ers will be located at each point, there should be enough for a few own­ers to charge their cars simultaneously.

Tesla Motors recently unveiled its full expan­sion plans for the Super­charger network.

From just a hand­ful of sta­tions today, the net­work will com­prise hun­dreds of sta­tions and thou­sands of indi­vid­ual charg­ers by 2015, with wide enough cov­er­age for 98 per­cent of the U.S. and Cana­dian population.

Sta­tions will be most fre­quent on well-traveled routes, with no more than 80–100 miles between the clos­est stations–well within the range of any Tesla vehicle.