- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Tesla Motors has opened a supercharging station for its line of upscale all-electric vehicles at the Marketplace at Augusta mall.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1QrcWLE ) the station will be the most northern of Tesla’s network of charging stations placed along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Spokeswoman Sonja Konch says the Augusta site will allow Tesla Model S owners to “have free seamless travel into upstate Maine, New England, eastern Canada, and routes leading cross country.”

Officials say 30 minutes of charging allows up to 170 miles of range in Model S vehicles. Tesla has over 500 supercharger stations worldwide.

Keith Luke, Augusta’s deputy director of development, says there are no Tesla owners in the city but still called the station “a big deal.” The state has just 32 Tesla owners.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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