Tesla Model S owners celebrate West Coast charging network

Tesla Model S owners gathered at Crissy Field in San Francisco Thursday to celebrate Tesla’s West Coast charging network. There are now 16 Supercharging stations from Vancouver to San Diego, along the I-5 and Highway 101 corridors.

The ability to take a long distance road trip in an all-electric car is a big part of Tesla’s effort to reduce any lingering “range anxiety” among consumers. CEO Elon Musk plans to travel from Los Angeles to New York with his five sons before the end of the year.

Model S spokesperson Alexis Georgeson is driving one of two Model S vehicles from San Diego to Vancouver to prove that the entire route can be done with the Supercharging stations.

Tesla Model S owners in San Francisco Thursday. Tesla Motors posted the photograph on its Twitter feed.


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