Tesla Motors has hit yet another milestone in its progression toward becoming a more mainstream brand. This time, the California automaker opened the 200th Supercharger station, which allows the electric cars to recharge rapidly, making owning a Tesla that much more practical.
The latest Supercharger station is located in Oxnard in the state of California. The city with the greatest population in Ventura County, it is also situated just 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Oxnard is also the 19th most populous city in the state. The announcement means that there are 114 Superchargers operational in the United States.
Tesla owners in California will find the Oxnard Supercharger to be quite convenient to use, considering it is located just off Interstate 101 and Cali Route 1. There are ten chargers that are available day and night, every day of the week. While waiting for the car to charge up, Tesla owners can walk to nearby RiverPark mall for some retail therapy or diversion.
The biggest benefit of the Supercharger stations is that Model S owners can use them for free. With the growing network of the states across the United States, Tesla hopes to draw in even more owners who wish to drive their vehicles over longer distances. That chargers work quickly, replenishing about half of the battery’s charge in just about 20 minutes. Such technology is key in helping Tesla become a more mainstream car brand, which is why building as many as possible can only help the automaker.