We heard it from the CEO himself – Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) West Coast Supercharger Corridor is officially open for business.
Tesla West Coast Supercharger network now energized. Travel from Vancouver to Tijuana in styel! http://t.co/gTvV9egg3K
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 30, 2013
That’s right: Tesla announced the opening of its West Cost Supercharger Corridor via an official blog post Wednesday, and the kickoff reflects just one more check on Musk’s to-do list as he works to create a Supercharger network that spans the U.S. from coast to coast.
Though the CEO still has a long way to go to meet his final goal, the West Coast Supercharger network now connects a new slew of stations that allow Model S travelers to journey between San Diego, California, and Vancouver, British Columbia — all for free.
According to Tesla’s blog post, the Palo Alto, California-based company has erected Supercharger stations that line U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5, serving many of the West Coast’s main routes, cities, and destinations. The chargers’ locations are especially important for West Coasters because these customers make up a bulk of Tesla’s consumer base, and now, more than 99 percent of Californians and 87 percent of Oregon and Washington owners are within 200 miles of a Supercharger.