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Tesla expands electric car Supercharger network

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The 400-plus mile drive from Washington, D.C. to Boston wasn't possible in an electric car unless you have a lot of friends with chargers along the way. But now, if you drive the all-electric Tesla Model S -- this year's automobile of the year -- the trip is possible and quicker than you might expect from an electric car.

That's because Tesla has expanded its Supercharger network to the East Coast of the United States, The New York Times reports. The Tesla Model S charging stations -- which can add 150 miles of range to the car in only 30 minutes (I have a feeling that will sound funny someday) -- are now in Milford, Conn. and Newark, Del. The original network of six charging stations stretched from Los Angeles to northern California.

The Tesla Model S has an EPA estimated range of 265 miles. But if you don't live in the range of a Supercharger be patient, Tesla has plans to have 100 new Superchargers across North America by 2015.

Tesla Begins East Coast Fast-Charging Corridor [New York Times]

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— By on December 30, 2012, 7:30 PM PST

Tyler Falk

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Tyler Falk is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was with Smart Growth America and Grist. He holds a degree from Goshen College. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure