Tesla Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7-series; company promises coast-to-coast supercharger network by 2015Submitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 08:38
By Angus MacKenzie
June 11, 2013
Tesla Motors, makers of fine electric performance vehicles, recently surprised the mainstream with news its Model S performance sedan had surpassed Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8 and BMW 7-series in sales for the first quarter in the US. For a company that only released the Model S last June, news of this exponential interest was not only surprising but worked to further validate consumer interest in a fully electric vehicle. On top of the surprising sales figures, media sources like Consumer Reports proclaimed Tesla’s Model S to be one of the "best cars they'd ever tested." With positive feedback and increasing sales of the Model S, Tesla has identified an expansion of its Supercharger networks as a critical next step.
Tesla’s dedicated Supercharger networks, launched late in 2012, are already a part of the EV landscape in California, New York and Delaware, but the company has plans to increase the network not only on the east and west coast but across the US and into the great frozen land of moose and beaver, Canada.
Current coverage shows eight stations strategically located in theses regions, but by summer Tesla plans to increase this figure to 27. By September of this year they anticipate placement of Supercharger networks in most key metropolitan areas. Tesla is touting coast-to-coast capabilities by the time the snow falls in New York City this year. Tesla claims that by 2014 they will have secured networks in 80 percent of both the US and Canada, with this figure increasing to 98 percent by 2015.