Tesla opens new charging station in Bellmead

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:32am

Tesla Motors now has a charging station in the Waco area.

It opened shortly after a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bellmead Tuesday morning.

The station will bridge commuting drivers from Dallas to Austin.

The electric car company also has plans to open other charging stations between major cities in Texas.

The goal is to allow Tesla owners to travel freely within the 'TexasTriangle' without running out of juice.

The Tesla Model S has a range of up to 300 miles.

It can go 0-60 in less than six seconds and has a top speed of 130 miles per hour.

The charging stations can give the car 150 miles worth of battery power in just 20 minutes.

“Waco is a great halfway point between Austin and Dallas," explained Alexis Georgeson of Tesla Motors. "It’s a great location here; People can stop in Colin Street Bakery. They can charge their cars for 20 minutes for free while they grab breakfast or coffee."

"By the end of the year we will have the entire Texas Triangle enabled. Our drivers can now drive from Dallas all the way to Austin, down to San Antonio, over to Houston and up to Dallas again without worry."

The Tesla Model S is one of the most high-tech electric cars in the world, but the state of Texas is trying its best to ban the direct sales of them to consumers.

The Tesla Model S starts at $62,000 with a federal tax credit.



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