Tesla S road photoTesla plans a massive expansion of its supercharger network, making a coast-to-coast trip in a Tesla all-electric plug-in luxury car possible in the near future.

Tesla will be tripling the number of its supercharger stations by the end of June, and by the end of the year, its expansion program will allow Tesla drivers to go from Los Angeles to New York, with each free charge requiring only an hour, with stations located in most major metropolitan areas in the US and Southern Canada. (See the map at CNN.)

The Tesla Model S, which comes standard with the capability of extra fast charges — and won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year honors — can seat seven with a pair of rear-facing children’s seats in the hatchback cargo area.

Motor Trend admired the speediness of the $63,000 car, calling it “as effortless as a Rolls-Royce”, but also its cargo and passenger capacity which it likened to an SUV.

(READ the story in CNN Money)

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