Tesla Supercharging station taking shape
By Amye Anderson
UCBJ Managing Editor
COOKEVILLE – The city’s latest electric car charging station – the site of eight individual Tesla Supercharger docks – located in the Jackson Plaza shopping center, is taking shape. The station is anticipated to open by the end of 2017, according to the Tesla website.
Tesla claims the Supercharger to be the world’s fastest charging station – taking an estimated 30 minutes to charge the company’s Model S and Model X vehicles. Installation of the Superchargers is primarily targeted for urban areas, placed at convenient locations such as grocery stores and shopping centers.
How it works: Superchargers deliver energy rapidly and then gradually slow as the battery fills. The vehicle then automatically alerts the driver when enough energy to continue the trip has been stored.
In April, Tesla announced plans to double its charging network in 2017.
Currently, there are more than 950 Tesla Supercharger Stations, a total of 6,550 Superchargers, across the United States.
Dickson and Nashville are also slated for new Supercharger stations to be completed by the end of the year, and a Supercharger station in Manchester is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.