Tesla launches Oxnard, California supercharger station

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LOS ANGELES, September 26, 2014 — No longer do Tesla owners have to leave their all-electric luxury vehicle in their three-car garages for trips from LA to Santa Barbara because today Tesla has announced the opening of a complimentary “supercharger” in Oxnard.

Located at the famed intersection of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Highway 101 (2751 Park View Court at The Collection at RiverPark), this brand new Tesla-only “supercharger” takes less than an hour to charge the Tesla Model S electric vehicle (EV) for another three hours of driving pleasure.

Tesla's newest supercharger station is located in Oxnard, Calif., for trips between LA and Santa Barbara.
Tesla’s newest supercharger station is located in Oxnard, Calif., for trips between LA and Santa Barbara.

Tesla says their supercharging units are “substantially more powerful than any charging technology to date.”

In fact, this newfangled EV charging technology provides up to 135 kW of power, which can replenish a Tesla Model S to half the charge in just 20 minutes (and to full in a little over a half hour).


Plus, Tesla says all of its supercharger stations are placed near shopping centers and cafes “so road trippers can stop for a quick meal and have their Model S charged by the time they’re done,” so says Tesla.

How does Tesla go where no other EV can go? The Model S has the most “energy-dense” battery pack in the industry and best-in-class aerodynamics with a “range” of about 265 miles, which is the longest range of any production EV on the planet. Tesla’s electric power plant produces 443 lb. ft. of instant catapulting torque. This means Tesla’s model S goes from zero to 60 in just 4.2 seconds!

Beyond the thrill of no torque and super fast acceleration, the Model S also has a low center of gravity and an aluminum body for a responsive, agile ride.

The Model S, which is the world’s first luxury sedan built from its foundation as an all-electric car, has brought unprecedented driving range to the world of EV travel.  In its first year on the market, the 2013 Tesla Model S received some of the world’s top awards including Motor Trend Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine’s Automobile of the Year, Yahoo! Autos Car of the Year, TIME’s Best Invention of the Year as well as earning the highest score ever given to a car by Consumer Reports. In addition, the 2013 Model S has a hard-to-get five stars rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Now with one more supercharger between LA and Santa Barbara, Tesla is opening the roads for future “free” travel with its upcoming nationwide network of charging stations.

Tesla's newest supercharging station is located in Oxnard, Calif., for all-electric road trips between LA and Santa Barbara.
Tesla’s newest supercharging station is located in Oxnard, Calif., for all-electric road trips between LA and Santa Barbara.

 

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  • Teslas are amazingly popular in my area. I see them regularly. Who knew they would catch hold? If the price tag can be brought down a little, I think they’d be even more common.