There may still be many a state in the union opposed to allowing Tesla Motors’ direct-to-consumer sales tactics, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible – nor even impractical – to own a Roadster or a Model S there.
That’s because Tesla Supercharger stations have been installed worldwide pretty steadily since the introduction of the Model S. As a matter of fact, at the time of this writing, the world is pimpled by 407 Tesla Supercharger stations worldwide, with a total of 2,233 plugs.
While the rate of charge can vary based on specific conditions, each of these fast-charging Tesla Supercharger stations can exceed 250 miles of charge in an hour, or 170 miles in half-an-hour (charge rate slows as the battery approaches full). That means that the concerns regarding electric range are appreciably smaller than they were when the Model S first launched, and they diminish all the time.
The all-electric carmaker has a web page set up featuring a full map of every existing Tesla Supercharger, plus tabs which give you a look at how the landscape is projected to change by the end of this year, as well as the end of next. Geographical areas outside the range of all Tesla Supercharger stations are shown a bit darker.
Verdict: Nearly the entire United States is lit-up. Nearly. Meaning it’s not only possible to go coast to coast, but also to visit (almost) anywhere in-between.