Tesla’s online trip planner maps out life as an EV owner

• For many consumers, the uncertainty of finding a reliable charging station is enough to dissuade them from purchasing an electric vehicle.

• With public charging stations are still far less common than gas stations, EV owners cannot always be certain where or how far they can travel.

• EV automaker Tesla is trying to reduce that uncertainty with a new online trip-planning tool that suggests routes with EV charging stations along the way.

• The tool assumes that you begin your journey with a full charge and tells you exactly how long you will have to spend at each station to make it to the next.

• The new mapping tool comes as Tesla expands their Supercharger network.

• Tesla currently operates 5,400 Supercharger outlets globally but plans to expand to 10,000 stations soon.

• The Supercharger stations are designed to provide a greater range with shorter charge times so that EV drivers can be free to plan longer trips.

• Tesla reports that a Supercharger can provide up to 170 miles (273km) of range with as little as 30 minutes of charging.

• Currently, every Tesla already includes an even more feature-rich version of the planning tool in its onboard computer, but the new online tool is designed to court new Tesla customers by demonstrating the robustness of their charging network.

• The Tesla trip planner even estimates potential savings by estimating the cost of gas to make the same trip.

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Carl Michael
Carl Michael captivated with the gleaming catches inside his awesome uncle's Buick Electra, it didn't take him long to get snared on the auto culture; both in the city and in hustling. Carl has worked for a noteworthy oil organization as a business agent covering a region of 40 corner stores. A while later, he turned into an escort to high positioning legislators and government authorities. Through happy stories, he investigates the connection amongst Driver and Machine. When he is not caught up with expounding on autos, he appreciates driving his 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC or his 2001 Ford F150 7700.