Tesla Opens Free West Coast Supercharger Corridor

Tesla Motors Model S owners can now drive the 1,396 miles from San Diego to Vancouver, Canada, for free, thanks to a series of quick car-recharging stations that are collectively known as the West Coast Supercharger Corridor.

The Model S is an electric car built by Tesla Motors, one of two companies owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, and was named the Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine car of the year in 2013.

Tesla has made the vehicle even more attractive to consumers on the West Coast by constructing the line of Supercharger stations that will juice up the cars for free at stops along U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5. Some cities along those routes include Los Angeles, Calif., Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash.

Superchargers deliver volts straight to the Model S battery, according to MarketWatch, and they’re the most powerful rechargers in the world. They can power up a Tesla 20 times faster than a regular charging station, meaning they can fill up half a battery in about 20 minutes.

The charging sites are set up just off the highways, near diners and shopping areas so that owners won’t have to wait around while their Tesla reenergizes.