Electric car enthusiasts got a fresh jolt Thursday as Tesla Motors opened its first B.C. supercharger station in Squamish.
The charging station is one of 102 now open in North America. There are also 32 Supercharger stations in Europe and one in China with more planned to open soon.
Superchargers are designed for the Tesla Model S to travel for about three hours.
Alexis Georgeson, a spokeswoman for Tesla, said at the end of the first quarter of 2014, there were more than 30,000 Model S on the road worldwide, however she said the demand exceeds Tesla’s production capability.
The Model S starts at $80,000 CAD. According to the company, the car can go from zero to 100 kilometres in as little as 4.4 seconds.