A California-based electric car company has opened three charging stations in South Dakota as part of its cross-country network.
Tesla Motors now has Superchargers in Rapid City, Murdo and Mitchell. In all the company has built 50 Supercharger locations across the country and plans to connect the East and West Coasts by the end of 2014.
The Rapid City Supercharger is located at the Rushmore Mall off Exit 58 on Interstate 90. The Murdo Supercharger is located at Range Country Lodging off Exit 191 on I-90. And the Mitchell Supercharger is at the Southside Plaza II off Exit 330 on I-90.
Tesla wants to make cross-country travel available to its Model S owners. Tesla Superchargers allow drivers to travel for about three hours after a thirty-minute charge.
The electric charge is free for Tesla owners, but the cars themselves run $73,000. Tesla plans to introduce a $35,000 model within two years.