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Posted on: December 16, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Tesla Superchargers offer drivers new way to fill up in Butte

Butte is now supercharged.

Tesla Motors installed a series of charging stations for their electric cars at the Best Western Plus Butte Plaza Inn parking lot, another link in a chain of stations that stretches from Billings to the west coast.

“We aim to place our stations roughly 150 miles apart, and in convenient locations with accommodations where customers may stop to use the restroom or grab snacks before continuing on their journey,” Tesla spokeswoman Jamee Hawn said in an email.

The stations can give a car enough energy to last 170 miles in a 30-minute charge, according to the company’s website.

Read the full story in the Montana Standard
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