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Tesla plans to open 4 more supercharger stations in Minnesota

Minneapolis is among four cities that will get new charging stations,
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Tesla is doubling the amount of "supercharger" stations it has around the world this year – and four of those will be in Minnesota.

The electric car maker owned by Elon Musk is embarking on a spending spree to increase the number of charging points from 5,000 to 10,000 globally, and this will include adding to the seven already in Minnesota.

Judging by its website, new superchargers will be added in Minneapolis, Rochester, Alexandria and Sherburn, but exact locations haven't been released.

It already has stations at the Hy-Vee in Oakdale, as well as in Hinckley, Duluth, Brainerd, St. Cloud, Worthington and Albert Lea.

While owners tend to charge their Teslas at home overnight, the new additions will make it easier to travel around the state without worrying they're about to run out of juice. Investopedia notes its newest Model-S Sedans now have a range of 335 miles.

Stopping at a supercharger station isn't as quick as getting gas, even though Tesla says they're the "world's fastest charging stations," 17 times faster than the typical public electric charging station.

It takes about 30 minutes to get your car to a half charge, with a range of 170 miles, according to Tesla's website.

Tesla did offer lifetime free access to the supercharging stations for anyone who bought one of its cars, but this ended on Jan. 15 this year. Anyone who buys a Tesla now gets 1,000 miles of free charging credits a year, but otherwise will have to pay to charge their car.

With cars retailing from $68,000, Teslas tend to be cars for the wealthier consumer, but BGR notes it will soon launch the Model 3, which after the $7,500 income tax credit you get for buying a new electric car will cost a more manageable $27,500.

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