Lake Charles gets new station for electric cars

Lake Charles gets new station for electric cars

LAKE CHARLES, LA. (AP) - Electric car company Tesla Motors has opened a new station in western Louisiana where its clients can charge up their vehicles.

WWNO radio reports that the company says its new location in Lake Charles will enable drivers of its Model S vehicles to replenish a half charge in 20 minutes. A half charge enables a Model S driver to travel about 150 miles. A fully-charged Model S has a range of about 265 miles, the company says.

Tesla has two Supercharger stations in Houston, and a smaller two-car charger at a Best Western in La Place.

The company plans to open another Supercharger station in Baton Rouge soon and a full service center in New Orleans after that.

Superchargers are what the company calls its proprietary charging stations.

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