On a day when gasoline prices continued to climb nationally, Tesla owners could be forgiven for feeling a bit smug about their vehicles. After all, they were at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland to welcome the opening of the largest array of chargers in the Northeast.
Best of all, those chargers are free.
Actually, they’re called Superchargers. That’s because they can have a Tesla battery pack fully charged and ready to go in anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, or in terms of distance traveled, “300 miles per hour,” said Allen Smith, a Tesla owner from Duanesburg.
The Crossgates installation includes 20 Superchargers, and most of the spaces were occupied Tuesday morning by what was likely the largest concentration of the all-electric cars ever in the Capital Region.
Tesla also operates a smaller Supercharger station at Colonie Center, and on Tuesday it announced that the five Cole’s Collision Centers in the Capital Region would soon be the Capital Region’s first Tesla-authorized body shop.