Tesla Has Now More Than 500 Superchargers

The Tesla supercharger network has cracked 500 locations worldwide in three years.

In total, 502 quick charging locations are currently operating around the world, offering a total of about 2,800 individual charging stations. Superchargers allow owners of the Model S sedan to regain roughly 80 percent battery life in just a half hour.

SEE ALSO: Tesla Asks Some Owners to Cut Back on Supercharger Use

Tesla has vowed to keep the Superchargers free of charge to owners and has honored that promise so far, although recently the brand sent out letters to some owners asking them not to overuse the superchargers, as they are meant for long-distance travel and not day-to-day charging.

The U.S. claims 42 percent, or about 200 of the worldwide Supercharger network. Tesla is still pushing to expand the network and is currently installing Superchargers at a rate of roughly one per day in countries such as the UK, Australia, China, Spain, Italy and Korea.

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2015 BMW i3 – Road Test and Review

DSC_0187 (1)Although clearly a Bimmer, the BMW i3 isn’t only different from any BMW that’s come before but it’s also different from almost every car currently on the road. Its appearance is polarizing: “stubby,” “futuristic,” and “tall” were the comments we heard frequently while it was in our short-term fleet for close to two weeks.

George Jetson, your car is ready!

The BMW i3 with optional range extender is built on an aluminum chassis powered by an electric motor that is augmented by a two-cylinder gasoline-fueled engine that drives a generator. The car also introduces a new design language for BMW, one specifically intended for its electric vehicles.

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It starts with an aerodynamic exterior, a black “belt,” and opposing rear-hinged (or what some would call “suicide”) rear doors. The i3 has a carbon-fiber passenger compartment and is encased in composite panels. Everything is lightweight and designed with fuel efficiency in mind.

INSIDE THE 2015 BMW I3

The inside, thanks to the absence of a center tunnel for the powertrain, feels extremely roomy. Slim front bucket seats, which create more knee room for rear passengers, and a high roofline contribute to the spaciousness.

The cabin itself is an achievement of design, using very high quality (and recyclable) materials throughout.

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Last Call: Dodgy Deal Edition

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Your choice of car is an undeniable form of self-expression. Regardless of the back story, or how you acquired it, a car says something about you. This is by no means a ground breaking revelation, just an observation we live here at Petrolicious. We would even venture to say that there is a good amount of self discovery as to ‘who you are’ and ‘what type of car person you are’ when you’re deciding which car to buy.

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