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Tesla looking to add convenience stores to some Supercharger stations

Tesla looking to add convenience stores to some Supercharger stations”

Tesla is eyeing a possible solution: small stores that sell cold beverages and salty snacks, located adjacent to its Supercharger stations, so you can fill your belly while the charging station powers your auto.

As electric cars become more popular, infrastructure will have to be more spread out around cities, but also more concentrated within them to meet an increased charging demand.

Still, 30 minutes is a long time for anyone who is used to the convenience of a gas station.

Tesla first said it wanted to make Supercharger stations more like traditional restrooms on its second-quarter earnings call.

Tesla says that it specifically places its Superchargers near amenities like hotels, restaurants, and shopping areas to give drivers something to do while their vehicle is charging up.

Musk is still committed to the idea he described in early August.

According to Electrek, Tesla wants to have 10,000 Superchargers in the world by the end of the year - and larger Supercharger stations like this one in China are going to significantly contribute towards that.

The automaker has a plan to add convenience store-esque amenities to its fast-charging stations, according to a report from Restaurant Business spotted by Grub Street.

Tesla Motors' ever-expanding supercharger network has made being a Tesla owner easier and easier, which is good since that's their goal. Straubel noted that the company has already been working with restaurants, and "That can only start scaling up".



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