Musk said Tesla will start by tripling the number of charging stations from the current eight — six in California and two on the East Coast — by the end of next month, adding stations in California as well as Vancouver; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; Austin, Texas; Dallas; Illinois; Colorado; and four more spots on the Eastern Seaboard.
The new network will provide "… a sense of freedom, the ability to go almost anywhere," Musk said.
Within six months, there will be enough charger stations in place to drive from LA to New York in a Tesla Model S.
The charge rate at each station will also improve, going from the current 90 kilowatts to 120. The problem with the current 90-kw chargers is they start rapidly but then the charge rate tapers off, Musk said. The charge rate on the new 120-kw charger doesn't taper off until much later in the charge. The new units will allow three hours of driving from a 20-minute charge.
“Expect the average stop time to drop in half," Musk said. AutoWeek