Tesla opens 100th Supercharger site in NJ, expands to new manufacturing facility in CA

Tesla has opened its 100th Supercharger site, in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, and will commemorate the milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning. The new station, which has six charging stalls and will be open 24/7, is located in the Hamilton Market Place mall, just off Interstate 195, about 40 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

Supercharger #100 is the 86th station in the US, and the first in New Jersey. How ironic that the Garden State’s legislature recently banned Tesla’s direct-sales model, ending the company’s sales in the state. So you can charge your Model S here, but you’ll have to go next door to New York to buy one.

Meanwhile, on the other coast, Tesla has begun renovations on a 431,000-square-foot facility in Lathrop, California, about 50 miles from its existing factory in Fremont. This is not the vaunted Gigafactory (which is expected to be around 10 million square feet), but will be used for CNC and machining, according to Tesla.

 

Source: Green Car Reports, Manteca Bulletin, InsideEVs
Image: Jeff Cooper/Flickr