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Musk: You’ll Be Able to Drive Your Tesla Cross-Country by Year’s End With Supercharger Expansion

Tesla is in the process of “dramatically accelerating” its network of supercharger car-charging stations through the end of the year, Elon Musk announced at D11 Wednesday, making it possible for Tesla owners to drive from Los Angeles to New York on the network.

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“It is very important to address this issue of long-distance travel,” he said in a conversation with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, because when you buy a car, you’re also “buying a sense of freedom.”

“So we had to make something that was really quick to charge,” he said of the supercharger. These stations are currently found in California and along the East Coast, but Tesla will triple the coverage area of supercharging stations by the end of next month, Musk said.

By the end of the year, the network will cover most metro areas in the U.S. and Southern Canada, Musk said.

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