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Tesla Expanding Manhattan NY Recharging Station Network

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​NEW YORK March 23, 2016; NACSonline said that the New York Post reported that Tesla is planning to greatly expand its recharging network throughout Manhattan.

By expanding its number of recharging stations from about 40 to 105 by March 31, there could be three times as many electric-car charging stations in Manhattan than gas stations, notes the news source, adding that as of March 17, Tesla had outfitted 68 Manhattan garages with “destination chargers,” which can add about 60 miles of range per hour of charging to a Model S or Model X.

By September, the company says there will be a Tesla charging station every three blocks. Earlier this week, Tesla opened a 40,000-square-foot showroom and service garage in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in addition to its showroom in Chelsea.

Tesla spokesperson Alexis Georgeson told The Post that the company had mainly installed its quick-charging connectors at hotels and restaurants. “However, in an effort to tackle the need for urban charging, we expanded the program and partnered with public garages that offer parking both by the hour or the month,” she said.