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Tesla Charging Stations in West Lebanon, New Hampshire

Three Teslas are charging at a shopping center in the small town West Lebanon, New Hampshire. With five more stations that could be used, this site can handle a lot of traffic. And more are coming. Photo by GET's editor, Nancy Rae Mallery.

Three Teslas are charging at a shopping center in the small town West Lebanon, New Hampshire. With five more stations that could be used, this site can handle a lot of traffic. And more are coming. Photo by GET’s editor, Nancy Rae Mallery.

By GET Staff

Tesla has been adding new charging stations across the country, and it seems they are coming as fast as they can. One lately arriving in the Northeast is a group of eight stations in the Valley Square Shopping Center West Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Tesla distinguishes between Superchargers, where any Tesla owner can recharge in minutes at no cost, and Destination Charging, which includes those installed at hotels, restaurants, and other destinations. Tesla cars can charge at stations for other vehicles, but the charge rate is slower.

The Superchargers are located in high traffic areas to support long-distance travel. The one in West Lebanon is near access locations for both Interstate 91 and Intestate 89. There are two other Superchargers in New Hampshire, four in Massachusetts, five in Connecticut, one in Rhode Island, one in Vermont, and eight in New York, all in areas with long-distance traffic.

As I chatted with a man charging his Tesla in West Lebanon, he told me of his other environmental efforts. Among other things, he owns a hydro-electric facility in south-western New Hampshire. But he really likes to talk about his Tesla. He even offered to let me drive it. My take on the car: Wow! Nancy Rae Mallery

Destination chargers outnumber Superchargers by a wide margin, but may have costs associated with their use. The Hilton Worldwide hotel chain is installing them, alongside charging stations for other vehicles, at fifty hotels in the United States this year, with another fifty for next year. This is just one example of many, as restaurants, stores, and other establishments add chargers to support electric vehicle use.

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