Tesla founder Elon Musk onstage at D11

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — By next year, you’ll be able to drive a Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to New York, recharging at Tesla Motors’ “Supercharger” stations all the way.

Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk made the announcement onstage here tonight, at the D11 tech conference.

There will soon be a “dramatic acceleration of the Supercharger network,” Musk said, with the area covered by Supercharger stations set to triple by the end of next month.

Superchargers are the rapid-recharging stations Tesla operates for “refueling” its all-electric cars.

In addition to increasing the geographic area, Tesla will also increase the density of Supercharger stations in crowded metro areas on the coasts.  The network will also extend to every major metro area in the U.S. and southern Canada, Musk said.

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