Tesla Motors Inc is highly focused on expanding its network of Superchargers. In the U.S., the luxury EV producer has struck two recent deals with popular franchises. The move should see the availability of its charging stations grow rather exponentially in the next few months. Recent Supercharger news reveals that Elon Musk and co. are partnering with Sheetz Inc. as well as Ruby Tuesday. Tesla wishes to give its EV owners a lot more options when it comes to choosing where they can recharge their EVs.
Convenience stores are starting to gain more interest in catering for alternative industries. Among these are electric vehicle and their charging stations. The rise in EVs in America no longer makes offering charging solutions wasteful venture. In fact, now is perhaps the right time for companies to begin associating themselves with electric cars. Experts agree that they are the inevitable future of motoring.
Sheetz could gain Tesla Superchargers
It is then no wonder that this week began with news of Tesla striking a deal with Sheetz Inc. This company’s gas station and convenience store chains thrive in 6 American states. Sheetz in also beginning to make a name for itself as the gas station/convenience store that offers EV charging stations.
Tesla wants in on this too and is reported to be working on placing its own Superchargers at Sheetz stores around the country. It has not been specified how many locations Tesla will place its charger in. However, most of Sheetz’s retail spots already have EV chargers set up. Only lacking those for Tesla, it is likely that a larger number of them will soon be associated with the EV giant’s name.
“We’ve had discussions with them about putting their chargers in our stores,” Michael Lorenz reports. He stands as exec VP of their petroleum supply. “We haven’t done anything yet, but we’re continuing those discussions.
Fill up and dine at Ruby Tuesday
Another franchise that will soon be getting Tesla Superchargers is Ruby Tuesday. Both the companies announced this week that consumers will be able to dine while recharging their Teslas in the near future.
Ruby Tuesday has nearly 730 locations around the U.S. It has not been specified how many of these of these spots will gain Superchargers but it has been clear foe some time that Tesla Motors has had its eye on Ruby Tuesday for some time now. Trail Superchargers have been spotted at a selected few Ruby Tuesday locations around the country.
What Tesla is trying to rid is the inconvenience factor of owning an EV, more particularly Tesla EVs. Though the EV maker has a truly large number of superchargers scatter across the globe, they are still significantly tiny in comparison to gas stations.
Elon Musk admitted earlier this year that owning a car is truly about freedom. EV owners have limited travel options and often have to plan their long-distance trips according to routes that have charging stations. That isn’t at all an issue with traditional car drivers as places to fill up their tanks are littered around everywhere.
This is why Superchargers are important for Tesla Motors. Although shaking off this perception, EVs are still viewed as alternative and mostly inconvenient as a result. Buffing up its Supercharger network would make opting for a Tesla much easier when weighing out the pros and cons.