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News Summary: Tesla unveils charging station


FASTER, BETTER, STRONGER: Tesla Motors unveiled a solar-powered charging station designed to fully charge its new Model S sedan in about an hour. A half-hour-long charge can produce enough energy for a 150-mile trip, the company said.

BANG FOR BUCK: CEO Elon Musk said the technology removes a major perceived hurdle to travel via electric cars, which is the ability to drive long distances conveniently.

ROLL OUT: The first six stations, which were developed and deployed in secret, are in the California towns of Barstow, Hawthorne, Lebec, Coalinga, Gilroy and Folsom. They are still open only to company employees, but would be available to the public in early October, the company said.


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