BIG SPRING – The Porter’s Grocery store just off of I-20 in Big Spring will be looking very different in the near future as more than a dozen Tesla Superchargers will be installed.
According to multiple reports, Tesla has provided funding to put in 15 superchargers. This is part of their plan to make electric cars available for travel in rural West Texas.
Currently Teslas have a range of around 250 to 300 miles. In places like the Permian Basin that could be a problem as there just aren't that many chargers available yet. Big Spring was chosen by Tesla for this install not just because the need but also because of the interstate.
Tesla chargers are rare in West Texas but there are some in San Angelo, Van Horn, Fort Stockton, Ozona, Sweetwater and one in Midland that has eight superchargers.
The date of the installation has not been released at this time.