If you have or have considered an electric car, you already know about range anxiety — the fear that your choice to hop off the planet-killing gasoline bandwagon will mean getting stranded in the middle of nowhere when your car loses its charge. Well, good news for you if you have a Tesla Model S, or encouraging news if you are thinking about buying a Model X when it comes out in 2014: Your range anxiety problems are going to be considerably lessened. Thanks to two new turbo-charging stations on the East Coast, you’ll be able to drive from Boston to D.C. with just two half-hour pit stops.
These super-charged charging stations — six already exist in California — are much more powerful and faster than wall plugs. They can add 150 miles of range in just 30 minutes. You can totally just enjoy yourself at Arby’s and then be on your way, provided the turbo station is across the street from an Arby’s.
The two new stations — one in Milford, Conn., and one in Wilmington, Del. — are just part of the much larger nationwide network Tesla’s aiming to build in the next couple years. So you will be able to plug in and get Arby’s everywhere. What’s with the Arby’s jokes? Isn’t that the whole purpose of diminishing range anxiety? To free up brain space for stupid jokes about Arby’s?