1. Grab Your Keys

    How Drive Across the U.S. for Free

    An electric charging station is seen at a municipal charging facility near City Hall in San Francisco, California August 6, 2009. As makers from Tesla to Nissan Motor Co jockey to dominate the next generation electric-powered cars, a fight on which companies will control the lucrative market to fuel them is just getting started. Picture taken August 6. To match feature AUTOS/ELECTRIC REUTERS/Robert Galbraith   (UNITED STATES BUSINESS TRANSPORT POLITICS ENVIRONMENT) - RTR26K2O

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    Burn your plane ticket, it's high time for a road trip. All you need is a map, suitcase—and Tesla Model S. The car manufacturer just completed a network of 73 charging stations that fully traverse the country, dotting the route from Los Angeles to New York, according to CEO Elon Musk. The free, fast-charging pitstops powers the battery of the company's famous Tesla Model S. Musk says an estimated 80 percent of Americans are covered by the stations, and Tesla has plans for a similar blanketing in Europe, where it has 14 stations currently. By the end of the year, Tesla hopes that superchargers will be installed throughout Belgium, France, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the UK.

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