LOS ANGELES -- Tesla Motors is creating a network of 100 solar-powered fast-charging stations for its electric vehicles nationwide by the end of 2015.
The fast-chargers will be able to deliver three hours of highway driving range with a 30-minute charge. The service is available for free to Tesla owners.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the total cost of the stations will be between $20 and $30 million for the entire network.
Each station will have between four and six charging ports and be located at key highway rest stops near established restaurants, Musk said.
Tesla secretly developed four stations in Southern California, and unveiled them operationally late Monday night. Two more will go online in early October, with the web expanding to Las Vegas, northern California and Oregon by next summer, Musk said.