Normal invites more electric car owners

By Joe Bennett

June 26, 2013 Updated Jun 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill -- The town of Normal invites more electric car owners to the community well-known for going green.

Normal is the first location in the Midwest to offer Tesla Superchargers for owners of the car manufactured by Tesla Motors.

The free chargers can power a Tesla car long enough to travel to Chicago or Saint Louis.

Tesla Motors plans to install Superchargers throughout the U.S., connecting enough regions to provide electric power for cross-country drivers.

"It's a good location, it's a good place to be, it's near a hotel across the street, there's great restaurants nearby, and Normal's a great town,” says Tesla’s Midwest Regional Manager Dustin Krause. “It was important for us, and we really like the town of Normal and we're hoping that our customers do bring their business here too, and we think they will."

Normal town leaders hope the Superchargers will attract more people as electric cars become more popular among consumers.
The town of Normal invites more electric car owners to the community well-known for going green.

Normal is the first location in the Midwest to offer Tesla Superchargers for owners of the car manufactured by Tesla Motors.

The free chargers can power a Tesla car long enough to travel to Chicago or Saint Louis.

Tesla Motors plans to install Superchargers throughout the U.S., connecting enough regions to provide electric power for cross-country drivers.

"It's a good location, it's a good place to be, it's near a hotel across the street, there's great restaurants nearby, and Normal's a great town,” says Tesla’s Midwest Regional Manager Dustin Krause. “It was important for us, and we really like the town of Normal and we're hoping that our customers do bring their business here too, and we think they will."

Normal town leaders hope the Superchargers will attract more people as electric cars become more popular among consumers.

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