On Monday, Tesla Motors opened a new supercharging station in West Michigan. The station comes on the heels of a new partnership with Meijer, which has agreed to provide space around the Midwest for the electric car company’s charge stalls.
The station, partially seen above, is located at the Meijer on 28th Street in Cascade Township. Tesla’s supercharger is capable of charging the Model S sedan’s battery halfway in 20 minutes leaving drivers enough time to visit Meijer or a nearby restaurant for a snack. James Chen of Tesla commented to WZZM13 about why Meijer was selected. “Naturally for all of our supercharger stations, we would want to put them where it’s convenient for our owners to stop and take a restroom break, grab a bite to eat, maybe do a little shopping. So we’ve been looking at not traditional rest stops, but locations where there are restaurants, shops.”