Is range anxiety still a factor that’s holding you back from purchasing an electric vehicle? That might have been more poignant several years ago, but in recent times we’re seeing carmakers starting to make serious efforts at installing more charging stations, and the good news for Tesla owners is that by the end of 2017, the company will be doubling up the size of their charging network.

According to a post on the company’s blog, “In 2017, we’ll be doubling the Tesla charging network, expanding existing sites so drivers never wait to charge, and broadening our charging locations within city centers. As always, the most convenient way to charge is to plug in overnight where you park. However, to better serve the needs of owners who are traveling or those who don’t have access to reliable home charging, we will continue to aggressively expand our public charging networks.”

Tesla is also boasting at how they started the year with over 5,000 Superchargers around the world, and by the end of the year they are aiming to have more than 10,000 Superchargers and 15,000 Destination Charging connectors. For the North American market, the company is aiming for a 150% increase in Superchargers, where in California alone they’ll be adding 1,000 units.

Of course fully charging a car still takes longer than if you were to fill it with gas, but the eventual ubiquity of charging stations means that you’ll always be able to find somewhere to plug in and recharge.

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