Tesla has officially opened its first EV charging station in Alaska. In addition, Tesla also promised to bring sustainable mobility to the people of Soldotna, a city on the Borough Peninsula of Kenai.
Tesla, which recently opened its charging network to other brands, has already begun its expansion into the state and has been greeted with great enthusiasm by locals.
The new charging station has four charging points for Tesla vehicles and joins the charger, both charging EVs quickly, and charging EVs at a much slower rate.
Henry Krull, the station’s owner, believes this is the first step towards a cleaner Alaska. “I think it’s very important in our state, which is built on oil and gas. And even so, there’s a transition happening here in Alaska, like in the Lower 48, to renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and it’s true. there’s really a trend towards electric cars right now,” Krull explained to the Alaska News Source.
Krull, who owns a fifth Tesla in the state, said there are more than 800 Tesla vehicles in the state, and believes more will follow. Krull said Tesla chose the location because of its convenient location close to places to eat and drink.
EV batteries don’t hold their charge well in colder climates, which also affects how Tesla decides where to charge, and Tesla states that users can save up to $2,000 per year on fuel.