Big news for local Tesla car owners. Loudoun county is getting its very first Supercharger station at the Village at Leesburg.
The new charging stations — 10 in all — are being installed on the second level of a parking garage on the south side of the center, near the Cobb Theater. Five of the spaces are designated for Tesla vehicles only, while five more allow non-Tesla vehicles to park there for 30 minutes. A spokesperson for the Village said they hope to have the Superchargers up and running in about four weeks — so mid-April.
We’re not Tesla experts, but if we understand the technology correctly, a Supercharger recharges the battery-powered cars at a much higher rate of speed than a standard charger. Theoretically, you could park, plug your Tesla in, go to dinner or a movie, and come out to a fully charged car.
The Tesla company is trying to build a nationwide network of Supercharger locations to serve the growing number of Tesla owners. The Village at Leesburg location is the first in Loudoun. The next nearest location is one in Haymarket VA.