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Tesla Building Charging Station In Elko

Tesla Motors is building its huge battery factory near Reno, but is also leaving its mark in other Northern Nevada towns. 

In Elko, for instance, where a six-stall charging station is under construction in the Elko Junction Shopping Center. The Tesla charging station, which resembles a set of gas pumps, will be hooked up to a transformer powered by NV Energy. 

The company’s website touts the stations, called “superchargers” as the fastest charging stations in the world.  A full charge, taking about 30 minutes, will get their Model S 170 miles before another charge is needed.

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Jay Bartos joined Nevada Public Radio in 1993 to develop and manage the state’s first radio reading service for people unable to use standard printed material due to blindness or another disability. After the reading service was discontinued in 2011, he became the afternoon host on KNPR for ten years. Jay can now be heard on air on News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV throughout the week.