The Tesla Supercharger site is coming to Ameristar Casino & Hotel

On Saturday morning, Ameristar Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg celebrated the grand opening of its new Supercharger site, adding Vicksburg to the map of Tesla’s ever-expanding network of fast-charging sites.

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The Tesla Owners Club of Mississippi attended the grand opening event and held a car show near the charging stations on the south side of the Ameristar Casino parking lot.

Tesla in Mississippi

This comes just two weeks later Opening of the first Tesla dealership in Mississippi in Brandon. Tesla has another property in the state, a service center in Pearl. Increased accessibility and pain at the gas pump could encourage more local drivers to switch to electric vehicles.

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MDOT estimates that 22,000 vehicles cross the river at Vicksburg each day, on average. Over the course of a year, approximately 1.9 million of these travelers stay for a visit, making River City a prime location for a Supercharger site to serve the 3.8 million Teslas predicted be on the road by the end of this year.

If you think a dozen Superchargers tucked away down the hill from Ameristar will be hard to find, think again. The integrated navigation system knows the location as well as the availability of each stand.

How much does it cost?

Superchargers can add up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes, and a full charge costs between $19 and $26 depending on the model, depending Yahoo finance.

Tesla’s Model 3 starts at $46,990, priced in line with other base-model midsize luxury sedans. But you can’t fill your BMW’s gas tank with a $20 bill. The Model 3 earned NHTSA 5-star safety ratings in every category and subcategory and received the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award. They are therefore very safe, which is great because they are also quick.

The base model sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and tops out at 162. Combine that with advanced technology incorporated into every aspect of the car’s design, and it’s no wonder Tesla Ranking as the world’s most valuable automotive brand as well as the world’s fastest growing brand in 2021.

Beyond Tesla

Tesla plans to open its network of superchargers to non-Tesla electric vehicles in the United States in late 2022, according to a White House memo. The company has already made Superchargers available to drivers of other brands in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden , Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

President of the United States Joe Biden
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As part of a broad effort to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change, the Biden administration announced a five-year, $5 billion plan to bolster the country’s patchy electric vehicle charging network, leveraging the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal that passed. Last year.

“Everyone should be able to find a working charging station when and where they need it, without worrying about paying more or deteriorating because of where they live,” said Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg .

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