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Tesla Recharges At Darien Rest Area's Charging Station

A Tesla recharges at the Darien I-95 South rest area Monday afternoon. The state's recently rebuilt service plazas offer charging stations for electric vehicles. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky
A Tesla recharges at the Darien I-95 South rest area Monday afternoon. The state's recently rebuilt service plazas offer charging stations for electric vehicles. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

DARIEN, Conn. — The state’s recently rebuilt rest areas offer charging stations for electric cars, and it appears that at least one driver is using them.

A Tesla, a luxury all-electric car, was seen recharging at the Darien I-95 south rest area Monday afternoon.

The Tesla starts out at about $75,000. The cost to charge at the rest area? It's free.

Founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley engineers, Tesla launched its first Roadster in 2008. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, according to the company’s website .

The company now has 50,000 vehicles on the road. It’s Fremont, Calif., factory has the capacity to produce 1,000 vehicles per week.

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