With the increasing focus on renewable energy that has surged across North America, Elon Musk certainly doesn't shy away from joining the parade. As more major American cities go for the 100 percent renewable energy goal, the time seems to draw near when vehicles running on gas belong to museums instead of motorways.

Tesla, which has already proven itself as a successful mainstream automobile manufacturer, just hit a new landmark on June 10 when its 10000th supercharging station was unveiled in the city of Belleville situated in Ontario, Canada. This has put the company at a strong point where it currently supplies clean electricity to most battery-powered vehicles on the planet.

The company has been working on developing a lot of technologies, including self-driving cars.

What is a supercharging station?

Tesla's engineers knew from day one that the technology used in the batteries wouldn't be enough to last for thousands of miles, and the regular power supply sockets would take several hours for the car to charge up. The only viable solution was to install a dedicated charging station catering to the vehicle's energy needs.

A supercharging station supports all models manufactured by Tesla except the Gen 1 Roadster. It allows for providing a range of 270 Km. for a Model S in 27 minutes, and a full charge from zero in 75 minutes. It uses a 480-volt DC fast charger to provide the owners to charge their Tesla cars in public areas such as malls, service stations, parking lots, etc.

Many such superchargers use solar panels to produce electricity, although future versions shall be powered by a variety of ways such as wind turbines, tidal energy, etc.

The supercharger network

In order to best utilize their supercharger stations, Tesla cars can plot a route considering available superchargers just in case it does not have enough charge to complete its journey. As of now, Tesla has superchargers available across the United States, Mexico, Canada and most of Western Europe including England. In Asia, Tesla has superchargers in China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan along with some Middle-Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. The supercharger network also covers Australia, New Zealand, and Russia, although the density is only limited to a few capital cities because of the rarity of Tesla vehicles in these countries. So far, only the continents of Africa and South America don't have any supercharging stations, though Tesla claims it may change shortly.

An electrifying possibility for future

Tesla has proven that a greener and cleaner future is possible, and we don't need to push the limits of our current technology to do it. Although Tesla owns the monopoly in the global electric recharge station network, it welcomes any new third-party designs with open arms that use their licensed 90 KWh Model S batteries. Any such vehicle can be allowed to charge itself on any supercharging station after a one-time payment of $2000, which in all accordance with Tesla's business practices seems very fair. Tesla hopes this allows for more mainstream manufacturers to promote eco-friendly electric vehicles and release the drain on natural resources of our planet, making it more habitable for future generations.