|Tesla charging station, Santee, SC|
Worldwide deposits for the new lower-priced Tesla electric car hit 276,000 over the weekend, surprising even the company's CEO, who says it may force Tesla to open another factory. CEO Elon Musk posted the number Sunday on his Twitter feed and said if the trend continues, Model 3 orders could hit 500,000 and would require another factory in Europe to meet demand.When my friend Martha Rose told me the first Tesla charging station had been built in Santee, I had to check it out. Sure enough - there were two Tesla's plugged in behind Clark's restaurant and hotel. I am not sure I had even seen one before. The Model 3 cars will have glass top and come with attractive tax credits. I'll take a blue one please!