If you're a person who drives a Tesla...first of all, congrats on having your life together. Second of all, my first thought when Tesla or any other electric vehicle comes up in conversation is, "what do you do about charging when you're taking a long road trip?"

There's nothing worse than running out of 'fuel' during your journey. Of course, with the popularity of Tesla growing, more and more charging stations are popping up across the country. Including right here in southwest Michigan.

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As pointed out on Reddit, some new construction has been taking place in the parking lot of Meijer on Westnedge Road in Portage. They are, in fact, installing Tesla charging stations. Upon calling the store, they said that the goal is to have construction completed by the weekend of July 4th.

With more companies making room for electric charging stations, owning an electric vehicle may become more and more convenient. Of course, price may still be an issue for the average household with 2021 Tesla models ranging from 40 to 80 thousand dollars.

However, if you find yourself in a position where you're considering switching to an electric vehicle, like the Tesla, let me put your mind at ease as far as charging is concerned.

It turns out, these charging stations are are much more readily available than I initially thought.

For Tesla specifically you can look at this map and determine how many charging stations are in your area. In general, if you need charging stations for any electric vehicle, I discovered a couple of handy websites: ChargeHub.com and PlugShare.com. ChargeHub will point you in the direction of all known charging stations. PlugShare will do the same but has a feature where drivers can add charging locations to the map for all to see.

If you're interested in shopping for a Tesla you can find them online or find the nearest dealership here.

Once you've secured your electric vehicle (or any vehicle) and feel like taking a road trip check this out: These are the "must drive roads" in every state.

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