South Carolina’s first Tesla car charging station opening in Santee

The charging port for a Tesla is shown.

Santee is the site of South Carolina’s first electric-car “Supercharger” from Tesla Motors.

The station site is off Exit 98 on Interstate 95 in Orangeburg County.

“This latest Supercharger opening represents Tesla’s continued network expansion along the I-95 corridor and brings Model S owners one step closer to free travel between Boston and Miami,” the California-based automaker said in a statement.

Tesla has invited owners of its Model S to help unveil the charging station at a ceremony Thursday.

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The device at 114 Bradford Blvd. has six stall and is open around the clock. It provides the Tesla sedans with almost a full charge after about 20 to 30 minutes. The maximum driving range is about 265 miles.

Nearby amenities include Clark’s Inn and Restaurant, Santee General Store, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and CVS Pharmacy.

The two nearest charging stations are off of I-95 at exit 104 in Savannah, to the south, and at exit 140 in Burlington, N.C., to the north.