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Where would you like to see Tesla set up Super Chargers?

I have a couple long drives I undertake and came up with a list that would be convenient for me. Somehow I think Tesla will take a wider array of people into account :)

Here is where I would like to see them (for my personal convenience of course :) )
North Bay, ON
Barrie, ON
Stratford, ON
Niagara, Falls, ON
Erie, PA
Morgantown, WV
Beckley, WV
Charlotte or Statesville, NC

I actually anticipate Tesla will concentrate their super chargers in/near their hottest U.S. markets (at least initially), but I can dream about them being in more out of the way places.

Where would they suit you best?

Napa/Sonoma, for example Healdsburg or Santa Rosa.

Hi, My old Saab may need to be replaced in about a year. Model S85 looks like an impressive contender to become its successor. But I do need to get from the vicinity of Smögen on the Swedish West Coast to Stockholm once or twice every other month, including winter (communal transportation not a viable option), and that is _just_ about marginal ideal range: 480-490 km one way (300+ mi) so a Super Charger along my route is an absolute must-have: else, no deal. A whole new infrastructure is essential for EV.

My suggestions:

1. Outside Örebro on E18/E20. Best at Marieberg mega-shopping center with IKEA and many other chains for furniture, building stuff, cafés, opticians etc, ca 3 km south of the junction, on E20. Or, at the smaller pit-stop EuroStop Hotel with a burger joint, an ICA supermarket, some car part dealers and a Statoil gas station (!) closer to town, at Ozongatan.

These are also en route Oslo-Stockholm, with junctions toward Dalecarlia/Åre and Gävle. Örebro is, in a sense, at the very center of Sweden. (Slogan!)

2. Outside Uddevalla on E6 at Torp, also with a mega-shopping center with IKEA opening 8 May 2013. Situated between Oslo and Göteborg.

3. Some charging capability needed also around Stockholm. Bromma Blocks shopping center at Stockholm City Airport, Barkarby super outlet center (with IKEA) on E18 or maybe in the southern corridor along E4/E20 at Skärholmen (IKEA) or Fittja perhaps? Or maybe north on E4 towards Arlanda airport. Land costs more there, though.

Further suggestion:

4. On E6 at Falkenberg. Smaller shopping center, Skrea seaside resort, golf course and a turn-off to Ullared's hysterical shopping center GK.

Of course, I'd also like to be able to go to Continental Europe, but I leave those details to the Danes, Germans et al :-)

In addition to Outlet Malls, perhaps State Welcoming Centers positioned near state lines.

@george210
"Work a deal with Costco and put a Supercharger at each of their 626 locations around the world"

Costco just recently removed their EV chargers due to lack of use.
Bad timing.

Now I am curious. Does it cost money to have a charge station sit unused on your parkibg lot? If it doesn't why would Costco bother removing for lack of use? If it does then I have reason number 64 for hating the auto industries special plug to discourage EV adoption.

@Sudre_

It was back in 2011 and here is an article about it.

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/17/citing-a-lack-of-usage-costco...

If you don't feel like reading, the main reason was the chargers were the paddle style for the EV1 and old RAV4 EV. Pretty sure Tesla won't be making an adapter for that.

Costco must be regretting that decision now. It might have been easy to replace the old paddle style chargers with Level 2.

Looks like there's a Supercharger station going in Normal, IL (150 miles outside of Chicago on the way to St. Louis) http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/tesla-motor...

I would like to see a supercharger in or near downtown Austin TX and also in North County San Diego too please, and the idea of putting them at every Costco is brilliant - and people would shop while their cars were charging, which would be great for Costco. My guess is the Executive-level members at Costco match the profile of Tesla owners well.

Unfortunately Costco recently removed all their EV chargers rather than upgrading them to the current standards. Real pity as Thursday evening I need to both shop at Costco Fresno and boost my charge a bit after a long day of driving and the last uphill leg to get home. I have emailed Costco asking them to put in chargers at all their stores, and would encourage everyone who shops there to do the same.

Kailua-Kona, HI and Hilo, HI (On opposite sides of the Big Island). It really is a big island... Depending on which route you take, round trip is 180 miles, 200 miles or 240 miles.

I thought the roads on the big island were generally not up to 65 MPH travel, which might increase the useful range of the 85 kwh battery pack. Also, who drives from one side to the other, hangs out for a half hour, and then immediately turns around and drives back?

Greater Houston, Austin, , San Antonio, and Dallas Texas areas. That would allow me to visit friends and family throughout Texas.

On another note, if there is anyone interested in a High Power Wall Connector new in the box please let me know.

I bought a High Power Wall connector with the car with delivery and my wife bought me one for my birthday thinking that I didn't get the connector. I can't use two of them and Tesla won't take it back.

Please contact me at mydeal999@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying for $900 plus shipping. Thanks!

Palm Desert, CA. Monterey south of I-10. Costco. No brainer.

Primm, NV. No brainer.

Follow the planned deployments for high speed rail and that should indicate a rough priority for superchaging networks. See the initial roll-out for 2015 on this map: http://www.ushsr.com/images/810_US_HSR_Phasing_Map.gif.

I thought I had replied already, but maybe it was over on TMC. Also, I suspect that these locations may already be in the works:

- Columbus, TX (midway between Austin/San Antonio and Houston.
- Waco, TX (midway between DFW and Austin).

A ton of fairly well-off folks travel between the Bay Area and Sacramento to the Wine Country. So having a SuperCharger somewhere in the Napa Valley and one in the Santa Rosa area would cover that anticipated demand. Farther up 101 (say Ukiah and Eureka) covers the Northern California coast.

For the central part of Calif, Redding should have one then somewhere over the Oregon border continuing north. The Lake Tahoe/Reno area as well would be a good idea.

San Diego definitely needs one or two.

I66 Centerville, VA

I70 and I81 Hagerstown, MD

I64/I95 Richmond, VA

RT 50 Annapolis, MD

Ocean City, MD

Hampton Roads, VA

Breezewood, PA at I70/PA Turnpike

Staunton, VA at I64/I81

Bristol VA, I81

Knoxville, TN I81/I40

Nashville, TN I40

I'd like to see a hotel chain pick up superchargers as an amenity offered at all of their locations.
"We are GREEN - our hotels feature environment friendly features including car charging stations"
Seems like some hotel would pick up on electric car charging stations to help move them out in front of the pack by featuring this technology. It would certainly make long distance travel with an electric car much less stressful and easier to plan.

Imagine the clientele they could attract!

And I should add that Colorado really needs more charging stations outside of Denver that are open on weekends. In Colorado car dealerships, which have chargers, are not open on Sundays. Walgreens seem to be the one company that has car chargers at many of their locations statewide.

I disagree with the hotel chain idea. What if you didn't plan to spend the night at their hotel? It would me feel like I was trespassing to use a Supercharger on their property and then not stay. It would be like the old days when you'd stop into a convenience store to use the restroom...didn't you always feel as though you should purchase some little item?

By "old days" you mean last week - in my Tesla?

Along I-84 and I-80 Portland to Chicago.

These are from an Atlanta perspective which seems to be a growing market:
- Dublin, GA (halfway to Hilton Head) or Macon, GA (to Savannah)
- Montgomery, AL (on way to Destin, FL)
- Chattanooga, TN (or CHAdeMO adapter since many high speed chargers there already)
- Nashville, TN (same CHAdeMO comment)
- Paducah, KY (on way to St. Louis)
- Augusta, GA (on way to Charleston, SC)
- Greenville, SC (on way to Asheville or Charlotte, NC)

Next weekend, we are taking our first 350 mile road trip from Atlanta to Kentucky in our Model S. Lots of CHAdeMO on the way, but no superchargers. It will be a challenge with only 240V charging and long days (probably 6 hours per day charging), but hopefully that improves in the future with either an adapter or more superchargers.

Drive at 45 the whole way, and it will take about 8 hrs (no recharging). Faster than 70 mph (5 hrs) + 6 hrs recharging!

Highway 1 along the coast in CA or even along the entire 101 freeway from LA to SF, every 150 miles.

Las Vegas (somewhere in the city or at a hotel parking lot) or the outskirts needs one badly in case the hotel you're staying at wasn't able to charge it.

It's fair to say Tesla will add a bunch more in CA given so many owners are located there. Along major interstates between big cities will also happen.

As for brand association...given the price of the car and the demographic of who is buying this car, they could approach certain companies about associating. This could include installing NEMA 14-50 rated plugs custom designed to only take Tesla adapters. This in turn would attract high end clientele:

1. Whole Foods. High end grocery store that is growing;
2. High end malls. Think the Galleria in Dallas or Houston and high end malls in Los Angeles and/or Orange Counties;

This would be in addition to the highway locations which normally are near restaurants etc.

As part of its "demonstration city" project, Project 100 is providing charging stations for a fleet of 100 Teslas and some other EVs. LV should be littered with them.

Unfortunately, the Walgreens stores outside of the front range do not have charging stations. I live in Louisville, and I had to take my son to a soccer match in Grand Junction. I looked up some Walgreens locations, and also used the Recargo app trying to see if I could take the Model S. There are good stopping locations for Walgreens along I-70, but those Walgreens locations do not have the charging stations. If they did I could have easily made the trip in the Model S.

We definitely need one around Vail, and on in Grand Junction. That would take care of a trip like mine. We also need them along the I-25 corridor so North/South trips could be accommodated.


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