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Beyond Superchargers - Road Tripping Resources - UPDATE

Beyond Superchargers - Road Tripping Resources

High powered charging stations are being built out by different groups, companies and organizations so that we can better enjoy our cars.

Tesla Sales Locations have HPWCs. 16 kW charging. Please call in advance to check availability they do try to leave the HPW(s) open for owners. Availability can depend on the local Tesla population density.

The Tesla Highway -

The Sun Country Highway-

If you are considering installing a charging station please consider the most accessible, fastest and least expensive option that is available now. That is an 80 Amp Charging Station with a J1772 outlet.

Here are some other resources that consist mostly of the medium power Level II chargers:

West Coast Green Highway-

More commonly known resources are listed below and there is a mixed variety of charging:

Apparently, Recargo and Plugshare merged
Recargo: Plugshare:


Here is a thread with information about how Chargepoint works:

Blink Network:
(Note: Many Blink charging stations are on the blink. Check operating status in advance if it is a critical part of your trip. Some regions are more reliable than others.) - tracks and maps charging stations. They differ from some of the others in that they verify a station before listing it.

RV outlets at campgrounds:

If you have range questions you here are some resources. You just select the car you are using and enter your estimated speed and give yourself a good buffer. This map does not compensate for crossing bodies of water properly, so keep that in mind.

Information on S. Ontario, CA access to US Supercharger corridors is here:

Hotels with Charging:

Specific Resorts and Hotels with exceptional EV service:

"The Loden Hotel in Vancouver BC Canada welcomes our TESLA friends to visit the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and the new Tesla showroom on Robson Street. With two Tesla High Power Wall Connectors and a NEMA 14-50 outlet, we’ll extend your range beyond the current Supercharger Network. As a hotel guest or while dining for lunch, Sunday brunch or dinner at Tableau Bar Bistro (the neighborhood French casual favorite), we’ll valet and power up your Model S or Roadster in our gated underground parkade. We applaud our EV guests and zero emissions by offering zero valet and charge up costs during your stay. See our special rate code TSLA. For more information, visit us at and"

Here are threads with good ideas too:

I know that there is more out there so, please chime in!

Various camping websites, such as KOA and GoodSamClub, are useful as well.

Look for Facebook/G+ EV groups in your destination to find additional charging resources.

Thanks guys.

Already updated a bit. Thanks for the help. We can polish and add as things come in.

Wish we had permalinks.

Anybody notice the supercharger display on the Nav since the last update?

Honestly guys, some of the links are so ugly that Tesla almost needs list of Tesla friendly hotels on its web-site!

I think that Tesla might be afraid of stepping on toes if they do that. Their hands are full as it is right now anyway.

There is an opportunity for someone if they were young and industrious. Hotels still pay commissions. The trick would be getting them to reserve the charging spot for their guest. That takes a little extra hospitality.

Tesla did say that if a hotel were to buy 2 HPWC's that they would throw in a second pair for free.

Here is a map of overnight accommodations with charging stations:

Unfortunately, I don't think it has been maintained or added to for a while. There is also an associated spreadsheet:

Thanks Doug!


OP now has a link to a thread about how Chargepoint works.

Thanks Captain!! Great resource. also tracks and maps charging stations. They differ from some of the others in that they verify a station before listing it.

The list is updated to reflect Thanks for the tip!

I wish Tesla would license supercharger technology so that hotels could install one for their valets to cycle cars through.

@docrob - I think a 100amp J1772 with two ports (80 amps per port) would probably work for a hotel with valets. Put the charger right out front, park the cars there until chartged, then put them in the garage. They should be so lucky to need to add another two ports!

Even a regular old 2-port 40amp Chargepoint charger (delivers 32 amps per port) would be great at hotels that don't have valets.


I've personally teamed up with suncountry highway to purchase 4, 90-100 amp chargers for locations I want to travel to and sited them in hotels. These include best western in Syracuse, NY, Albany Ny and the Colgate Inn in Hamilton NY. While I don't expect this from many, those of us with Model S may be able to use our Model S clubs to fund one or two off the beaten path chargers that would benefit the local clubs and ultimately help the infrastructure over all.


Thank you for the contribution. That is awesome! Did you enter your information into the search resources listed above?

Here is one for RV parks

The list is updated. Thank you!

I installed both a HPWC and a Level 2 charger at our business and opened them up to the public. We are located right off an I-75 exit in Dayton OH. We are about 5 miles from the intersection of I-75 and I-70, which is where a Supercharger is indicated in the distant future. The HPWC is the next best thing for now.

That is generous of you! Did you put your chargers on the Recargo map or any of the others? I can put you in touch with the Tesla Highway map organizer.

Looks like Recargo is going away.

"Recargo and PlugShare merged in the spring of this year -- since then we've been working hard to combine all of the content from the Recargo Station Finder and PlugShare. Moving forward we will be focusing our efforts on PlugShare. By working on one app we will be able to bring you cool new features even faster than before!"


IKEA is also increasing number of charging stations in the US almost daily now. They plan to bring it to 55 from current 10.


Bump. This thread is a great resouce to getting started on trip charging.

Thump. Also works.
resource ;)



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