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Tesla not supporting Roadster owners charging needs !; NO plans for charging Roadsters at new charging installations.

With all the hype about supercharging stations being installed nation wide for the Model S, there are no plans to include a charging outlet( HP 70A or Nema 14-50A ) for the Tesla Roadster owners at the supercharging stations.
In Texas I understand there will be supercharging stations installed between Austin,Dallas and Houston for the Model S.
I presently will have to rely on the Level 2 or Level 1 stations installed by Blinks,Chargepoint and others, which will make any travel experience unpredictable.

Elon and Tesla should continue to support the Roadster owners who supported Tesla from the beginning.

At the present all the attention is on the Model S.

In the beginnig Tesla installed chargers along the west coast for Roasters with the promise of more to come, that has now taken a back seat to the Model S rollout

The cost to include charging outlets for Roadsters at the supercharging stations nationwide would be a minimal amount to Tesla but a huge statement as to Tesla's intention to support its customer base and the charging needs of all the Tesla owner family members.


If one goes to SuperChargers on the Tesla web pg. the info indicates that Tesla is installing the SuperChargers and the Model S charge FREE for the life of ownership if one buys the Model S with the Supercharge pkg. at time of purchase on the 85KWH model or on the 60KWH model the buyer can add the supercharger pkg. at time of purchase for $2000.00 or after purchase for $2500.00.
This allows one to use SuperCharger for free nationwide or in other countries where located.
There are 4 to 10 stalls, some with canopies that are equiped with solar panels and from what I read equiped with the J1772 plug which may be the standard,noy sure since I do not own a Model S.
Check out the Supercharger link on Tesla web site, it will answer all UR questions about supercharging.
Let me also state that Angie Muscat of Tesla Motors Wednesday evening at approx.6PM,Central time called and stated Tesla hears our concerns and that consideration for Roadsters & charging is discussed.
Thanks for UR comments on the subject.

bobinfla wrote
"That same selling point doesn't exist for the Roadsters, there are not enough of them out there for a business to turn over their parking spot for that use. So part of this may be completely out of Tesla's control."

It wouldn't be necessary to have reserved spots for Roadsters, in fact it would be overkill to have them. What they could do is put HPCs on one or two of the reserved super charger spots and the Roadsters would charge there. This would occupy a Model S spot for the duration.

^^↑ Spam. Flagged.

Attended 'National Plugin Day' last weekend. Had a good turnout, where we got to show up the leaves, volts, and other inferior vehicles.

Attracted a lot of attention to Tesla.

I also took the opportunity to point out that the wonderful new Waco charging station didn't serve us Roadsters.

The plural of leaf is leaves. The plural of Leaf is Leafs. Go figure.

Hi Scotty2541,
Sounds as though U had a good time at the National Plug-IN day and a productive one.

Its my understanding that the Dallas Business Journal reporter was in attendance and that another article is forthcoming on the subject of Roadsters not being able to charge at the SuperCharger Stations, is that true and did U have an opportunity to visit with him on the subject ?
Also its a shame that individuals commenting on this site cannot keep on the subject matter and have to resort to "spell check "
in order to make a statement.

I spoke to the SW Regional Sales Manager for Tesla a couple of months ago. He is a really nice guy, and very positive, like most Tesla employees. I told him that I felt they had abandon Roadster owners because we could not participate in supercharging. Roadster owners were the ones who bought the cars when Tesla was on the verge of being another Fisker. We had faith, and took a risk, and our faith has been betrayed. He said there were not enough Roadsters to make it feasible. I said the least they could do is put an HPC at the SC stations. I understand the Super Chargers cost $200,000 each. It would probably cost about $5,000, at most, to put in a HPC. I understand that it is expensive to invest in building the retrofit for Roadsters to supercharge when there are only 2100-2500 of us, but, at least, give us an HPC at the SC stations. After the company has begun to make a profit, and when Roadster owners have started to replace their batteries, it would be nice to have a Supercharger option on the new battery pack, as a tribute to those who supported the company when most people wouldn't.

And a free tear-down and rebuild of the body and electrical system to install heavy duty wiring.

I agree 100% why are roadster owners being ignored? putting one hpc at each super charging station would be minimal expense and show support for those of us that purchased roadsters.


I go to KOA for my 70 amp 220V charging on road trips. Perhaps Tesla could partner with them, and let KOA put one campsite at every supercharger location.....

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Attended another event today. For alternative energy for vehicles.

I got to talk to the local NBC reported about the fact that we 'trail blazers' and being left behind at the super charging stations.

All those bays, and they could have added one little HPC plug for us. Oh well...

I will continue to bring this up. They said there was a 'special' something for Roadster owners, but I haven't heard anything yet.

I am not an owner but just a 110% enthusiast. I may not ever be in a position to buy but that does not keep me from dreaming.

I have read this entire thread and my final thought is . . .
Over there in England where all electric Formula 1 race cars are being developed . . . they charge their race car wirelessly.

Why cant all Tesla cars be charged this way? . . . no physical
$ 1,000 adapter or heavy cables. You position the car over the pad and it charges. The wireless RX that could be built into the car from the factory communicates with the charging facility TX and that should be it? From that handshake between your car' RX and the facility TX the proper max. amount and form of electrical current (AC/DC) is applied, monitored and controlled by the puter ?

At home in your garage you could have a TX wireless pad specifically for your car model only.

You'd be trading a $1000 adaptor and heavy cables for a $5000 pad and on car receptor, wouldn't you?

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