Hey just wanted to make a clear forum one where some rumored superchargers are being set up! Please add source! DO NOT ADD WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONE
@Brian - exactly. One should assume the time between proposal and approval is fixed and several months long and they probably started the process on their first wave all at the same time. I would expect a big burst of installations toward the end of the year.
@Crow...Did the scout team make it to Vail and back on one charge?
Any news on new superchargers along the eastern seaboard? I'm especially interested in locations that might make travel between the Reserach Triangle in NC and Washington, DC convenient.
I was at Harris Ranch last weekend. They are currently installing six additional SCs. The manager there said they will be operational in a couple of weeks...
A supercharger near Madison, WI would allow travel between Mps/StPaul/Rochester and Chicago and/or Milwaukee!
Just a reminder that this thread is not intended for where there should be superchargers or where we hope they'll be; there are other threads for that. This is for rumored locations...
Well, not a rumor, but from the latest George B blog entry:
We will be adding Supercharger coverage in many areas over the next three to four months, installing our first Superchargers in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, Illinois, and Florida with additional coverage in the Northeast and California.
Note 'Pacific Northwest' not 'Seattle.' Since there are Roadster chargers in Centralia and Ellensburg those seem like obvious, easy locations.
Of course if we had a CHADEMO adapter, in WA state the superchargers would be less relevant as the State has put CHADEMO stations all along the main routes for Leaf owners. 'Green Highway.' They are free too, at least for now. Bellingham, Mt Vernon, etc.
Question on CHADEMO - are they as fast as Superchargers?
ChaDemo is 50 kW. So not nearly as fast. But for a 60 kWh car arriving with 1/4 charge left (150 mile drive) that is still less than an hour. Tolerable dinner stop. More realistically, if you want to top off (like a Leaf) every couple hours (100 miles) then it would take half an hour. Not as good as a Supercharger.... but there are more of them. It's still about 7 times as fast as a J1772.
greg; A GB letter that uses real numbers! (3-4 months). Is that a first? ;)
Yes. If you recall in the Norway video, George is the one trying to get Elon to stop promising things. If George says 3-4 months, this seems promising.
He also points out the new Tesla Service page content: "our new Tesla Service webpage that went live last week. This new page provides a more in-depth look at what’s included in Tesla Service, our prepaid Model S service plans, and a new tire and wheel road hazard program."
I wonder if, when the announcement comes, we will be told actual locations or even city/town locations. I hope that there is a plan that is released: in three months, six months, etc., this is where and how many Superchargers we expect to build.
@bsimoes - the plan was published Sep 25, 2012. Next announcement is a status update.
I doubt specific locations will be revealed before opening day(s).
BTW, seems the Harris upgrade is now operational; all units "go".
@bsimoes, I can't blame Tesla for not publishing expected dates. They can put the stations in but it is impossible to estimate how long the red tape will take to cut through. I've been driving EVs for 10 years now, wishing there were superchargers. A few more months to a couple of years is nothing.
When I picked up my S on 3/30 they told me that one was being installed in Oxnard, CA and that it should be open by mid June. It's in between LA & Santa Barbara as well as being on/near PCH. My DS didn't give me the exact location but I assume it's going to be at the outlet mall on Rose Ave.
I've seen the map with the "thought bubble" around it, but I thought that Elon had said that it was just a mock-up of the artist who made it and not where actual Superchargers were going.
I have a feeeeeeeeling there is something in the wind in time for fireworks....
@bsimoes - this was a plan only and for sure doesn't show you the exact final locations... TM is finding the actual locations now. But it gives you a good idea what TM is planning and a rough time frame. Also they said that the SC will deployed according to the actual car density. So expect both coasts to see most activity this year and going inland next year.
I actually spoke with the man in charge of the Milford CT location while I was charging up there. I forget his name, but he manages and supervises that entire rest stop and mentioned that Tesla is going to put another station up in Greenwich, CT near route 15 or 95.
@kleist...don't forget Texas, which is both high density and already announced!
Why does not Tesla just give maps of where they are proposed, under design permit review and another under construction but not open yet, along with the current open supercharger stations. This will be good advertising but won't commit Tesla to dates.
While it might be nice to have some advance notice, I suspect Tesla is concerned about damage/theft while the installation is going on, and/or avoiding making expectations of quick activations that could get hung up for many reasons outside their control. A few issues I can think of include permits, signage, lane markings, final approvals, and electric company issues. Lots of bureaucracy at many levels all have to come together to make these work.
In the real estate business (the key to the SC network - location, location, location) you NEVER telegraph intended locations - the minute TM announces "we expect to install a SC in X location," guess what happens to land rents/values in X location? They double. mNo way will or can TM preannounce SC locations.
I don't know if this is old news, but it was new to me: Yesterday I stopped at the Hawthorne Supercharger and a friendly Tesla employee happened to be there with his family. The showroom was closed - it was Sunday after all -, but he opened the door for some of us Model S drivers, who were charging at the time, to look at the Model X prototype, and he showed us a map that had Supercharger locations drawn in, some of which I hadn't heard about: Along with the red dots of the existing ones, there were about six or seven grey dots on the California map. I'm sorry not to have registered the ones in Northern California - there were three, I think, and perhaps one in the direction of Lake Tahoe, don't quote me - but I did note a grey dot in San Diego and one that looked to be just on the Nevada side of the California/Nevada border on the I15 to Las Vegas, pretty much the locations those of us in the South have been clamoring for. One more time, Tesla proves that they listen.
Great stuff, but do tell, what did you learn about the model x prototype?
Just came back from Vegas this morning and stopped in Barstow. Only one charger was available since they were breaking ground for two more supercharges per the people working on site.
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