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SUPERCHARGER LOCATIONS (EXISTING/PLANNED) -- NORTHEAST US: PA NJ NY CT RI MA VT NH ME

My intention with this thread to is offer confirmed (evidence based) information on existing and new supercharger locations in the Northeast AS WELL AS TO offer encouragement to Tesla to remedy the dearth of SuperChargers in the region. This is a huge and relatively compact market for Tesla: the population of the Northeast is 56 million, 18% of the total USA. Yet, the population centers of Boston, Hartford, and Philadelphia are inadequately connected -- and links to Montreal and Toronto are completely missing.

Just 4 new superchargers will do this:

Sturbridge, MA (should be a no-brainer)
Edison, NJ (which is underway)
Albany, NY (who knows what is going on there)
Canandaigua, NY (midway between Albany and Toronto) (This would also serve Buffalo and Rochester)

High payoff for 4 new SuperChargers (one of which is underway, so really 3). How 'bout it, Tesla?

UPDATE: 07/17/2014: if you add the population of Quebec and Ontario, this area is home to 77 million people. But much of the area remains WAY under served. Grateful for Tesla Motors recent post that the Quebec to Toronto corrodor is scheduled for Superchargers but this needs to be connected to the 95 corridor. When complete, a potential market of 77 million people will have access.

...and let's not forget Sturbridge/Auburn.

77 million people. I saw some other posts totaling populations, so beat this.

If the Chinese enter this topic, of course, I'm screwed. But this is the densest part of NA and should be a no brainer to wire up. Not enough has been happening here.

I posted this on the General Section, but it works here as well. Thought I would post it here also:

I just did an amazing calculation. The question is how many superchargers are required to cover the US? I thought it was thousands.

Lets say the country is 3000 miles by 1500 miles, just for argument. If there is a SC every 150 miles, that is 20 x 10, if you put them on a grid, every 150 miles. Now of course you would put them on the main roads, but its amazing that 200 SC's would pretty much cover the US. We are half way there already.

This is quite do-able. Elon will do it. Brilliant!

Sin Gas

I bought this car for cruising to the many mountain, lake and ocean destinations in New England. I recently drove from Lower Fairfield County, CT to Okemo Mt. Resort in Ludlow, VT. By the time I reached Springfield, MA, about halfway to my destination, I had about 180 miles of battery left but once in northern MA and throughout the hills/mtns of Vermont my battery life changed so significantly that I was driving 45mph in order to arrived at my destination with 6 miles of battery life left! Whew, talk about sweat and anxiety! How disappointed I was to have invested in this machine, that I had to drive 45 mph through long stretches of open highway in MA and VT in order to reach my 50 AMP plug in my garage!

Sin gas, that's a little low. Most are about 120 miles apart to account for weather, speed, elevation..... but that just means 250 or so.

plus 10 or 15 for canada

"Coming Soon" map seems to show a charger around Windsor Locks north of Hartford, and 2014 map seems to show a charger around Springfield (perhaps near the I-90 and I-91 intersection?).

Will make the Ludlow trip more doable - particularly in the winter when you might want to have the heat on.

I am concerned about supercharger overcrowding on Friday night and Sunday night, particularly when the MX is out. But we can cross that charger when we get there.

Bissocurt,

You would definitely benefit from a Western MA or southern VT supercharger. But couldn't you have changed your route somewhat and charged up at the Milford, CT supercharger? Especially if you have an 85, Milford, CT to Ludlow, VT is about 180 miles, well within range, especially if you charge to 100%.

@Sin_Gas | JULY 17, 2014

"I just did an amazing calculation. The question is how many superchargers are required to cover the US? I thought it was thousands."

"Lets say the country is 3000 miles by 1500 miles, just for argument. If there is a SC every 150 miles, that is 20 x 10, if you put them on a grid, every 150 miles. ... 200 SC's would pretty much cover the US. We are half way there already."

Works out splendidly when we get around reconfiguring the roads to follow this SC grid.

Ron :)

They should have made the the HPWCs at King of Prussia Plaza Superchagers because entrances/exits for the Pennsylvania Turnpike (70/270), I 476 and major state routes 422 & 202 are within a few miles.

The new Tesala store/service center in Devon has HPWCs, they should have negotiated with the landlord to install solar panels and then installed Superchargers instead of HPWCs.


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