I have been staring at that darn supercharger map for as long as I have been convinced that the Tesla S is the best car out there for me. So no need to convince of all of its virtues. But I have struggled with purchasing now for issue of range. Not anxiety, but rather the huge disincentive of time. And the NE map has not changed at all.
I live in Central PA, and I cannot drive to the Philly airport and back without charging somewhere. And even if I stopped at the King of Prussia Mall, it would be a minimum charge time of 2 hours. Importantly, my wife has already stated she doesn't want to drive a long distance and have to stop for several extra hours each way for charging (a new wife is not an option - I love this one and its been 30 years). I am an early adopter so this has been an agonizing issue for me.
So the presence of a Supercharger Station ANYWHERE along a reachable corridor would be huge. route 80, route 476 (NE Turnpike extension), route 276 (PA Turnpike) - anywhere near Philly - would be a tremendous start. Yet the same 3 superchargers are sitting there - Newark DE, and the 2 ones in CT. PA and the NE in general are simply void of red dots. And if you overlay population density map and supercharger map, you'll see a huge discordance in PA and the NE.
When I asked the King of Prussia Tesla store guy about this, he said they were waiting to see how many cars were sold in PA before making a decision. But this is a chicken-egg/catch 22 conundrum. And while free electricity at the SC stations is great, I would be happy to pay a nominal fee, or even a yearly fee, if it would help accelerate the infrastructure build - suspect most Tesla-ites would agree.
So I am here to say, Tesla, if you build it, we will buy now. Can I have an "Amen" from any of my PA brethren/sisters who are almost ready to pull the trigger but need a little supercharge to do so?
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