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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.

I have made this request at Hunter Mountain.

When you visit your favorite ski hill, stop by the marketing department and make a personal appeal...

I have to abandon my MS for a day trip tomorrow. Side trip to ME, then ski for the day in NH. Looks like a total of 400 miles for me. 2014 map shows what looks like a SC near Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME. Either of those would have been good enough for the trip.

I called Attitash (which PlugShare shows has J1772, Nema 14-50 and HPWC) but was told they are only for hotel guests. *sigh*

I have made the personal appeal at Sugarbush. They said there has never been demand for one until my request.

I was first at Hunter too. Ooops, I mean "Untah."

Vanguards preceed hordes. :)

@BrassGuy: Not an option for you to try Attitash for an overnight? Looks like a great reason to stay on the lift for more runs...

@podoffice
Haven't lived in Albany in years, but what about Northway Mall--used to be less congested than Crossgates or Colonie Center. Or maybe Stuyvesant Plaza?

@plusplusjames My weeknight schedule ruled out an overnight, weekend full, and my son goes back to school next week. Weather was fantastic for skiing today, but not driving the MS was a big disappointment.

Really need a SC north of Boston.

For PA, I was thinking near Mid-County Interchange in Plymouth Meeting....This would not only serve east-west I-276 PA Turnpike, but north-south I-476 Turnpike Extension as well. It's the largest and most used of all the exits on the turnpike, and could also support traffic coming to/from I-78 a little farther north. It's also very close to King of Prussia, another heavily used interchange that also connects to toll-free I-76 going to Philadelphia.

In fact, I would be all for a King of Prussia area SC as well....It has the second largest mall only to Mall of America in this country, many out of town visitors, and could serve all the turnpike traffic above too. Tesla even thought it prudent to place a store there and service center nearby so I must not be too far off base!

Where, if anywhere can you charge at Lake Placid/whiteface? Coming from either NYC or Syracuse NY.

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(LMB spouse)

@KalOrtPor - KofP or Plymouth Meeting is too close to town; it would be clogged with locals most of the time. I think near Harrisburg serving the PA Turnpike and I-81 would make more sense.

+1 @kalorport. I stay overnight there all the time, and a SC would make it much easier with my MS. Sometimes I go to KOP and use their HPWC; other times I take my ICE.

Natick sales guy says Concord NH is almost complete. Total BS I think. The map for 2014 has Hanover NH, which would work if heading to VT, but NOT if heading to the lakes up north. We really need to do something about NE.

How about New Canaan, CT? Only 15 miles from Greenwich on the Merritt, but they are in the process of closing them for a year-long complete rebuild. Wouldn't it make sense to put 4 stalls on each side while they are under construction?

Not really needed now, but in a year when there are double the MS and another year when it doubles again, it would be nice to have.

I think most people would stop at the first one - and if full, go on to the next one 15 miles down the road.

Just sent this to supercharger@teslamotors.com

We need all the NE vacationers to do the same (but write your own letter ), and maybe they will see that there is a great potential market here.

I just bought my Tesla and I am in my very excited phase, telling all my friends about it until it arrives in April. I have many friends who are possible buyers, but there is a consistent reason why they all say "no thanks." That is, the inability to travel to major destinations in New England. As you know Bostonians like to travel in the winter to ski, and in the summer to vacation. They ski in Northern VT, New Hampshire, the Berkshires and Maine. They summer in Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard, the northern lakes region, the Berkshires, and the coast of Maine.

The Tesla Supercharger network completely misses almost all of these destinations. Here are my suggestions:

1. Skiing in New Hampshire/summer in Lake Winnepesauke, Squam Lake: It is essential to have a supercharger for this purpose in TWO locations: 1. Concord, NH and West Lebanon, NH. Rumor has it that these are planned, but the map only shows West Lebanon. Without Concord, it is impossible to get up to the Lakes region and to North Conway, etc.

2. Cape Cod/MV/Nantucket: You definitely should put a supercharger in Cape Cod. Ideally, in either Woods Hole and Provincetown, or at or between the Bourne and Sagamore bridges.

3. Maine: Please ut a supercharger near Bar Harbor or Freeport.

4. The Berkshires. You definitely need a supercharger in Sturbridge to catch the westbound travelers AND to boost New Yorkers headed for the rest of New England. One in Springfield would also help.

Thanks for listening.

@pbleic

You are spot on. I wonder how Tesla decides where the superchargers will go. I would think the best thing to do would be to ask the current owners.

@pbleic,
For those going to Bar Harbor area:
Sturbridge, MA
Portsmouth, NH
Portland, ME (near 95/295 exit)
Bangor, ME (near 95/395 exit)

Bar Harbor itself is too far off the "beaten track".

Great response from Tesla. I am impressed.

Thank you for your email and feedback. Our Northeast team is currently working hard to develop routes throughout New England as quickly possible. You will be happy to know that all of your suggested locations are currently on our radar and being worked on by our development team. Please stay tuned for upcoming announcements. You can also make any specific site suggestions here so that our developers can easily access the information.

We appreciate your enthusiasm and support of Tesla and our Supercharger technology.

Thanks,
Tesla Supercharger Team

Yeah, that response is about as good as you could ask for.

Jeez, really!

Same response to my priority suggestions. I suppose they identify a cluster of sites and then start working on them. More or less resistance in various locales probably determines whether or not and the order in which they get completed. Apparently NJ is dragging heels badly, but that figures considering that they control all the NJ turnpike gas stations and don't allow self-service in the state (I believe). Maybe Tesla will have to provide connector jockeys to satisfy the Turnpike Authority?

I suggested the following things I haven't seen on the map or mentioned elsewhere:

Nanuet NY, at the upper end of the Garden State Parkway, is a major nexus of traffic across the Tappan Zee bridge, which is a nice alternative to the GW bridge (especially if Christie is messing with it). Could we all get behind such a location? There's a Mall between there and the bridge.

It seems one can get from Sturbridge to Lebanon/Hanover NH, or Plymouth NH, or Portland/Freeport ME, without putting SCs in Portsmouth, Manchester or Concord. And then it's possible to make it from those to points in Canada (Montreal, Sherbrooke, Frederickton/Saint John) without additional SCs inside the US. I suggest that those points could be populated on a second pass, after connecting up with the mountains and Canada.

It gets tricky distinguishing between a destination and a transit point in northern New England, because there are such big stretches of rural countryside between major cities, without the usual suburban malls etc.

I agree entirely on Nanuet-Sturbridge-Portland. Great route to southern Maine. Add Bangor and you're close to Acadia National Park.

Albany, NY certainly opens up a lot of territory (VT, NH, MA & Canada), and then tracking the old Erie Canal route (Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo) along the Thruway makes sense to eventually connect the to existing SC in Macedonia, OH. But just looking at the map you see how Binghamton, NY is a natural fit as 3 Interstates meet here, and this combined with Canandaigua/Rochester & Buffalo would open up almost all of upstate NY and get you to Toronto. But they seem to have located a dot near Ithaca in the "Coming Soon" section, which is a fantastic city - but strategically a head scratcher for SCs (other than Cornell students getting to NYC - and given the hills even that's a stretch).

Time will tell, but i hope somebody at Tesla notices that.

I too find the dot near Ithaca an odd placement. I know there are several Model S owners in Ithaca but they would not need a SC in their hometown. They might want one but they would not need one. Furthermore, Ithaca is not on a major highway. Binghamton makes more sense particularly for Canadian travelers heading North or South on I-81.

Not enough is happening in the Northeast... C'mon Tesla, how about opening one of the 4?!

Someone on the Motley Fool confirmed that Hamilton Marketplace, NJ has superchargers under construction - the Tesla signage is clearly visible. Has this already been reported here? It's not listed on the TeslaWiki map.

Good to know! Helpful for traffic between NYC/North and Philadelphia/South!

Probably waiting for warmer weather in the northeast.

Thanks for letting me know about the Hamilton Marketplace -- that will help a great deal.

Here's what I like to see:
1) I go down the Jersey Shore toward Cape May. Again, Hamilton will help but it would be so much more convenient if there were a supercharger in South Jersey itself, such as in the vicinity of where the Garden State Parkway and AC Expressway meet.

2) Beyond Sturbridge, it would be nice to have a place somewhere closer to Boston such as near Rt 128 (aka 95), and another closer to the Cape than is currently available in RI.

3) Maine, NH, VT. It's been said, I'm just casting my vote.

4) A charger near Plattsburgh makes it easier to get to Montreal than even a charger near Albany.

5) Beyond suggestions along the NY Thruway, something along the 17/86 (example - near Elmira or Corning - makes it a whole lot easier to get from NY to Toronto because taking the Thruway to Buffalo from NY is not only expensive, it's much longer that way.

6) Carlisle, PA, in that little stretch between I-81 and the PA Turnpike, would be perfect for the driving I do that way.

Thank you in advance for considering these suggestions seriously.

@andrew: + 1 on Plattsburg. Need to go see family near Montreal.


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