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Still no new superchargers in Arkansas??

Still no new superchargers in Arkansas??

I love my Tesla that I’ve had for about 4 months. Only problem is, I feel land-locked. I live in north-central Arkansas. Arkansas only has 1 super charger (Little Rock). I cannot make it to Fayetteville, AR to see my son in college and can’t make it to Tulsa, OK to see my mother without planning an overnight stay on the way at a destination charger. It seems unusual that you can make it coast to coast on most interstates, but not I-40 because there is no SC between Little Rock and Oklahoma City. This trip along one of our nation’s major thoroughfares in a Tesla requires a 2hr detour (each way) to Texarkana, TX or Springfield, MO. I know this area may not be at the top of their list, but this hole in SC coverage affects anyone traveling east or west on Interstate 40 and I would imagine that would be a pretty high number. Even Tesla mobile service personnel have to drive a Ford truck instead of a Tesla vehicle because they cannot get around Arkansas due to lack of area superchargers. Seeing a Tesla logo on a Ford truck surely can’t be good for business! Clarksville, AR or Alma/Ft Smith area would be ideal locations along the I-40 corridor, but these sites have been on the "coming in 2017, 2018 and 2019" lists and nothing seems to be in the works. I'm also at a loss why there is no SC in the Fayetteville, AR area since this area is booming and the home of Wal-Mart and countless other companies have a large presence there.

Earl and Nagin ... | 08. September 2019

The I-40 gap in Arkansas has been discussed a few times. A few years ago, the discussion was whether Arkansas or North Dakota would have the distinction of being the last state in the lower 48 to get a Supercharger. I'm happy to see that AR has one in Little Rock and ND has one under construction and a lot of permits.
Unfortunately, it isn't on a major route between major metropolitan areas.

xoutbob | 01. Oktober 2019

I'm leaving from my home in Las Vegas next Friday for a cross country trip to Memphis on I-40 and yes, the glaring gap is going to be a frustrating PITA having to swing down through Texarkana and Dallas going to and from. The supercharger map still says Ft. Smith and Clarksville Arkansas have a "target opening" in 2019. I'm betting the over on that one........ C'mon Elon, help us out!

rob | 01. Oktober 2019
rob | 01. Oktober 2019
Tremwel | 24. November 2019

I live in Fayetteville, AR, and I can't get to Conway, AR, and back in one day. Please, put a SC on I-40 between Clarkesville & Conway!

vswendsen | 25. November 2019

Electrify America has a station in Clarksville, AR. Wonder if Tesla will come out with a CCS adapter before they get a SC installed in that area. EA isn't cheap but it may be worth the time savings of not having to detour. Not sure if the CHAdeMO adapter would make sense here as you can only charge at 50kw.

Sfminvestmentsllc2 | 26. November 2019

I am planning a trip on i-40 through Arkansas and was sad and disappointed to see the lack of superchargers.

Jackrabbit | 23. Dezember 2019

Arkansas resident here.
With the CyberTruck announcement (that's what brought me here), hopefully more Arkansans will become EV owners and Tesla will get these supercharger stations up and running. I will be disappointed when if I can't visit my family in Kansas City with a 1 day trip in my CT when it comes because of this dead zone. Please finish the I-40 corridor with the already planned superchargers on the map Tesla!

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jerry | 25. Dezember 2019

It’s 340 miles free from the Oklahoma Supercharger to Little Rock. Pushing it even with the longest range Tesla. Interstate 40 is a major east west route and it needs a charter for this gap.

mikehutchins.on09 | 26. Dezember 2019

I also plan to visit Arkansas next month, looks like I'm going with my gas powered car. Hope they put Superchargers there soon since we have a relative living there and we often visit there a lot.

patarlton | 27. Dezember 2019

Any chance the lack of superchargers has anything to do with the $100 annual EV fee Arkansas just enacted? I barely made it to Mom's house in Arkansas for Thanksgiving and it took over 2 days to fully recharge from her 110V outlet. I was wondering if I'd have enough time for recharge before heading back to Orlando.

patarlton | 27. Dezember 2019

At least a new Supercharger opened in Hattiesburg, MS during the week we were in Arkansas. Now the only long leg of the trip is from Monroe, LA to Arkansas.

Earl and Nagin ... | 28. Dezember 2019

@patariton,
Maybe a good late Christmas present for your mom would be a NEMA 14-50 outlet so you could charge at her place and, thus, visit more often, easier.

whartline | 28. Dezember 2019

The Tesla supercharger map says there are plans for one in Clarksville, Fort Smith, and Bentonville. It also says coming soon in 2019 so take that for what it's worth. Hopefully, they will open them up soon.

casey | 30. Dezember 2019

This is a major issue for me I live in Georgia and family in Oklahoma City. Makes this gap very difficult.

BadgerErickson | 30. Dezember 2019

@ casey Here is a resource which says you should have no problems making that trip.

https://www.nowyouknowchannel.com/supercharger-reviews

What else were you looking for?

Jackrabbit | 31. Dezember 2019

@whartline Those supercharging locations have had that "coming soon" marker since 2015 :(

I understand there are only a few hundred EVs in Arkansas, but it's a black hole for charging networks. With I-40 being a main thoroughfare from east/west in the US, I'm surprised there aren't more chargers here.

mikehutchins.on09 | 19. Januar 2020

That's why I plan to buy a gas powered car in a week or so so that I can switch if I want to go to places that supercharger are not accessible, and using OTC Evolve OBD2 scanner I found at https://bestobd2scanners.com/otc-evolve-reviews/ on gas powered car is easier.

jeff_pearce | 19. Januar 2020

@ casey Here is a resource which says you should have no problems making that trip.

https://www.nowyouknowchannel.com/supercharger-reviews

What else were you looking for?

That site says that there is construction of a Supercharger with 8 stalls in Forest City....Is that correct?

Forrest City, AR (construction) 8 stalls
220 Eldridge Rd Forrest City, AR 72335

brandon.fergerson | 24. Januar 2020

My vote would be for Clarksville. As of right now the route from NEA to NWA is absurd. If my math is correct, charging at Clarksville should be sufficient to get to Fayetteville and back. So NEA to Clarksville to Fayetteville to Clarksville to NEA. Tesla trip planner currently suggest a 9 hour trip all the way up to Rolla, MO to make the trip! 9 hours vs 5! At this point I'll just rent a car vs taking my M3 LR...