Submitted by remery on 07. September 2019
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.