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Where would you like to see Tesla set up Super Chargers?

edited November -1 in Model S
I have a couple long drives I undertake and came up with a list that would be convenient for me. Somehow I think Tesla will take a wider array of people into account :)

Here is where I would like to see them (for my personal convenience of course :) )
North Bay, ON
Barrie, ON
Stratford, ON
Niagara, Falls, ON
Erie, PA
Morgantown, WV
Beckley, WV
Charlotte or Statesville, NC

I actually anticipate Tesla will concentrate their super chargers in/near their hottest U.S. markets (at least initially), but I can dream about them being in more out of the way places.

Where would they suit you best?


  • phbphb
    edited November -1
    No specific places pop into mind necessarily, but I'll tell you the KIND of places that I'd like to see them

    - Great places to eat (not just McDonald's parking lots)
    - Roadside attractions (like major state parks or monuments where people are likely to stop for a tour or the like)
    - Shopping centers (malls, outlet malls, etc)
    - Basically any place that might have an alternate activity that I can burn an hour doing

    A lot of the charging locations that I've seen so far would be great for charging over time while at work but Super Chargers need to be in places that are attractions in their own right for one reason or another. The times that I will want to Super charge are times when the time it takes to charge matter, which means long drives. I don't need, or even want, a supercharger at work or in my garage or even at my hotel (although 240v 30-50amp would be great), I do want one at the place I would be willing to stop anyway on a long road trip.
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    100 mile intervals along highways 5 and 101 in California, Yosemite, and South Lake Tahoe.
  • phbphb
    edited November -1
    As an Oregonian I'm insulted that you would stop your installations at the boarder! Besides, it seems to me like a lot of California residents can't manage to stop at the boarder anyway! (okay, really bad joke) I was actually thinking that all up and down the pacific coast highway would be a great idea (along with I-5).
  • edited November -1
    i'd like to drive my model s home from CA. so, scattered across the united states to massachusetts about 250 miles apart.
  • edited November -1
    Everywhere. No seriously. Gas stations are everywhere.

    However, I don't really think this will be all that necessary, since you'll be able to "fill up" every night, but for convenience sake, when you're in a pinch, it would be a great comfort to know that there's always some place nearby you could go.

    When millions of people are driving electric cars, somebody's going to build pay-for charging stations, because it will make business sense. I actually think it makes a lot of sense for the gasoline retailers to do it.
  • edited November -1
    Half way between LA and Phoenix.
  • edited November -1
    +1 Dennis!

    There's a glaring hole in the country's EV charging infrastructure across the Great Plains all the way to the Central Valley. Build along the I-20 and I-80 corridors.

    Tesla's already conveyed its intention of building out the east coast I-95 corridor, though only from DC to Boston. They should extend that northwards into Maine (a popular skiing and summer vacation destination) and southwards to connect DC to Florida (a popular winter destination). A lot of people maintain homes both in the north and in Florida, and these relatively affluent snowbirds regularly drive the run.
  • edited November -1
    for sure, someone should get after the government to put banks of chargers in national parks and wildlife refuges. The EV population probably has higher utilization of such locales and you always park for a chunk of time...they can start with the Everglades, particularly the Flamingo Visitor Center, if you don't mind my putting my self-interest first....because that's about as far as you can go in Florida without seeing a gas or charging station....after that, they can put one halfway between Miami and Orlando, where there are already a bunch of chargers....
  • edited November -1
    I-70 corridor--points between Denver-KC-St. Louis-Indianapolis-Columbus-Pittsburgh
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    I-10, LA to Tucson, and beyond. Maybe Palm Springs/Blythe/Quartzite/Phoenix area.

    I-20 would be alright as an alternative.
  • edited November -1
    With jbherman, but also points to get to Denver from Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, etc.
  • edited November -1
    Definitely in Germany! I came up with seven strategically placed super chargers that could essentially cover the entire country, with distances between them of around 150 to 220 miles. Obviously, they need to be placed alongside the major distance routes, preferably at intersections. Thus when I name cities here, I don't mean "inside the city" but rather at a major interchange close to these cities:

    Hamburg (A7/A1)
    Hanover (A7/A2)
    Berlin (A2, A9, A10, A24)
    Kamen (A2/A1)
    Hermsdorf (A4/A9)
    Würzburg (A3/A7)
    Munich (A8/A9)

    Obviously, the more, the merrier...
  • edited November -1
    <i>phb | February 15, 2012

    <i>As an Oregonian I'm insulted that you would stop your installations at the boarder! Besides, it seems to me like a lot of California residents can't manage to stop at the boarder anyway!

    Yes, I'm sure Oregonian boarders are nice people who pay their rent on time. But it <b>borders</b> on weird to be so concerned about them!
  • edited November -1
    Hm, with all the 'buzz' about hot roads with inductive charging, maybe some strategic patches or stretches in selected areas where you could add miles while driving miles. Or big charging loop tracks where you just drive round and round till you've loaded up enough electrons!
  • edited November -1
    I want to be able to make the drive from Seattle to LA to Phoenix to Las Vegas to San Fran and back to Seattle.

    But that's just me. :)
  • edited November -1
    I would think the length of the I95 corridor, I91, I93, I90, I84 and I87 in the NY / New Endland space. The Merrit Parkway would be nice, but if you have good coverage on 95 and 84, it wouldn't be a necessity.
  • edited November -1
    Pretty much along interstates everywhere. One problem with Denver is that it is centrally located but far from everywhere so you need supercharging in every direction of the compass. Personally, I need them on I-70 west of Denver (Vail, Grand Junction, Green River, etc...), I-15 south of SLC to Vegas and then to LA (Baker and Barstow). I-80 would be nice too.
  • mwumwu
    edited November -1
    I second Charlotte, NC. I would also like to see I-95 covered further south than DC. I am in the Raleigh-Durham area of NC, but I work for a company in Charleston, SC. That trip is a bit over 300 miles (to my brother's condo in North Charleston) which I am making once per month (round trip -- down on Sunday, back on Friday). A single charger at say Florence, SC would allow me to make that trip in about the same time I currently make it in my ICE vehicle.
  • edited November -1
    I75 and I77 betweenFL and OH
  • Kingston, Ontario and Ottawa, Ontario.
  • edited November -1
    Along major interstates or easy access to them. The ne corridor could benefit from I-91 and I-84 locations.
  • edited November -1
    Along Interstate 15 from LA to Vegas. So Victorville, Barstow and Baker, CA.
  • edited November -1
    Perko's in Mantica, CA 1/2ish from SF Bay Area to Yosemite.
  • DrJDrJ
    edited November -1
    AS a Texan, I would like see them along the two major corridors that criss-cross this massive state: I-35, which runs north/south connecting most of the eastern US to Mexico, connecting Dallas/Austin/San Antonio. The other would be I-10, running east/west, connects Houston/San Antonio/ElPaso. I live in Austin, and this would allow me to go pretty much anywhere in the state with an 85kw battery. I could get greedy and ask for a northwest route thru Lubbock as alot of us drive our families to ski vacations in Colorado....
  • edited November -1
    St. Louis to Chicago to Milwaukee to the UP. We do this drive 3 to 4 times a year to see my in laws. Would be nice to do it in style.
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