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Why doesn't Arkansas have any superchargers?

edited November -1 in General
I can't understand why Arkansas doesn't have any superchargers. It is in the geographic center of the USA and I-40 goes from coast to coast. If there were superchargers in Little Rock and Fort Smith, you could pretty much go coast to coast on I-40.

It's like Arkansas lost a bet or really made someone at Tesla mad. I've had my 85D for over a year and a half and I've pretty much been blocked from going anywhere except as of late Tulsa and Kansas City. If I wanted to add two hours of driving (plus the added charge time) I could make it to Dallas. It's lucky I have other cars to drive, but if you want a Tesla in Arkansas to go beyond anything local you're pretty much screwed.
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  • edited November -1
    you are being silly.

    look at supercharge.info and tesla supercharger forecast. it is very obvious that SC routes will run through arkansas... texarkana just got permitted as did nashville.... filling that route wi be arkansas highways
  • Unfortunately, I-10 and I-40 seem to have drawn the unlucky tickets as the last Interstates to get Supercharger coverage. While I understand it is no consolation to AAR residents, it is an understandable problem since Tesla can't reasonably be expected to install a nationwide infrastructure overnight. They have to prioritize somehow. Logically, it has to be where the majority of their owners live and drive. This means that those off the beaten paths will lag
    On the positive: rural superchargers aren't plagued by overuse by locals like they are in the dense areas so the OP's experience will be better when I-40 does get covered.
  • edited December 2016
    i meant memphis not nashville
  • edited December 2016
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  • edited November -1
    I've been to every state in the lower 48, except Arkansas. I'm sure it seems special if you live there--to the rest of us, not so much.
  • edited December 2016
    It works like electoral votes, It's based on the number of Teslas that were actually sold "IN" that state.
  • edited November -1
    Maybe they are in a three way staredown contest with North Dakota and Alaska. First to blink is the last to get a Supercharger.
  • edited April 2017
    Maybe it makes sense to someone to base installation of supercharger locations on sales of the area, but I'm guessing that most local people don't run out to charge their car at a supercharger. They do it at home. It makes more sense to base the installations on traffic if we are talking about locations near an interstate. It's the people traveling through there like me who use them, not so much the local people. Tesla should at least have a couple spread out on the interstate in Arkansas. When I make my trips across the area, I just avoid Arkansas altogether until there are supercharges along the interstate. I'll take an alternate route that is almost the same mileage to get to my destination. Bottom line, Arkansas loses business along the way.
  • edited April 2017
    Deliverance.
  • edited November -1
    Deliverance? I don't understand
  • edited April 2017
    It's a film.
  • edited April 2017
    Where is Arkansas anyway?

    ( just kidding)
  • edited November -1
    Deliverance was set in Georgia, not Arkansas.
  • edited November -1
    Oh, and why doesn't West Virginia have any super chargers?
  • edited November -1
    WV does have a Supercharger and two more are on the way.
  • edited November -1
    @Nexxus
    You made the same incorrect claim last week--did you miss the responses?
    I've been to all of the lower 48 except Arkansas and it has nothing to do with supercharger placement. Least important state in my experience.
  • edited November -1
    BH, now I'll have to go. :-p
  • edited April 2017
    Oh, I'll go, but not because I want to:) Gotta break 300 somehow!
  • edited November -1
    :-)
  • edited April 2017
    "Nexxus - Deliverance was set in Georgia, not Arkansas."

    Right, and that is why I was not understanding Bighorn's post. I couldn't figure out what Deliverance had to do with Arkansas. ;-)
  • edited November -1
    @FG
    Yeah I know--figured it was poetic license:)
  • edited April 2017
    The cultural literacy of the American edges disappoints me. Deliverance was shot in northern Georgia and on plot happened on an imaginary river but everyone who had family displaced or land taken by imminant domain knew it reflected the TVA (look it up). If I were not a Liberial Redneck (As in other cultures, only we can use that word) then I too would wish Trump on you all. A pox on both your houses.

    If you could see me, my face would show honest disappointment yet acceptance of the shortcomings of brothers in arms. Text is always cold.
  • edited November -1
    There is apparently something under construction now in the Little Rock AR area per Supercharge.info:

    11231 Bass Pro Parkway off of I-430
    Status: Construction - 9 days
    Elevation ____ 312 ft
    GPS ________ 34.661582, -92.410495
    Hours _______ 24/7
    Stalls ________ 10
  • edited April 2017
    Where do you find this info? For now, I have to avoid going through Arkansas on I40 because too far from OK to TN with no close superchargers. I'd prefer to go that route in future if more superchargers are in Arkansas along I40
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