Does the Model X make any sense in the west other than California

Does the Model X make any sense in the west other than California

I would really like to buy a model X and have thought long and hard about it but I don't know about range and distances in terms of living in the west where drives can easily be well over the range of the batteries. There will be no recharging or battery swap stations in New Mexico any time in the immediate future. So where am I supposed to recharge the vehicle on a 300-500 mile trip? So does the vehicle make sense here where no will have any idea how to repair it. Don't even know the closest place I could pick one up. I haven't seen these questions addressed anywhere on this forum.

ghillair | December 31, 2013

I am not sure how you can say there is no where to recharge. There are Level 2 charges through out the state, most RV parks have NEMA 14-50 outlets, which is the same as Tesla recommends for home charging. Granted this are slow in the middle of the day but over night they will get you a full charge.

If you look at the SuperCharger map it shows several in New Mexico on I40 to be completed in 2014 and several more on I-10 in 2015. Since a model X ordered today will not be delivered until Q2 or Q3 of 2015 there should be plenty of charging options by the time you get the car.

Brian H | December 31, 2013

Yeah, I see 7 in the state by 2015, and 3 more right on the borders.

ian | December 31, 2013

OMG! There's no electricity in New Mexico! How do you live? ;-)

Roamer@AZ USA | December 31, 2013

There are over 450 model S registered in Arizona. First supercharger in Arizona opened last month and the full up service center opened in November. Lots of pioneers in the open western states willing to figure it out.

I live in Arizona and ordered my first car without ever seeing one in person or driving it. Completed the entire order online, never left the house. The car delivered right off the auto hauler in front of my house. You have to have a little initiative to own one while the network builds out.

The web page shows a service center scheduled for Albuquerque and seven super chargers by the end of 2015. If you ordered an X today by the time it delivered you would have a service center and several super chargers.

Wait to long to order and you will get a delivery in 2015 and have all the support in place. Tesla is still a little bit of a car for pioneers that are willing to figure out how to make it work. If you are not an innovator and problem solver you may want to wait to get one until 2016 when there is more support for the cars.

Roamer@AZ USA | December 31, 2013

Late 2015

Roamer@AZ USA | December 31, 2013

Super chargers;
Service centers;

If you ordered an X today you would probably get a delivery in the middle of 2015 and the service center and most Tesla chargers would be available.

I don't see a problem.

Roamer@AZ USA | December 31, 2013
Roamer@AZ USA | December 31, 2013

Or any place with a 50 amp RV plug. Campgrounds everywhere.

Roamer@AZ USA | December 31, 2013

I have 20,000 miles on two model S cars and have never used a super charger.

I love having a full tank every time I get in the car.

The cars are absolutely amazing.

Cattledog | January 3, 2014

As Roamer pointed out, Albuquerque Service Center in the near future, my guess is 1st half of 2014. I live in Texas, lots of open space, Model S devours it, expect Model X will too.

Roamer@AZ USA | January 8, 2014