Supercharger Locations

Supercharger Locations

Since the announcement of Superchargers on Sept. 25, I've not seen any mention anywhere about detailed plans or installations of Supercharger stations outside the first few that are still prominent on the web site.

In the Motor Trend announcement they were talking about Milford Ct. and Wilmington DE. Did those happen?

It's time to start thinking about 2013 vacation plans and it'd be nice to know if the East Coast will have stations (or anywhere else for that matter).

I am 3146 | December 20, 2012

Definitely need a supercharging station in Southern NJ probably in Mullica Hill NJ area near Rt 55. This would serve a lot of the commutes to Atlantic City and other shore towns like Ocean City all the way down to Wildwood from Philly and Delaware.

tork | December 20, 2012

Turnpike and GSP would make more sense. You mention Mullica Hill which seems to be self-serving/wishful thinking on your part since you live there. Why would you want a supercharger in your own hometown anyway? Wouldn't it be better to have superchargers BETWEEN locations? Unless you're thinking that you can just get free electricity for life and take up a spot everyday that should really be left to people on a roadtrip - which really defeats the whole purpose of the supercharger network

kalikgod | December 20, 2012

The real question is, will it be illegal to plug it in yourself in NJ?

tork | December 20, 2012

lol nice one

Brian H | December 20, 2012

How long would a SC take to replenish daily use? 5 min.?

Robert22 | December 20, 2012

If you're going to install a Boston-Washington corridor, SC's in Milford CT and Wilmington DE sound imminently plausible. Anyone have a better idea for this route?

JohnQ | December 21, 2012

Those locations are fine; as noted above will need another in Jersey. Will clearly be at a service plaza(s) on the NJP and I think the ones in the New Brunswick area are the best bet. Just south of the GSP so those traveling to/from west of the Hudson or who prefer to take the Tappan Zee can get a convenient charge and avoid the GWB.

I am 3146 | December 21, 2012

Just did a search on Google Maps for Tesla Supercharger NJ and there is apparently going to be a Supercharger in Newark DE.

markapeterman | December 21, 2012

2 new east coast locations just announced by kinkaid. The supercharger page has the details...

wbrown01 | December 21, 2012
txjak | December 22, 2012

I think it would be a good idea if they would install a supercharger at each service center. They could top-up a customer's car when it's in for service as well as top-up out-of-town customers who may be on trip.

Brian H | December 23, 2012

Would be rather surprised if they don't each have one! The convenience and efficiency for the Centers alone would be enough to justify the rather modest cost.

Bennett R. | December 23, 2012

I'd like to see some superchargers (in their longer-term plans) between Denver and some of the major ski resorts. Also, looking at their conceptual long-term map, it looks like the east-west coverage across the country will be pretty good. North-south, not so much -- unless you're on either coast.

docdac | December 23, 2012

Living in SE Minnesota, I would love to see a supercharger positioned to make the drive from Minneapolis (or Rochester!) to Chicago possible. A SC near Madison, WI would accomplish this.

Earl and Nagin ... | December 23, 2012

Tesla is indicating ( that the Milford, CT and Wilmington, DE superchargers exist. Can anyone in the vicinity of these places check them out to verify? These strategic sites will open up the bulk of the eastern seaboard to the Model S.
If you find them, please list them on the following websites so that others can find them as well:
These are the most complete websites I know of for finding EV charging stations. is owned by a Tesla Roadster and Model S driver and is owned by a long-time Ranger EV and Nissan Leaf driver.

nickjhowe | December 23, 2012

@Bennett R - the plan calls for two north-south corridors (each coast), and three east-west corridors with other SC stations filling in holes.

Bennett R. | December 23, 2012

@nickjhowe - right, that's what I was observing from their map. However, if you want to go north-south anywhere but on either coast, good luck!

Bennett R. | December 23, 2012

Anyone know whether the charging stations at Nissan dealerships i) allow cars other than Nissans to charge there, and ii) are compatible with the Tesla's charging ports?

tork | December 23, 2012

Varies from dealership to dealership. I've heard of nissan leaf owners not being allowed to charge at a dealership because they didn't buy their leaf from that specific dealer

nickjhowe | December 23, 2012

@Bennett R - North-South should still be OK, regardless of where you do it. The goal is to have coverage of pretty much the entire US at 150 mile intervals. It is a matter of when not if; the N-S corridors will be first, followed by the three cross country trunks, followed by fill-ins. Although TM has also said that they are currently constrained by finding locations - they have the ability to build much faster than they currently are.

noel.smyth | December 23, 2012

@bennet R - when i was considering a leaf a few years ago, I called the nissan dealer in DE where I work (live in PA) to see if in a pinch i could use the charger. the answer was no! and that was for a nissan.... so i was kinda stuck....with a 70 mile round trip, I could not rely on the leaf every day. so I ended up with the tesla (should be an owner in less than a month)

Jason2 | December 23, 2012

I stopped in at the I-95 North service area in Milford today and there they were. Two beautiful new super chargers. I plugged in and watched the charge rate climb to over 150 miles per hour. That was probably because I was just about on full charge. This will make my trip from Vermont to New York much easier. What a nice Christmas present. Thank you Tesla.

bsimoes | December 26, 2012

Jason2--Do you live in Vermont? If so, I'm in Middlebury; where are you?

CAS | December 26, 2012

I stopped by the Delaware rest stop today... there are four Tesla charging stations on the Southbound side of the main building. When I arrived, there was a pickup truck in one station and the others were empty. Can't wait to stop there with my Model S (maybe Feb or Mar).


Brian H | December 27, 2012

Was the pickup parked illegally? FOB disadvantage: you can't key someone! >;(

wbrown01 | December 27, 2012

I was there on Wednesday at the Delaware site and they are clearly labeled no parking and tow at owner's expense. No one was parked there (except my VW station wagon). I did take pictures, but what I did not see is a solar panel anywhere. What did TM say about that?

wbrown01 | December 27, 2012

Hi noel.smyth,
I came to that same conclusion about the Leaf and I ended up with what I really wanted the Model S. I also live in Drexel Hill and I work in Delaware.

Brian H | December 27, 2012

The panel arrays are distributed where it's possible/most advantageous for Solar City. The principle is/will be that the total returned to the grid across the whole network will exceed the maximum draw by Model Ses in a year. That takes into account geography, season, etc. It doesn't necessarily apply at a given location or moment in time.

MandL | December 27, 2012

Would love to hear from the first person to make it the 200+ miles between DE and CT superchargers. That's a lot of miles on the I95 / NJ Turnpike with a speed limit of 65 and average traffic speed somewhere above that.

How fast did you go? Did you have the heat on? Music? What else? Did you top it all the way up in range mode? How fast does it charge that last 20%? 10%

It seems it's now possible for me to make the run from Baltimore to Hartford in a day, but I'm not sure I want to be the first person to try it.

JohnQ | December 27, 2012

@MandL, I expect you could do it with appropriate energy management. Unfortunately, it forces you south to 95 rather than taking 84.

sscheck | December 29, 2012

My Tesla Model S and I live in Miami and I am dreading the fact that I will have to take my wife's gas guzzling Infiniti QX56 to Orlando for a meeting next month. Having the next Supercharger Station be in Orlando, Florida is such a no-brainer since it will serve people going north and south. C'mon Tesla - Mickey Mouse is calling and he needs a Supercharger!!!

dayoreo | December 29, 2012

Picture and article on Milford, Ct Supercharger.
There is one on each side of I95 (north/south)
Here is the link to the article.

bsimoes | December 30, 2012

Looks like a lot of curbs to deal with--too bad they're not a little lower!

TINO F | December 30, 2012

California to Arizona. I'm guessing Chiriaco Summit. Located on Interstate 10 and about 155 miles from Lis Angeles. All three battery packs could possible make it. We will see, but its time to connect the two states and slowing head to the East Coast. Lets see how we start the trek for cross country Super Chargers. Go Tesla!

DTsea | December 30, 2012

TINO F- one issue- the 40kWh battery cannot be supercharged.

schererd | December 30, 2012

I need one in Lansing, MI ASAP

bobinfla | December 30, 2012

@Tino - While I love the idea of building the cross county supercharger network, there's a flaw in your plan. I think starting on the east coast and stretching towards the west would be a better idea. Just saying.

hubertz | December 30, 2012

Are Tesla service centers a source of free charging? If so are they drop in sites or do you need a reservation? Are their hours of operation posted somewhere?

Brian H | December 30, 2012

"free" isn't the issue. "Fast" and "findable" is.

TeslaLABlue | December 30, 2012

Any rumblings re. More California stations? Santa Barbara? San Diego? Palm Springs?

rbgliny | December 30, 2012

We need supercharger stations from the New England states down to Florida on the east coast. Would be nice to know what TM plans for the next six months. The locations and expected completion dates. Kudos to TM for doing this and starting to get the EV infrastructure up and running.

DanD | December 30, 2012

I won't assume everyone's read this blog. It points to the weakest spots between DC and Florida.

Now that Newark, DE and Milford, CT are up and running getting from Boston to DC should be a problem. Need a charge in DC and then you're off into the land of KOA campgrounds.

Capt601 | December 31, 2012

For all looking for superchargers in cities, that is the wrong concept of them. They are designed for long distance travel and placed along highway routes that we all travel. So in between cities.
Take a look at where all 6 current stations are located, but take out the Hawthorne- space x one, as that was the unveil however it does work for the i5 route down to San Diego from tejon pass supercharger.

JohnQ | December 31, 2012

Looking down the East Coast, Tesla needs to fill the gap between Milford, CT and Newark, DE. It's 200 miles, a bit of a stretch, and forces us through the GWB bottleneck to conserve range. The East Brunswick area would work, right near the Garden State Parkway interchange, provided there are no issues with using the service plazas or NJ regulations I'm not aware of.

South of DC, it's 150 miles between Newark, DE and Fredericksburg, VA. Then its a matter of convenient spacing down to FL, taking into account interstate junctions so that we get the best bang for the buck with the placement.

dstiavnicky | December 31, 2012

If we wait for TM to set-up all Supercharger stations alone very few of us will ever be happy. I don't want to wait to watch one or Supercharging stations open a month.

Hey Tesla! Partner with someone! We would rather pay a few bucks for a charge then wait in line or be forced to use our gas cars.

Here are a few potential partners to start you off...

- a large hotel chain
- a large food or coffee/donut chain
- even an existing gas station chain with vision!

TDurden1990 | December 31, 2012

dstiavnicky --- "[Partner with an] ... existing gas station chain with vision..."

This is the funniest thing I've heard all year (2012).

Thank you!

bobinfla | December 31, 2012

@JohnQ - While we really feel your pain needing to fill the 200 mile gap between Milford & Newark, those of us a little further South would prefer to start filling the 1150 mile gap between Miami and Newark. Besides, it's way too cold and snowy up there to get any serious construction/installation done, send the crews to Florida for the winter, they'll be much happier. Installation crews - start emailing George B.

michiganmodels | December 31, 2012

@schererd - I live in Metro-Detroit - I believe there will be two SuperChargers in Michigan by the end of 2015, according to the Supercharging map presented at the September SC Event.

JohnQ | December 31, 2012

@bobinfla ... Yup, I'm being a bit parochial :-).

I'm curious if the rollout timetable is based on limited personnel resources needed to negotiate locations with landholders and regulatory authorities or management of cash flow. Probably both.

bobinfla | December 31, 2012

I raise my hand to represent Florida in the parochial category. Have a Tampa to Jacksonville via Daytona trip in Feb (assuming I'll have my S by then) and a half hour supercharged would beat the heck out of a 5 hour campground stop.