Where are the superchargers?

Where are the superchargers?

We know the city's but not the locations. LA is at Space-X, but the rest ?

ThorensP | September 25, 2012

The Harris Ranch Location is probably close to the current Tesla Charger at Harris Ranch on the Northbound side of Highway 5.

The Tejon Ranch location must be in the Tejon Commerce center. If you are heading Southbound on Highway 5, this Commerce Center is the last major commercial area before you head up into the Grapevine. It is near the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 5. We always stop at the Starbucks or the In-N-Out Burger there. You will know it by the giant Petro sign that you can see from 2 miles away. However, from the photo in the presentation last night, I see a white picket fence. I may be mistaken, but that looks like the Northbound side of Highway 5 across the freeway from the Petro stop.

I hope that's helpful. I'll look out for both of the superchargers on my next trip down Highway 5.

Brian H | September 25, 2012

The sites will have to be specified and made as public as possible, in order to be useful. A regularly updated list, and updates to the NAV software, are called for.

Esper | September 25, 2012

I saw the one in Folsom on Sunday at the National Plug In Day event. I took pics of it in action.

check out my gallery.

stevenmaifert | September 26, 2012

Barstow: 2812 Lenwood Road, Barstow CA 92311

kublai | September 26, 2012

Where are the solar panels and canopy at the Folsom supercharger? I didn't see any pics including it.

jbunn | September 26, 2012

My guess is the map in the car will be able to find them, and check their status.

dahtye | September 26, 2012

Based on the photos, it appears that the SC in Folsom is at the Premium Outlets parking lot along Iron Point Road (across the street from a Subway Sandwich restaurant. I don't know if this location has solar panels though.

Brian H | September 26, 2012

Not every station has solar panels, and not every station has the "spaceship" sign/marker.

Teoatawki | September 27, 2012

Brian H- Not every station has solar panels, and not every station has the "spaceship" sign/marker.

Yet. Pretty sure they'll be up quickly now that the "curtain has dropped."

mklcolvin | September 27, 2012

I love the fact that my town is on the 2-year Supercharger deployment map. It looks like Tesla is using the suggestions that we discussed here and on TMC for possible locations to provide national coverage. Bravo, Tesla! Keep cranking out those Model S's. Looks like my P5058 has been pushed into 2013 (was Nov/Dec). So much for wishful thinking. ;-)

Mike_ModelS_P457 | September 27, 2012

Are there any details on timing and location for the East Coast SCs? I've looked around for info with no success.

stephen.kamichik | September 27, 2012

Red dots means by end 2013. Gray dots means in 5-6 years. See maps on supercharger unveil video.

Alex K | September 27, 2012

Maybe I'm not reading the 2-yr & Long Term Supercharger maps correctly, but there are no superchargers planned at all for the LA to/from Phoenix I-10 corridor. As a matter of fact, it looks like anything along I-10 is not planned until the "long term".

So any travel to/from LA that requires I-10 will not be able to be done until the long term and then it will have to be done using a northernly route which adds considerable time and distance.

Esper | September 27, 2012

I didn't see any solar panels at the Folsom location. Not sure if they're going to install them later. It looked like there was room for another charger or panels to go up next to it. There are empty posts and marked off sections next to it as well. I'll have to go back and take more pictures of the area.

SMOP | September 27, 2012

Tesla needs a Supercharger along the 101. I am curious as to why they are not putting some of these Superchargers next to Rabobank locations (like the Roadster HPC's). This would seem to make sense.

gimp_dad | September 27, 2012

Can someone compile the list of addresses? Looks like we have heard a lot of rough information but only one actual address (thanks stevenmaifert). Can anyone else fill in actual addresses?

Here is the list:

Folsom : need address
Gilroy : need address
Harris Ranch : need address
Tejon Ranch : need address
LA : need address
Barstow : 2812 Lenwood Road, Barstow CA 92311

Please reply if you know the actual address and are willing to share.

SMOP | September 27, 2012

LA is Hawthorne:

3203 Northrop Avenue Hawthorne, CA 90250

gimp_dad | September 27, 2012

Thanks SMOP

Folsom : need address
Gilroy : need address
Harris Ranch : need address
Tejon Ranch : need address
LA : 3203 Northrop Avenue Hawthorne, CA 90250
Barstow : 2812 Lenwood Road, Barstow CA 92311

Brian H | September 27, 2012

Not every station will have (associated) panels. The overall n/w capacity will be more than enough to supply all stations even if in use full time. For Solar City the SC stations are 'opportunities' to get as many panels up as possible.

josean1968 | October 1, 2012

According to, this is the address of the Tejon Ranch Supercharger:

Tejon Ranch: 5522 Dennis McCarthy Dr. Arvin, CA 93203

josean1968 | October 1, 2012

Harris Ranch: 24505 W. Dorris St. Coalinga, CA 93210

lucasxatori | October 1, 2012

We've got addresses for the first 6 over at You can filter for them on the web - we're bringing that functionality to mobile soon. I encourage you guys to make sure our data is accurate and post photos if you've got 'em!


Schlermie | October 1, 2012

That picture of the Tejon Ranch SC isn't quite right. I was just there last night. That's the correct location, but they only have one (not three) supercharger installed. Here's the photo I took last night.

gimp_dad | October 1, 2012

Josean1968, thanks for the great information! Now we just need Folsom and Gilroy addresses. I can't wait to try one.

Folsom : need address
Gilroy : need address
Harris Ranch : 24505 W. Dorris St. Coalinga, CA 93210
Tejon Ranch : 5522 Dennis McCarthy Dr. Arvin, CA 93203
LA : 3203 Northrop Avenue Hawthorne, CA 90250
Barstow : 2812 Lenwood Road, Barstow CA 92311

George B or exec team at TM, take note. Not saying the addresses doesn't help. It would seem more tangible if you just told us the addresses even if you also told us we can't use them yet. We are already excited about the brilliant plan of SCs and it already feels real given the announcement and demo. Staying silent about the fact that they can't be used yet isn't helpful.

I already truly love driving my Model S Perf. The SC installations caused me to take a quantum leap in how useful it feels.

MB3 | October 1, 2012

Ahhhhhhmm. leaking information before it was ready is why TM has received so much flack lately. How about we just wait until the stations are actually ready to use?

mbcaffe | October 1, 2012

Las Vegas address?

gimp_dad | October 1, 2012

@mboedigh That is exactly my point. The announcement said the first 6 were active. TM supercharger page says "Six stations are currently active" which led me to believe I could just drive in and use one of them. I am suggesting they say something about them not being ready yet so no one starts a road trip only to find out that they aren't really active.

Tâm | October 1, 2012

Gilroy Premium Outlets, 681 Leavesley Road,Gilroy, CA 95020, (408) 842-3729

Tâm | October 1, 2012

Tesla Supercharger - Premium Outlets
400 Iron Point Rd
Folsom, CA 95630
Energy Source: Solar

Notes: The charger is located at the western-most edge of the Premium Outlet Shopping Center parking, just off of Folsom Blvd., adjacent to Iron Point Road - across the street from Subway Sandwiches. There is currently one charging station, but it looks like they are beginning construction for a second one. There is no signage yet - no "EV parking" signs, etc. There was a gas-powered pickup truck parked next to the Tesla charger when I stopped by. I don't have a Model S, so I don't know if the charger is activated.

gimp_dad | October 1, 2012

Thanks, Tam. That finishes existing SCs.

Folsom : Premium Outlets, 400 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
Gilroy : Gilroy Premium Outlets, 681 Leavesley Road,Gilroy, CA 95020
Harris Ranch : 24505 W. Dorris St. Coalinga, CA 93210
Tejon Ranch : 5522 Dennis McCarthy Dr. Arvin, CA 93203
LA : 3203 Northrop Avenue Hawthorne, CA 90250
Barstow : 2812 Lenwood Road, Barstow CA 92311

Looks like all of the locations are nicely located near as many food and shopping choices as possible given the areas involved.

Tâm | October 1, 2012

Thanks everyone for filling in the missing info. Thanks Gimp_Dad for compiling the nice list of addresses of 6 active CA Tesla Supercharger Stations.

mbosem | October 2, 2012

Looks like TM likes outlet malls near a freeway. A good idea for both the Mall and TM. In exchange for giving up a few parking spots the Mall will get captive customers who need to spend 30mins to an hour shopping. ChaChing ChaChing.

I guess the dot in southwest Florida must be at the Premium Outlet in Estero/Fort Myers. Looking forward to a cross country outlet mall tour. In Florida we also need a SC on the Turnpike between Miami and Orlando.

nickjhowe | October 2, 2012

@mbosem - Overlaying the TM map with a Google map suggests that the first FL charging stations are at the Fort Pierce rest stop on the Turnpike, on I-95 near St Augustine, I-10 near Tallahassee, and I-75 near Fort Myers. You might be correct about the Outlet location.

Sudre_ | October 2, 2012

Think about it. Plenty of power distribution should already be at outlet malls too.

bfranks273 | October 2, 2012

Yes, now how about some East Coast? The map was fuzzy but it looks like Fredericksburg and Petersburg in VA. Need that for next year's vacation. No more secrets, just do it!

MB3 | October 2, 2012

I've added these to google maps:

Let me know if there are new stations to add, or whether it is useful.

Schlermie | October 2, 2012

Just don't drive there, expecting to use them. They still aren't UL approved, so they're still not usable by the public.

MB3 | October 2, 2012

Ok, I think Elon said 4 were useable. Others may have said 6. Tell me which are useable and I will update the google maps with just those.

MandL | October 3, 2012

Anyone have a decent image of the US map of locations from the event yet? Maybe it hasn't been released because the locations were more conceptual than actual identified potential properties?

Not that anyone in these forums might take a dot on a map as a legally binding promise to put a SC in their backyard and cancel their reservation when it turns out not to be so...

Sudre_ | October 3, 2012

I think they are just rough ideas.... if you notice, the one near St. Louis moves from one location in the 2 year plan to a new location in the long term plan. I don't think these thing are portable :-)

Tâm | October 3, 2012

Please watch:
"This not something that's gonna be deployed some distance point in future. This is the video from today showing 4 of Supercharger locations in use. We have actually 6 of them installed already."

So you see, they are being used right now but not by the public because these are built in "secret." As of the unveiling night, only 2 non-Tesla people (which means public) knew the locations to use them: 1 is the New York Time reporter, the other is a Model S owner who took delivery in Vegas and needed to go back to the unveiling night.

The question is: since Tesla has not announced the exact locations yet so how is it possible that people have exact addresses and pictures already!!!!

Sounds like "Don't tell anybody" to make sure the opposite effect is more potent!!!!!!!!

GLO | October 12, 2012

Update that cem in my e-mail this AM...

TSLA: Tesla Motors (TSLA -0.2%) says that October...

9:52 AM Tesla Motors (TSLA -0.2%) says that October 19th is the date that its supercharger stations will open in California, enabling Model S owners to catch a charge to power their vehicles another 300 miles. The company set up the six stations strategically near restaurants and attractions. The bigger issue: If the EV market grows, which restaurant chain will be the first to add charging stations alongside their drive-through windows? (Read the comments on this)

Brian H | October 12, 2012

What comments? Link?

Tâm | October 12, 2012

Tesla sent an e-mail on 10/11/2012 announcing that next Friday, 10/19/2012 is "Supercharging Day" as the current 6 active Supercharger stations will be open to public.

Please correct addresses of prior Folsom and Tejon to the ones below:

Folsom Premium Outlets
13000 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630

Gilroy Premium Outlet, near Sony
681 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020

Harris Ranch (Near Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant)
24505 W Dorris Ave Coalinga, CA 93210

Tejon Ranch (Near Yogurtland)
5602 Dennis McCarthy Dr., Lebec, CA 93243

Los Angeles (Hawthorne Municipal Airport)
3203 Jack Northrop Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

Barstow (Country Inn and Suites)
2812 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311

Tâm | October 19, 2012

Happy "Supercharging Day", Friday, 10/19/2012!!!!!!

TeslaJoe | October 20, 2012

Stopped at Hawthorne and Harris Ranch for supercharging on our way home from Costa Mesa to Mountain View. Hawthorne had 4 of 6 superchargers in place, and Harris Ranch had only one supercharger. Luckily, a Model S owner was just finishing up. The Harris Ranch charger is located at the Shell gas station (!) in front of the mini mart which houses a Subway sandwich store. The chargers are super fast! Next stop: Gilroy.

Tâm | October 20, 2012

cychojoe, thanks for being the first to share your Superchargers experience. Can't wait to hear your next report!

TeslaJoe | October 20, 2012

Left the Gilroy supercharger location this evening. It has two operating superchargers and two other J1772 compatible chargers nearby. The Gilroy supercharger pumped a whopping 225 amps into my batteries (much higher than the Harris Ranch supplied). It was done supercharging from 99 mile capacity to 246 mile capacity in about 20 minutes! We weren't ready to leave!

Our whole trip from Mountain View to Costa Mesa and back cost us only $4.50 in parking fees. All of the charging stations we used turned out to be free, so "fuel" costs didn't cost us a cent for the approximately 1000 miles we put on during the past five days.

We only charged to the standard 240-ish mile capacity and not the 300 mile capacity. On the way from Hawthorne to the Harris Ranch supercharging station, we decided to skip the Tejon Ranch supercharging stop, and we had to reduce our speed on Hwy 5 from 75 mph to 65 mph to arrive in Harris Ranch with 10 miles left of capacity.

Tâm | October 20, 2012


That's a great real life story on how to handle "range anxiety" with 10 miles to spare.

I must say I enjoy your reports thoroughly. Thanks again for sharing.

Now, if anyone knows where the secret location in San Diego, CA is, please snap a picture for us ok :)

TeslaJoe | October 20, 2012

Tam: I am happy to share.

I forgot to mention that last night we charged to about 240 mile capacity at the Tesla (non-supercharger) charging location in the underground parking lot at the Newport Beach Fashion Island mall. The folks in the Tesla store in the mall allowed us to use their adapter cable which bridged the connection between the normal Roadster cable/connector to the Model S connector. We charged for about 3 hrs while having dinner at and walking through the mall.

While driving to Harris Ranch from Hawthorne (sorry to jump back to this story again), we were able to estimate how much capacity in miles we needed using the on-board navigation and compare it to the estimated capacities (projected and rated; I think projected capacity is based on your driving habits during the past 30 miles and rated capacity is what Tesla estimates based on the battery charge) to get an idea as to how conservative we had to be with our speed.

We called Tesla roadside assistance a couple of times today. One call was to find the Harris Ranch supercharger (it was different than the Hawthorne superchargers which were housed under a roof full of solar panels) since we drove around the Harris Ranch complex and couldn't find it initially. The other call was also made at Harris Ranch for two reasons: the first reason was as we were getting off the freeway with 10 miles left, a message popped up on the screen, and it seemed to indicate low tire pressure and service was needed (we checked the tire air pressure, and all tires checked out fine); the second reason was as we finished supercharging, we received a message which said the car needed servicing, and the car might unexpectedly stop if we continued to drive it. The person on the other end of the roadside assistance call offered to have us towed to the nearest service center even after I told him we were in the middle of nowhere (I hope nobody in Harris Ranch takes offense). We told him that we would continue to drive and contact them again if we had further trouble. All seemed to turn out okay as we didn't receive any other messages on our way home. I think there's a software glitch somewhere that gives these overly cautious messages.

You might gather from all of this that we are calculated risk takers but, in reality, we were probably not very smart and just wanted to get home. To share another story involving unwise decision making, I once pushed the capacity of our Prius and ran out of gas but was able to coast off of the freeway on the remaining electricity (with all of these worrisome message popping up on the dashboard) and barely make it to the gas station just at the end of the off ramp.