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Rumored supercharger locations

Hey just wanted to make a clear forum one where some rumored superchargers are being set up!
Please add source!
DO NOT ADD WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONE

cprenzl | 11 February 2013

I'll start off with, my home town
BLOOMINGTON IL
Source: http://www.meetup.com/Saint-Louis-Tesla-Enthusiasts/messages/boards/thre...
Claimed that Ross, OakBrook store manager said on either side of town

nickjhowe | 12 February 2013

From this thread:
William9 | FEBRUARY 12, 2013
A Tesla employee at the Scottsdale store said he overheard his regional manager saying that 3 sites for AZ would be on-line in next couple of months; Kingman, Blythe, Yuma. Here's hoping!

nickjhowe | 12 February 2013

Sorry. this thread

gibren | 12 February 2013

It would be sweet to have a supercharger in Yuma for those of us coming from Phoenix to San Diego in their Model S's. Fill er up!

Tylyoung | 12 February 2013

That's a stretch (Phx-Yuma).. 180+ miles! 173+miles on to San Diego. Also consider the mountainous clime over to the coast.

Telsa needs to keep SC stations in the 100-150 mile range..... so add one to Gila Bend AZ area and another west of El Centro---Ocotillo area :) We'll need the energy at intervals that makes Tesla driving absolutely effortless.

Plus.... we gotta stretch our legs once in a while..... even if we are ....on our way to San Diego in a Model S!!!!!!!!!

Tylyoung | 12 February 2013

climb

nickjhowe | 12 February 2013

To quote the OP: "DO NOT ADD WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONE"

EJH | 12 February 2013

I just left the Tesla store in Toronto, and a supercharger station is being built in Kingston right now. It is an excellent location on the 401, right in between Toronto and Montreal. Over 10 million people live within Model S reach of this station, and it will eliminate "range anxiety" in what is one of the heaviest travelled corridors in North America.
Another one knocked out of the park!!

Ron5 | 12 February 2013

Do we know anyone in Kingston who can check it out???

Tesla303 | 12 February 2013

I was told that in Colorado both Denver and Vail were being looked at real hard. The mountain areas need one BAD! There is no other charging option in the major ski towns or on I-70. That means Im stuck driving in Denver metro only....

drp | 12 February 2013

I was at the Tesla store this morning. I had a long conversation with a few of the staff members. They indicated that California is the largest market, as we all know. The second-largest is the New York City area, where the second batch of Chargers recently went in. "The third largest market is the Chicago area but southern Florida is gaining and expected to pass soon." They said that there is the rumor of the Bloomington Illinois charger but there is also the Rumor, that they started with me, that "the state of Florida is going to be the next market to get multiple chargers because of the rapid growth there."

EJH | 12 February 2013

For precise information as to the location of and the construction timeline for the Kingston facility, you might want to call the Toronto store @ 416-787-8006. All of the product specialists have the information.

Brian H | 12 February 2013

From Denver and Vail, it's downhill to everywhere, so you can probably live on regen. :D

Baer | 12 February 2013

This from Mr. Musk yesterday on Twitter:
Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk
Btw, more free East Coast Superchargers coming soon. Will allow lower initial charge, v high speed trip & long detours, like NYTimes drive.

Right now the Newar, DE to Milford, CT run is a bit long, so I'd bet on something just south of NYC. Maybe the Vince Lombardi rest stop?

jasoncehn750 | 12 February 2013

Any supercharging stations coming to Canada .

Crow | 12 February 2013

@Tesla303, I was sworn to secrecy but since you said it first, Vail is definitely on the list. The team was in town last week to scout a specific location in Vail.

EJH | 13 February 2013

jasoncehn750, please see my posts above about the Kingston facility.

prash.saka | 13 February 2013

@Baer ... nice. The Lombardi rest stop is a good place as there are more lunch options there.

lightly | 13 February 2013

I hope they install more than two charging stations at the (possible) NJ rest stop. With all the MS's currently shipping it's going to get crowded over there. I hope they start putting in 6 superchargers similar to those in California.

Brian H | 13 February 2013

lightly;
How many need that kind of mileage as a daily matter? Gov't stats show 1% of trips are l/d, and about 30% of total mileage (which doesn't really matter -- it's the frequency that counts for SC usage.)

djm12 | 13 February 2013

Maybe one of us can create a list of rumored SC locations to include a comment on the source of the information? This isn't the thread for "wants" - it's the thread for rumored locations. Photos are always welcome!

JoeFee | 13 February 2013

Blythe, CA was mentioned to me by a Tesla rep as a very possible site.

JoeFee | 13 February 2013

Another data point on solar @ Blythe (near CA/Arizona boarder)

http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/energy-13828-solar-project.html

MandL | 14 February 2013

@BrianH - Not so much for daily drivers. The NJ Turnpike is the major N/S corridor on the East coast and Lombardi is the last rest stop on the way into Manhattan where there are few places to park and charge over night. So I suspect there would be a pretty high demand for supercharger access there for weekenders and through travelers who don't want to baby their car to get from DE to CT.

JohnQ | 14 February 2013

@ BrianH
It's not the daily demand that should drive the number but the peak demand (or some percentage of that). Holiday weekends will create the backups at those SCs, the question is how long of a wait is acceptable.

Neech | 14 February 2013

Last Saturday a Tesla employee at one of the Illinois stores told me that a recent meeting they were asked if a SuperCharger should be installed in Chicago and they all answered YES. Fingers crossed that the higher-ups follow through on this. With so many Teslas in the area and the traffic jams, it would make sense to have a station within the city.

Brian H | 14 February 2013

JohnQ;
yes, peak demand is relevant. I think the peaks will flatten and the stations will accommodate even that demand for some time, though. IAC, so far there is really no sign of backups; a few anecdotes in limited special circumstances. We'll see.

cprenzl | 14 February 2013

Really a supercharger in Chicago, that surprises me. I thought they were going to stay away from urban

Brian H | 14 February 2013

The only reason I could see for that would be if Chicago was 150 mi in either direction from another one. A mid-point. Even then, it should be on a site accessible to the through-way.

cprenzl | 23 February 2013

Any new news it has been what 2 1/2 months since last addition of superchargers!

Neech | 23 February 2013

I think a high traffic area like Chicago would make sense, especially since there are a lot of tourists and suburbanites going into the city. If the nearest supercharger was 150 miles away, that would leave a lot of unhappy travelers stranded. There are many stories on this forum about ICE cars parking in EV charging spots as it is, it could be a real pain to find an empty one in such a big city.

ian t.wa.us | 24 February 2013

It's been reported over at TMC that Centralia and Ellensburg here in Washington state have been rumored to be getting superchargers.

kenliles | 24 February 2013

@Brian H
Changed your tune a little huh. Chicago will get one for the same reason Seattle will and 2 in NY (one on the Jersey side)

Brian H | 25 February 2013

kenliles;
Your misunderstanding is way too deep to deal with. Enjoy.

kenliles | 25 February 2013

@Brian H
uh huh... Like 'global warming has plateaued' too deep.
Chicago is exactly one of those exception crossroads I mentioned would be able to accommodate a 'between cities' placements , along with Seattle, LA (which already has one) , and NY which already has 2 on the Tesla map (one each side NY, Jersey). Guess we'll see, but you just admitted Chicago might get one, when previously lashing out that any such talk was indicative of 'not grasping'. I think u need to grab your ankles again.
:) enjoying very much thank you!

drp | 25 February 2013

I doubt that one will be located directly in Chicago. I think the expectation is to place them some distance out of the city. What I do suspect is that there will be one in Toledo and one between Chicago and Toledo. Going the westerly direction, probably somewhere along interstate 80, since that goes West all the way compared to the other expressways around here. If Chicago is a destination for someone, the assumption is also that they would be spending the night or at a destination spot that could allow some sort of a charge, whether it be an official charging spotlight ChargePoint or someone's home plug or PlugShare. i just really need one somewhere between Chicago and Detroit. Unfortunately, if there is an expectation to put 100 of them in soon, that would mean at least a couple every couple of months and I haven't heard about any for the last several months.

drp | 25 February 2013

As far as directly in Chicago, somebody could plug in at the Oakbrook Shopping Ctr., Tesla store, since they have one free all the time and then there is the center downtown where service can be performed and then the north side store.

Brian H | 25 February 2013

Actually, about 10/month for the rest of 2013! But TM announces them only when they're "ready for business".

ken;
Read slowly, aloud if necessary: The LA placement is at a TM/Solar City/SpaceX corporate facility, and was a demo, a "proof of principle". That will not be duplicated.

Solar City can put up arrays to sustain Model S intercity/interstate/international travel, but freeloading daily commuters would be too much to carry.

Pungoteague_Dave | 25 February 2013

drp, the stores and Service centers have 1450 outlets, NOT Superchargers. Maybe if you have all day....

bsimoes | 25 February 2013

When I contacted DriveElectricVermont about whether or not anyone had contacted Tesla in regards to placing a Supercharger somewhere in the state, I got this response:

"We have contacted the Tesla supercharger staff to discuss their plans for Vermont. They are currently considering the White River Jct area to serve long distance travel on I89/91. They have indicated a willingness to consider other locations in the future, but this will depend on their sales in terms of what they can afford to invest in additional infrastructure."

drp | 25 February 2013

Pungoteague

Good point. I Imply that there will not be superchargers in the city but if your in a pinch you ca get a few kw to make it to a supercharger or someone's plug share HPWC.

kenliles | 25 February 2013

@ Brian H
Thanks for that, reading slowly and aloud really helped understand the words. Yes those were the words you used before and I understood them then as well. And if you repeat them again, you might believe them yourself. I think there's a misunderstanding here. I and most everyone else understands SCs are designed to go between cities- I don't even understand your pride in even making that obvious point. the more subtle point I've been making is that certain major cities are in fact positioned in a way to be both destination and 'between' other major destinations.

This happens especially when that city is at Interstate crossroads (north-south : east-west); Like the examples I used. In this case I would expect the possibility of SCc to be placed (not necessarily downtown) but well inside 100 mile radius, because there's no other way to travel through the city going north-south , then change to east-west destinations and make it to the next SCc - Looking on the SC map Tesla produced looks to incorporate this idea for a few major cities.

NY is even a more specialized case because of it's shear size (like LA- yes I know you say that's a one off - I'm suggesting beyond creative imagination that you may be wrong about that). Either way and whoever is right, the nature of your comments hasn't helped communicate and clarify and a different tact might prove more efficient.

In fact, on page 1 of this very thread, you decided there might just be one chance in heck that you would be wrong when admitting the very point being made for your consideration over and over (perhaps reading slowly and aloud would be self-advisable)

quote from your page 1 post:
"The only reason I could see for that (SC in Chicago area) would be if Chicago was 150 mi in either direction from another one. A mid-point. Even then, it should be on a site accessible to the through-way."

really? that's a novel thought you condemned others for even considering a short time ago... what-up?

I agree with you that it won't be a normal situation and maybe you'll be right, no other major city in America will have an SC anywhere around it. We'll see. To the point of others here- it may not be a big deal to force longer charging to continue your cross country trip- You have a good point about it being used by too many people if it's too accessible - I'm wondering if eventually that won't even be a concern. i also like your point regarding Solar City ability regardless of SC location. peace

cprenzl | 25 February 2013

I think the point that Brian is trying to make is that even though it is a midpoint for other cities, Tesla will avoid putting superchargers about 50 miles or closer to large destinations. They can put ones on the outside of Chicago, maybe 100 miles out. Tesla does not want commuters free loading electricity. Lets try to keep the hostility down. Chicago is not really a midpoint since all the roads are like 20-30 miles a apart, they don't all meet in a magical place, Chicago is a destination if anything or a point that owners leave from. They don't need a supercharger there. I would like to see Tesla rather complete the east and west coast projects, than make a semi complete route for people.
Christian

shop | 25 February 2013

Hey guys, this thread is for people to post actual rumors of where SCs are going to be built along with a link to the rumor if possible. No speculation please.

jbunn | 25 February 2013

+ 1

thank you

Brian H | 26 February 2013

Judging by CA and the Northeast, the most likely spots are between 2 high sales volume spots/areas. Guesstimate the hotspots, or use the zeemap to find centers separated by ~300 miles. Pick the midpoints. Those will likely be the "seeds".

Brian H | 26 February 2013
drp | 27 February 2013

So still no announced stations? No one has heard anything???

EJH | 3 March 2013

drp

Did my posts about the new station in Kingston Ontario CANADA
not meet your requirements? The source of the information is the specialists at the Toronto Store, and their # is 416-787-8006 if you need verification.

Just sayin', eh.

drp | 3 March 2013

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