My intention with this thread to is offer confirmed (evidence based) information on existing and new supercharger locations in the Northeast AS WELL AS TO offer encouragement to Tesla to remedy the dearth of SuperChargers in the region. This is a huge and relatively compact market for Tesla: the population of the Northeast is 56 million, 18% of the total USA. Yet, the population centers of Boston, Hartford, and Philadelphia are inadequately connected -- and links to Montreal and Toronto are completely missing.

Just 4 new superchargers will do this:

Sturbridge, MA (should be a no-brainer)
Edison, NJ (which is underway)
Albany, NY (who knows what is going on there)
Canandaigua, NY (midway between Albany and Toronto) (This would also serve Buffalo and Rochester)

High payoff for 4 new SuperChargers (one of which is underway, so really 3). How 'bout it, Tesla?

UPDATE: 07/17/2014: if you add the population of Quebec and Ontario, this area is home to 77 million people. But much of the area remains WAY under served. Grateful for Tesla Motors recent post that the Quebec to Toronto corrodor is scheduled for Superchargers but this needs to be connected to the 95 corridor. When complete, a potential market of 77 million people will have access.

UPDATE 04/13/2016: It's taken a long time BUT! a minimum coverage of the Northeast is finally in sight! Two SCs are currently under construction, Harrisburg PA and Southampton NY. The Harrisburg site is critical for connecting Pittsburgh to Philadelphia on the PA Turnpike. There are five -- 5!! -- other SCs under permit, two of which will solidify connections between Montreal and Quebec City to points south (like Albany, NYC, and Boston). The other three make things easier between Buffalo and Cleveland, the MASS Pike, and finally, the one way up in Rivière du Loup, QC, where my Grandfather happens to be buried (honest!). I have been very critical of lack of progress to date so it's important to give credit when due.

Last gap is the I-80 corridor in northern PA to connect Ohio and Pittsburgh to NYC and all points further to the east.

2-Star | February 26, 2014

I agree entirely on Nanuet-Sturbridge-Portland. Great route to southern Maine. Add Bangor and you're close to Acadia National Park.

maturinnyc | March 12, 2014

Albany, NY certainly opens up a lot of territory (VT, NH, MA & Canada), and then tracking the old Erie Canal route (Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo) along the Thruway makes sense to eventually connect the to existing SC in Macedonia, OH. But just looking at the map you see how Binghamton, NY is a natural fit as 3 Interstates meet here, and this combined with Canandaigua/Rochester & Buffalo would open up almost all of upstate NY and get you to Toronto. But they seem to have located a dot near Ithaca in the "Coming Soon" section, which is a fantastic city - but strategically a head scratcher for SCs (other than Cornell students getting to NYC - and given the hills even that's a stretch).

Time will tell, but i hope somebody at Tesla notices that.

hbh24 | March 12, 2014

I too find the dot near Ithaca an odd placement. I know there are several Model S owners in Ithaca but they would not need a SC in their hometown. They might want one but they would not need one. Furthermore, Ithaca is not on a major highway. Binghamton makes more sense particularly for Canadian travelers heading North or South on I-81.

plusplusjames | March 18, 2014

Not enough is happening in the Northeast... C'mon Tesla, how about opening one of the 4?!

jsergeant | March 19, 2014

Someone on the Motley Fool confirmed that Hamilton Marketplace, NJ has superchargers under construction - the Tesla signage is clearly visible. Has this already been reported here? It's not listed on the TeslaWiki map.

jsergeant | March 19, 2014
plusplusjames | March 19, 2014

Good to know! Helpful for traffic between NYC/North and Philadelphia/South!

MassX1317 | March 19, 2014

Probably waiting for warmer weather in the northeast.

Plugged In | March 19, 2014

Thanks for letting me know about the Hamilton Marketplace -- that will help a great deal.

Here's what I like to see:
1) I go down the Jersey Shore toward Cape May. Again, Hamilton will help but it would be so much more convenient if there were a supercharger in South Jersey itself, such as in the vicinity of where the Garden State Parkway and AC Expressway meet.

2) Beyond Sturbridge, it would be nice to have a place somewhere closer to Boston such as near Rt 128 (aka 95), and another closer to the Cape than is currently available in RI.

3) Maine, NH, VT. It's been said, I'm just casting my vote.

4) A charger near Plattsburgh makes it easier to get to Montreal than even a charger near Albany.

5) Beyond suggestions along the NY Thruway, something along the 17/86 (example - near Elmira or Corning - makes it a whole lot easier to get from NY to Toronto because taking the Thruway to Buffalo from NY is not only expensive, it's much longer that way.

6) Carlisle, PA, in that little stretch between I-81 and the PA Turnpike, would be perfect for the driving I do that way.

Thank you in advance for considering these suggestions seriously.

appljd | March 19, 2014

@andrew: + 1 on Plattsburg. Need to go see family near Montreal.

Kwselect | March 19, 2014

Plymouth Meeting. Serves Philly metro area. Pennsylvania Turnpike, Schuylkill Expressway , I -476, 422 and 202 all minutes away.

tes-s | March 20, 2014

Sturbridge MA or somewhere near there would be nice. Announced by Tesla 9 months ago.

drax7 | March 20, 2014

Why is there not a supercharger in the vicinity of Miami.
I see tons of models s around here and no supercharger.
Miami is by far the largest city in Florida, whomever
Is responsible is clueless.

plusplusjames | March 20, 2014

@drax7: I 'spose Miami is within the Northeast, right?

Brian H | March 20, 2014

Neither the destination nor origin of road-tripping MSes is suitable for SC location. Between, en route; the idea is to bridge the gaps.

So Miami is eminently unsuited.

tes-s | March 20, 2014

@brian - en route to Key West from NY, Miami would be the last SC stop 160 miles from destination.

Still not in the northeast though.

Thom EM | March 20, 2014

With such a profusion of SCs in southern CT, how about packing up the gear at either Greenwich or Darien and moving it to Sturbridge-Auburn, MA, where it will do some good? Eh, Tesla?

I also question the need for another SC in NJ (Hamilton), given that Edison is apparently going forward. Or if Hamilton is out in front, maybe the gear for Edison could be forwarded to the north country?

Population density must be high on the list of considerations, but when that population goes on long trips, it is not necessarily or even usually to another population center. Many times it is to vacation or getaway sites in more rural areas. And along the way, SCs are needed. Destination chargers can be slower for overnighters, but lots of folks do day trips to the lakes and mountains as well.

Tesla, please take note and give us some assurances. Your replies to recommendations are too bland to provide much evidence that the northeast is really in your plans.

plusplusjames | March 20, 2014

Say it, brother!

plusplusjames | March 31, 2014

I have heard that Hamilton Township is almost ready and should be online next week. Apparently, the voltage will be insanely high.

Good for the 95 corridor and fills the gap north of Philly.

ldelgadillo | April 9, 2014

Waiting for Edison Nj . I driver every day boy the site and will let you guys know when they start Contruction .
Nothing as of 4/8/14. They have all the permits to go.

tes-s | April 9, 2014

@thom - not an either or. No need to rip out Greenwich to get on in MA; just add one in MA. They made a public announcement about that MA location in June, which is when I ordered my MS.

I knew the SC locations were subject to change, but I figured if they were making a public announcement about one (which they rarely do), it was a sure thing. I was wrong.

So here I am planning a trip to Boston for this Saturday, and charging is a major part of the planning instead of being a non-issue.

Brian H | April 9, 2014

'driver boy the site'? Sounds illegal.

JonathanL | April 9, 2014


I was in Boston last month and I stayed at the Lenox Hotel. They have their own charger in front of the hotel. I believe it is supposed to be free for anyone to use, but they seem to ICE it themselves until a hotel guest needs it. I was getting about 23 miles of charge/hour.

plusplusjames | April 9, 2014

There is a free charger in the Holyoke Garage off Harvard Square.

plusplusjames | April 23, 2014

The new SC in Hamilton Township relieves some of the pressure on the proposed Edison, NJ location. We should be happy with anything.

On another thread, a Teslan was lamenting the lack of superchargers between LA and Vegas. He said his region was 7% of the US population. I sympathize.

Here in the Northeast with 18%, only the I-95 corridor is serviced. Vast regions, like Toronto-Boston, Montreal-Philadelpia, and Pittsburgh-Boston routes are unserved.

And the Newark, DE SC is now known to be in an overflow situation on holiday weekends.

There's always a KOA cabin and an overnight in the woods.

bsimoes | April 24, 2014

Many of the places where Superchargers are being built also have many other charging options. I live in Vermont, and even trying to find public level 1 or 2 stations anywhere that would be considered convenient is near impossible. Route 7 is close to or connects cities such as Brattleboro, Rutland, Middlebury, Burlington, and Quebec, so I would be ecstatic if one were planned for this route. It runs the length of the state, into Massachusetts and up to Canada.

Funny, even though the thread is calling for sites within New England, people have not really acknowledged the state, even though it is known for foliage and skiing, and it is a vacation destination year round. There need to be chargers both east and west of the Green Mountains.

Achilz | April 28, 2014

I live in NYC and love the idea of Sturbridge. But, we also need chargers in places where we're likely to travel to as destinations, not just en route, like the Cape, the berkshires and VT ski slopes, as suggested eswhere in this thread. Given that MS owners are by definition an affluent crowd, it would make sense to think about locations where they're likely to go for recreation, as well as major metropolitan centers. When I make a long overnight trip, it's usually for recreation. We could also use superchargers in Mantoloking, NJ, the Hamptons, the Chesapeake. It is hard to take the MS skiing or to the beach because I'd be afraid of the complications of getting back.

tes-s | April 28, 2014

Not sure we need superchargers at destinations. If you drive to VT to ski for the day, a supercharger enroute might be needed. But you could get a full charge in 6 hours while you are skiing without the need for a supercharger.

Same with any overnight destination.

Superchargers are not yet like a gas station where you just pull in and fill up. Takes an hour. Longer if other people are charging, or you have to wait.

For EV to be as convenient as ICE, the majority of charging needs to be done while the vehicle is parked. Those places that cater to the "affluent crowd" just need to put in good L2 chargers.

Hamptons is covered - charge in Syosset or JFK. You could do the day trip (150 miles round trip) without charging and have plenty of miles to drive around while you are out there. If you stay overnight you may not even have to stop at a supercharger at all!

Mantoloking - reachable round trip from Hamilton, Greenwich, Darien, Syosset, and JFK superchargers.

Chesapeake - not sure where you are going, but likely reachable from the Newark supercharger.

VT needs some travel chargers - perhaps Springfield MA and White River Junction VT as a start. Throw in Manchester NH, Kittery ME, Bangor ME and we can start to travel New England!

Sturbridge/Auburn MA still remains the most important for the heavily-traveled NY/NJ/CT to Boston/NH/ME route.

tesla.mahedy | April 28, 2014

I question the need for an SC in the Hamptons. The Syosset service location is on the way to the Hamptons. If you arrived with 130 miles of range and plugged your car in to a 120v socket every night, you'd have plenty of range to get back to the SC (within the Service Center) and from there back.

I do think there needs to be an SC near the cape though.

Is an SC inside of an SC a SscC?

Brian H | April 28, 2014

HPWCs at destinations?

J.T. | April 29, 2014

@tesla.mahedy That's good. I'm adding it to the NTTF thread.

TheAustin | April 29, 2014

I live in the Hamptons, and our HPWC is listed on PlugShare/Recargo...It was very well utilized last summer (2-3 people charging every weekend), we'll see if it gets used more or less this summer now that there's a Supercharger in Syosset. My gut instinct is that we will be hosting just as many people for charging this summer (if not more). On one hand, you could say that the Hamptons doesn't NEED a Supercharger...But the reality is, no one wants to stop in Syosset on the way home from the Hamptons on a Sunday evening, especially when there is no real food/bathroom option there. So, while the Hamptons doesn't technically NEED a Supercharger, it would definitely get a lot of use, especially in the summer.
Although, realistically, if Tesla is looking to add one more Supercharger to Long Island (and they are), it would make a lot more sense to put it in Manorville, just off Exit 70 on the Long Island Expressway (Which is where many people stop to get gas and snacks on their way in/out of the Hamptons)...That would conveniently serve the Hamptons/Montauk AND the North Fork, and it would do it in a place that had food/bathroom options that are similar to other highway rest stops. So while selfishly I would love to have a Supercharger in the Hamptons, putting one in Manorville is probably a smarter choice.

TheAustin | April 29, 2014

P.S. - And let's not forget about the New York State Throughway...I need to get up to the Adirondacks later this summer!!!

tes-s | April 29, 2014

No need to stop in Syosset Sunday evening on the way home from the Hamptons, Montauk, or North Fork - just charge overnight Saturday while you are sleeping. Better than spending an hour at a Hamptons, Manorville, or Syosset supercharger.

Better placed on the NY Thruway so people can get to the Adirondacks. Once routes are completed (and have adequate capacity), then Tesla can start filling in destination chargers.

J.T. | April 29, 2014

@TheAustin The Albany Supercharger at Colonie Center is right off 87 and should be open in the next week or so.

hbh24 | April 29, 2014

The Albany Supercharger is rumored to be live this Thursday, May 1. That should get any Tesla drivers to the Adirondacks.

plusplusjames | April 29, 2014

Hi Austin! I'll be ringing your doorbell soon!

Eknight47 | April 29, 2014

Love my Model S, but we were stuck driving our gas guzzling SUV to VT almost every weekend this winter. We want to make a reservation for a Model X, but until I see some more love for the routes through NH/VT/ME, I'll have to wait.

tes-s | April 29, 2014

What route did you take to VT - what would be some good supercharger locations to make your route doable?

Where do you stay overnight - would you have access to charging?

Eknight47 | April 29, 2014

From Boston up 93 to 89. Stay in a seasonal rental house with no charging capabilities. I think that charging stations in Hooksett, NH and White River Junction and/or West Lebanon would make sense.

Ideally, ski slopes will figure out that charging stations would make sense. What's better than plugging your car in for he day while on the slopes.

Eknight47 | April 29, 2014

That was supposed to read West Lebanon/White River Junction, not "and/or". IT's essentially the same place.

tes-s | April 29, 2014

White River Junction should do it, right? You should be able to get to Stowe or Sugarbush and back (about 160 miles?); even modest charging capability at your overnight accommodations / ski area would help a lot.

Eknight47 | April 29, 2014

It's closer to 200 miles one way to Sugarbush/Stowe area from Boston. Hooksett would be good for getting up into the White Mountains in NH as well. Also, if you're coming from anywhere south of Boston or from the Cape, Hooksett would be a great stop for heading to VT or NH, too. And, it's about 130+ miles from Hooksett to Sugarbush. Without a doubt both are needed.

Brian H | April 29, 2014

HPWCs at destinations! IIRC, TM will donate 2 if 2 are installed.

Eknight47 | April 29, 2014

I have written letters to Sugarbush and approached them in person about installing charging stations in their lots. It was a very foreign idea to the folks I have connected with.

Of course, if I owned a place up there I could install a charger at my house and all would be well. That's just not the case, though.

tes-s | April 29, 2014

Yes, 200 miles from Boston, but just 160 miles round trip from White River Junction to Sugarbush. So that one supercharger would work for skiing at Sugarbush or Stowe from Boston area - even in very cold weather.

It does make the trip longer though - would you spend the extra 45 minutes each way rather than take an ICE?

Eknight47 | April 30, 2014

We typically stop there for dinner anyhow, so yes I'd drive the Tesla. Still need one in Southern NH as well for those coming up from the south shore and/or those that head to Loon/Waterville and the White Mountain area.

tes-s | April 30, 2014

Yes - Sturbridge/Auburn MA, White River Junction VT, Springfield MA, Portsmouth NH, Bangor ME.

After that fill in with Concord NH and Augusta ME.

New England would be looking pretty good!

LMB | April 30, 2014

(LMB spouse)

Albany is reported to be live tonight.

plusplusjames | May 1, 2014

@LMB spouse: Great news about Albany if true!