Apologies if this is the improper forum, but there is no traffic in the Southern California subforum, and this issue needs to be addressed.
Orange County California has many problems with supercharging.
Problem #1: Not enough superchargers
Map of superchargers: https://ibb.co/YR6pHbV
If you live in South Irvine, there are no superchargers within 10 miles. And I don't have any actual statistics, but there are seemingly thousands of Teslas in the Irvine/Lake Forest/Tustin/Newport/CdM/Laguna area. This has to be one of the highest per capita Tesla areas in the world. I've had my car since mid 2018, and before I even joined the waitlist I read about a supercharger planned in Irvine for Summer 2018. Yea, still waiting on any details whatsoever over a year later. Many Irvine communities have outdoor parking with no charging options. I have to plan my life around when I'm going to charge my car, as I'm sure many others in the area do as well. We simply need more superchargers.
Problem #2: The existing superchargers are packed
The above video was taken on a Monday at approximately 12pm. I was _SEVENTH_ in line for a stall. So not only do we need to drive at least 10 miles to get to a supercharger, but once there we usually have to wait >15 minutes to even begin charging. And then because it's a high traffic supercharger, charging is topped out at 80% charge. So not only do we have to wait before beginning, but we have to leave early which only forces us to come in even more frequently.
Problem #3: The existing superchargers barely work
It wasn't visible in the above video, but one of the stalls was not working. And then when I parked my car into one of the other working stalls, here was the result after 1.5 hours:
I started charging with 36 miles, 90 minutes later I had 121 miles and the rate was down to 27 miles per hour. This is less than double the 15 volt chargepoint stalls.
-no superchargers within 10 miles of me
-always packed, limited to 80% charge
-broken or poor charge in many stalls
I'm tired of wasting multiple hours a week dealing with charging queues. Give us more superchargers and fix the ones we have.