Does Tesla sell Superchargers to new communities

Does Tesla sell Superchargers to new communities

It probably doesnt apply in large built up
areas,but around me they are building new towns or developments with thousands of homes each year in new communities. It's hard to find new homes without Hoas in Florida.

If the developer made a deal with Tesla to pay for a Supercharger area as part of the Master Plan and then the HOA could set the rate and charge people directly or sell parking spots like a timeshare, would Tesla benefit by getting superchargers built for free? Some Hoas make you pay for a personal parking space and other make you pay for a docking space if you are on the water, so it could be tied to the purchase but limits the day you can charge. Or they can make it like a washer and dryer set up in an apartment complex or at a coin operated car wash. Pay so much and get a prepaid card with x number of hours of charging on it. Swipe the card at the supercharger and then have it shut off when your time is up. Each cardholder could have a sticker on their window so any cars left after charging could be identified and fined for not being removed.

Chargepoint put up a bunch of stations in a nearby shopping center that are free for shoppers. I doubt they did it for nothing and that the mall owner paid for it and is passing the cost off on the tenants of the mall.

If Tesla could do this and as part of the deal agree to buy an outparcel from the developer who normally builds supermarkets, banks and gas stations at the entrance, and put a service center
In, then it would be a win win situation for everyone.

vswendsen | December 9, 2019

I think Tesla might benefit but Tesla owners wouldn't. If a HOA owned a Supercharger it would be up to them to maintain it. Some may do a good job at this but others wouldn't. Not good to buy into an area with a SC and then have it down for months at a time and Tesla owners fighting with the HOA to get it fixed. Also charging fees would go up a lot as a HOA would see this as a revenue stream they could take advantage of. I think it is best for Tesla to maintain control over their charging network.

Earl and Nagin ... | December 9, 2019

A Supercharger is the wrong solution for new communities. It is much more convenient and cheaper to wire in 240 volt outlets in garages and carports in new construction for home charging.
That way, residents can charge overnight while they are doing something useful with their lives and have a full charge every morning.
The incremental cost is much less than $100 per house serving 100% of the community compared with $hundreds of thousands for a Supercharger site that could conveniently serve a reasonable sized community.
. . . and the home charging will be 'friendlier' for the grid because it uses night-time, off-peak electricity with fewer surges.

David N | December 9, 2019

E and N. +1

Sometimes people (OP) forget the purpose of the Supercharger network. Fast charging because your traveling. That’s it.
Tesla does and always has assumed that you understand charging at home (especially when your sleeping) is the norm for EV ownership. Wake up every morning with a “full tank”.

jordanrichard | December 9, 2019

You are also forgetting that the Superchargers require commercial levels of power. Residential homes/communities are not literally wired for that.

Earl and Nagin ... | December 9, 2019

Some people have difficulty get their heads wrapped around new concepts. They're used to "go to the gas station to get gas" so they figure they need to "go to the charging station to get electrons".
Didn't forget: that's those "surges" I referred to.

EVRider | December 9, 2019

@Earl and Nagin: Many communities don’t have garage or carport parking available, just parking lots, so people don’t always have the option to charge at home. That said, superchargers are not feasible for residential use, but it would be nice for those communities to provide Level 2 charging spots.

TranzNDance | December 9, 2019

Destination chargers would be better for residential communities, or level 2 to be brand agnostic. Not everyone would want to move their car after half an hour if they charged at a supercharger.

Earl and Nagin ... | December 9, 2019

The OP is talking about new communities. Community designers pretty much always have to provide some sort of parking for residents. They can put electricity in parking lots just as easily as they can put in lighting. Billing in public lots can be a bit more expensive than just tapping off of one's metered service panel but its doable.