Enhanced Supercharger Map: zoom in, change range indicators

Enhanced Supercharger Map: zoom in, change range indicators

Just for fun I created an enhanced supercharger map:

() Allows one to zoom in, all the way to street level if desired.
() Allows one to change the range shown by circles around each supercharger.
() Click on the supercharger icon to get a link to that supercharger's web page.
() Click "advanced options" to change circle color, opacity, border color, etc.

negarholger | 25. syyskuu 2013

This is actually pretty useful...
for example my practical range is 180 miles ( leave always a reserve ) and I want to charge in Gilroy, go to SF and back to Gilroy and estimate 30 miles driving in SF. So (180-30)/2 = 75 miles circles - I can immediately see if I can make it in and out on a single standard charge. If it is borderline I do a range charge, when outside then I have to look for additional charging places.

jonlivesay | 26. syyskuu 2013

This is nice! Should really be useful as more SC's roll out to help plan longer trips and limit stops because of anxiety. Very cool.

Gizmotoy | 27. syyskuu 2013

Very cool. Any chance it's possible to make it so that when you click on a Supercharger, its range circle gets a different color? Sometimes it's hard to tell which circle is which charger when zoomed out.

Blueshift | 27. syyskuu 2013

You can change the circle colors by clicking "advanced options..." in the upper right hand corner, then select "Fill Color" from the drop down menu. Or slide the "Fill Opacity" slider to the right, making it darker.

I'll continue to improve this over time. Any suggestions are welcome.


ian | 28. syyskuu 2013

Great stuff! Thanks BlueShift!

Skotty | 30. syyskuu 2013

I like the adjustable range. Usually the circles are shown using a radius of the cars range, but if your focus is taking a long trip, it's better to set the radius to half the cars range; that way, as long as the circles touch between two superchargers, you know you can probably make the trip between them (once you drive half a charge from the last supercharger, you better be no more than half a charge to the next).

Of course, this is still limited to as the crow flies. The ultimate map would look more like lightning bolts that chart out actual road miles along connecting roads, possibly taking speed limits into account as well or having adjustable speed settings.

LV2SF99999 | 30. syyskuu 2013

This is awesome! It would be great to be able to add your location (a new pin drop) and have it generate a circle for that to see which superchargers are in reach of where you start with a full charge.


lolachampcar | 30. syyskuu 2013

thank you Blue Shift

cfOH | 30. syyskuu 2013

This is awesome -- truly!

ENGINEER | 30. syyskuu 2013

Absolutely incredible. It will be perfect for 60kw owners who still want to plan cross country trips but are unsure how their range will fare on the SC map.

Blueshift | 05. marraskuu 2013

New version available now.

New features:

() Under "show advanced options" there is now a table with the raw data for all superchargers.
() It is now possible to turn off the range indicator circle for any supercharger.
() You can now right-click anywhere on the map and add a marker with your own label and an adjustable range indicator (see picture below).

Blueshift | 05. marraskuu 2013

Custom markers with adjustable range indicators:

jackhub | 09. marraskuu 2013

This is a great tool, Blueshift. Very useful when actually making trips.


Brian H | 09. marraskuu 2013

Just beautiful. Very nice work.

hueyhoolihan | 11. marraskuu 2013

nice job!

but ANYTHING would be an improvement, IMO.

i figure they must have a some underachiever or maybe some bigwig's nephew or niece, in the IT department and they gave him/her this job because they thought..., well, they thought they could minimize the damage he or she could do... IDK.

whatever the cause it's not very representative of the quality i've come to expect from Tesla Motors.

Timo | 11. marraskuu 2013

That's not Teslamotors work. Read the bottom of the main page.

Brian H | 11. marraskuu 2013

He means the original, official version.

Timo | 11. marraskuu 2013

That would make more sense.

JaredBanyard | 11. marraskuu 2013

Awesome. Maybe we can get the planned sites on here as well, with a switch to turn on and off current, under-construction, and planned?

GeekEV | 11. marraskuu 2013

This is very cool! After playing around with different distances, etc., I think it would be really cool if I could put in starting and ending points and then use selected superchargers as waypoints in between to get directions.

GeekEV | 11. marraskuu 2013

I guess the custom map markers could be used as starting and ending point.

dj | 13. marraskuu 2013

Fantastic! Its reduced Range Anxiety for my co-pilot. Funny how there is always a delta in the Range Anxiety when two or more are in the car. Holding the wheel makes you more optimistic or is it hopeful?

Brian H | 13. marraskuu 2013

You have much control over wh/mi with your right foot, so you feel in charge! Your passenger, not so much.

Benz | 14. marraskuu 2013

Today there are two ribbon-cutting ceremonies:
Rocky Mount, NC
Quartzsite, AZ

vouteb | 14. marraskuu 2013


This is great

Now go Global and Europe!


Nicoletta | 14. marraskuu 2013

Blue Shift,

Can you change the Quartzsite SC from 'under construction' to an active SC.


William9 | 14. marraskuu 2013

Great tool. Thanks!

Earl and Nagin ... | 14. marraskuu 2013

Per Cheyenne, WY city planning:
New supercharger in Cheyenne at:
Frontier Mall
1400 Dell Range Blvd, Cheyenne, WY
The plans were submitted last month and approved last week. The charge station will be located behind Chipotle and Olive Garden at the Mall.
The permits have been issued

Blueshift | 14. marraskuu 2013

@Nicoletta RE: Quartzsite acitve


Blueshift | 14. marraskuu 2013

I couldn't find any information to confirm that these locations are under construction:

Roseville, CA
Huntsville, TX

And if they are, what are their coordinates? I prefer to have coordinates of under-construction sites before adding them to the wiki map as it is more than just progress tracking image, but a navigation tool as well. I plan to add routing features soon.

Docrob | 14. marraskuu 2013

This is a far better representation of superchargers than even Tesla's supercharger map, with the addition of the future planned location slider and perhaps eventually some routing functionality this would really be the ultimate supercharger map. The variable range slider is the most elegant way to accurately represent supercharger utility across a wide range of driving habits, weather conditions and battery pack sizes. Congratulations and thank you

Benz | 15. marraskuu 2013

@Blue Shift

Regarding the location of the Supercharger at Huntsville, Texas, you should take a look at this post:

Nicoletta | 15. marraskuu 2013

@BlueShift, a quick search on Google Maps shows the coordinates of the Hunstville location as:


Nicoletta | 15. marraskuu 2013

@Blueshift, we also have photographic evidence of a Worthington, MN supercharger under construction:

With this approximate coordinate:

Looks like Tesla is getting serious about the coast-to-coast route.

Blueshift | 15. marraskuu 2013

Thanks, added Worthington MN and Huntsville TX.

gill_sans | 15. marraskuu 2013

Excellent tool. Thank you, @BlueShift.

jonlivesay | 15. marraskuu 2013

If Roseville construction starts I will post cords. So far no action

GeekEV | 15. marraskuu 2013

I don't think the dot labeled Roseville, CA in the other thread is accurate. That's nowhere near Roseville, CA (which would be indistinguishable from the Folsom, CA location at that map scale). Based on the intersection of freeways that looks like Woodland, CA to me. Though there are strong rumors of a Roseville charger either at the Galleria Mall or the Rocklin service center (which are pretty close to each other). Is there some other pending Roseville location I've missed?

edcalis | 16. marraskuu 2013

History in the making!!!

Benz | 18. marraskuu 2013

@ Blue Shift

Here are the coordinates of the first Supercharger location in Germany: 48.441956,10.433836

Please add this location as under construction on your Supercharger map. Thank

"The first supercharger In Germany is coming to Jettingen/Scheppach, between Munich and Stuttgart, at the Highway No.8, 25 kilometers west of Ulm".

And here is a link to a news article about it:

Nicoletta | 18. marraskuu 2013

Great news that we are finally getting a supercharge on the Continent.

Benz | 18. marraskuu 2013

@ Blue Shift

Here are the CORRECT coordinates of the first Supercharger location in Germany: 48.411685,10.439755

Please add this location as under construction on your Supercharger map. Thanks

Sorry for the mistake.

PapaSmurf | 18. marraskuu 2013

Tesla should just adopt this map instead of the lousy one they have on their website.

Good job Blue Shift !!!

Araujor20 | 18. marraskuu 2013
Brian H | 18. marraskuu 2013

So, Norway is not considered part of "the Continent"? Faskinatin'.

Lessmog | 19. marraskuu 2013

No, NO is part of Skandinävia. In some ways it is even not part of Europe, if one only counts the EU-part. Although it is closely associated; in fact in some ways far ahead.

Timo | 19. marraskuu 2013
Blueshift | 19. marraskuu 2013

Added German site. Hope I got the label right :-)

tezzla.SoCal | 19. marraskuu 2013

BlueShift, I noticed that the circles are not the same size, the farther north the circles get larger.

btw: I really like this map. Thanks.

graphite | 19. marraskuu 2013

The circles shouldn't necessarily be the same size, since the top part of the map is being stretched more than below from whatever projection type that is.

The real question is whether they really even should be circles but more and more elliptical. I'm sure someone around here is more up on their map projections than me...