Alaska Highway

Alaska Highway

I wonder if Superchargers could be justified on the Alaska Highway.

It would also be fun to do a trip on the Dempster Highway now that the extension to the Arctic Ocean (Tuktoyaktuk) is about to be opened.

Dramsey | September 21, 2017

Very unlikely. The Alaska Highway has stretches hundreds of miles between any services, meaning the Superchargers would have to be completely self-supporting: massive solar canopies and battery storage. I would guess there's just not enough traffic to justify the expense.

DTsea | September 21, 2017

Not to mention really extreme weather etc.

RedShift | September 21, 2017

Not to mention the BEARS. They are attracted to high currents and voltages. Of the DC type.

DTsea | September 21, 2017

Redshift is that a football joke? :)

RedShift | September 21, 2017

Either string up your battery or suffer the consequences.

NKYTA | September 24, 2017

It's a dream, for sure... ;-)

SamO | September 24, 2017

Extremely likely in the long run, unlikely in the next 18 months.

jordanrichard | September 25, 2017

Is there are stretches that go hundreds of miles without services, how then are cars/trucks traveling on these routes?

BigBird271 | September 25, 2017

I'd love to see it happen but I'd rather see some super chargers (or any public level 3 charger network for that matter) set up in Alaska first. After that Tesla can worry about connecting Alaska to the rest of civilization.

rxlawdude | September 25, 2017

Those solar panels in Alaska get to completely rest for 4 months of the year. :-)

milesbb | September 25, 2017

Some of the worlds best wind generating opportunities exist on the north coast of Alaska (North Slope).

DTsea | September 26, 2017

Milesbb, the north coast of Alaska is a LOOOOOOONG way from tbe Al-Can highway. There is a mjor mountain range in the way and NO road routes, over tundra. This would be an engineering effort on the scale of the original Alaska pipeline.

It's also SUPER COLD up there. So the machinery (lubrication, materials) would have to be re-engineered... and a significant fraction of the power output would have to go to anti-ice (heat) for the blades.

geo.teepe | June 14, 2019

My mod S 75D has made it to Tuktoyaktuk .It was relatively easy.