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Tesla SuperCharger location and info

Tesla SuperCharger location and info

We visited Seattle last weekend and visited a SuperCharger Station near Union Square.
What surprised me was the "cost" of accessing the facility!!! Although the facility charged $7 fro accessing during the weekend and we were only there for 30 min, but no information was provided as part of the charging apps.

I am fairly new to the Tesla family, but this information is super important as we plan our trips.
Did I missed any info on the charger location from the app or such information is not provided currently??

thx
AC

hammer @OR-US | 30 juillet 2019

For urban chargers (72kw) in city center garages, you can count on there being a parking fee. Most of the time when you tap on the supercharger icon in the cars nav it will say "parking fees apply". This is a very new charger so they might not have that notation listed for this one.
the discussion links in supercharge.info will usually have parking fee info.

NKYTA | 30 juillet 2019

+2 Hammer

You should find that most Urban/Metropolitan chargers, as @hammer said, are free the first 15-30 minutes.

In dense metro areas like maybe SF, Chicago, NY (for sure), Philly (don’t stay long), ATL, Boston, Savannah GA... they all have different rules, set by the parking garage.

So far Boston has been my most expensive, $24 for just a couple of kW/h at two garages, the third was closed off-hours.

artc1688 | 30 juillet 2019

thanks for the info. will pay attention to these items and look for locations that do have a fee to access the facility.

Just curious, I assume these Superchargers and electricity were installed and paid by Tesla
why would Tesla install the chargers in a location that is taxing the users at a premium for accessing Tesla's equipment?

SamO | 31 juillet 2019

Because free parking in city center is a unicorn. Tesla can’t afford to give owners free parking where the parking is twice the cost of the electricity.

reed_lewis | 31 juillet 2019

There is no free parking anywhere in Boston. It does not exist. Therefore Tesla has to install Super Chargers where they can.

jordanrichard | 31 juillet 2019

artc1688, first welcome to the future.

Second, please in mind that Tesla can't simply put superchargers be it the full blown ones or the Urban chargers, anywhere they want. They have a plan on where they would like to put them, but then they have to find a property that fits their criteria, then reach out to the property owner and see if they will agree to give up parking spaces, then find out if there is enough power available on the local grid and then they have to file a permit/go in front of the local Zoning Board to get permission to build the chargers.

jimglas | 12 août 2019

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Yodrak. | 12 août 2019

"why would Tesla install the chargers in a location that is taxing the users at a premium for accessing Tesla's equipment?"

"Tesla has to install Super Chargers where they can."
"Tesla can't simply put superchargers ... anywhere they want. ...they have to find a property that fits their criteria, then reach out to the property owner and see if they will agree to give up parking spaces, then find out if there is enough power available on the local grid and then they have to file a permit/go in front of the local Zoning Board to get permission to build the chargers."

Good answers.

amber.gandotra | 29 août 2019

Because free parking in city center is a unicorn. Tesla can’t afford to give owners free parking where the parking is twice the cost of the electricity.

We agree with you.

https://tweakboxappdownload.com/

reed_lewis | 29 août 2019

In the Boston area there are urban Super Chargers about 5 miles from downtown in a garage that has free parking. But the other three are pay garages so they will cost you.

But as pointed out, there is no free parking in a city. It does not exist, and since Tesla does not own the lot, there is no way that free parking can be provided.

Remember this guy who racked up over $1k worth of idle fees in a valet garage in New York? That is some expensive parking!

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-supercharger-fee-1147-dollars-valet-only...

gominers | 30 août 2019

New to Tesla forums and have been surprised by a lot of the venomous posts by some. The answers on this post was very informative and well explained for those of us that do not live in large urban areas but may visit in the future. Thanks.

blue adept | 30 août 2019

Everyone is spot on about the absence of inner city free parking spaces and the necessity for Tesla to, basically, subsidize what urban charger spaces they're able to acquire to provide that convenience to their customers, which is just another example of the lengths Tesla goes to to ensure that their customers are satisfied.

In fact, last month Tesla booked over 2 million Supercharger sessions, totaling some 72 GWh of energy!

That's enough energy that could power:

- Hawaii for three days
- the Republic of Ireland for a day
- playing 'You're Beautiful' on repeat from every device in your house because Karen just left you

Again, just another way of Tesla looking out for it's customers.

;-)

https://twitter.com/Tesla/status/1165707219872231427?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoo...

blue adept | 30 août 2019

@gominers

Ehh, we have our moments.

+1 to E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E!