Submitted by markp1950 on Tue, 2011-06-21 10:58
First of all I couldn't even think of affording a Tesla....... :-)
But from what I've seen any plans for charging stations are grossly inadequate. But from what I see as needed is about 1000 stations or about 20 per state. At $25,000 per station it works out to $25,000,000. If we figure 25,000 cars sold in 2012 and 2013 that would work out to $1,000 per car. If you are going to spend $50,000 to $80,000 on a car wouldn't it be worth it to spend another $1,000 to know that you could go anywhere in the country? Having a system like that available would only release any range anxiety, and only make the car even more appealing. Even if a charger is not being used for years, just knowing it was there is comforting to know that I COULD go there. I've compared range with the maps and have figured that 20 per state is a good number. Less in smaller states more in bigger states. A couple in places like Yellowstone. and more popular places. Go on a map of some state that you travel, figure how you travel and you will see that that number is about rught.