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SUPERCHARGER LOCATIONS (EXISTING/PLANNED) -- NORTHEAST US: PA NJ NY CT RI MA VT NH ME

SUPERCHARGER LOCATIONS (EXISTING/PLANNED) -- NORTHEAST US: PA NJ NY CT RI MA VT NH ME

My intention with this thread to is offer confirmed (evidence based) information on existing and new supercharger locations in the Northeast AS WELL AS TO offer encouragement to Tesla to remedy the dearth of SuperChargers in the region. This is a huge and relatively compact market for Tesla: the population of the Northeast is 56 million, 18% of the total USA. Yet, the population centers of Boston, Hartford, and Philadelphia are inadequately connected -- and links to Montreal and Toronto are completely missing.

Just 4 new superchargers will do this:

Sturbridge, MA (should be a no-brainer)
Edison, NJ (which is underway)
Albany, NY (who knows what is going on there)
Canandaigua, NY (midway between Albany and Toronto) (This would also serve Buffalo and Rochester)

High payoff for 4 new SuperChargers (one of which is underway, so really 3). How 'bout it, Tesla?

UPDATE: 07/17/2014: if you add the population of Quebec and Ontario, this area is home to 77 million people. But much of the area remains WAY under served. Grateful for Tesla Motors recent post that the Quebec to Toronto corrodor is scheduled for Superchargers but this needs to be connected to the 95 corridor. When complete, a potential market of 77 million people will have access.

UPDATE 04/13/2016: It's taken a long time BUT! a minimum coverage of the Northeast is finally in sight! Two SCs are currently under construction, Harrisburg PA and Southampton NY. The Harrisburg site is critical for connecting Pittsburgh to Philadelphia on the PA Turnpike. There are five -- 5!! -- other SCs under permit, two of which will solidify connections between Montreal and Quebec City to points south (like Albany, NYC, and Boston). The other three make things easier between Buffalo and Cleveland, the MASS Pike, and finally, the one way up in Rivière du Loup, QC, where my Grandfather happens to be buried (honest!). I have been very critical of lack of progress to date so it's important to give credit when due.

Last gap is the I-80 corridor in northern PA to connect Ohio and Pittsburgh to NYC and all points further to the east.

Mystery Lab | 4 décembre 2014

plusplusjames, well yeah. Maybe there is a 80 or 90 amp charger b/w Clarence and Albany? I can't see one on Plugshare.

Brian H, I never got to use that ferry to Rochester. More likely Tesla would come up with a rocket power option before amphibious. But not sure that I would want to be over Lake Ontario when the clouds come in and cut the power to my solar panels.

New York just might remain a challenge for the next while.

Bighorn | 4 décembre 2014

Hooksett, NH under construction--both sides of the road.

rodstar.pa.us | 4 décembre 2014

Where do we go to put in our vote? Harrisburg definitely needs a supercharger. Almost impossible to get to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia. The Somerset charger is just too far away.

plusplusjames | 4 décembre 2014

Write to Cal Lankton at supercharger@teslamotors.com. Please.

Their stock reply is to suggest property owners and not just locations. Maybe they can't look it up themselves?

asim77 | 4 décembre 2014
Bighorn | 4 décembre 2014

An lease offer from a property owner is a lot nicer route than cold calling properties trying to explain what is probably a foreign concept to most of the callees.

tga | 4 décembre 2014

Construction at Hooksett started this morning. I posted photos over on TMC:

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/35636-Supercharger-Hookset...

jordanrichard | 4 décembre 2014

They have also started working on the Brattleboro VT site.

As for West Hartford CT. I too stopped by there around 5 pm and 2 of the stalls were lit up and there was a Tesla parked in front of one. I asked the guy in the car if they were live already. It turned out that he is the head huncho for all of the East Coast supercahrgers. The reason only those two were lit up was because he was doing a software update on them. The other stalls were gtg in that again. Saying further that the Tesla "inspector" was flying in tonight to give the site a look over and his blessing. He said it will be ready to be used later tonight and that the red dot will show up on the Tesla site tomorrow.

JonathanL | 5 décembre 2014

ajaymalhotra_1

Thanks for the list of dining options - much better than the Milford/Darien/Greenwich options for sure.

Neige | 5 décembre 2014

@ tga:

Thank you! So glad they've finally started that charger! This will be the first Supercharger I'll be using on a regular basis. No more cold rides back home with the heat off, driving 45 mph on the highway in winter!

teslaliving | 6 décembre 2014

You can't get to Pittsburgh from Massachusetts either. I have family there but it would add at least 3 hours travel time (to what is normally an 8 hour trip) if I took my Model S:
http://teslaliving.net/2014/09/05/road-trip-refusal/

plusplusjames | 24 juin 2015

Looks like the Joyce Kilmer rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike NB is up and running, according to supercharge.info. Anybody local who can confirm?

Newburgh, NY (on the NY State Thruway) was open but now it's listed as "under construction." Did they take down the site?

Local Teslans, please comment when possible.

qazi.viney | 24 juin 2015

@teslaliving can you now make a trip from MA to Pittsburgh? I also have family there and am planning a trip.

plusplusjames | 24 juin 2015

@vqazi: It can be done BUT to deal with the gap between Somerset, PA and NYC, suggest that you overnight in either Harrisburg or Allentown close to a public J1772. Look at Plugshare for details.

In other words, no direct SC service.

AoneOne | 24 juin 2015

Or take the long way through Deleware and Maryland. 441 miles, 7h10m vs. 370 miles, 6h14m.

An extra hour or so of driving time might not be enough to demand an overnight stop.

Or, with CHAdeMO, top up around Harrisburg.

teslaliving | 24 juin 2015

@vqazi While there are ways it could be done (big 3+ hour detour through more southern states) or plugshare, RV parks etc, the answer is NO, you can't. I'm ok if the endpoint of a trip isn't near a SC and you have to get creative with some destination charging like this:
http://teslaliving.net/2014/10/20/destination-charging/

But if you can't get near a major city once on the SC highway without a BIG detour then there's a real gap.

Its not there yet. When I go to Pittsburgh is the only time I drive an ICE car and I hate every second of it (but love my family more).

qazi.viney | 25 juin 2015

@teslaliving Thanks for your input, now I have to rethink my plan. My original plan revolves around SC network and the route I charted (longer than the ICE) is below, will this not work?

Andover, MA - Greenwich, CT: 187 miles
Greenwich, CT - Newark, DE: 163 miles
Newark, DE - Somerset, PA: 241 miles
Somerset, PA - Cranberry Township, PA: 84 miles

It seems to me I have to be careful how I drive from Newark, DE to Somerset PA, other than that it looks good.

etrotter | 25 juin 2015

Why not use the Hagerstown SC?

qazi.viney | 25 juin 2015

@etrotter you have a valid point, yes I can add Hagerstown SC, okay I will update my route.

plusplusjames | 21 janvier 2016

With the recent kvetching about the dearth of superchargers in Pennsylvania, please note the imminent opening of the much delayed Allentown SC. There is a good thread on this at teslamotorsclub.com

(I am still not satisfied with the completion of the SC in the Northeast -- but we have come a long way with some import fills over the years).

jordanrichard | 21 janvier 2016

Did I miss an announcement that Tesla was done with the Northeast?

Whne I took delivery of my car in Mar 2014, there were only 3 locations in ALL of New England, now there are 13 and I believe 2 more are on the books to be built in ME.

plusplusjames | 21 janvier 2016

@Jordan: No announcement. Just underwhelmed with the amount of attention from the SC team. :(

plusplusjames | 21 janvier 2016

According to teslamotorclub.com, Allentown PA is open and charging!

jordanrichard | 22 janvier 2016

Oh.. Well if any state should feel like it is being neglected, it would be Arkansas.

plusplusjames | 22 janvier 2016

@Jordan: Tru dat. Also, Alaska and Hawaii. But none of those three states are at the nexus of 77 million people like Pennsylvania.

And that's just to the north of the commonwealth!

This has been way, way, way, (WAY times 10,000,000,000) overdue.

Frankly, I am astonished it took them so long.

plusplusjames | 25 janvier 2016

Supercharge.info reports this morning that there is a permit for a charger in Eire, PA at 2225 Downs Drive.

Please keep up the good work!

plusplusjames | 31 mars 2016

Driving around my own backyard today in Southampton, Long Island, I stumbled across a previously unknown SC under construction. This one is not on supercharge.info.

It's on Route 27 as you're heading into town from the west in the parking lot for a high-end strip mall anchored by Crusty Pizza. There is also a Sleepy's mattress store if you're in the market or need to catch some Zzzz.

I am surprised by this SC on the east end of Long Island. To be sure, there are a LOT of Teslas in the Hamptons, so there is no shortage of potential users. However, this is a well-heeled community and everyone who has one has their own charging solution already. I would tend to think that a greater priority would be given to linking up Montreal to Albany or lighting up the massive holes in Pennsylvania -- that's where I need coverage for my frequent road trips in the region.

In any event, this is a high profile location on a very busy highway. Just forget about making the left turn out of the lot (to head back to the city).

evsisson | 31 mars 2016

@Plus - Don't forget that a Tesla owner may want to visit somebody on the tip of Long Island who doesn't have a 240V outlet. A round trip from Syosset is a long way.

evsisson | 31 mars 2016

@Plus - Don't forget that a Tesla owner may want to visit somebody on the tip of Long Island who doesn't have a 240V outlet. A round trip from Syosset is a long way.

robert_ferrara | 31 mars 2016

i have been waiting for this one. if you visit the hamptons for the day you can have a real range issue on the way home if you try and go from the syosset supercharger and its hot/cold and you make several stops.

plus syosset is so overcrowded that you try to avoid it at all costs.

its gotten to the point where i take an ICE to the hamptons because its just not worth hunting for power.

i will look foward to the day that opens. I hope its at least 8 stalls

plusplusjames | 31 mars 2016

It's 8 stalls. Looks to me to be halfway complete.

plusplusjames | 13 avril 2016

UPDATE 04/13/2016: It's taken a long time BUT! a minimum coverage of the Northeast is finally in sight! Two SCs are currently under construction, Harrisburg PA and Southampton NY. The Harrisburg site is critical for connecting Pittsburgh to Philadelphia on the PA Turnpike. There are five -- 5!! -- other SCs under permit, two of which will solidify connections between Montreal and Quebec City to points south (like Albany, NYC, and Boston). The other three make things easier between Buffalo and Cleveland, the MASS Pike, and finally, the one way up in Rivière du Loup, QC, where my Grandfather happens to be buried (honest!). I have been very critical of lack of progress to date so it's important to give credit when due.

Last gap is the I-80 corridor in northern PA to connect Ohio and Pittsburgh to NYC and all points further to the east.

Bob.Calvo | 13 avril 2016

I've said it elsewhere. I'll say it here since it's applicable. South Jersey off the Garden State Parkway needs one somewhere between Long Beach Island and Atlantic City. To get to the Jersey Shore, coming from the north, you're covered, but if you're coming from the south or west (PA, DE, MD), then you need something in addition to the Newark, Delaware Supercharger for local travel and returning home. There are very few Destination Chargers in that area and a (South) Jersey Shore Supercharger was on the books for last year but dematerialized. #Summer's_Coming!

PhillyGal | 13 avril 2016

@Bob - In case you have any connections down the shore, send them this link:

http://www.teslarati
dot
com/becoming-tesla-destination-charging-participant/

Shows just how easy it is for a business owner. In fact, cold calling today could yield a charger by early June. Get to work :)

SilverP85plus | 13 avril 2016

@plusplusjames

we need Rochester badly!

Bob.Calvo | 14 avril 2016

@PhillyGal, lol. I've tried too often with my college roommate who rents out his Beach House on Long Beach Island.
As a small business owner, he's concerned about installation costs, operational costs, ROI, etc., At this point, I think that people looking to rent from him this summer asking about EV charging capabilities will sway him faster than another sermon from me. They have a large unit rental great for multi-family, multi-generational get togethers.
Check out www.LBI-Vacation.com and ask about EV Charging. You might help me to get a convert!

steveg1701 | 14 avril 2016

@Bob you may want to have your friend contact the destination charger folks at Tesla, I believe that they will pay for hardware and installation to provide up to 2 HPWC so all it will cost him is a minimal amount of electricity

Bob.Calvo | 14 avril 2016

@steveg1701, He did contact them at one point and he was told that he had to use an electrician on their list. He was quoted nearly $3,000. He dropped it. I've since read here (maybe from PhillyGal and her friend's brewpub?) that Tesla can defray up to $3,000. He was not offered that option in his case, so he dropped it.

PhillyGal | 14 avril 2016

@Bob - For sure have him try again!
The restaurant in Wilkes-Barre that I helped to recruit was quoted a similar price and it was just within Tesla's limit of what they'd cover so the restaurant literally came out of pocket zero. Just the cost of electricity ongoing.

Bob.Calvo | 14 avril 2016

I'm not sure if the difference in response was due to that being a year round business with thousands of customers vs his being predominantly seasonal and serving far fewer clients annually. If a few of you called asking about EV Charging, it might get him to realize that there are more people with EVs than just one of his college roommates.
I'll mention it again. We'll see. I always pay for my electricity from a 120V outlet in beer when I visit. ;-)

mrdaniel | 11 mai 2016

The Harrisburg supercharger is now live. He had a long wait, but now Ben Franklin can finally drive his Model S to explore the Ohio territory.

plusplusjames | 12 mai 2016

@Mrdaniel: Great news!!! Much needed hole plugged. The last big gap in the Northeast is along the I-80 corridor in PA. Hublersburg at I-99 and Grove City at I-79 will seal up the last gaps.

SamO | 12 mai 2016

Classic thread @++james!

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