I got to thinking and a realized I had never seen a public charging station, ever. I never set out to find one, but you would think I should have tripped over one. I have used the Supercharger twice already for my S, but that doesn’t count. The East coast is screwed; we need the Supercharger network up and running. This is troubling and I am not saying I can’t find one with Google but they are not everywhere. Well who else has never seen one?

Hills | 28 febbraio 2013

Before owning the car, I never noticed charging stations. Now that I've owned car for 3 months, I see them frequently. We see what we are trained to see.

There is a building that I've been to 10 times and never realized that there were 2 chargers 50 ft from the lobby.

Also, with the proper adapters and extension cords, every cloth dryer outlet can be a charger.

hsadler | 28 febbraio 2013



and choose "Find stations"

then zoom into the Philly area

wbrown01 | 28 febbraio 2013

Where do you live, what area of the US?

Hills | 28 febbraio 2013

Bay Area

jat | 28 febbraio 2013

Also use plugshare and blink, and you will see tons of chargers.

David Trushin | 28 febbraio 2013

There are 50 chargepoint stations in the Philadelphia area. They have a phone app that locates them for you.

wbrown01 | 28 febbraio 2013

Are any of these semi fast, not Supercharger fast, but fast.

Pungoteague_Dave | 28 febbraio 2013

Fast enough. Around here, every Walgreens, Whole Foods, college, public parking lot, airport, etc. Charge rate varies, but I find most are similar to a 1450 home charger, or about half as fast as a HPWC.

scott.siegelman | 28 febbraio 2013

100 stations in 2015, even if we say December, 2015, means 36 months from December, 2012. With 92 to go, that's about 2.5 per month. So, Tesla is 5 behind and counting. The policy of absolute silence is a big mistake. Tesla should at least say how many they are working on in order to build confidence among owners. It would certainly help sales, too, if the public believed that Tesla was really carrying out its supercharger promise. I want to believe, but I'm becoming skeptical.

olanmills | 28 febbraio 2013


Is that how you're supposed to do it?

Brian H | 28 febbraio 2013

As I pointed out elsewhere, scott, 100 in 2013. Then another ~100 by the end of 2015. So your fears and numbers are completely *******.

Earl and Nagin ... | 1 marzo 2013 lists many chargers in the Philly area.

wbrown01 | 1 marzo 2013

I also want to visit my friend up near New York. I will need to charge before I go back to Philly, but who wants to sit around for a couple of hours while they recharge. So I tell him I will come that way once they put in a Supercharger on the Jersey turnpike. This sucks. How fast is fast for the other fast chargers out there and are all of them found in Califonia.

rkang | 1 marzo 2013

There is free charging at the King of Prussia Mall and many parking garages in Manhattan have charging stations. A couple are even free (charging, not parking).
Also, Mayor Bloomberg has pledged to increase the number of EV charging stations in Manhattan.
It will take time, but EV charging will become more and more convenient.

hsadler | 1 marzo 2013

"I also want to visit my friend up near New York. "

Philly - NY 92 miles - problem??
While visiting the friend, plug it into his place, although not necessary.

noel.smyth | 1 marzo 2013

i did a round trip from philly to NYC and back, same day. I assume you are not going to just get there, turn around and come back. I parked in a public garage with charging and added 50 miles range while there. plenty of range for a comfortable ride each way.

I also used the chargers at the KoP mall - free, and close parking.. good deal..

wbrown01 | 3 marzo 2013

The reason for my visit to NY is the car we want to drive my MS 60kwh around, not sit around and watch it charge. If I do a full charge plus drive like normal people I will not make the round trip without stopping to charge. If the public stations did not take long I would not have a problem. I could be there two hour to get a miles to get home. How long does the public stations take?

wbrown01 | 3 marzo 2013

Are there any indications even rumors of the next Supercharger location. After the NYT story it should be placed somewhere on the NJ turnpike.