The bleeding edge of technology...
Please, please, please, Listen to me Elon (or the Tesla team). Build a supercharger in Birmingham, at the Summit, and I will sell 1000 cars for you before the end of the year. 3 major interstates intersect in the 'Ham (I-65,I-20,I-59). Millions travel through the city en route to the sugary white beaches of the Gulf Coast. I am ignorant as to what criteria are being used to evaluate locations for installations of superchargers, but I am truly saddened to see zero plans of expansion in the southeast interior.
Birmingham is the medical capital of the southeast (arguably), and there is an untapped potential customer base. I grew up around James Andrews, (along with many other very successful physicians), and was a groomsman in a wedding last weekend (last name Drummond, yep, of Drummond Coal). There is massive amounts of wealth hidden in this city.
As a 27-year business owner and independent pharmacist looking into the future, I would hate to see a missed opportunity for Tesla to profit.
Alabama has a 5-cent/kWh charge rate during off peak charging (58% below national average).
I want to see Tesla take off, and nothing would make me happier than to be part of the generation to destroy the gasoline-fueled personal vehicle.
Make my fantasy true.
My saint of mother always said, there is nothing wrong with making a good living if you are making lives better.