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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:35 pm

End of March summary. 4 U.S. SCs opened last month, making 13 for the year and 353 total: Las Vegas Blvd. South (3/8; I-15); Waterloo, NY (3/12; I-90); Klamath Falls, OR (3/18; U.S. 97); and Myrtle Beach, SC (3/25; U.S. 17/501).

7 U.S. SCs are known to be under construction: Fremont #2 (dormant); Monroe, WA; Santa Fe, NM; El Paso, TX; Arlington, TX; Traverse City, MI; Milford, CT.
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1 Canadian SC opened last month, making 2 for the year and 26 total: Calgary, AB.

No Canadian SCs are known to be under construction.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:03 am

GRA wrote:7 U.S. SCs are known to be under construction: ... Milford, CT.

The Milford SC is already open, both on north and southbound sides.

https://www.tesla.com/findus#/bounds/41 ... percharger

In fact, a Google street view from August 2016 shows the southbound SC, so this isn't new at all. There are only 2 stalls shown in street view, so maybe they adding more.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:40 pm

jlv wrote:
GRA wrote:7 U.S. SCs are known to be under construction: ... Milford, CT.

The Milford SC is already open, both on north and southbound sides.

https://www.tesla.com/findus#/bounds/41 ... percharger

In fact, a Google street view from August 2016 shows the southbound SC, so this isn't new at all. There are only 2 stalls shown in street view, so maybe they adding more.

There's a new SC under construction in Milford, in addition to the existing N/S SCs. See the map at supercharge.info: https://supercharge.info/
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:42 pm

The Santa Fe, NM SC just opened. This makes the round trip from Albuquerque to Taos (71 miles 1-way) a lot easier. From Trinidad, CO (117 miles 1-way) is still a bit far without destination charging in Taos.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:13 am

Looks like Meijers SCs are picking up the pace. This one is on supercharger.info Rolling Meadows, IL @ 1301 Meijer Drive.

And in Bolingbrook, IL this Meijer's parking lot supercharge just showed up on TMC and is fairly close to me. It is 50%+ done and not on supercharger.info yet. Looks like it is more than 50% done but was under the supercharger.info crowdsourced radar. Wonder how many other superchargers are in construction progress that are not even known about.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:06 pm

scottf200 wrote:Looks like Meijers SCs are picking up the pace. This one is on supercharger.info Rolling Meadows, IL @ 1301 Meijer Drive.

And in Bolingbrook, IL this Meijer's parking lot supercharge just showed up on TMC and is fairly close to me. It is 50%+ done and not on supercharger.info yet. Looks like it is more than 50% done but was under the supercharger.info crowdsourced radar. Wonder how many other superchargers are in construction progress that are not even known about.

I think it's fair to say nowhere near enough to even approach Elon's claim that U.S. SCs would be doubled this year (340 extant on Jan. 1st), as all of 16 have opened so far, including El Paso and Arlington, TX today, making 3 so far this month. Building SCs in places like Victor, NY is all well and good, but I-10/20/30/40/80 remain unfinished, as do I-5/15/25/35/55/65/75 and many of the routes to national parks, and in many cases SCs in the appropriate locations are not even known to be permitted as we close in on the summer vacation season.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:18 pm

GRA wrote:
scottf200 wrote:Looks like Meijers SCs are picking up the pace. This one is on supercharger.info Rolling Meadows, IL @ 1301 Meijer Drive.

And in Bolingbrook, IL this Meijer's parking lot supercharge just showed up on TMC and is fairly close to me. It is 50%+ done and not on supercharger.info yet. Looks like it is more than 50% done but was under the supercharger.info crowdsourced radar. Wonder how many other superchargers are in construction progress that are not even known about.

I think it's fair to say nowhere near enough to even approach Elon's claim that U.S. SCs would be doubled this year (340 extant on Jan. 1st), as all of 16 have opened so far, including El Paso and Arlington, TX today, making 3 so far this month. Building SCs in places like Victor, NY is all well and good, but I-10/20/30/40/80 remain unfinished, as do I-5/15/25/35/55/65/75 and many of the routes to national parks, and in many cases SCs in the appropriate locations are not even known to be permitted as we close in on the summer vacation season.

Right but we really have no clue on the pace because this is just crowd sourced and in my example it had to be going on for a few weeks and no one knew anything.

Tesla Supercharging network is unbelievable impressive compared to everything else. Put *one* or *two* chargers for chademo or ccs when Tesla's are putting in 8 ore more with the new standard I heard at a Tesla meetup today is 10 minimum.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:38 am

Title: Charging Is Our Priority - larger sites - accommodate several dozen Teslas Supercharging simultaneously
The Tesla Team April 24, 2017 <-- today
Link: https://www.tesla.com/blog/charging-our-priority

As Tesla prepares for our first mass-market vehicle and continues to increase our Model S and Model X fleet, we’re making charging an even greater priority. It is extremely important to us and our mission that charging is convenient, abundant, and reliable for all owners, current and future. In 2017, we’ll be doubling the Tesla charging network, expanding existing sites so drivers never wait to charge, and broadening our charging locations within city centers.
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We started 2017 with over 5,000 Superchargers globally and by the end of this year, Tesla will double that number to total more than 10,000 Superchargers and 15,000 Destination Charging connectors around the world. In North America, we’ll increase the number of Superchargers by 150 percent, and in California alone we’ll add more than 1,000 Superchargers. We’re moving full speed on site selection and many sites will soon enter construction to open in advance of the summer travel season.

Toward that goal, Tesla will build larger sites along our busiest travel routes that will accommodate several dozen Teslas Supercharging simultaneously. In addition, many sites will be built further off the highway to allow local Tesla drivers to charge quickly when needed, with the goal of making charging ubiquitous in urban centers.


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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 am

Via: TMC MorrisonHiker's observation -- https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/2070563/

Notice how the interactive map now has future Supercharger locations listed! You can zoom in to see the city now!

Link FindUs: https://www.tesla.com/findus#/

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:31 am

I'm personally excited to see that Tesla intends to add California SCs near the San Bernardino Mountains and in the Mojave Desert:

San Bernardino - great for traveling from the SoCal megalopolis up to Big Bear, etc.

Baker - good pitstop along I-15, and southern gateway to Death Valley NP

Yermo - nice alternative to the Barstow SC site, particularly for those taking CA-58 <--> I-15 or CA-247 <--> I-15

Hesperia - perfect High Desert crossroads, helpful for I-15 travelers, CA-18 E/W travel, CA-395 to/from I-15, CA-138 to Crestline

In general, building out this network is going to help sell many more cars, IMHO.
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