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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:02 am

lorenfb wrote:If Tesla would focus as Porsche appears to have, i.e. per the previous Mission E link - a 15 minute charge time,
on increasing the charge rate to approach 10C (6 minutes), Tesla wouldn't have to build so many SCs. Once that occurs,
a BEV's 're-fueling' time basically equals that of a typical ICEV and only range is left as a key differentiator for the consumer.

:roll:
Tesla has shown more focus and dedication to a charging network than any other manufacturer.
When Porsche has as many chargers as well distributed as Tesla's then I will agree. Certainly not now.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:10 pm

Zythryn wrote:
lorenfb wrote:If Tesla would focus as Porsche appears to have, i.e. per the previous Mission E link - a 15 minute charge time,
on increasing the charge rate to approach 10C (6 minutes), Tesla wouldn't have to build so many SCs. Once that occurs,
a BEV's 're-fueling' time basically equals that of a typical ICEV and only range is left as a key differentiator for the consumer.

:roll:
Tesla has shown more focus and dedication to a charging network than any other manufacturer.
When Porsche has as many chargers as well distributed as Tesla's then I will agree. Certainly not now.

A fair point. OTOH, there are often advantages to being a follower rather than a pioneer. While no BEV manufacturer to date other than Tesla has made more than a token effort at building a charging network, VW's now being forced to, and seems to be allowing for the next gen of EV QCing from the get-go. What's also needed will be battery packs that can handle the higher 3rd gen (ca. 350kW) QC rates, either through voltage/size or chemistry.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:25 pm

Construction of 8 superchargers now complete behind Chapter's Woodgrove mall Nanaimo.
The construction fencing still up and the meter is not flashing yet so it is yet to be commissioned, I did manage to sneak a quick look through the open gate looks like 4- 300 amp superchargers c/w 8- 150 amp pedestals.
Great for Vancouver island, now if I could only afford to buy one :(
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:10 pm

^ The Tesla website now lists the Nanaimo BC Supercharger Station as live.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:56 pm

I heard this in the Model 3 turn over presentation last night (28July2017) --- triple superchargers by the end of 2018 (world)
28 minutes in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xikAWPjWxQ

https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/ ... 77162.html
"What’s more, Musk says Tesla will triple the number of superchargers in service over the course of the next year..."

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electr ... we-learned
"Not only that, there’s a plan to triple the number of superchargers across the globe, making it possible to quick charge your car anywhere."

Current state.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:08 pm

End of July summary. 7 U.S. SCs opened last month, making 39 for the year and 379 total: Dows, IA (7/1; I-35); Sequim, WA (7/5; U.S. 101 on the Olympic Peninsula); Marshall, MI (7/8; Jct. I-69/94); Truth or Consequences, NM (7/8; I-25 between El Paso and ABQ); Grenada, MS (7/8; I-55, halves the leg between Memphis and Jackson, MS); Evanston, WY (7/18; I-80); Cambridge, OH (7/26; Jct. I-70/77, infill).

Three other SCs, in Rock Springs, WY, Erwin, NY, and McAllen, TX, have been reported used at least once by customers, but aren't officially open. Rock Springs is reported offline today.

36 U.S. SCs (including the 3 above) are known to be under construction, which I believe is the highest total ever: Sacramento, Fremont - Kato Rd., Monterey, and Burbank - Town Center, CA; Stateline, NV (South Lake Tahoe); Rawlins and Laramie WY; Austin, TX; Green Bay, WI; Chicago - Lakeshore and Rolling Meadows, IL; Steele, AL; Cookeville, TN; Traverse City and Lansing, MI; Ft. Wayne, IN; Live Oak, Pinellas Park and Sarasota, FL; Morgantown and Weston, WV; Charlottesville, VA; Irwin, Breezewood and Falls Creek, PA; Aberdeen, Grasonville, National Harbor, North East and La Vale, MD; Albany - Cross Gates Mall, NY; Danbury, CT; Leominster, MA.
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1 Canadian SC, In Nanaimo, BC opened last month, making 27 total.

2 Canadian SCs are known to be under construction: Edmonton, AB, and Saint-Romuald, QC.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:34 pm

lorenfb wrote:If Tesla would focus as Porsche appears to have, i.e. per the previous Mission E link - a 15 minute charge time,
on increasing the charge rate to approach 10C (6 minutes), Tesla wouldn't have to build so many SCs. Once that occurs,
a BEV's 're-fueling' time basically equals that of a typical ICEV and only range is left as a key differentiator for the consumer.

Tesla is way too smart to pursue that approach.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:16 pm

Falls Creek, PA. is open, finally making driving I-80 between NYC and Cleveland easily possible year-round for big battery cars, still a bit tight for small ones (158 and 138 mile legs between Macedonia and Bloomsburg now, vice 296 until now). The legs will be further shortened once they add Bellefonte and W. Middlesex. Now they just have to get the four Wyoming SCs on I-80 open to finally complete it end to end, especially for S60s and small battery Model 3s. Should happen this month or next. This is all long overdue and they'll have missed most or all of the summer vacation travel, but at least the finish line is now in sight.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:33 pm

Although this is likely an edge/unsual case for this Supercharger (folks traveling for the eclipse), https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-2263917 was nuts. The OP of the thread waited almost 4 hours to Supercharge in Corning, CA.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:47 pm

Nice activity even in the past few days. Two SC opened up with 20 stalls even. Others not too shabby with 12.

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