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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:07 pm

While there have been a few other SC openings this month, there are two which opened today I consider significant: Truth or Consequences, NM (I-25, joins El Paso to ABQ although a slightly longish leg @ 149 miles), and Grenada, MS (I-55, chops the leg distance in half between Memphis and Jackson). Others have been Dows, IA; Sequim, WA; and Marshall, MI.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:44 pm

Any thoughts on when the AlCan highway will have coverage?
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:17 pm

LTLFTcomposite wrote:Any thoughts on when the AlCan highway will have coverage?

I would think very late. After all, Alaska's just about the least suitable climate for a BEV there is, especially one with lots of unreliable features that are unlikely to work well in cold and snow/ice.

OTOH, someone charged at the (still not officially open) Rock Springs, WY SC on I-80 on Friday, and made it all the way to Cheyenne in their Model S90D, driving at night so no a/c (temps in the '60s), Range mode with a full charge, keeping their speed down to 60 mph to Rawlins, 70 between Rawlins and Laramie and 85 between Laramie and Cheyenne. Westbound will be tougher given the climb from Cheyenne. Still needed are Evanston and Rawlins to make it possible for S60s to get across Wyoming (just Rawlins to make it easy for big battery cars), and Laramie as well to make it easy for all year-round in both directions. As they're all under construction, they should open within the next month or two.

Also, there are now 3 sites known to be permitted with 40 SC stalls each, in Kettleman City and Baker, CA, and one in Norway.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:05 pm

40 stalls? That's more hookups than the Downton Abbey finale.
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:28 am

LTLFTcomposite wrote:40 stalls? That's more hookups than the Downton Abbey finale.

There are other big ones going on as well 20/18/16...

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:19 am

Wow, a 20 stall SC in Albany? That will be worth checking out. Makes sense to me - a lot of people heading north on I-87 pass through Albany before heading East / North / West.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:21 pm

GRA wrote:...Also, there are now 3 sites known to be permitted with 40 SC stalls each, in Kettleman City and Baker, CA, and one in Norway.
At 40 stalls that certainly changes the charging dynamics. Even if full, a car should be leaving every minute or two, on average, keeping the line of cars moving. Although I would expect that those 40 stall sites would rarely be completely full if the rest of the network continues to expand apace. If DCFC stations become as ubiquitous as gas stations — a long way to go, to be sure — charge station lines should disappear as a concern.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:17 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:Wow, a 20 stall SC in Albany? That will be worth checking out. Makes sense to me - a lot of people heading north on I-87 pass through Albany before heading East / North / West.

I've seen the existing Albany SC with at most 5 cars in the 8 times I've been there, but I'm sure it's going to get more crowded as deliveries ramp up.

I hope the new SCs planned for Buffalo and Rochester are as close to the highway as the Albany one is. The existing one in Buffalo is physically close to the highway but takes about 10 minutes to get to because of the traffic lights.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:58 pm

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.
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