GRA wrote:Per a poster on TMC the Leavenworth, WA SC near the junction of U.S. 2 and 97 is now working, although it remains unofficial - in fact, Tesla doesn't even show an SC by that name or on any town nearby on their SC list. <snip>
It's now official, and apparently replaces the planned SC in Wenatchee, which has now been removed from Tesla's SC list (it was listed as 'Coming soon').
I had some outdoorsy friends who recently completed a road trip from the Bay Area: I-5 to Ashland, OR, then cut over to U.S. 97 via Crater Lake and up through Peachland, Kelowna, Revelstoke, Golden and Lake Louise to Jasper NP in B.C., then back to Lake Louise, Waterton NP, Stanley ID then through SE Oregon (Steens Mtns.) and NE California (Warner Mtns) and back to the Bay Area; not sure whether they came down U.S. 395 to Reno and then I-80 or cut back over to I-5. If they had a Tesla the Leavenworth SC site (wasn't open yet) plus the 'coming soon' ones listed for Okanogan and Osoyoos would have been needed, plus several others that aren't even posited by Tesla as of yet.
The places we tend to travel to by car, our beyond the road end recreations and our typical 'lodgings' consisting of a ground cloth/bivy sac or at most a tent/snow cave, plus sleeping pad and bag are similar, which is why BEVs simply don't work yet for people like us, at least given any time constraints and if you avoid RV parks like the plague. As he's always owned Volvo wagons I have hopes of convincing them to go BEV in a few years when Volvo BEV wagons are available and the CCS infrastructure's better, especially since I talked them into getting a grid-intertie PV system a few years back (not a hard sell, as 25 years ago I'd designed and installed the off-grid PV system on the backcountry ski hut in Yosemite where he spends much of the winter as caretaker/ranger). Or maybe his wife will get a BEV first, when it's time to replace her RAV4.Edit
: The York, PA SC officially opened today, so there are now zero expansion of coverage SCs under construction in the U.S.