Lothsahn wrote:As a non-Tesla owner, I was wondering... do the supercharger stations all have restrooms or food nearby? As a family, we frequently drive cross country (900 miles), so while the supercharger rate is fast, the ability to eat or use the restroom while charging is essential. How do you handle that?
Generally (at least my experience with 50+ SuC locations across the NorthEast), SuC do not have their own facilities, but are are located near restrooms and other facilities. The restrooms might be anywhere from a 1-5 minute walk away. It really varies from SuC location to location.
The in-car nav does a great job of telling you where to go and how long to stop. It also lists all the amenities nearby the SuC. This same data is available on Tesla's website (for example
According to TeslaFi, my average SuC stop is 25 minutes in my S (which has a slower max SuC charge rate of 99kW because of the smaller battery). When we are on a trip, we usually spend the first 10 or so minutes of a stop using the restroom. We then usually walk until the car tells us it has enough range to continue our trip. We rarely have enough time to stop and eat; maybe max of once per trip and maybe only on about half the trips. We're cheap, so we usually bring sandwiches with us and eat at a picnic table.
Lothsahn wrote:Also, how many hotels do you see with adequate L2 charging? We typically take one stop along the way, which means that charging overnight at the hotel would be key.
For this we usually use PlugShare, since that has a superset of all the data.