Superchargers Are Spreading!

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I do go there every few weeks and uncheck Open stations to see what is on the horizon. Exciting to see all the development in the mid atlantic/NYC area, but I get the feeling in a few more months it will explode
 

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Just so that everyone is aware, Tesla's supercharger network is amazing and expanding quickly but does is not without flaws. I would say that the NY/Long Island market is definitely in the top 5 markets for Tesla. There is a Supercharger in Syosset installed in 2014 with only 4 bays and is used by the Tesla service station also so is woefully small. As early as Oct last year, there have been charging problems such that if a bay opens up, it may charge slower than a NEMA 14-50. This has been reported multiple times and almost a year later, still has not been resolved. I am not aware of this happening anywhere else in the country but if someone is travelling to the Hamptoms or Montauk and is relying on this supercharger to continue their route, they will be extremely unhappy.

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/supercharger-syosset-ny.26175/
 

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I must say I am a bit disappointed with the SuperCharger roll out in Canada. As a Model 3 reservation holder, my closest Tesla store is in Vancouver BC. As it stands now superchargers are available in Vancouver, Hope, Merritt and Kamloops followed by level 2 and RV campground charging to Prince George.
I see SuperChargers are now planned for Trans Canada Highway 1 West to East which is fantastic but selfishly i look forward to Highway 97 from Cache Creek to Prince George.
I do plan to install a level 2 charger so i am not concerned about daily charging.
If you own or plan to buy a Tesla in Northern BC please give an opinion.
 

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I must say I am a bit disappointed with the SuperCharger roll out in Canada. As a Model 3 reservation holder, my closest Tesla store is in Vancouver BC. As it stands now superchargers are available in Vancouver, Hope, Merritt and Kamloops followed by level 2 and RV campground charging to Prince George.
I see SuperChargers are now planned for Trans Canada Highway 1 West to East which is fantastic but selfishly i look forward to Highway 97 from Cache Creek to Prince George.
I do plan to install a level 2 charger so i am not concerned about daily charging.
If you own or plan to buy a Tesla in Northern BC please give an opinion.
Wow, I just looked up Prince George BC on the Tesla map and I would be REALLY worried about how you're going to drive your car home after you get it. The nearest destination charger is in Blue River which is 341km (236 mi) away but over mountainous terrain in cold weather territory. Even the long range battery may be an issue due to the terrain and the temperature. You would need to map out the campgrounds in your area that have NEMA 14-50 outlets and plan on making lots of long, extended stops. FWIW - You have free Level 2 superchargers at UNBC's parking lot.

I would encourage you to be a Canadian EV advocate like Trevor to raise EV awareness in your region. If you know any business owners of hotels, restaurants, bed/breakfasts, shopping centers, etc, point out to them the benefits of installing destination chargers at their location to attract a more upscale group of customers. Especially in your area where charging is so hard to find, a small investment by a business owner may pay off very well.
 
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I check the map every so often as well, and I have indeed noticed the rapid growth! (In the US) It looks like road trips won't be as much of an issue as I had first thought.
 

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Sorry if this was posted already (and in that case, Mods, feel free to delete it). I'm excited to see a new Supercharger being constructed in Lewes (pronounced Loo-iss) Delaware on Coastal Highway/Route 1 -- about 5 miles from my home. Around here, folks are calling it The Wawa Supercharger. (Wawa is like a 7-11 type store with gas pumps.) I counted around 8 superchargers. The closest I could get to take this picture (to include the Wawa sign) was across the highway, so it's not as crisp & clear as most of your photos. By the way, this is my first time uploading a picture so I hope it works!

~Charlie
 

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I am considering driving my 2017 Model S to Palm Beach, Fl. I live in South Palm Beach. (ZIP code--33480). Does anyone know where the Suprchargers are in that ZIP code? Need/want to find ones within 5-10 miles from PB home. Thanks
 

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The Holyoke (MA) supercharger (.5 miles east of route 91 at Northampton) is up and running. Lot's of S's and X's in that area.
 

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While it's not always obvious because of the randomness, the rate of Supercharger construction has indeed increased since the Model 3 launch event.

03 Jan 2017 - 28 July 2017 (206 days): 771 -> 903 = 132 = 0,64 per day
28 July 2017 - 19 Feb 2018 (206 days): 903 -> 1164 = 261 = 1,27 per day

Double the rate. Over 22% of all supercharger stations that have ever been built have been built since the launch event.

Supercharger stations are also getting bigger, amplifying the difference:

03 Jan 2017 - 28 July 2017 (206 days): ~5080 -> ~6132 = 1052 = 5,1 per day
28 July 2017 - 19 Feb 2018 (206 days): ~6132 -> ~8785 = 2653 = 12,9 per day

The average new station built previously was 8 stalls; now the average is 10.

Love to watch that network spread. :) Too bad it's not spreading to me!
 
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Anyone take a look at www.supercharge.info lately? Dang, that map is filling up in a hurry! Granted there are still "dead zones" especially in the mountain states but the coasts are exploding with new charge locations!

Dan
They’ve stopped in the UK, no new installations, no permits and three stations completed but not switched on yet. Last update was December last year?
 

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New 8 stall Supercharger location, just opened March 9, 2018, is strategically the best location for visitors to Orlando. Just off I-4 (exit 74A) on West Sand Lake Road at a fairly new and well maintained Wawa. Centrally located between Universal Studios, Walt Disney World and Sea World. Orlando Eye is less than a mile south on Universal Blvd. As for shopping, Orlando International Premium Outlet/Outdoor World are just up the road. Lots of Tesla owners who live west in Dr. Phillips, Bay Hill and Isleworth, will take advantage of this SC.

This is the I-4 exit to take if you are coming from the North (turnpike exit is just a few miles north) to get to WDW instead of going down to the Lake Buena Vista (or beyond) exit. I-4 essentially stops moving once you pass the Sand Lake Road exit heading I-4 West (South). Supercharge here then head west on Sand Lake Road.

Big decision to make. You can continue on till it dead ends on Apopka-Vineland Road. Once you pass I-4 you are now on Restaurant Row. Keep heading west and you will pass some of the best dining in Orlando: Eddie V's Prime Seafood, Rocco's Tacos, Ruth's Chris, Morton's, Roy's and my favorite Bravo! Dellagio. Pick up some groceries at Trader Joe's. Head South on Apopka-Vineland (4 lane road) to Hotel Plaza Blvd. which takes you to Disney Springs or continue on to the various parks.

Or you can leave SC heading west and turn left onto Turkey Lake Road, first light as you pass under I-4. Head south. Whole Foods, restaurants (e.g. Five Guys) and shopping on your left. Walmart on right about 3/4 mile down. Road name changes to Palm Parkway. This is the best back entrance to the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets (turn left on Daryl Carter Parkway). You can stay straight, road name changes again to CR 535 and use a back entrance to WDW or turn left on Apopka-Vineland and make your first right onto Hotel Plaza Blvd (Disney Springs).
 

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Yep, was glad to see that pop up after having closely followed the evacuations last summer. Having a supercharger on a restricted access toll road obviously comes with significant drawbacks - and Orlando really could have used another one regardless. Soon it'll have three :)

Florida needs a good network for hurricane evacuations. Most parts of the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard can evacuate far enough from the coast on a single charge, but you can't do that from south Florida unless you're really sure that the storm isn't going to go north. It's a safety issue.
 

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Tesla just began construction on a 3rd Orlando area supercharger location 10 miles or so north of downtown off I-4. It is located in Altamonte Springs on east SR 436 about 1/3 mile from I-4 behind Whole Foods and nearby Starbucks. Here are pics I took March 6, 2018.
The bottom last image is the south Orlando supercharger off I-4 on Sand Lake Rd. I took that pic couple months ago and happy to hear it opened for business yesterday.
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The Texas-to-Cancun expansion is underway. Supercharge.info just added an open 6-stall station at Ramos Arizpe, Mexico (just west of Monterrey). :) Just one more station (Matenuala) and it'll be possible to drive to Acapulco, supercharging all the way.

ED: And another one comes online, Aguascalientes (NE of Guadalajara). Definitely looking like a new push rather than a one-off.
 
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