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10 days in WI/IL/MI - zero Teslas at any supercharger

Discussion in 'Model S' started by calisnow, Feb 8, 2017.

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  1. calisnow

    calisnow Banned

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    Well it is now 2017, and FWIW I've spent the last 10 days driving around and have repeatedly been at the following superchargers:

    Wasau WI
    Madison WI
    Eau Claire WI
    Oakdale MN
    Pleasant Prairie IL
    St Joseph MI
    Grand Rapids MI

    That's fourteen supercharger stops and zero Teslas. I feel like the Maytag repairman. Hopefully Model 3 will change the scene up here. It sure ain't Cali.
     
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  2. Takumi

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    What time and day did you hit those SpCs?
     
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    Well I'm at one right now and it is midnight. Some were during the day, others mid evening. You have a point.
     
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    You should do a screenshot of the map showing all the empty Supercharger slots. :)
     
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    too bad. flyover country has higher automotive use -- longer distances to drive -- more fuel to waste. But they are slow to get with the program.
     
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    I'll say this. I'm starting to see the value in unlimited supercharging if you drive a lot and like to go fast.
     
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    I drive IL to MI (and back again) very often and usually the St Joseph stop has one or two cars charging. It is a bottleneck if you look at the map of other chargers on a route to northern MI. So far no issue in finding a spot but on holiday weekends I am usually sharing a charger.
     
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    I did a Seattle-Toronto-Seattle round trip last October. Here are all the superchargers I visited on the return leg of the trip over a 4 day span (most of those were along the I-90).
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    Fly over country? That's the kind of arrogance that turns people off to the coastal elitists.
     
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    What was your charging rate?
     
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    I have never seen a full SpC in WI or IL, however I would describe my experience as averaging 25% full (i.e. 1-2 other cars).

    This is not significantly different from our experience on the drive from Sacramento to Wisconsin - never full, typically 1-2 other cars.

    Selfishly, I hope it stays this way :)
     
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    I grew up in Wisconsin and I still think of it as fly over country. However, I did immediately leave the Midwest after college so maybe I am also a little biased :)
     
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    I've been to the Highland Park, IL supercharger when it's been full a few times. I've also seen Madison full once.
     
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    #14 ElectricTundra, Feb 9, 2017
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    At one time the Minneapolis Tesla store was one of the busiest in the country (seems like they were 11th with 42/mo IIRC) based on deliveries / mo. Or course we're a bit different here. Mike over in Wisconsin hauls hay in his S, Henry down in Ortonville delivers the mail in his, and we have a sheep farmer who hauls a trailer to feed sheep and carry injured ones to the vet in his X. There's a nasty rumor that a guy in North Dakota modified his X to add an electric PTO.

    Keep in mind that our women are strong, our men are good looking, and our children above average. :)

    @whitex and @calisnow, that's similar to what I've experienced everywhere except on the coasts. And even on the coasts it's only a handful of chargers that ever seem to be full.

    Madison only has 3 stalls so it doesn't take much to fill it up. Hopefully they'll expand it sometime soon.

    BTW, if you get a chance please add comments on places nearby the chargers in Chargerville so others of us can benefit.
     
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    Highland park is almost always full.
     
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    We are headed to visit son at Michigan State University tomorrow. St. Joseph is a regular stop. We also regularly use the Madison SC when we visit our older son at UW-Madison. During nicer weather the St. Joseph often has 3-4 Tesla's charging. We have been at Madison with 3 as well. Worry about the Madison charger because think it only has 3 chargers.
     
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    Careful what you wish for.....
     
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