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99% of Americans are within 150 Miles of Supercharger

Discussion in 'North America' started by gavine, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    This is not a good tweet by Tesla. If you read the comments, you see that it confuses people and makes them think they have to potentially drive 150 miles whenever they need to charge. It makes sense to people in the know, but to the masses who are used to gas stations, this "positive" tweet is actually a turn-off. They should send a follow-up tweet to clarify.

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    .................and the other 1% are in west Texas.
     
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    People sometimes ask about if I use the Supercharger here in my city, and I have to explain this:
    "The most important Supercharger for a Tesla owner is not the local one, but the one 100 miles away from you. That is what connects you to other places."
     
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    It's not a bad tweet by Tesla. It's just an indication of the level of the ability to think by everyone else. A lot of folks just don't look too good.

    "99% are within 150 miles of a SUPERcharger" ## "100% must drive 150 miles just to get to ANY charger."
     
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  5. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    The did a follow-up tweet to one of the confused people. Damage control.

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    .... 'The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits'... :(

    dumb people... they're..... they're out there....

     
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    I don’t understand the point Tesla was trying to make with the first tweet. It’s like their media person doesn’t drive a Tesla. Being within 150 miles of a supercharger isn’t meaningful, unless it’s in the direction you’re traveling! What good is a supercharger within 150 miles to the east of you, if you’re traveling west?
     
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    I understand the point. It's to emphasize the extent of the network. Other L3 protocols are probably <70%... and that's just because of urban density. In terms of land area I'd be surprised if they're <150 miles of 20%....
     
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    Do people live west of you ?

    The Tesla PR is vague to be sure, but I presume they are saying that Superchargers are well dispersed which is certainly true.
     
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    I was just using that as an example. Anyway the point isn’t where people live, it’s where they’re driving thru or to.
     
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    #11 SageBrush, Aug 10, 2018
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    As was I. The point is that the lion's share of people in the US are able to travel in any direction via Supercharger. This follows because people live just about everywhere. Even in the fairly desolate parts of Texas

    I cannot remember which at the moment, but one of the map apps lets you draw circles of arbitrary radius around each Supercharger. It shows really well just how extensive the Supercharger coverage has already become.
     
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  12. MorrisonHiker

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    Exactly! My most charged at Supercharger is 225 miles from where I live. I've actually never even charged at the Superchargers closest to where I live.

    I think they are just trying to point out that most of the population of the US can travel and have their trips covered by Superchargers.
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    Yeah, I didn't bring it up in my first message, but since you asked... ;)
    I live next to the Bermuda Triangle hole in the Supercharger network. There is one Interstate highway that heads northwest and east. But other than that, there are commonly traveled routes straight west and southwest into the abyss that have no coverage, and a Tesla will use up a full 100% charge before I could arrive at another Supercharger at Bend or Winnemucca. So yes, having one 10 miles away, in my city doesn't help me get to Bend. It's the space between those two cities, where the cows live, that needs a Supercharger.
     
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    And in MN too :)
     

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