We recently drove the Roadster from Indio in southern California to our home in Sunnyvale in northern California with two charging stops:
- At Autoskinz in Santa Clarita / Valencia, a very friendly detailing & coating business found on PlugShare that offers access to their Tesla HPC that will deliver 70A but at an unusually low 185V. They were able to squeeze us in for a wash and wax while we charged. We had a good lunch at Eggs & Things across the street.
- At the Tesla Superchargers in Kettleman City. There are two HPC chargers on pedestals directly in front of the main door to the coffee bar. They are marked as handicapped parking spots but I was told it would be OK to park there to charge. Fortunately I was able to park in the adjacent Supercharger stall so I avoided that concern. These chargers also will deliver 70A at 208V. The entry code for the doors to the coffee bar changes periodically and is displayed on the screen of an S/X/3 upon arrival, but that doesn't help a Roadster. So you'd probably need to tailgate through the door, which shouldn't be a problem considering the traffic level unless you're there in the middle of the night. The staff and other Tesla owners were excited to see a Roadster. There are several restaurants nearby. Thanks to Kim Rogers of Tesla for scouting the site and verifying the current capacity for us ahead of our trip. Photo at the end below (sorry the pedestal is hidden behind a pole).