TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Few new superchargers in the US?

Discussion in 'Supercharging & Charging Infrastructure' started by cstork, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. cstork

    cstork Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2018
    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Colorado
    It seems there aren't many new supercharger locations in the US in the last 12 months. Building hasn't picked up with the release of the new V3 version. We can use some more superchargers in Colorado.
     
    • Like x 1
  2. Click

    Click Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2019
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    Colorado
    The one in Idaho springs still says coming 2019... 2 weeks before year end

    that’s quite the hopeful attitude at this rate.
     
  3. Tessaract

    Tessaract Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2019
    Messages:
    330
    Location:
    Ottawa
    It's because the Trans Canada Highway and IS90 routes are being built out, which have no superchargers yet.
     
    • Like x 1
  4. thx1139

    thx1139 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2014
    Messages:
    676
    Location:
    Lemont, IL
    Take a look at SuperCharge.info. See since mid November like 20 opened in USA.
     
    • Like x 6
    • Informative x 2
  5. ilyak

    ilyak Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2019
    Messages:
    580
    Location:
    Keene, NH
    Looks like 160 new locations added in North America in 2019, according to supercharge.info, so about the same rate as 2018 which saw 166 new locations.

    The projected opening bit on Tesla's maps is largely meaningless. Come 2020, it will flip to that year.
     
    • Informative x 2
    • Like x 2
  6. cstork

    cstork Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2018
    Messages:
    122
    Location:
    Colorado
    20 in the US isn't many, which is my point. What is going on?
     
  7. neptunesfinest

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2018
    Messages:
    267
    Location:
    NJ
    #7 neptunesfinest, Dec 16, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2019
    There really aren’t enough, here in NJ at least. A year ago it was great but now they’re almost always more than half full. Upgrades to 250kw really need to start happening too.
     
  8. Okboomer

    Okboomer Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Denver
    Just picked up a new M3P this past Saturday in Denver and was surprised how few superchargers there are out here. Looks like the only one "close" to me would be close to the airport like 8 miles from me. It would be great if a few more were installed.
     
    • Funny x 2
    • Like x 1
  9. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Messages:
    5,597
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA

    Ah, it is time for the annual flip of the year on the map. Many of those sites have been "coming this year" for 3 or 4 years now.
     
    • Like x 1
  10. Click

    Click Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2019
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    Colorado
    Damn didn’t know.

    do we all get together for a celebratory calendar flip?
     
  11. Feathermerchan

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2018
    Messages:
    959
    Location:
    Euless, Tx
    Superchargers don't need to be close to you. They need to be on your way to someplace far away. First place we stop is typically 200 miles away from home.
    Adding ~160 Superchargers per year semms like a small number compared to how many there already are.
     
    • Like x 4
  12. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Messages:
    5,597
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Nah, not anymore. Electrek used to do a piece every year comparing the old map to the new one, but he doesn't even bother anymore.


    Best way to track actual coming soon SC sites is supercharge.info.
     
    • Like x 1
  13. PACEMD

    PACEMD Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2019
    Messages:
    1,029
    Location:
    Billings, MT
    Thanks for that link. I wasn't aware of that site. Russia really needs to step up their game, don't they?
     
  14. Okboomer

    Okboomer Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2019
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Denver
    That totally makes sense. I ordered the home charger from Tesla two weeks ago, but haven't heard anything since. I guess I was just thinking it would be cool to have a supercharger close until that happens. The 120v charger is pretty slow at the moment, but you're totally correct.
     
  15. TM3blu

    TM3blu Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2018
    Messages:
    33
    Location:
    Arizona
    "8 miles" ??? Do you want a station at the end of your block?

    The WHOLE state of Arkansas only has ONE station, for the whole state! Others coming soon since 2017.
    Heading west from Little Rock your only choices are RV parks.
     
    • Informative x 2
    • Like x 1
    • Love x 1
  16. Knightshade

    Knightshade Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2017
    Messages:
    10,589
    Location:
    NC
    And pretty similar to 2017 too (where they only added ~350 worldwide).

    Which is a problem, given Tesla began selling a LOT more cars year over year from 2017->2018, and a LOT more again from 2018->2019.

    And almost certainly a LOT more again 19->20 with the Y launching earlyish in 2020.
     
  17. mbdionio

    mbdionio Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2019
    Messages:
    205
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    we need more Superchargers here in Texas :)
     
    • Like x 4
  18. CharleyBC

    CharleyBC Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2019
    Messages:
    1,344
    Location:
    Talent, OR
    Well, that was 20 since mid-November and it's mid-December now, so that's a fair pace: 20 in a month. I know of a bunch under construction. However, it does seem that V3 has slowed down. There are stations that look ready to flip the switch, but are still not online. Or they come on for a one-day tease (test run?) and then go dark. There have been several along the TCH like this in the past week or two. Growing pains with the new hardware? I think Tesla is doing a decent job rolling these out, but not fast enough to make us all happy. I imagine most of us can name at least one location that gets maxed out frequently (I'm lookin' at you, Buellton), and could use some additional capacity nearby to spread the load.
     
  19. IdaX

    IdaX Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Messages:
    411
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    Rollout had really slowed in anticipation of v3 superchargers, I suspect. It's started to pick up again, but still isn't as fast as usual for this time of year in the US. I do agree with others here that once the trans-Canada is complete attention will turn back to American superchargers in Q1.
     
  20. CharleyBC

    CharleyBC Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2019
    Messages:
    1,344
    Location:
    Talent, OR
    Rhode Island has just one. Okay, small state, but still. With no future ones known.
     
    • Like x 1

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC