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I-81 Hagerstown, MD to Chattanooga, TN

Discussion in 'North America' started by Kevin Harney, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Kevin Harney

    Kevin Harney Active Member

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    My prediction for this portion of I-81 that is needed pretty badly and hopefully will make it to the 2015 maps !!

    Hagertown to Chattanooga.JPG

    The one you can't read behind Farragut is at I-40
     
  2. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Good call. As much as I dread driving this road because of the armadas of semis, it's a very direct route that deserves a little SC love.
     
  3. CHGolferJim

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    That would be so AWESOME!!!
     
  4. Theshadows

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    I agree. It's much nicer To take this route. A super charger in the middle of the blue ridge parkway would be nice too.
     
  5. JohnQ

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    Yes, I've done the 95 to 85 to 40 approach to Knoxville twice and it adds a bit over 100 miles and a ton of traffic to the drive (though fewer hills). Plus a forced overnight in Asheville. But then I want it extended all the way up to the I-84 junction :)

    Hoping this is on the radar screen for 2015 as well.
     
  6. Ebony Star

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    Need at least two I-81 SCs between Knoxville and I-64. A SC in Asheville would help for the I-40 direction.
     
  7. Kevin Harney

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    Looks like progress ...... Middletown was added slightly south in Strasburg.
     
  8. MsElectric

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    I'd add a SC near Front Royal to connect to the DC area via I-66 but otherwise this would be a really useful route.
     
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    Agree! Bristol might be Johnson City, but that is minor.
     
  10. ThosEM

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    Agreed! Maybe the appearance of a SC at Knoxville is showing us that it is on their map now. I put in a suggestion that this route is important because the Great Smokies is the most visited National Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are huge draws as well.
     
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    More importantly, if you are going from New England/NYC/Eastern PA or Western MD to anywhere in the mid-south or western deep south (Charlotte, Asheville, Knoxville, Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, NOLA etc.) this is the preferred route. It is the only real alternate to 85/95 for most of the Eastern Seaboard. It is a huge connector.
     
  12. SamT

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    Looks like Strasburg, VA in the intersection of I66 and I81 just got a contruction permit, hopefully it will be available at end of Summer. That will great for travel to the western and southern part of Virginia and West Virginia.
     
  13. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    A little further north on I-81...

    I hear from a reliable source that a Supercharger is on its way to Binghamton, NY, soon.
     
  14. Theshadows

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    Did your source say anything about Harrisburg area?
     
  15. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Sorry... Haven't heard anything...
     
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    Looks like Wytheville and Bristol are on the SC map for 2015. Any info on these?
     
  17. Kevin Harney

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    Strausburg complete. Come on Staunton !!
     
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    An Update from Tesla....

    Thank you for your email. We are actively working on several sites along the route you mentioned, in the Wytheville and Lexington areas, and we are still on track to open these stations this year. There are a number of scenarios that can affect the timeline for a new site, and we cannot make guarantees about opening dates, but we are working hard to open as many sites as quickly as we can. We understand the need for more Superchargers and we are excited to announce new sites on our website and in your Model S.

    We appreciate your patience, enthusiasm and support in Tesla and our Supercharger technology.

    Thank you,
    The Tesla Supercharger Team
     

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