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Latest Supercharger dots for 2015 and 2016

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by redp85d, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. redp85d

    redp85d Member

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    Did anyone look at the updated dots for planned superchargers. SF Bay Area seems to be getting a handful. Much more everywhere than shown ever. Setting it for 2017 Model 3 ?
     
  2. randompersonx

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    The long rumored Jacksonville FL dot now appears. And it's good because this will finally make it possible to drive across the panhandle at a normal/high rate of speed, allowing the entire state as accessible.

    I hope they don't really take 2 years for it though.
     
  3. CHGolferJim

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    As someone just about ready to hit the order button, these new maps are HUGELY exciting and much more effective marketing than the previous approach. My objections are dwindling........
     
  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    As someone who purchased before there were any Superchargers within 1500 miles, I recommend not waiting. My first long trip had 14 hours of charge time and 13 hours of drive time (using RV parks). The second trip, I learned a bit from the first one and stayed in a cabin overnight so the effective charge time was down to nine hours. On the third trip a nice Tesla owner had an HPWC on Plugshare so the charge time was down to five hours. On the fourth trip A Supercharger opened up and the charge time was six hours, but no overnight stay. My next trip (assuming there will be a Supercharger to replace the HWPC) will have 3.5 total hours of charging but if all the Superchargers were in there would be four stops of 20-30 minutes each for a total of 1.5 to 2 hours total charge time. That would be the same time it would have taken in an ICE car.

    I'm really glad I didn't miss the previous 22 months of Tesla driving. At home, I've never had to charge anywhere other than at my house.
     
  5. N4HHE

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    Am glad to see Decatur/Athens AL and Birmingham added to the map although I'm not holding my breath for Nashville which was originally promised "by end of 2014".

    A little surprised there is nothing for Memphis until 2016.
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Yeah!!! Finally SF is getting the love we deserve! There is a complete dearth of SC option aside from Gilroy and Fremont. Absolutely nothing on the Peninsula or up through Marin, Sonoma and Napa.
     
  7. WarrenInCA

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    Its hard to see exactly, but it seems to show a SC in Monterey for 2015 and a SC in Santa Cruz for 2016. Where would a good location in Santa Cruz? Its hard for me to come up with a location that would not have ICE problems.
     
  8. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area has a first ever dot:)
    It has been rumored, but never on any of the maps.

    This is much needed for those traveling to, or from Grand Rapids, Duluth, or cabin territory from south of the Twin Cities.
     
  9. CHGolferJim

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    Good points Jerry!
     
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    Its really hard to read the Cali's whine about lack of SC in California when the state has 20. Look at the Carolina's and consider your lucky. We can't drive from Charlotte to Atlanta in the same day. Thats a huge issue for us little people!
     
  11. redp85d

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    No worries 2015 should be your golden year. You have no idea what it feels like to drive to a SC and see more car waiting than charging!!
     
  12. Firewired

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    Glad to see the new chargers down to the Texas coast. Sorry to see that they delays the planned superchargers across the west of Texas by a year.
     
  13. purplewalt

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    Ditto.
    It will be great to be able to travel to South Padre sometime in 2015, so kudos for that.

    However, the I-10 corridor thru West Texas/Southeast New Mexico (Hobbs,Carlsbad and Roswell) might be delayed more than a year, as there still appears to be a gap East of El Paso on the 2016 map.

    El Paso/Pecos can make it in a pinch (208 miles) in an 85, but it is mountainous.
    El Paso/Ft. Stockton does not stand a chance (236 miles).
    There probably should be a SpC near Van Horn for I-10 to be fully viable.

    Again, looking at the 2016 proposed Map, there seems to be hole concerning either Lubbock or Wichita Falls.
    Lubbock to Wichita Falls is 209 miles -- doable in an 85 only.
    You can get there, but you will not be able to Supercharge once you get there.

    for 2016, I-20 and I-40 look like parallel and skewed lines, and you cannot get from one to the other, Amarillo to Midland is 240 miles.
     
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    Thought the previous maps had a route going from DFW northwest through the panhandle - which is much shorter route from DFW to Denver. That route appears to be gone in the latest maps.
     
  15. PatD

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    Wish we could zoom in on the 2015 and 2016 maps or get better coordinates or something to see where they THINK 2015 and 2016 will really have SCs.
     
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    I did look at those - they're good, but not good enough (For me.) I'm trying to get closer to see what the plans are. In the PA and NY area, where we frequently drive, there are several very close together, so it's hard to get any real detail. I know these are obviously PLANNED and not firm, but would still be nice to see if these are going to be on (roughly) our routes or not.

    Thanks for digging them up though and putting them here. Very helpful!
     
  18. TexasEV

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    And don't forget the eastern half of the I-10 route, which at first glance may look complete but even in 2016 has a 210 mile gap between Columbus, TX and Lake Charles, LA before getting to appropriately spaced superchargers all the way to Florida. What "precise energy modeling" could they have used that shows there isn't a need for a supercharger east of Houston?
     
  19. PatD

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    Not to get all big brother, but I HAVE to imagine that Tesla is tracking cars to see what's driving where. Purely a guess (And not sure if it's been debated before.) If that's the case, they know exactly what cars are driving through that area and whether it's worth it or not (By whatever standards they have in their heads.)
     
  20. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    You can do a little better (but not perfect) by overlaying a 50% opacity crop of one of the Tesla images on top of a larger Google Maps screen capture with PhotoShop or similar program and fiddling some.

    See I-40 — Marching Towards OKC for an example that I did to get a better idea of locations on I-40 across NM, TX, and OK.

    Good luck!
     

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