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Least-used supercharger?

Discussion in 'North America' started by grichard, May 12, 2017.

  1. grichard

    grichard Member De-Luxe

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    This site has any number of threads about congestion at California superchargers. Most of my long-distance travel has been here in the Midwest... and of course I see nothing like that crowding around here.

    It set me to wondering: which SC station is the *least* used? Now that Tesla puts out real-time occupancy of its chargers, it should be possible in theory to know this. Although without third-party access to the data, I guess collecting the information would be pretty hard.

    Anybody know?
     
  2. kort677

    kort677 Banned

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    interesting question, I've been to a couple that are very lightly used.
    but which one is the least used should be interesting if it could be ID'd
     
  3. DrivingRockies

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    Brush, CO? Needed location for some of us, I love it. But I don't know how used it is.
     
  4. BerTX

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    Kingsville, TX would be a candidate...
     
  5. Lump

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    I used it twice last week & probably never again :).
     
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    I honestly have no idea. But I would submit that it must be in a town that is towards the end of the Supercharger line.

    Candidates would include Duluth and Parry Sound, Ontario.
     
  7. Mkorpal

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    Lusk, Wy has got to be it (at least in the US).

    Edit, or maybe Farmington, NM. There is pretty much nothing around there.
     
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    With the extension of the SC network from late 2015 to now, I wonder how big a drop off was experienced by the Lusk, WY SC.
     
  9. Vern Padgett

    Vern Padgett Proud and Grinning Model S90D owners

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    We charged at Shamrock Texas twice last July. Not only was it deserted, except for us, pretty much the whole town was deserted.

    I stood in the middle of the main street next to the SC for a few minutes and did not see any human activity.
     
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    shamrock is a quiet one but it gets a steady stream of travellers, there are even
    more desolate ones in that region
     
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    I would like to know the answer. There are a great many that are highly seasonal and/or holiday oriented. I suspect that the least used ones
    At the moment there are Superchargers functioning where the connections are not, so places such as Ballacolla, Ireland are probably mostly empty.
    The four Jordanian ones support a pretty small fleet with close to zero tourist travel inbound from Tesla (not zero though, I have driven to Amman from abroad myself, so it can and is done, just very infrequently, even more infrequently by Tesla). Possibly they should not count since they are privately owned.
     
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    Any known reason why TM won't share info on the least used SC sector? Doing so might actually spur usage from curiosity.
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    The least used Supercharger is probably a mistake, so they really are not anxious to draw attention to it.
     
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    Or maybe it was crucial initially, like Lusk but now is just part of a regional network. An actual mistake would be a surprise since TM would have put in a temporary SC on skids (like Aurora) if they had doubts about a location.
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    Lusk WY does seem like a good candidate.

    While it is true that Blanding UT and Farmington NM are less important now than they were when they were installed as part of the first coast-to-coast route, they do provide access to more than a half dozen national parks and monuments, Monument Valley, and Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. Depending on where one is coming from.

    I've been wondering how much Lima MT gets used. I-15 traffic from the south could go directly to West Yellowstone MT and traffic on I-90 could enter Yellowstone NP directly from the north. Neither route seems to really need Lima for Yellowstone access so the question then becomes how much that stretch of I-15 is used to get from I-90 to I-84 and vice versa.
     
  16. MitchMitch

    MitchMitch Lurker In Chief

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    On a semi-relevant note, the Lusk Supercharger looks to be dead center on the total eclipse path coming August 21st, 2017. :)

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    (Stole the graphic from @bonnie's Off Topic Thread: Total Solar Eclipse - Aug 21, 2017 )
     
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    I've been thinking the same thing.
     
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    Looks like the Kuttawa, KY SC is dead center on the eclipse path too.
     
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    I was only Tesla in Primm NV, the last 4 times I've been there in 5 months.

    Though that was quite odd given it is a huge travel hub for ice vehicles doing stops.
     
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  20. BerTX

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    I'm always surprised and delighted when I see another Tesla at a Supercharger. That is the norm, for there to be nobody else there, outside of California.
     
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