Hope this isn't a duplicate. I've searched the forums and found lots of Supercharger discussions, but none with this precise question. Suppose I'm going from Point A to Point B, with Superchargers 1 and 2 between them. Supercharger 1 is closer to A, and Supercharger 2 is closer to B. I start at Point A (home, where I have a HPWC) with a full charge. The distances are such that I could go all the way from A to B, but I'll need a charge to get from Point B (the destination) back to Supercharger 2 on my way back home to A. Since there's no destination charger, I need to stop at at least one Supercharger on the way there. Option 1: I could charge at Supercharger 1, which will charge at a slower rate (since I have a higher charge at that point, and Teslas with higher charges charge relatively slowly at Superchargers). That charge will give me enough to go past 2, to B, back to 2 again, where I can charge up for the trip home. Option 2: I could charge at Supercharger 2, which will charge faster (since my battery will be closer to depleted, and low state-of-charge Tesla batteries charge at a high rate at Superchargers). The Tesla nav system always seems to recommend Option 1 -- charging sooner than later. This makes sense from their perspective because (a) it probably reduces range anxiety, and (b) it likely ends up using less Supercharger electricity, since the next charge always has a nonzero chance of happening at a non-Supercharger outlet. However, if given the choice, I'd prefer Option 2. Time spent charging is lower, though I admit that I'm running the car closer to empty and thus taking a higher risk of stranding myself. (See this comment in How do I arrive faster on a long trip? for similar reasoning.) I believe that an equivalent way of stating this is that I'd always prefer to use as much range of my car as possible, because I'll spend more overall charge time in the low-charge/fast-power state at Superchargers. My question is whether other owners ignore the nav system's recommendations to optimize for charge time rather than peace of mind. Do you? Please discuss (or refer me to the existing discussion if it exists).