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NEXT UP: Supercharger Network in SOUTHEAST

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by purplewalt, Jan 22, 2014.

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  1. N4HHE

    N4HHE Member

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    Nashville to Louisville is about 175 miles (depends a lot on exactly where in each city). I'm not worried about the 80 MPH range. Guess we shouldn't worry about the 60 kWh models. But I do worry that our battery warranty only covers 70% of the new range: 265 * 0.7 = 185. Furthermore my interest is primarily in driving the route in cold weather which saps power even more.

    Perhaps the thing to do is build out the network on 180 mile segments today so as tomorrow fill in between every 90.

    Need a Supercharger in Decatur/Athens Alabama once one is out of the mountains of south Tennessee before climbing to Cullman, Alabama on the way to Birmingham. Decatur/Athens is also just what you need if driving Chattanooga to Memphis.
     
  2. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    I hear that Auburn and Mobile are on the up and coming list... If Tesla puts a Supercharger somewhere near Greenville, AL, then I-85 makes it to the Gulf, and Atlanta becomes the Supercharger Crossroads for the Southeast. On top of that, add Slidell, LA to Mobile and there is a great connection from Defuniak Springs to Baton Rouge on I-10/I-12.
     
  3. atlg8or

    atlg8or 4-Tesla family // S + 3 + FIL S + SIL S

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    Has anyone heard any new updates on Alabama Superchargers? Montgomery is still the only one showing on the TM SC map (listed as 2014 but probably not at this late date...) but Cottonwood and others have noted potential other cities. Birmingham would be a great crossroads location as well but it isn't listed in 2015 either.
     
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    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    A reliable source has let me know that Auburn, Greenville, and Mobile, AL are on the list to finish I-85 to the Gulf and Moble will help fill in the causeway to connect the Texas Island.

    That creates a very nicely spaced set of Supercharger Sites to the Gulf, and when the causeway off of the Texas Island is done, the I-85 route will offer the Texans a good way to veer towards Atlanta and on to the Northeast and vice versa. This looks like excellent planning on Tesla's part to me.

    Atlanta, GA to Mobile, AL - Google Maps
     
  5. Chipper

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    Take heart folks. Remember Chattanooga was not even on the 2014 map and we got one even before Atlanta!!
     
  6. N4HHE

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    Alabama needs Superchargers in Decatur and Birmingham to finish the I-65 route north/south.
     
  7. atlg8or

    atlg8or 4-Tesla family // S + 3 + FIL S + SIL S

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    Thanks Cottonwood. If this is the case then Montgomery would certainly come off the list. Agree with N4HHE also. Hopefully we'll see traction soon.
     
  8. N4HHE

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    I agree that makes much better sense than to put one in Montgomery. It puts Birmingham nominally 134 miles from Greenville. Decatur AL is about 80 miles north of Birmingham so perhaps favor the south I-465 side of Birmingham such as Hoover.

    Greenville, AL is very good for those headed to Panama City.
     
  9. randygts

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    Wondering if someone who travels the southeast can help me out. In April I am planning to drive New Jersey to Nashville to New Orleans and back to New Jersey (through Atlanta). I have a 60 and have driven up and down the east coast with it. I am mostly concerned with two legs of the trip: New Orleans to Greenville SC (267 miles) and Atlanta to Charlotte (245 miles).
    Are there any 60 owners who have made that drive and can suggest where to charge between those points?
     
  10. cgiGuy

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    Check out plugshare.

    There are a couple CHAdeMO chargers if you take 23 north from Atlanta. One is Clayton, GA (105 miles from Atlanta SC) and then one that hopefully will be open soon in Ashville, NC (89 miles from Clayton).

    Then you'd have to drop down a little to catch Charlotte.

    Look for RV parks as a "Plan B."

    As for New Orleans to Greenville, AL, hopefully the Mobile SC will be open within the next month or 2.
     
  11. ChrisC

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    Clarification: you meant Greenville Alabama. For a while, there was supposed to be a Greenville South Carolina (SC!) supercharging site, but that fell through (with lawyers etc.) so it's off the map for now. But down here, you need to specify Greenville AL or Greenville SC, and don't abbreviate supercharger to SC :)

    For Atlanta-Charlotte along I-85, you could plan to spend some time at the Tanger outlets in Commerce GA. They have 30-Amp Level 2 chargers there that are reliable and never ICEd. You could also stop at a Chademo DCFC in Buford GA northeast of the city, 220 miles from the Charlotte superchargers.

    No problemo!
     
  12. cgiGuy

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    He's in a 60.
     
  13. purplewalt

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    The year is flying by, we are nearly at mid-year 2015.
    Texas has (finally) been connected, both to the North on I-35 and the East/Southeast on I-10.

    Looking ahead on the Tesla Motors current and projected maps for 2015, there appear to be dozens of new Supercharge Stations to be permitted, built and opened in the Southeast, Florida, Virginia and Texas.

    The I-20 route alone appears to have six new locations (one location is East of Atlanta).

    No, I don't realistically expect them all to be opened by Dec. 31, but if the majority of them get on-line, what a difference it will have on making trips.
     

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