Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Other Owners in Wyoming?

pox

Member
Jan 30, 2015
390
233
Riverton, WY
One of the top questions I get is if I'm the only Tesla owner in Wyoming. I'm pretty sure I'm the only Tesla owner for a 100 miles of Riverton. I think there are at least 3 more owners in state. Is there a report from Tesla that list sales per state?
 

ChadS

Last tank of gas: March 2009
Jul 16, 2009
3,381
2,824
Redmond, WA
My wife was in Wyoming a couple of days ago...but we're from Washington.

We were there almost a year ago, too. In a grocery store parking lot in Cheyenne, a woman approached us to tell us how excited she was to see her first Tesla. She knew about them from her brother, who was so excited about Tesla that he made her and some family members visit the Cheyenne Supercharger, because they didn't know where to go to see a car so just looking at vacant chargers was the best they could do.

So, yeah, there might not be a lot of Teslas around. I hope that changes.
 

imherkimer

Member
Supporting Member
Mar 23, 2013
266
812
United States
I live near Sheridan. There are 4 Model S seen regularly around Sheridan, and I hear that another has been ordered.
I know a Model S owner in Casper. I have heard though don't know personally, that there are Model S owners in Cody, Jackson, and Cheyenne.
When I ordered my car in April 2013, I asked the Tesla rep on the phone if my car would be the first in Wyoming. He said, well you'll be in the first 10!
He said he thought the first one went to Cody. Haven't been able to verify that. There were definitely others in the state before mine.
 

pox

Member
Jan 30, 2015
390
233
Riverton, WY
That's about what I was thinking, sounds like all the Wyoming Tesla owners might be able to fix in a one Model X. Most of the posts are people trying to make it across Wyoming with any Super Charger in center.

Imherkimer, how are you charging and I wonder how the owner in Cody is charging, From Riverton to Billing, MT via Cody would be the shortest route. EV trip planner says I can make the 244.0 miles, adding a few more miles of Cody would be nice to play it save.
 

imherkimer

Member
Supporting Member
Mar 23, 2013
266
812
United States
When not charging at home, and in places with no other charging options, I use RV parks.
Have several times used the Fountain of Youth RV park in Thermopolis, because they let us soak in the Hot Springs while charging at no extra cost (Cost to charge $20 + taxes.)
The owner also has a decent hotel in town and will include charge and hot spring soak with overnight stay.
Supercharger is now in Sheridan and Billings and HPWC's are available in Buffalo, Casper, and Gillette hotels.
Not sure about Cody beyond RV parks. Usually have had a good reception at RV parks. It helps to call ahead.
Going from Riverton to Billings, I suspect Thermopolis is a better option for top-up than Cody.
 

EV-lutioin

Active Member
Apr 2, 2016
1,991
2,865
California
So I used to live in Wyoming (for 14 years) and my first thought when I think of that awesome state is: how does the wind affect your range? I see that a super charger has been permitted for Rock Springs, given the headwinds on that road where will the next one need to be located?
 

pox

Member
Jan 30, 2015
390
233
Riverton, WY
So I used to live in Wyoming (for 14 years) and my first thought when I think of that awesome state is: how does the wind affect your range? I see that a super charger has been permitted for Rock Springs, given the headwinds on that road where will the next one need to be located?

A lot if you drive the speed limit! If you drive 80 MPH you might get half of your rated range. If you really want to make it anywhere over 200 miles (like the distance from any wyoming city) you need to drive around 55 MPH to 60 MPH depending on the hills and wind. You get to know the RV Parks really well. I tried like crazy for 2 years to get places to work with Tesla on Destination and/or Supercharger stations. Most didn't wanted to pay the electricity chargers. That's why I'm putting in 80 amp chargers to fill in some gaps that Tesla isn't showing plans to put it. They take a credit card to cover the hosts and my costs. If you know of any locations interested in hosting chargers let me know.
 

pox

Member
Jan 30, 2015
390
233
Riverton, WY
I would like run one in Riverton, we should have around 8 chargers up and running in the area by then. I've got 2 EV's and 3 hybrids at work. Our College said they would let me use there parking lot. I know there are a few Volts around town. Maybe a few people from Jackson Tesla and leaf owners might drive down. I have a charger going in Dubois next week.
 
I am excited to see this Wyoming thread at the top of the list as an active topic.

I am from Toronto Canada and expec to visit Wyoming to photograph an outdoor/adventure event in August. The event is based in Casper but would likely station me miles away from formal EV chargers.

PlugShare shows that I'd be in good shape coming from the north, east or south east. West of Casper looks like a challenge and travelling from the south could be a non-starter.

What is the landscape like for non-formal charge options like RV campgrounds?

Thanks.
 

rhumbliner

Member
Sep 24, 2015
717
900
Las Vegas
Sorry, I didn't mean to be snarky, but to answer your question fully I would just consult PlugShare. But since I don't know all of your particulars I really couldn't give you a comprehensive answer. You asked about RV parks and campgrounds and, yes there are many, and they are all listed on PlugShare.

The only specific advice I can give you is what has already been pointed out in other threads. Watch the winds. They can be fierce here and greatly reduce your range. I use MyRadar NOAA Weather Radar, Forecasts & Storms by Aviation Data Systems, Inc https://appsto.re/us/2Saot.i

Good luck!
 

pox

Member
Jan 30, 2015
390
233
Riverton, WY
Is there any interest in running a National Drive Electric Week event in Wyoming? They have a drawing for all organizers that have registered an event by March 17th to win a Clipper Creek EVSE.

I signed up to host an event today, I'll try and pin down a location and exact time to do a ride and drive event. I think both Wind River Casino and Central Wyoming College would be open hosting the event.
 
I don't know all of your particulars I really couldn't give you a comprehensive answer. You asked about RV parks and campgrounds and, yes there are many, and they are all listed on PlugShare.

Actually, that right there was rather helpful.

I've found relatively few campgrounds listed on PlugShare compared to total number available. That makes sense since it isn't their primary market. So, a PlugShare listing means the campground owner is an EV enthusiast, or an EV owner stopped by. Meanwhile, there are a dozen RV parks down the street that are not listed on PlugShare.

Judging by PlugShare, Wyoming looks sparse in the campground department. I was wondering if there were many other RV parks that just haven't been PlugShare'd. If you are saying all RV parks have been listed, I know not to count on random campgrounds in between.
 

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top