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Road trip from McAllen to Plano, TX

I have returned from a 1,263 mile round trip from deep South Texas (McAllen) to North Texas (Plano) and wanted to recap a few highlights. I was in my 2021 Model 3 Standard Range Plus.

THe SR+ has a 90% charge of 230 miles. At 75 mph from McAllen to Three Rivers Supercharger (163) miles it can get a bit low battery. The key is to change the trip charge to 100% at the McAllen Supercharger (254 miles) and that got to Three Rivers just fine. FYI there is a dog park there which is a nice outdoor picnic table area. Amenities are average: McDonalds, Subway, Love's Truck Stop.

I then managed to go to all the chargers up I -37 North and I-35 W North to Fort Worth:
San Marcos Outlet Mall
Austin Domain Mall
Waco Collin Street Bakery
Alvarado Shell Station
Fort Worth Downtown

Then over to Plano where the Supercharger is like at Austin Domain - in a parking garage in an upscale shopping area. Not so easy to find but once you are there, it is an easy walk around. Interestingly, there are only 2 Superchargers for North Dallas and Plano so it was always nearly full even on weekday mornings.

Heading back, charging stops at
San Marcos
Three Rivers
Kingsville - near a new Starbucks, Holiday Inn Express, IHOP

If you like to shop, San Marcos, Austin Domain and Plano/Shops at Legacy are good charging stations.

Some notable restaurants - the farther north you go, the more things have opened up after Covid.

Susie's Taco's - Edinburg

12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse - Dallas

Texas Live! Arlington (think of a Las Vegas Sports Book, right next to new Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers)

Cigar Man

Intriguing Human
Jul 23, 2020
McAllen, Texas
Don’t know why I didn’t see this earlier. I too live in McAllen, driving a blue MY.

Just curious - why did you swing over to Kingsville on the way back? I agree, though - it’s a nice place. On the way to Houston, I stop there and by the time I get back to the car with something from Starbucks, I have more than enough charge to get it Victoria.

Did you know there is a Tesla RGV Facebook page? They had a get together at HEB Park recently and another I. Brownsville when the Service Center was opening.

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