TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Supercharger in Richmond, Virginia?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by artsci, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,572
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    Eyeballing the new Supercharger map on the TM web site it appears that Richmond will be the site of one of the new Superchargers added this summer on the Eastern seaboard. Anyone know that for a fact and where it might be?
     
  2. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,183
    Location:
    MD, USA
    Speculation over here.
     
  3. jthompson

    jthompson JThompson

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States
    I think the Virginia Supercharger will be at MM 104 exit. Plenty of places to put it!
     
  4. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,828
    Location:
    NoVA
    Is that based on any direct observation or knowledge, or speculation?
     
  5. jthompson

    jthompson JThompson

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States
    @scaesare: Speculation. In order to serve both those will be going to Raleigh NC/Atlanta (down I-85, where Tesla has planned Supercharger installations to be active by winter 2013) and also those going to VA Beach/Outer Banks area, the Supercharger needs to be on I-95 north of the I-295 junction. The I-95 MM 104 exit has several large truck stops and other infrastructure that would accommodate a Tesla Supercharger station. Just my speculation as a Virginia Tesla owner who is looking forward to the installation!
     
  6. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,828
    Location:
    NoVA
    Gotcha. I agree that an area a bit North of Richmond proper would be useful.

    I keep hoping somebody will have spied actual construction work before I have to head down there in a few weeks...
     
  7. jthompson

    jthompson JThompson

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States
    Well it is supposed to be up and operational by "Fall 2013" (whatever that means!), so one would think they are past the permit stage and into the construction phase!
     
  8. voidptr

    voidptr Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2013
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Apex, NC
    One would think, but nobody's found evidence of it yet. I've got a trip end of next week from Raleigh to Baltimore / southern PA planned, and unfortunately at this point I can't imagine there's going to be a Supercharger to help me out by then.
     
  9. jthompson

    jthompson JThompson

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    618
    Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Share This Page