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Supercharger - Louisville, KY

I was just on teslamotors.com website looking at the superchargers and its shows Louisville opening soon? Anyone have any info on this????

There haven't been any reports of permit activity or construction, but I don't know if people have actively looked. Bear in mind, though, that "Coming Soon" has a very ambiguous meaning to Tesla Motors.
 
There haven't been any reports of permit activity or construction, but I don't know if people have actively looked. Bear in mind, though, that "Coming Soon" has a very ambiguous meaning to Tesla Motors.

Yes, Louisville and Nashville used to be on the "by the end of 2014" map. Clearly it must not yet bet 2015 as these Superchargers are not yet online. Drove the diesel to Nashville and back Friday for a lack of Supercharger.
 
While no location is perfect for everyone, it strikes me that a better SC location might be just over the river in downtown Jeffersonville. It is close to the intersections of 65. 64 and 71. The bridge improvements surely will be completed in the next six month (but don't quote me :) ) and I seem to remember numerous fast food places at the exits off 65. Bottom line - any SC location is better than none.
 
Perhaps an Indiana location would be easier without Kentucky's demand for zoning as a "gas station"?

Appears another is planned for somewhere around Elizabethtown as Nashville is a bit farther than average for SC to SC. The south side of Louisville would be a bit close to Elizabethtown. Jeffersonville/Clarksville would serve north/south I-65 and those traveling east/west on I-64 and I-71 as well or better than most in Louisville proper.

As for road construction, this area has been under perpetual construction for 20 years.
 
Yes, Louisville and Nashville used to be on the "by the end of 2014" map. Clearly it must not yet bet 2015 as these Superchargers are not yet online. Drove the diesel to Nashville and back Friday for a lack of Supercharger.

I checked the map and I don't see any supercharger coming soon in Louisville. Perhaps you all have mistaken the one in Lexington which opened several months ago.

Tesla supercharging station opens in Lexington; first in Kentucky
 
I checked the map and I don't see any supercharger coming soon in Louisville. Perhaps you all have mistaken the one in Lexington which opened several months ago.

Don't confuse today's map with previous maps. The later half of 2014 had both Nashville and Louisville listed as due by the end of 2014. I was holding my breath all year and disappointed to have to drive the ICE for Christmas.
 
Yep...they removed the Louisville "coming soon" icon from the map recently. Disappointing since I have a trip from Cincy to Nashville in July that looks increasingly like I'll have to take the wife's gas-burner.

And this is why few families can get by having only EVs right now. A few more years and it might not be an issue, but we're just not there yet.
 
Disappointing since I have a trip from Cincy to Nashville in July that looks increasingly like I'll have to take the wife's gas-burner.

Can you go to Lexington and make the drive across to Nashville.(235 miles for me, My 85D is 'in production')? I too travel from Northern Ohio to Nashville. I think I could charge in Dayton, FULL charge in Lexington and make it, but I don't have any real life experience with Tesla S 85D yet.
 
I really need this SC online. I have 18 known trips from Nashville to Indy over the next few years for business. KY is such an absolute black hole for EVs.

I believe you are very close to having a direct route already:

Cincinnati Supercharger is days away from opening.

Franklin, TN to Lexington, KY 235 mi
Lexington, KY to Cincinnati, OH 89 mi
Cincinnati, OH to Indianapolis, IN 112 mi

Total 436 mi


OR

Franklin, TN to Lexington, KY 235 mi
Lexington, KY to Indianapolis, IN 190 mi

Total 425 mi

OR

Franklin, TN to Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN 309 miles

Everybody has a couple of routes we would like filled in, and a couple more Superchargers on our personal wish list.
If not 2015, then 2016.

Patience.
 
Just checked the TM Supercharger page a minute ago. The 2015 map shows the completed eastern KY route (Knoxville, London, Lexington, Cincy) and also 2 red dots in western KY - probably Elizabethtown and Louisville. The chances of using ZAPNZIP to Chicago in November are looking better. Maybe some western KY spies can start checking?
 

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