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 and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Supercharger - Rock Springs, WY

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest Supercharger locations' started by emupilot, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. emupilot

    emupilot Active Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,098
    Location:
    Northern California
    This thread is for discussion of the upcoming supercharger at the White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs, Wyoming. DrivingRockies received confirmation from mall management that it is coming:

     
    • Like x 3
  2. EVCarGUy

    EVCarGUy Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    167
    Location:
    California
    Woot! The march across Wyoming begins.
     
    • Like x 2
  3. PLUS EV

    PLUS EV Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    Messages:
    828
    Location:
    Seattle
    This will "complete" I-80 in a marginal sense. It would be completely traversable in warm weather in an 85+ although you'd have to drive at slow speeds to complete the Cheyenne to Rock Springs stretch. Keep an eye out for permits in Rawlins as that would make the drive much easier.
     
    • Like x 1
  4. BerTX

    BerTX Active Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,785
    Location:
    Texas/Washington
    So is it reasonable to go from Rock Springs directly to Jackson, once this is completed? Looks like it would be.
     
    • Like x 1
  5. johnster007

    johnster007 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Messages:
    80
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've been watching this route for a LONG time. This is excellent news!
     
    • Like x 3
  6. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    5,597
    Location:
    Maine
    177 miles so probably.

    And you could continue on US-191 to West Yellowstone, MT; Butte, MT and Big Timber, MT (concurrent with I-90).
     
    • Like x 2
  7. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    5,597
    Location:
    Maine
    Rock Springs, WY

    Interstates: I-80
    US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): US-191

    I-80:
    From: Salt Lake City, UT -176 miles
    To: Cheyenne, WY - 264 miles
    Diversion: 1 mile
    From: Tooele, UT - 202 miles
    To: Ogallala, NE - 427 miles

    US-191*
    From: Price, UT - 218 miles
    To: Jackson, WY - 177 miles
    Diversion: 32 miles (different route :p)

    To: Billings, MT (US-191, WY-28, US-287, US-26, US-20, WY-120, MT-72, US-310, US-212, I-90) - 376 miles
    To: Sheridan, WY (I-80, US-287, WY-220, WY-257, US-26BYP, I-25, I-90) - 375 miles
    To: Gillette, WY (I-80, US-287, WY-220, WY-257, US-26BYP, I-25, WY-259, WY-387, WY-50) - 351 miles
    To: Lusk, WY (I-80, US-287, WY-220, WY-257, US-26BYP, I-25, US-18) - 334 miles
    To: Loveland, CO (I-80, US-287, I-25) - 291 miles
    To: Silverthorne, CO (I-80, WY-130, WY-230, CO-125, CO-14, US-40, CO-9) - 318 miles
    To: Glenwood Springs, CO (WY-430, CO-10N, CO-318, US-40, CO-57, CO-7, CO-13, I-70) - 228 miles
    To: Santa Fe, NM (I-80, WY-789, CO-13, US-40, CO-27, CO-131, I-70, US-24, US-285, CO-17, US-285, I-25) - 602 miles
    To: Grand Junction, CO (US-191, US-40, CO-64, CO-139, I-70) - 244 miles
    To: Farmington, NM (WY-430, CO-10N, CO-318, US-40, CO-57, CO-7, CO-13, I-70, US-50, US-550, NM-516) - 468 miles
    To: Moab, UT (US-191, US-40, CO-64, CO-139, I-70, US-191) - 323 miles
    To: Nephi, UT (I-80, US-40, US-189, UT-52, I-15)- 244 miles
    To: Tremonton, UT (I-80, I-84) - 211 miles
    To: Pocatello, ID (I-80, US-30, I-15) - 243 miles
    To: Idaho Falls, ID (US-191, US-89, US-26) - 260 miles
    To: Lima, MT (US-191, US-89, US-26, Local, I-15) - 343 miles
    To: Big Timber, MT (US-191, WY-28, US-287, US-26, US-20, WY-120, MT-72, US-310, US-212, MT-421, I-90) - 421 miles

    Lots of holes to fill.
    * This will in fact be the _ninth_ Supercharger on US-191.
     
    • Like x 1
  8. Mkorpal

    Mkorpal Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    341
    Location:
    Denver
    I think there is a fair amount of elevation gain, and it's Wyoming, so expect a 60 mph headwind. So no, Pinedale would likely be needed to make reasonably doable.
     
    • Like x 1
  9. pox

    pox Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2015
    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Riverton, WY
    Sweet! It's going to make my travels to Salt lake so much easier.
     
  10. Barry

    Barry Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2013
    Messages:
    1,034
    Location:
    Colorado
    I'd be careful of close calls (and plot it on evtripplanner). Besides elevation changes, WY is usually windy.
     
    • Like x 1
  11. Galve2000

    Galve2000 Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Messages:
    571
    Location:
    NYC
    I want to eventually do NYC to Yellowstone someday (probably in the spring season) and have been playing around with EVTripplanner. I would like to do this Via I-80 but things get pretty dicey after Cheyenne, WY – a SuperCharger in Rawlins, WY would certainly help. (as would a ChAdeMo in Lander or anywhere along rt-287/ rt-26)

    If I had to do NYC to Yellowstone this spring, I would charge to 100% at Cheyenne, spend 3-4 hours at a KOA in Rawlins, and another 3-4 hours in Lander before continuing onto the park. My intended final destination: old Faithful Snow Lodge.

    but yea, it would be a long day of Level 2 charging and I'd drive myself nuts.
     
  12. KJD

    KJD Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    804
    Location:
    SLC, UT
    There are now a few 80 amp chargers in that area and hopefully a few more by next summer.
    Riverton and Lander Wyoming Breadboards Getting 80amp Chargers
     
  13. Galve2000

    Galve2000 Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2013
    Messages:
    571
    Location:
    NYC
    This is great news!

    I did see the charger you mentioned at Breadboard in Lander on PlugShare (along with that beautiful Model X with the crazy wingspan) unfortunately my Model S only has a single on-board charger and I'm not sure it's worth it to pay $2000 to bump up to 80 Amps. Most of the destination chargers in NYC are 208 V x 40 Amps, and those are the very best ones. As I type this my car is presently charging at 205 V x 24 Amps, or 15 miles per hour. (sucks) so 80 Amps charging capability would have little impact on my daily life -- although it would be useful for my proposed trip to Yellowstone.

    BTW it would be great if the Plugshare info for these chargers could be updated to reflect that it is an 80 Amp J1772 plug, when I 1st came a cross it i assumed it maxed out at 24 Amps, which is why I would prefer a NEMA 14-50 hookup at a KOA.
     
  14. pcrow

    pcrow Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Ashland, MA
    I think it's fairly obvious that Tesla is working to add a number of chargers in this section of I-80, but it's hard for us to find them at this stage. If it's anything like Nebraska, we'll see several come online at about the same time.
     
  15. pox

    pox Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2015
    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Riverton, WY
    That's my new Model X at the Breadboard in Lander and Riverton. Pacific Corp has a good sized grant from the department of energy for adding a lot more charging infrastructure on the interstates in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. I've been talking with them about adding some level 3 to the locations I have leases at. In this order I should be adding Level 2 with options of adding level 3 later in Dubois, Rawlins, Cody, Alpine and Fort Collins. Things are looking good for Thermopolis, Laramie and Casper too. Need some leads on locations interested in hosting chargers in Evanston, Farson and Rocksprings.

    I feel like whenever you wash your car then it rains. I'm starting to put in some high speed charging and Tesla starts to get serious about adding stations in Wyoming, go figure. I waited 3 years of being told they would be installed in a few months before I starting to do it myself. At least I'll have my stations ready for Bolt's other EV's and when the Superchargers are full. More EV's and charging options the better I always say.
     
    • Like x 4
  16. ccutrer

    ccutrer Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    1,070
    Location:
    Saratoga Springs, UT
    I totally agree. I've made several trips from SLC to Boise where the SuperCharger network is already "complete". I can't go the 80mph limit between Tremonton and Twin Falls, and I'd love to be able to make a detour to make some visits halfway between Twin Falls and Boise. Those two stretches are pretty barren for charging. MAYBE you could find an RV park. More charging availability on these corridors would definitely improve flexibility, and reduce anxiety.
     
  17. Piney999

    Piney999 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Messages:
    225
    Location:
    North of Spokane Washington, Earth
    This corridor will make the Denver to SLC run much more manageable. I-70 is just too unreliable in the Winter time. Not that I-80 is too much better, but this will at least give a second option.
     
  18. chargeshare

    chargeshare Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2016
    Messages:
    134
    Location:
    USA
    Anyone have any new information on the status?
     
  19. pox

    pox Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2015
    Messages:
    302
    Location:
    Riverton, WY
    I drove around the Parking lot 2 weekends ago and didn't see any signs of construction.
     
    • Informative x 1
  20. tniner

    tniner Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Littleton
    I seem to remember seeing somewhere 13 weeks is expedited while 26 weeks is standard time from start to finish. I keep watching for other locations on 80. And not sure if could make it from here to Jackson. How much does AC impact range. Don't ranges increase in summer over published range for battery
     

Share This Page