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Superchargers in National Parks

Discussion in 'North America' started by Ljefe, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Ljefe

    Ljefe New Member

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    Talk about low-hanging fruit, yet I'm not aware of any Supercharger in any national park nationwide. Why?
    DOI Secretary Sally Jewell would be all over this. With the air quality problems in many national parks, like Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Zion, Yellowstone and others, seems like NPS would really want to promote EV driving to parks. There's plenty of parking lot space for supercharger installation, what gives?
     
  2. TexasEV

    TexasEV Active Member

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    National Parks are destinations, not throughpoints. Destination chargers are perfect for them, in fact there are some ( such as at the hotel in Yosemite). There is no power for superchargers nor the need for such rapid charging.
     
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  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Agreed. Because of the number of visitors and the length of stay (does anyone stay less than two hours, I'd imagine most stay for four hours or more), putting in a lot of destination chargers would make far more sense than putting in Superchargers.
     
  4. Lump

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    just stayed at one of the hotels in Zion (Springdale) that offers Tesla chargers & it was fantastic, actually preferred over a Supercharger since its more convenient.

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  6. kort677

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    as others have noted, SCs are not necessary in the parks, some generic L2 chargers would go a long way to promoting EVs in general.
     

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