Did Tesla Motors blow through "300 Superchargers Worldwide" without any kind of announcement?
IMO they've earned the right to a marketing tweet, at least.
Not sure that's ever been true. At least four CT locations have solar (Milford NB, SB; Darien NB, SB) and some of the original Cali stations have it as well.
Wow! How did you get a photo of some 2500 Model Ss all in one shot! This pic should be in the Model S nature photos thread too...It's all about our little blue marble! We have to save it over time by using the power of sunlight. Tesla is the only car company that gets it. I know it is a very altruistic goal but if we don't seriously start somewhere, and somewhere big like auto transportation and power storage, we slide further down the slippery slope of tipping our blue marble further and further out of balance!
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I drove by Rocklin today. This service center is at an old car dealership with lots of space around it. They are installing a huge amount of solar all on canopies. No doubt the new supercharger will be under at least one these if not more. I did not have time to take photos or to talk to the crew. Someone should fly over with their new christmas drone and post some photos.
Well, it was certainly true at some point. When there were no superchargers, zero of them had solar. Now more than two have solar. Therefore, by the Mean Value Theorem, the number must have passed through two at some point!
Confirmed to me today by a confidential source that there will be supercharger sites both to the north and to the south of Palo Alto CA along the El Camino Real. To my knowledge the exact location are NOT know at the moment but be on the look out if you travel the ECR between San Jose and South City! I find it very interesting that there will be two, kinda in town, rather than out on the open road between major metropolitan areas. Good hunting! They should be up and running in 2015. That's all I know for now!
Update including December 21st, 2014:
2012: 0 + 0 + 2 + 7 = 9
2013: 0 + 2 + 11 + 28 = 41
2014: 32 + 16 + 19 + 29 = 96
Total: 9 + 41 + 96 = 146
2013: 0 + 0 + 6 + 8 = 14
2014: 0 + 10 + 46 + 54 = 110
Total: 14 + 110 = 124
2014: 0 + 3 + 16 + 26 = 45 (Including: 2 in Sydney, Australia)
Global total: 146 + 124 + 45 = 315
2014 total so far: 96 + 110 + 45 = 251
Q1 2014 total: 32 + 0 + 0 = 32
Q2 2014 total: 16 + 10 + 3 = 29
Q3 2014 total: 19 + 46 + 16 = 81
Q4 2014 so far: 29 + 54 + 26 = 109
First half of 2014: 32 + 29 = 61
Second half of 2014 (so far a total of 174 days): 81 + 109 = 190
Remaining days in second half of 2014: 10
190 new live Supercharger stations in 174 days (in second half of 2014), that's even more than 1 new live Supercharger station per day, that's extraordinary!!!
That argument about Chinese electricity never made much sense. China has an incredibly robust manufacturing infrastructure - if anything, high-voltage supply should be easier to find than here.Yeah, just when I was thinking this might be a quiet week on the Supercharger front, WHAM! 7 in China alone, 11 so far this week. Definitely getting it done in China. So much for not being able to find electricity in China (a favorite theme amongst some Tesla bears).
Tesla blew through 300 worldwide without any fanfare. Now if only we can see that level of progress in North America in Q1 2015.