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Tesla Supercharger network

Cottonwood

Roadster#433, Model S#S37
Feb 27, 2009
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166
Colorado
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 only is the count at 324 per Supercharger.Info, 200 of those or over 60% have been installed in the last 6 months, and over 120 or over 36% have been installed in the last 3 months!

The install rate since Nov 1 is over 1.5 Supercharger Sites opening per calendar day!!!
 

ggr

Expert in Dunning-Kruger Effect!
Mar 24, 2011
6,983
27,546
San Diego, CA
(LMB spouse)



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.

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! :)

There was a court case in Australia a long time ago now, when they first introduced airplane speed tracking. The police showed the evidence that the car went from point A to point B in 30 seconds, the points were one kilometer apart, therefore the AVERAGE speed of the car was 120 km/h, and the speed limit was 100 km/h. The defense lawyer argued that they had only shown that on AVERAGE he was speeding, but had not shown that at any particular instant he was speeding. The driver initially got off, but of course that was a mockery of both common sense and all the money they'd spent on the speed measurement gear, so the government appealed and won, with an expert witness explaining the Mean Value Theorem to the court. (No double jeopardy rule in Australia, in case anyone wanted to say that he couldn't be convicted once found innocent.)
 

Tyl

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Jun 26, 2013
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Phoenix East Valley
Something to think about! How many Tesla Superchargers will there be up and running when the very first Tesla Model X is delivered? ........When the first Tesla Model 3 is delivered? As of today we are only driving the Tesla Model S. That's it! The network has grown considerably these last two years. I think the Tesla's Supercharger growth over next two years will be amazing as well. Tesla will be filling in areas with superchargers for years to come. Solar canopy's will soon populate the superchargers as well. Battery swap growth will occur if the demand is there. I can't even imagine how many superchargers will be in place when the Model Y pick up truck comes out:confused: or when they are producing a large oversized luxury sedan.

....... this thread has decades more ahead of it and will probably have millions and millions of posts by then:cool:
 

detlefo

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Feb 26, 2013
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Grass Valley, CA
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.
 

Bugeater

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May 11, 2013
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14
Silicon Valley
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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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... ;)
 

airj1012

Active Member
Jun 20, 2013
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Charlotte, NC
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.

I posted some pictures that I saw on Facebook in this thread - Supercharger Under Construction Tesla Rocklin Service Center

- - - Updated - - -

Looks like Tesla update the "End of 2014" on the map to be accurate - http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger
 

Tyl

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Jun 26, 2013
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489
Phoenix East Valley
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!
 

LMB

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Mar 9, 2013
192
3
South Shore Boston
(LMB spouse)

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!

Cute, but the Mean Value Theorem only applies to continuous functions. Perhaps you meant the Friendly Value Theorem?:wink:
 

smartypnz

Supporting Member
Jan 23, 2013
2,081
2,247
Monterey Peninsula
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!

Strange - would be better on I-280. Cost of space (limited) on El Camino Real has got to be prohibitive. Traffic typically horrendous.
 

Bugeater

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May 11, 2013
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Silicon Valley
Given the stated expected locations I wouldn't be surprised to see them go in at the Palo Alto and Sunnyvale service centers. I'll ask my contact at the Palo Alto service center.
 

Benz

Active Member
Nov 15, 2012
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Update including December 21st, 2014:

North America
2012: 0 + 0 + 2 + 7 = 9
2013: 0 + 2 + 11 + 28 = 41
2014: 32 + 16 + 19 + 29 = 96
Total: 9 + 41 + 96 = 146

Europe
2013: 0 + 0 + 6 + 8 = 14
2014: 0 + 10 + 46 + 54 = 110
Total: 14 + 110 = 124

Asia
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!!!

Update including December 27th, 2014:

North America
2012: 0 + 0 + 2 + 7 = 9
2013: 0 + 2 + 11 + 28 = 41
2014: 32 + 16 + 19 + 33 = 100 (including El Centro, CA)
Total: 9 + 41 + 100 = 150

Europe
2013: 0 + 0 + 6 + 8 = 14
2014: 0 + 10 + 46 + 54 = 110
Total: 14 + 110 = 124

Asia Pacific (Currently: China, Japan, Australia)
2014: 0 + 3 + 16 + 32 = 51

Global total: 150 + 124 + 51 = 325

2014 total so far: 100 + 110 + 51 = 261

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: 33 + 54 + 32 = 119

First half of 2014: 32 + 29 = 61
Second half of 2014 (so far a total of 180 days): 81 + 119 = 200

Remaining days in second half of 2014: 4

200 new live Supercharger stations in 180 days (in second half of 2014), that's even more than 1 new live Supercharger station per day, that's extraordinary!!!
 

airj1012

Active Member
Jun 20, 2013
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Charlotte, NC
Update from Tesla Motors via Facebook - "We’ve recently opened Supercharger stations in the US, Canada, Germany, Austria, France and more. To date there are over 315 worldwide."

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techmaven

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Feb 27, 2013
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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.
 

republic

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Sep 23, 2013
144
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District of Columbia
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.
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.
 

AEdennis

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Jul 23, 2013
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As more countries celebrate the end of the year ahead of the US. I wonder what time zone were using to mark the end of the "2014 count"? I vote Pacific as that's where the company is headquartered.
 

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