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The Seattle Area Needs More Superchargers

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by EarlyAdopter, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

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    Come on Tesla, we're feeling a little unloved up here:

    Plugshare showing Superchargers, same zoom level, centered on Seattle:
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    2 Superchargers.


    And Portland:
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    8 Superchargers.
     
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  2. dss33

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    I wholeheartedly agree, though we are supposed to be getting one somewhere near/in the city. See New SC in Seattle
     
  3. deonb

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    Dude... get a Chademo adapter:

    Chademo Seattle.png
     
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  4. EarlyAdopter

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    I have one. I was one of the earliest vocal people asking for one on here years ago. Turns out it sucks.

    It's big, heavy, burdensome to use. The Chademo stations are typically only single plugs. Heaven forbid someone else be there using it when you show up needing a charge or it's broken, which by the way seems to be the case all the time with the Blink ones. And then you have to deal with 4 different fobs and payment networks, or call in to activate it, which only works about half the time.

    Suggesting Chademo is an adequate stand-in for Superchargers is like suggesting a Motorola DynaTAC is a fine stand-in for an iPhone.
     
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  5. Curt

    Curt Roadster Signature #55

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    Ahem...

    As an Early Adopter, you should know that what we really need is a lot more High Amperage L2, including HPWCs and Roadster HPCs. ;)
     
  6. EarlyAdopter

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    I believe you have me confused for an Innovator.

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    We better hurry up with those Superchargers before Early Majority shows up next year in their Model 3.
     
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  7. goneskiian

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    When you compare it to other West Coast cities I wholeheartedly agree. Pretty pitiful actually.
     
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    From Vancouver BC we recently passed through Salt Lake City on our way to Phoenix. What a treat having a showroom with superchargers AND in the middle of the city! There was some forward thinking. Phoenix has superchargers well outside the city to be practical and we are reliant on finding destination chargers.
     
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  10. BobinBoulder

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    Denver (and Colorado in general) isn't exactly packed with 'em, that's for sure.
     
  11. EarlyAdopter

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    Well, you do have 3x as many in and around Denver as we do Seattle (6 vs. 2):
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    Not saying that's enough and that you couldn't benefit from more, but just noting that for some reason the greater Seattle area has SERIOUSLY lagged behind all other major metros. I'd like to see this addressed.
     
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    #12 EarlyAdopter, Jul 9, 2016
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    And before someone suggests that the orientation of the app matters, here's a landscape view:

    Screenshot_20160709-142405.png Screenshot_20160709-142444.png Screenshot_20160709-142430.png Screenshot_20160709-142336.png
     
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  13. BobinBoulder

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    LOL.... Check your scale on that Colorado map... That's a LOT Of open space between charges in Colorado. I hear ya though. I guess if you think of the use case: "long trip charging" and not "convenience charging" then I guess the spread makes sense.

    The ones in Denver don't make much sense if you ask me. One is at their showroom - which I get, so they can Demo the cars. The other is on the way to the airport - which if you know Denver, is WAY IN THE HELL OUT THERE IN KANSAS. There is literally no reason to be driving out there, unless you are going to the airport. So why that makes sense for a location for a SuperCharger, I have no idea.

    I live in Boulder. We are probably one of the most uptight, green, Pro-EV, tree-hugginest, crunchy, granola cities around AND the home to Elon's Brother's flagship restaurant - The Kitchen - and the closest SuperCharger is almost 40 miles away. :p

    I think they just don't want people using them for anything but long trips.
     
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    the maps posted are the same scale. and for reference, the closest to seattle is 70 miles (to Burlington), the next closest is 90 miles (Centralia) and 110 miles to Ellensburg.
     
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    People need to suggest to tesla for the destination or SC location for the new cowlitz casino in La center.

    That is the perfect site for I5 travel from Seattle.

    Yes I already submit suggestion for both destination and SC to tesla for this location. The more submission the larger the voice.

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  16. goneskiian

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    Looks like they've installed one at the new Bellevue Service Center. Probably not for public use though. :p;)
     

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    any updates on this ? the greater seattle area really needs one for us farm folk from central Wa ;)
     
  18. EarlyAdopter

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    I recommend people fill out Tesla's "Suggest a Supercharger location" form. With enough submissions, maybe Tesla will start moving on WA superchargers again.

    Supercharging
     
  19. jsanford

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    One near Alderwood, one near Southcenter, one at the Walgreens near my house.

    Plus one in Olympia.
     
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  20. bkpman

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    Is this in the works or something?
     

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