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The Superchargers are Wide Open

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Missile Toad, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Missile Toad

    Missile Toad Member

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    Thanks to the collaboration of @wk057 @wolfson292 and their availability map, I've sampled the most reliable data streams from 17 Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma sites (weeding out some of the less reliable ones) each hour this past Monday. Although individual sites can get two or three cars (briefly) at a time, the aggregate of all 17 sites show them to not decline below 90% free stalls. Now given, the summer is when there is a 10-15% spike in driving ... but even with a doubling of Tesla's on the road (at least 2 years from now)
    ...even if Tesla stopped building superchargers now, there is plenty of room.
    From the data, the three busiest sites:
    1. Channelview, TX
    2. Slidell, LA
    3. N. Houston, TX
    Its possible that Corsicana should be among these sites... but the data from that site was unreliable.

    Happy Charging! Realtime Supercharger Availability Map
     
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  2. kavyboy

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    #2 kavyboy, Feb 14, 2017
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    North Houston is a service center. When I go to pick up after an appointment, my car is sometimes already outside getting a top-off charge. That location may show more use than just normal owners on trips.
     
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  3. BerTX

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    San Marcos gets quite a bit of traffic, but maybe more on weekends.
     
  4. Missile Toad

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    FYI, the sites that I draw my data from (via @wolfson292 ) are:
    N. Houston
    Channelview*
    Columbus*

    Victoria
    Waco**
    San Marcos
    Lindale
    Shreveport, LA
    Sulphur Springs
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Kingsville*
    Texarkana*
    Denton
    Monroe, LA*
    Cisco
    Ardmore, OK
    Slidell, LA​
    Items with stars have a hotel in view of the SuperCharger. I personally have visited the boldfaced locations.
     
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  5. RichardD

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    This is great information thank you all for putting this together.. I have read so many posts where wk057 is mentioned, I'd like to buy him a beer..
     
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  6. Missile Toad

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    @RichardD buy me a beer, and I'll give it to him. ;)
     
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  7. RichardD

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    @Missile Toad I can do that too.. I hope to be able to attend the next meet up..
     
  8. PLUS EV

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    How is this data gathered? I didn't realize this was available. And why isn't it in our Navs?!?
     
  9. Saghost

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    It's being gathered by some hacked algorithms that look to Tesla servers like one of our Navs. Since late last week, it's been in the Nav screen of any FW 8.0 car for every site within a few hundred miles of where the car presently is.
     
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    I believe it is
     
  11. TexLaw

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    I figured that Waco was up there, and I should've figured that Victoria was. I look forward to availing myself to both in coming months.
     
  12. TexLaw

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    Thank you for pulling that together!
     
  13. SW2Fiddler

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    So... Decepticons?!?
     
  14. Zoner

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    The most I have seen at once in Denton is 3 including mine. It was also the oldest one there. Mine was built in Dec 2016 (a whole 4 months old), and was the oldest car there at the time. The other two still had temp tags, one from Texas, the other had North Carolina temps.
     
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  15. TMC Bubba

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    FWIW, I did see Denton full up once plus a queue waiting. It was a club meeting plus one rather surprised tourist.
     
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    We had a couple in a pickup ask to take a picture of our MX at the Childress SC on April 11. Only the third car they had seen there, and the first time they had their camera with them.
     
  17. TexasEV

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    Once Wichita Falls supercharger is built then Childress will get a lot more traffic. I wonder what's holding it up. I doubt Tesla would have built Childress if they didn't expect Wichita Falls to be built soon.
     
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    Victoria on the way to Port Aransas/Corpus Christi was wide open this weekend both ways. Only saw one other Tesla the whole weekend (spent most of the time in Port Aransas. Saw one more on the road. Many gawkers in Port A - Best comment other than 'IT'S A TESLA!!' (several of those) was 'If you got it, flaunt it' from a bunch of elderly beach goers.
    The Tesla now has a Beach Permit - drives well on the sand. 20170415_161932.jpg

    ps. Use stall 3A in Victoria.. much better KW taper than 1A/1B matching SOC ramp down.
     
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  19. DriverOne

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    Friend reported that last weekend Columbus had a line 3 deep!
     
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    Is it only for the 4WD or both 4WD and RWD?
     

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