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Trip Planning: St Louis to Louisville, KY

schonert

Member
May 31, 2015
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St Louis, MO
Trying to plan a quick trip to Louisville, KY from West County St Louis. I have a 70D. It seems that both with the car's trip planner as well as EV Trip Planner, it saying I'll have to go thru Effingham and Indianapolis to make it to Louisville. Anyone tried any other alternatives to get there?
 

efusco

Moderator - Model S & X forums
Mar 29, 2009
5,421
666
Nixa, Missouri, United States
Welcome to yet another of the multiple major holes in the Midwest Supercharger network. You can spit from one SC to the next in the NorthEast, California or Europe, but try to drive through the heart of the country and you're just on your own.
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
7,024
1,013
If you had an 85, I'd say that you can use my HPWC here to top off, then head on your way - it's 225 miles from my home to Louisville, which would be cutting it way too close for a 70D - offer's open, PM me for details if you need it.

Plugshare lists a campground in Lynnville, IN that you can use.

Tesla had Mt. Vernon, IL on its list of 2014 SC's but it disappeared. In December, 2014, they told me that they still had Mt. Vernon on their target map but very recently they told me they hadn't made any progress there.
 

schonert

Member
May 31, 2015
43
0
St Louis, MO
Thanks for the info. Yeah, hoping to make the quick trip in an evening. Don't have a dual charger so waiting a few hours at a camp ground isn't ideal either. Mt Vernon would be a perfect Schonert.
 

Rifleman

Now owns 2 Model S's!!!
Nov 29, 2011
991
77
Harrison Ohio
There is one destination charger in Louisville, at the 21c hotel downtown. It will not help you get there, but at least would give you an option to charge once you arrive. Louisville REALLY needs a supercharger.
 

Fred Drake

Member
Aug 16, 2015
39
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Lake Worth, FL
Yep this one is a definite hole. I'm a St. Louis native who now lives in Florida. Plotting a trip to St. Louis or Kansas City would mean a long-cut up up through Ohio then across Indianapolis. The most direct route is Nashville to St. Louis which is about 330 miles, too long to make the hop without relying on a third party EV charger.

I was happy to see that there are expansions planned next year in the southern Illinois region that would alleviate this issue, though!
 

TomServo

Active Member
Apr 10, 2014
1,134
683
Belleville IL
Yep this one is a definite hole. I'm a St. Louis native who now lives in Florida. Plotting a trip to St. Louis or Kansas City would mean a long-cut up up through Ohio then across Indianapolis. The most direct route is Nashville to St. Louis which is about 330 miles, too long to make the hop without relying on a third party EV charger.

I was happy to see that there are expansions planned next year in the southern Illinois region that would alleviate this issue, though!

My son is stationed at Moody AFB Ga and the most direct route is via 64 to Paducah to Nashville to Chattanooga then through Atlanta down to Valdosta Ga. The HOLE between St Louis and Nashville is a show stopper.

I'm holding off buying my CPO Tesla until that hole is plugged. BTW my son returned from the middle east injured and my wife and plan visits about every 6 weeks or so. I can't fool around with slow public or private chargers. I need to be able to get there in 12 hours or so to maximize out time with him as I still work.
 

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