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Where are the supercharger dots in Florida?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by aviators99, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    I agree, but think the key here is the word eventually. :biggrin:

    If you start at the Miami (labeled on the map) and place Supercharger stations spaced roughly 170-200 miles away on major highways you get what you see on the map. I believe we've already agreed that the so-called Port Charlotte location isn't ideally placed for either of us. So in summary, if the state is eventually saturated with Supercharger locations it shouldn't matter where you live. However, for the initial roll out of just a handful of stations, it will definately matter where the starting point was located to pace off those initial locations. My guess is that for these initial locations rather than placing them between major cities, they started at a major city (Miami), they paced off a little less than 200 miles, and found the nearest city and placed them there.

    Larry
     
  2. aviators99

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    Right, but my point is that Miami is only useful as a location for people who are going to the Keys. Wouldn't it be more useful to start with one that is useful for people going to Miami?
     
  3. Larry Chanin

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    Yes, I don't think we are in disagreement. Initially when Superchargers are few and far between, it would make more sense for Tesla to find suitable locations, with the necessary amenities, placed between destination cities. Nevertheless, their Florida map demonstrates just the opposite. They apparently started with a location at a major city, Miami, and it appears that for the most part they have chosen to place them at other major cities.

    I think it is clear that this map was hurriedly thrown together for the Supercharger unveiling.

    We have a number of club members that have professional credentials or own businesses that can assist Tesla in the detailed planning and implementation of this Supercharger network. Perhaps it is time to form a Supercharger commitee to develop some concrete ideas for Tesla's consideration.

    Larry
     
  4. aviators99

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    I'm all for that, as long as we know we have an audience. In the next couple of weeks I'll make a point of bringing this up to people at TM. I imagine GB will be at Lincoln Road on Thursday, and I'll bring it up during my weekly call with my OE contact. (Is that enough two-letter acronyms?)
     
  5. jerry33

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    I believe the correct phrase is "Are those enough TLAs".
     
  6. aviators99

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    Yes, I'm familiar. But I decided against it because they aren't true TLAs, in the normal usage!
     
  7. aviators99

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    I was assured by my OE contact that if we put together some sort of letter, it will get passed along to the right people. The sooner the better.
     
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    Any Supercharger stations planed for Florida ?

    debating the $2 supercharger option .. anyone know if there are plans for Supercharger stations in florida ? when ?
     
  9. Rodolfo Paiz

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    Not sure if that dot on Florida's east coast is West Palm Beach or Vero Beach, but I'll be thrilled when that specific Supercharger is up and running. That one, and Naples.
     
  10. kvietor

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    My money's on Vero Beach, then Naples.
     
  11. TampaLiam

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    Klaus! That's not your first time saying that. Do you have inside info? Or just a guess? ;)
     
  12. Rodolfo Paiz

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    Do tell. :biggrin:

    Although I'd guess the same thing, simply because I believe the traffic count is higher along the East Coast than it is through Naples. On the other hand, they appear to be working regionally so those two might get built in parallel and be ready at roughly the same times.
     
  13. TampaLiam

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    At the same time, Tampa is Tesla heavy, and we can't get to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Key Largo without a supercharger on this side of Alligator Alley.
     
  14. NigelM

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    1. Ft Meyers - The mall off 75. This one is documented, just Google Ft. Meyers Tesla Supercharger.
    2. Port St. Lucie - This one was on their website. http://cityofpsl.com/city-council/news-stories/2013/tesla-motors-to-open-supercharging-station-in-psl.html

    Speculation:
    The first Northeast Florida looks like Daytona, which would make sense for I4 and I95 traffic. If you see the cape canaveral bump, Melbourne would be south of that, daytona is about where that dot is. Its a great choice for the I4 crowd and the 95 crowd. Plus, show it off to the nascar fans!
     
  16. Larry Chanin

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    SPECULATION:
     
  17. NigelM

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    Oooo, like it Larry! You know i've been looking for a while at the best route to Key West....
     
  18. Madartist

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    Nice map, Larry. I'm surprised by the absence of a "dot" in Orlando. It is obviously a destination for a lot of visitors. Any insights?
     
  19. Soflason

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    Great map Larry, been trying to figure this out on Tesla's Supercharger page:
    Supercharger | Tesla Motors

    But, your rendering helps to clarify...
     

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