Ahead of Schedule: Tesla Exceeds Goal of Tripling Number of Superchargers in US

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 20

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lies the Next Tesla Supercharger

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lies the Next Tesla Supercharger (via reader Reno)

24 is what Tesla needed to hit its goal.

Celebrate With Cake!!!

Celebrate !!!

25 are operational as of today (you may look at Tesla’s Supercharger map and think that only 23 are open, but one must remember that the sites in both Darien, CT and Milford, CT have separate Supercharger stations for both northbound and southbound traffic).

Tesla Motors announced today with the opening of its latest Supercharge station that it’s goal to “triple the number of Tesla Supercharger stations” by Summer 2013 has been exceeded.

Not only was the goal blown away, but it was done so a couple of days ahead of schedule (Summer doesn’t even end until September 21).

As Shanna Hendrick, Tesla’s Communications Manager, told InsideEVs yesterday:

“We are opening three more Supercharger sites this week: Port Orange, FL; Darien, CT [Editor’s note: 2 separate Supercharging stations are located at this site] and Glenwood Springs, CO.

Those sites opened as promised, making the tripling a done deal.

Back in May, Tesla Released This Graphic Showing It Intended to Install 25 Superchargers by Summer 2013...Goal Achieved

Back in May, Tesla Released This Graphic Showing It Intended to Install 25 Superchargers by Summer 2013…Goal Achieved

Remarkable?  Certainly.

Tesla’s Supercharger rollout will continue in the US until at least the end of 2015.

It’s a monumental task that Tesla has set upon doing (98% of US Model S owners within range of the nearest Supercharger), but we believe in Tesla’s ability to deliver on its vision/dream.

Dream big, we say.  Nothing is impossible.

Check out the graphic below for a full list of all 25 Tesla Supercharger sites operational today:

25 and Counting!!!

25 and Counting!!!

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20 responses to "Ahead of Schedule: Tesla Exceeds Goal of Tripling Number of Superchargers in US"

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

    Adding a node is good.
    Adding a connected node is very good.
    Now we need to see great: nodes that connect two other groups of nodes.

  2. Brian says:

    This is awesome! If they keep this schedule, 100% of my trips could be done in a Model S by Fall 2014, which I now know means December 21st. Except that I can’t afford a Model S. Oh well, maybe the GenIII? I’ll get in line with everyone else on this site.

  3. Nelson says:

    I think once they achieve their goal of Supercharging Stations throughout the country, sales of the Model S will easily double. Tesla Free charging will kill the competition unless they come up with a free charging network themselves.

    NPNS!
    Volt#671

    1. Anderlan says:

      That’s a good point. It’s a huge value add that will make it so competitors will have to significantly undercut them in the coming 200-mile-range/sub-$40k battle.

  4. Qwerty says:

    No, it’s 23 Supercharger stations, not 25 Supercharger stations. Even Tesla says it’s 23, because they count the each of the Connecticut Supercharger stations as one station, not two. In other words, Tesla split the number of Supercharger cords between the northbound and southbound sides of the divided highway because there is no way to cross over. Tesla would have put in the same number of cords had there been a ramp to cross over and only one physical location for all the cords. Evan the spin-master himself, Elon, doesn’t count them as two stations.

    Frankly, I expect more from InsideEVs.com than fanboy spin blogposts that are intended to generate clicks.

    http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger

    1. Qwerty says:

      From http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger on 9/18/2013:

      Coverage
      North America
      Today – 23 stations
      Fall 2013 – Most metropolitan areas
      Winter 2013 – Coast-to-coast travel
      2014 – 80% of the US population and parts of Canada
      2015 – 98% of the US population and parts of Canada
      Europe
      Today – 6 stations

    2. Eric Loveday says:

      It could be argued either way I guess… But the standard method for counting stations (as used by CHAdeMO and even the US government) would be to count each site as its own.

      We’d rather it be referenced in the way most of the rest of the world works in which they count individual charging points. By that measure, Tesla’s count stands at 140 we think…Though admittedly it gets very difficult counting that high…

      http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_locations.html

      1. Qwerty says:

        So you are arguing AGAINST Tesla’s method of counting to prove that Tesla met and exceeded it’s goal of having 24 Supercharger stations operational by the end of summer?! Really? Tesla set the goal. Use Tesla’s method of counting!!!

        I don’t think most people, including Elon, are drinking the same Kool-Aid that you’re drinking!

        Once again, today the Tesla Supercharger webpage states that there are 23 Supercharger stations.

        http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger

        Coverage
        North America
        Today – 23 stations
        Fall 2013 – Most metropolitan areas
        Winter 2013 – Coast-to-coast travel
        2014 – 80% of the US population and parts of Canada
        2015 – 98% of the US population and parts of Canada
        Europe
        Today – 6 stations

  5. pjwood says:

    Tesla also dropped the “Summer 2013” map from its, now popular, rollout graphic. The quirky thing they’re left to explain is what a red dot on the “Fall 2013” map means, when there’s no charger (Ex, Rhode Island). They took the Summer goaled stations, made them red, and carried them to the Fall map. The problem is they, in fact, haven’t finished building them, and grey and red can now mean the same thing.

    I’d hate to plan a trip with Tesla’s map and come up empty, looking for one of these phantom stations.

    1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

      v_supercharger.start_date := v_supercharger.completed_date + v_delay;
      v_supercharger.completed_date := v_supercharger.completed_date + v_delay;
      v_supercharger.start_image_id := Get_Image( v_supercharger.start_date )
      v_supercharger.completed_image_id := Get_Image( v_supercharger.completed_date );
      IF v_supercharger.start_image_id = v_supercharger.completed_image_id THEN
      v_supercharger.start_image_id := NULL;
      END IF;

      1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

        @@ -1 +1 @@
        -v_supercharger.start_date := v_supercharger.completed_date + v_delay;
        \ No newline at end of file
        +v_supercharger.start_date := v_supercharger.start_date + v_delay;
        \ No newline at end of file

        That’s why you test. 😉

        1. Eric Loveday says:

          If only I knew what you were trying to get to display?

  6. Reno says:

    Eric
    Regarding the rainbow picture, you’re welcome 🙂

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      That’s your photo? Is so, we’ll gladly provide credit to you. Tesla shared it w/o credit to the photog, so we assumed it was a Tesla photo.

      1. Reno says:

        I am not concerned about credit. I stopped by Port Orange on Thursday 9/12 to check out the progress and got there just after one of our Florida downpours. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the rainbow! I originally posted it in the TMC forum. Tesla must have picked it up from there.

        1. Jay Cole says:

          Hey Reno,

          Definitely always want to give credit where it is due, (= I’ll add a note.

          …btw, that’s some really nice camera work!

          1. Reno says:

            Thanks 🙂

  7. Bill Howland says:

    Does anyone have any technical details on any of these stations?

    1). Are these 2 car or 4 car ports per Supercharger?

    2). Is each ‘supercharger’ 9 chargers or 12 chargers running on 277 volts? (or 265 if its ConEd).

    1. Reno says:

      At Port Orange there are 6 charge stations supporting one car each.

  8. Sevie says:

    If I understand correctly Tesla is trying to cover 98% of the lower 48 US population, right? Or are they planning all the islands in Hawaii plus Alaska?