In Georgia, Savannah Airport Authority Approves State’s First Tesla Supercharger Site – East Coast Supercharger Network Nears Completion

DEC 7 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

As noted previously on InsideEVs, Tesla Motors aims to complete its East Coast Supercharger link up within the next few months.

Tesla Gets Supercharger Site Approval at Savannah Airport in Georgia

Tesla Gets Supercharger Site Approval at Savannah Airport in Georgia

That process is currently well underway.  Since first reporting on Tesla’s East Coast goal, the automaker has added only 1 Supercharger, but now comes news that a second site is coming soon.

As Savannah Now reports:

“The Savannah Airport Authority recently approved a request by Tesla Motors Inc., maker of high-end electric cars, to lease six parking spaces in the economy parking deck of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to install and operate an electric vehicle “supercharging” station specifically for its Model S sedan.”

Tesla associate project manager Raza Uddin was apparently at the airport in November to explain how Supercharging works and to answer any questions the airport authority asked.  Uddin stated:

“The concept behind the strategically placed superchargers is to allow Model S owners to travel free between cities along major highways in North America.”

Once the Savannah Supercharger install is complete, Tesla’s East Coast corridor will be only 1 or two Superchargers shy of completion.

We found this bit of info from Savannah Now to be of interest:

“In Savannah, Tesla will have a five-year lease followed by a five-year renewal option. The company will pay the airport $600 a month and will be responsible for its own utility expenses.”

Source: Savannah Now

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6 Comments on "In Georgia, Savannah Airport Authority Approves State’s First Tesla Supercharger Site – East Coast Supercharger Network Nears Completion"

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gigglehertz

I figured Tesla would have trouble finding hosts in that part of the country. There really isn’t very much along I-95 through South Carolina for example that would have 24hr rest rooms, decent food, etc. I’m thinking it would be cool for them to actually buy some properly along a desolate stretch of Interstates like that and put up a Tesla branded rest stop!

I know they committed to Lumberton, NC recently, but I was really disappointed they didn’t choose South of the Boarder for a SuperCharger location. There are signs for it hundred miles in every direction. Would have been great marketing for those that do the north/south I-95 trek.

That I-26/I-95 intersection is an important spot, but as gigglehertz stated, that area is a no man’s zone. This is pretty much the conduit for Charleston vacations. Maybe they can get the 78/I-95 exit near St. George. Or 15/I-95 Santee area also looks like a decent Exit.

Mark H

Though I-26/I-95 is good for true interstate travel, the Lumberton strategy gets I-95 and a major conduit for the Myrtle Beach traffic. This I speak of as part of my personal route out of Charlotte NC which should be home to many Tesla drivers.

MTN Ranger

Since I’m from Raleigh, the Lumberton site is much better for Myrtle beach trips. Amazingly there will be at least 6 super chargers in NC by 2015. I can’t wait for the Model E to arrive.

The Savannah airport is great since it is very close to I-95.

alainl007

Hi there,

More dots?
Check this!!!

http://www.teslawiki.net/supercharger/

Good road with EV.

Nelson

I’ve driven from New Jersey to Florida many times. The main route to do so is Interstate 95 (I95). Having supercharging stations anywhere other than rest stops along that route serves only to aggravate drivers of the Model S who will have to deviate from their main route for a charge. Still I’m very glad to see the count will soon surpass 40 Supercharging Stations.

NPNS!
Volt#671