New York City Gets Its First Tesla Supercharger as JFK Airport Gets Electrified – 3 More Superchargers Get Added to Map

Tesla Model s Supercharger

DEC 24 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 16

JFK Supercharger Info

JFK Supercharger Info

New York City has been electrified by Tesla.

48 and Counting

48 and Counting

Tesla’s latest (scratch that – Tesla decided to add 3 more Superchargers to its map in basically the amount of time it took me to write this article) Supercharger to come online is at JFK Airport in Queens, New York.

This site features 4 charging stalls.

The three additional Superchargers that sprung to life as the JFK site went online are:

Detroit Lake, Oregon –  6 Stalls

Ellensburg, Washington –  5 Stalls

Highland Park, Illinois –  4 Stalls

Supercharger Map

Supercharger Map

/hat tip to sven

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16 Comments on "New York City Gets Its First Tesla Supercharger as JFK Airport Gets Electrified – 3 More Superchargers Get Added to Map"

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I don’t know why Tesla insists in counting red dots instead of specific address locations.
In my book if you have a station across the street from another, that’s two stations.
They now have 50 distinct address locations for Supercharging stations.

NPNS!
Volt#671

I totally agree Nelson and I’ve stated it that way before (2 stations not 1 in both Milford and Darien), but others disagree.

The real count is number of stalls, which without actually doing the counting myself, I’ll guess to be at ~300

No, I disagree. I think the relevant metric is number of distinct locations (say, a mile separation at least). That what shows you progress in the supercharger infrastructure’s coverage.

Are you saying, if you drove a Model S and was at a Supercharging station with all stalls being used you would not go to the empty Supercharging station across the street because it’s not a mile away from the station you’re at.

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Volt#671

Coverage vs capacity. The supercharger network is meant to get you to places. With the supercharger being done in an hour capacity is not as much of a concern as for L2 stations.

Damn, the JFK supercharger is in a very, very desolate location. I’d be worried about getting car jacked there. But on the bright side, nobody is going to ICE those Supercharger stalls.

consider it electric gentrification…

Oops. I didn’t realize that they built an “Airport Plaza” food court and gas station at the supercharger location. When I had a Civic GX I occasionally got a CNG fill nearby. It used to be an utterly desolate area.

http://www.airportplazas.com/project-jfk.php

The difference between the current and “Coming soon” map keep getting smaller and smaller.

If they keep at their current pace of 3 Superchargers a week, its still another 12 weeks until all the “coming soon” stations are open. To get all the 2014 stations they need to pick up the pace – maybe in the Spring once it warms up?

2 weeks ago Tesla opened 3 stations in the US (and 5 in Europe).
Last week: 5 in US (1 in Europe).
This week, first day: 3 in US. (Highland Park, Illinois opened end of last week)
At least 23 currently under construction in US alone.
http://www.teslawiki.net/supercharger/
GO TESLA!

I have a hard time understanding how Tesla choose location around NY city. There will be four locations in near east of the city, but there is no location between NY and Philadelphia, Albany. And the last station between NY and Boston is pretty far from Boston. Hope they will fill this gap before opening new stations all around the same place.

It’s just a matter of time. The progress pace so far is just ridiculously fast. Just compare that to what eVgo is doing (not doing) with CHAdeMO stations. Oh, and they only install one per location.

It’s about time New York got a real quick charger. Hopefully this is just the beginning!

Yeah, 400 miles to the nearest supercharger. And the only planned one nearer to me is in Canada.

4 spots? In Queens? I would guess these things would be in constant 24 hour use by drug dealers, if it is in so desolate a spot as claimed (Desolate in Queens?).

I thought Tesla wasn’t putting these things in cities so that the locals didn’t constantly use them..

I think Andrew Cuomo’s electric car push is at least gonna place a few level 2’s on the NY State thruway. I usually use the Southern Tier Expressway when I’m heading anywhere near NYC though.

My bad. I stand corrected. They recently built a food/gas facility in an otherwise desolate area of the airport.

I picked up relatives this evening from JFK airport and swung by the Tesla Supercharger station. They just recently built an “Airport Plaza” with a gas station and food court on a site that had long been an abandoned boarded-up building with a parking lot. These Airport Plazas cater to airport employees looking for a bite to eat, and passengers looking to fill up before returning their rental cars. This supercharger location is at the fringes of the airport about two miles from terminals, and a one mile walk to the long-term parking lots where you can catch a free shuttle bus or free AirTrain monorail to the terminals. Other than the new Airport Plaza, there is nothing there except a cargo facility, some abandoned buildings, and taxiways/hangers.

https://www.facebook.com/JFKTravelPlaza
http://www.airportplazas.com/project-jfk.php
http://www.airportplazas.com/
http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger/jfk

2 weeks ago Tesla opened 3 stations in the US (and 5 in Europe).
Last week: 5 in US (1 in Europe).
This week, first day: 3 in US. (Highland Park, Illinois opened end of last week)

At least 23 currently under construction in US alone.
http://www.teslawiki.net/supercharger/
GO TESLA!