It seems as though Yuma, Arizona is a perfect site to put Arizona's first Tesla Supercharger charging station.
A recent article in the Yuma Sun interviewed city officials who excitedly announced that "The Tesla Supercharger station in Yuma is on the fast track!"
A quick look at Tesla's notoriously out-of-date Supercharger map contradicts that, showing three red dots (complete stations) in other locations for AZ by year's end, and two more (one of which is in Yuma) by 2014. However, in a Tesla blog post dated June 01, 2013, Tesla does indeed mention the Yuma station and only the Yuma station.
The article goes on to mention five other stations in Arizona, quoting Alexis Georgeson of Tesla boasting that "Many of these Arizona Supercharger stations, including Yuma, will support the cross-country route from Los Angeles to New York which will be completed by the end of 2013. " Really?
So, what other stations does she speak of? Well that is not exactly clear. It looks like they are eying three interstate locations on the I-10 corridor (Quartzite, Los Colinas and Avondale) and two on the I-8 route (Gila Bend and Dateland).
As for the station in Yuma, it looks like it will be located at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center. The station will feature four Superchargers and 4 "regular chargers."
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Source: Yuma Sun