Only One Leg to Go in the Tesla Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Network?

JAN 21 2014 BY MARK HOVIS 16

Tesla Supercharger Map

Tesla Supercharger Map

With the Cheyenne Wyoming Supercharger now open, the ability to travel coast-to-coast is getting closer every day.

One more

One more added in Wyoming

The last real challenge is Barstow, CA to Flagstaff, AZ.

Here's the section with a gap that still needs to be filled

Here’s the section with a gap that still needs to be filled

As InsideEVs previously reported on ten Superchargers to watch, we are now watching only four. Once the Kingman, AZ Supercharger is complete, the journey from coast-to-coast can be labeled as possible, though difficult.

The remaining three chargers currently listed as under construction that we are watching are Hagerstown, MD, Cranberry, PA, and Moab, UT. These superchargers close in some 200-mile gaps in the coast-to-coast route.

Completion of this corridor will mark the first coast-to-coast path in the Tesla “Electric Super Highway.”  By the close of this year, Tesla plans to add a more direct central route as well as a southern leg.

Who will be the first to make this coast-to-coast journey?

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16 Comments on "Only One Leg to Go in the Tesla Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Network?"

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“Who will be the first to make this coast-to-coast journey?”

Gentlemen, turn on your motors…….

People have already driven coast-to-coast but without the benefit of the supercharger network.

It would be interesting with a race to see who can cross the country in the fastest time. Maybe 6-8 cars with up to 3 drivers per car starting at the same time and with different strategies on how to make is the fastest (driving speed vs. charging time etc.).

that would be interesting indeed 🙂
i suspect that the time savings if you drive faster will be eaten upp at the SC due to the increased charge time due to the use of more energy at higer speeds.

Actually no. In principle you want to drive faster (up to a point) because a charge at 120kW is faster in miles per hour than you can drive. The main constraints is the distance between chargers.

Driving slow is only good if you can pass by a supercharger. Because the lower the battery is, the faster you can suck energy. So if you come at 50 % percent full, it will take longer to charge… Just guessing.

I drove the Flagstaff/Kingman/Vegas route this summer (unfortunately in an ICE). That was a beautiful drive.

in the summer? That is freaking HOT.

Last time I drove across the border (between CA and AZ) in July at 2AM, it was 115 degree outside….

In a post to a previous article ( http://insideevs.com/tesla-electrifies-4-more-superchargers-coast-to-coast-free-electric-highway-nears-completion/ ), I continued my speculation that there’s still plenty of time for that white Model X to show up in Detroit.

I used Google Maps to trace a route through Quartzite, AZ and Phoenix on to Flagstaff and then following the SCs open at the time all the way to Detroit. Using that route the longest distance between SCs was between Silverthorne, CO and Lusk, WY at 309 miles. Normally, in good weather I’d say one could attempt that leg and just drive very conservatively but, in the cold of winter all bets are off. Now with Cheyenne open, I want to know where that Model X is?

Cannonball Run…..

MrEnergyCzar

The Gum Ball Rally!

Does anyone know, when these last 3 chargers are setup, will it be easy/safe for a 60kwh Model S to travel cross-country using only the supercharger network? Assume travel speeds of 75-80mph. I don’t want to be in the slow lane!

Who will be the first to drive a Model S BC-2-DC?

Check out that super-route: so many scenic destinations: Grand Canon, Mount Rushmore, etc. … every 150-300 miles a major recognizable landmark can be found on the route. At about three times longer than historic Highway-66, except it covers America east-west and north-south. So many cool things to do no matter what part of the route is traveled: skiing in Whistler, BC to swimming from a beach in Keywest, FL.