Tesla Installs Urban Supercharger In The Big Apple

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AUG 14 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 11

Tesla is moving forward with its promise of Urban Supercharger expansion.

Tesla continues to expand its charging network with Superchargers and Destination chargers. Superchargers are meant for long-distance travel, while Destination chargers are free for use at businesses like hotels and restaurants. Prior to the automaker’s addition of its new Urban Superchargers, there wasn’t really an option for those traveling around the city or not able to charge at home. This was especially true for people who live in apartments or condos in major cities like New York.

Not long ago, we reported about Tesla installing a charging station near Chicago, in Skokie, IL. It is comprised of 20 Urban Superchargers. However, when Tesla first announced these chargers, it explained that each one could provide up to 72 kW of dedicated DC charging power (regardless of whether someone is charging in the next spot or not). The Skokie Urban Superchargers are actually cable of delivering 120 kW, which mirrors that of standard Superchargers.

Now, over the course of the last couple of weeks, Tesla has launched several of the Urban Superchargers in New York City. Tesla owners and reservation holders in the Big Apple received information from the automaker alerting them about the additional charging locations. The literature made them aware that it is becoming even more convenient to own a Tesla in New York City, especially if they don’t have charging access at home.

These new Urban Superchargers are in addition to New York City’s already viable Tesla charging network, which includes a variety of Superchargers and Destination chargers. The new chargers will be located in public garages in Midtown East, Chinatown, Williamsburg, Upper West Side, Lower East Side, and Jamaica. The chargers are of the 72 kW variety (as far as we understand) and you can charge at the locations for up to 50 minutes. Keep in mind that parking fees may apply.

Source: Electrek

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11 Comments on "Tesla Installs Urban Supercharger In The Big Apple"

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BoltEV (was SparkEV)

I suspect these will be dominated by locals who can charge for free.

Will

Not really. Locals would take an EV called a Subway in New York

BoltEV (was SparkEV)

You can’t leave it plugged in the whole day due to extra “parking fee”. They will plug in just to get to 100%, maybe an hour while doing some shopping nearby even if they don’t need it and the car tapered to hell.

Will

Trust me I wouldn’t be charging in NYC. It’s $15 per hour to park in the weekdays

SJC

If they can afford a $100,000 car, it is not a concern.

Will

How about the model 3 since it’s a “ mainstream car”

vdiv

Urban superchargers are already deployed across the river at the Newport Centre Mall and Jersey City, as well as 4 in Manhattan and 1 in Brooklyn. Tesla just keeps expanding. Yes, parking is expensive.

SJC

Nice design and much needed.

Bill Howland

WOW! This article is a REAL REVELATION!!!

‘… The literature made them aware that it is becoming even more convenient to own a Tesla in Manhattan, especially if they don’t have charging access at home.
These new Urban Superchargers are in addition to Manhattan’s already viable Tesla charging network, which includes a variety of Superchargers and Destination chargers. The new chargers will be located in public garages in Midtown East, Chinatown, Williamsburg, Upper West Side, Jamaica…..”

I had no idea they moved Jamaica out of Queens.

This is also a coup for Consolidated Edison – their bogus cost comparison between gas and ev’s no doubt ‘convincing’ those on the fence.

https://cars.coned.com/

GSP

What is bogus about Con Ed’s comparison? I did not see any details about their assumptions, just the final result.

Bill Howland

Anyone in NYC can tell you that driving an EV THERE is more expensive than driving an ICE since their REAL electricity rates are under the best circumstances over DOUBLE what they say in the comparison.

If you look at the analogous NATIONAL GRID comparison, the numbers match to the penny, yet National Grid’s rates are much less than half ConEd’s.