Tesla Supercharger Count Hits 81 in US


Screen Grab of Tesla Supercharger Stations in US

Screen Grab of Tesla Supercharger Stations in US – From Tesla Motors Official Website

As you likely already know, a Tesla “Supercharger” allows Supercharger-enabled Tesla vehicles to charge quickly and for free. During the 20-30 minutes of charging time, Tesla Model S owners can recharge the vehicle as well as themselves, grab something to eat, then head back to driving to the next supercharger or until they reach their destination.

As shown in the above image, Tesla vehicles with supercharging capabilities currently have East (mostly) and West (completely) coast covered for traveling via Superchargers. Coast-to-Coast traveling via major interstates are completely covered too, provided you follow the route with the Superchargers.  With most Superchargers right off or very close to major highways, charging is convenient and less time consuming.

Tesla Supercharger Aurora, Illinois

Recently opened Aurora IL Supercharger located at Two Brothers Brewing Company – Of interest is that this is what’s referred to as a “mobile” Supercharger. Photo by Mike Anthony

Recently, Tesla has opened up several new Superchargers over different areas (Tesla has been busy adding Superchargers near existing units to fill in some holes) across the USA, driving the count to up to 81 Superchargers.  The number is rapidly growing as Tesla pushes for a nationwide Supercharger Network.  By the end of 2015, Tesla vehicles with Supercharging capabilities will be able to travel through the entire USA quickly and for free.

Most Tesla Superchargers are currently charging at 120 kW, but some are already pumping out 135 kW, this upped power allows Tesla owners to charge even more quickly.

And notice that the Aurora, Illinois Supercharger is a “mobile” unit.  These “mobile” units seem to be more common as of late.  Perhaps these “mobile” Superchargers are seen as a way to lower costs for Tesla or to allow the automaker to move the units in the future if needed.

Tesla Superchargers to Cover Travel in Entire US By End of 2015

Tesla Superchargers to Cover Travel in Almost the Entire US By End of 2015

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Its kind of weird how Texas is sort of a little island of its own right now.

“Texas a little island of its own” isn’t weird at all to any of us living in California.


The pace has slowed dramatically since the push to finish the cross-country link. From opening supercharger stations almost every other day, down to about one station a week.

I don’t know if its a logistical issue (cant manufacture any more, or get permits filed faster), or a capital preservation issue (don’t want to spend the money). But something is slowing down the pace.

You have to wonder… there are quite a few super chargers left to be put up this year. Europe hasn’t even started yet this year.

Something seems to be wrong. I just wonder what…

Now that Elon’s spring break route is covered, maybe Tesla is backing off the pace of installations.

They also may have been waiting for the switch to 135 kW SuperChargers before installing more of the “old” 120 kW units.


They could just be waiting for winter to finally go away. Doing the cross country route in the thick of winter was good PR, but beyond that it makes sense to get it done as cheap as possible.

Now that the gigafactory buzz is pushing Tesla hype further, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re getting sweeter offers from small businesses wanting superchargers on their property.

How many quick swap battery replacement stations are there now?

Is there an interactive map to illustrate their location and dates when they will open?

I think there was an article here recently talking about one opening in SF and LA soon.



Rhetorical troll is rhetorical.

Battery swap. How boring. Keep those Superchargers coming!


Battery swap, who cares, just keep the carb credits rolling in.

Cheryl, you crack me up!
When the image above is on the front page of the USA Today at the end of next year all of your Subtle Tesla Trolling (STT Syndrome) will be for naught. Every American will know that e-mobility is here and the future 🙂

Battery swap stations are not definite. They will open one and see how it does. But superchargers are the focal means of powering the car. Elon knows in his head that battery swap stations will not have a nationwide rollout.

Who cares about battery swaps we don’t need them now, we need more SC. CherylG you forgot to mention the “mandatory $600 warranty that you mention every single day”

I second the comment about “slowing down” not “rapidly expanding” the Supercharger network. In the last 3-4 weeks only 3 stations have been added.

Perhaps because the weather in the Midwest has been so horrible, but it is going to be pretty difficult to complete the roll out shown on the Tesla website for “end of 2014” at the current rate of expansion.

I’m not sure why you say that. It isn’t like the stations are built in sequential order. There are several being built at once. It is possible for a dozen to come online on the same day.

Well… they have been working on the same stations for quite some while now.
Since they Tesla-fans are fast at getting the information it’s easy enough to see when there are no new permits getting approved and no new super chargers starting construction.
The opened 24 in the record month of January when it seemed like superchargers were poping up all the time. They need to add more than that on average per month to finish the chargers they have promised.

Maybe we will see 50 chargers a month sometime during the summer but it will take a lot of hard work to get there.

And with the lack of demand in Germany you would think that they would speed up the process of installing super chargers there to maybe help boosting the demand.

Only time will tell but something seems fishy… and they will hardly keep the time table set up for 2014.

It took way longer to have petrol station up and going, so they can have more time to complete their objective. On the other hand, until they are omnipresent everywhere, it would be good to have a Rex option on the Model E.

I bought my S with very low expectations of the SuperCharger network actually happening. I was very pleasantly surprised. Based on past performance and promise fullfillment, the current lull bothers me not at all.

I am surprised they do not have one as yet in San Diego given the number of Tesla visitors from L A

San Diego is a destination (end point). The superchargers are a way to get you to your end point. There is one roughly 1/2 way between SD and LA.

Perhaps the lead is buried here. The “mobile” station looks more to be a self contained unit that, in theory, needs a lot less installation. I would not be surprised if the SCs in less traveled areas (cross country connectors and such) will be this kind of unit. They still need a power connection but it looks like a lot less overall cost to install.

Good progress, but the use of the 200 mile circles tends to obscure some glaring holes, even at the end of 2015.

For example, although the Texas triangle and highways to the west are well covered, one cannot travel east via Supercharger from Dallas to Little Rock on I-30 or Lousiana on I-20. These highways are the only practical routes to the east and north east, and they carry more traffic than 287 and I-20 to the west (any potential Giga factory traffic excepted, of course!).

Perhaps a noble goal post-2015 would be to provide Supercharger coverage on all interstates by infilling the gaps.