Tesla Supercharger Station Count Now at 34 in US

NOV 20 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 31

Tesla's Supercharger Map

Tesla’s Supercharger Map

Approximately one month ago, Tesla Motors celebrated the opening of its 27th Supercharger site in the US.

At 34 and Counting

At 34 and Counting

Now, the tally is at 34.

Usually, Tesla notifies us when it opens a new Supercharger site.  That hasn’t been the case as of late due to some other more pressing issues Tesla had to deal with.

The Superchargers aren’t forgotten though and, as this updated map shows, the East Coast Supercharger highway is now almost complete (the West Coast Supercharger corridor was finished a few weeks ago and then promptly celebrated with a 1,750-mile Tesla road trip).

Going from 27 Superchargers to 34 required the addition of these 7 “new” sites:

  • Quartzsite, Arizona
  • Newark, Delaware
  • Glen Allen, Virgina
  • Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • Corsicana, Texas
  • Columbus, Texas

*Heck…we’ve lost track.  7 “new” sites were added somewhere in the US.  Check the list below to see if you can help us figure it out.

Current Supercharger Sites

Current Supercharger Sites

 

 

 

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31 Comments on "Tesla Supercharger Station Count Now at 34 in US"

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Assaf
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Assaf

could it be Burlington NC?

Nelson
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Nelson

If you count the red dots it’s 31 but if you count the addresses its 36.
Some stations like the two in Milford, CT appear as one dot because one is on
I-95 Northbound and the other on I-95 Southbound.

NPNS!
Volt#671

Francis L
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Francis L

There are much more information on the Tesla forum, and people there are looking for every permit deliver to find out where will be the next supercharger.

After following a bit this hype myself, I can say that Tesla doesn’t really follow the roadmap on their website. Right now, they seems to prioritize the coast to coast connection. The east coast also seems to be important, as Elon Musk stated on Twitter that Tesla will connect Miami to Montréal in a few months.

KenZ
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KenZ

Yeah, that east coast corridor is critical for easterner’s range anxiety, real or perceived. Once that’s finished, it’ll be a real milestone.

Josh
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Port Orange, FL and Corcicana, TX are new to me. Huntsville, TX should be online any day also. That will finish out the Texas triangle giving drivers easy ability to travel between Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

Josh
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Huntsville, TX is now showing on the map and the list as live.

kdawg
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If the map has any bearing.. at all… then they have 20 days to open 42 stations. I don’t see that happening.

Anthony
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I always read it as “end of X”, so end of Fall 2013 would be “most major metro areas”, and end of Winter 2013 (which is March 2014) is coast-to-coast travel (this conflicts with their end-of-the-year statements, and I think they will miss the C2C end of year deadline, but aligns with Musk’s revised goal of taking his kids over spring break).

If they even want to have “most major metro areas” covered by end of fall 2013, then they need to open about 20 stations to cover missing metro areas before December 21 – they’ve got about 20 working days to open 20 stations.

kdawg
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If it’s “end of”, then, according to the map, they have 20 days to open 6 more stations. Then they have till March 19th to open 36 more!

vdiv
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vdiv

Any guesses as to how much building the supercharger network is costing them?

Josh
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They said $250k per location. I am guessing that is low and it actually costs them $300k – $400k. Looking at 150 – 200 stations for the North America coverage they have mapped out, so $50 – $80 million? Call it an even $100 million by the time they are done.

So roughly need to sell 4300 Model S ($93k ASP at 25% margin) to pay for it. Seems like a wise investment.

You can basically repeat that math again for EU and maybe China.

kdawg
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I read typically between $100,000 and $175,000, but could be as high as $300k depending on circumstances.

Brian
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Brian

Except that their premium for supercharger access is $2k/car. To make an even $100 million, that’s 50,000 cars with access (I assume this is a large percentage of those sold). Still not a huge number – they will likely reach that by the end of next year (i.e. before the network is even fully deployed/paid for).

Josh
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That is what they charge on the 60 kWh, and its included for free in the 85 kWh. To clarify my statement, they need to sell and “extra” 4300 Model S to justify the SuperCharger network.

If you say they sell 25k – 30k Model S in NA between 2013 – 2014, would they have sold 4300 less if they didn’t have the network? That sounds about right, it seems like it is a real selling point for people. That would mean the network would pay itself back before it is even complete.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

It’s not free on the 85kWh, it’s priced into it.

kdawg
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Here’s what my Google Map shows for the current stations.

pjwood
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pjwood

L3 is such a tough business model. If Tesla didn’t do their L3 through OR and WA, in stead letting the I5 public network handle the load, captial could have been spent where no L3 exists. He’s got chargers in an already serviced corridor. If you are a private entrepreneur, thinking about investing you stand to get punked by anyone gaining access to the absolute best solution, which is the highway service stations. So, you balk. You could also get elbowed by any of the 8 states, of the recent ZEV MOU, if they start building.

The idea of building the network privately is far cheaper than buiding gas stations, yet the chicken and egg limbo continues.

philba
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philba

I think the Tesla web site is behind. The map more so than the list but even the list is behind. Hunstville appears to be missing (ribbon cutting on Tuesday, supposedly operational now). Vacaville is getting very close. Also, someone forgot to count the European SCs (6 in Norway).

It’s pretty amazing that people tend to focus on the negative. “What a bunch of jerks, they said they’d have X at the end of Y”. However, they have made a stunning amount of progress since the May 2013 SC announcement. They are opening new ones every week. And, they are doing this on their own dime with out a handout from the Feds.

kdawg
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“Also, someone forgot to count the European SCs (6 in Norway).”
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They are on the Europe tab

MTN Ranger
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MTN Ranger

I agree. By the time the Model E comes around in 2017, the network will be firmly established.

Josh
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Agreed. Most people also miss the fact that they 4 – 10 plugs at each station. The number of vehicles they can charge simultaneously at L3 is larger than anyone else’s network. They just have the advantage of not needing them every 25 – 50 miles.

Not to mention they can deliver power twice as fast as any other EVSE. Anyone want to go through the list and calculate how many MWs Tesla can supply at a given moment?

Josh
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Ok, I bit on my own question. Looks like ~10 MW of power output combined from 220 stalls. This was assuming every station was the original 90 kW (per pair) spec. I put the summary in a public Google Sheet if anyone wants to change a specific station that they know is 120 kW.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlspavMBmV9gdHlsbWNNZ2l3WFVNMjNkWVl5bERHUWc&usp=sharing

Nate
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Nate

Nice job Tesla.

Wolfgang
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Wolfgang

Daily updated map, including european superchargers and the ones witch are currently built:
http://www.teslawiki.net/supercharger/

There you have the option to customize circles around every supercharger station, mark additional places (right click) and in the advanced options switch miles/kilometer and change to satellite pictures.
Very well done.

Spec9
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Spec9

They should be able to link up the coasts for fairly cheap. I would think the land in the remain places would be pretty cheap and various places would WANT Tesla chargers as a way to attract a little bit of traffic and attention.

kdawg
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When they do, I wonder who will be the first person to claim to charge their Tesla at every Supercharger station. Would be a fun cross-country trip.

Alex
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Alex

The total of superchargers is currently 35 if you count red dots. It is not 34. There was another one in Texas (Huntsville I believe) that went live these days, which is not yet included into your list.

However if you count listings below the map, there are 37 records. Couple of red spots are shown as if there was one station, but there are indeed two, one on each side of the interstate.

Alex
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Alex

The 34 on Tesla web site is not correct either. Occasionally that number falls behind. (Amazing isn’t it?) The company does such an outstanding job in nearly everything, but can’t timely update the total number on its own website.