Tesla to Install Superchargers at CBL Malls and We Know Where They’ll Be

JUN 25 2013 BY MARK KANE 10

Model S connected to Supercharger

Model S Connected to Supercharger

CBL & Associates Properties announced the launch of a partnership with Tesla Motors to install Supercharging stations at several CBL Malls across the country.

Initial plans call for the installation of Superchargers at five CBL Malls:

  • Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers, FL
  • The Pavilion at Port Orange in Port Orange, FL
  • Alamance Crossing in Burlington, NC
  • CherryVale Mall in Rockford, IL
  • Imperial Valley in El Centro, CA
Supercharger Locations by Summer 2013

Supercharger Locations by Summer 2013

“CBL is pleased to be one of the first national mall developers to enter into a long-term partnership with Tesla. We are very excited to bring this amenity to our customers and the surrounding community,” said Jim Ward, Vice President of Brand Development for CBL. “We are confident that Tesla owners will appreciate the convenience of charging their vehicles at our well-located shopping centers that serve as the hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment in their communities.”

As we know from previous reports, Superchargers allow Tesla owners to travel for free and can provide around half a charge in about 20 minutes.

By the end of the summer, Tesla will have have roughly 25 Supercharger stations (3 times today’s number) and, by the end of the year, it will be possible to go from coast to coast along the Supercharging network.

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10 Comments on "Tesla to Install Superchargers at CBL Malls and We Know Where They’ll Be"

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I looked at the locations of the malls on Google maps – they’re all located right at an interstate exit. So Tesla owners wont have to drive through suburbia looking for the mall, hop off the interstate, recharge, back on the road.

I just wish all malls had a few standard L2 charging stations.

You could invest in making your home evse portable, I added a nema 14-50 plug to mine and we now charge our Volt and ActiveE when we shop/eat at our local mall thanks to the Tesla store.

The superchargers are not free if you buy the 60 kwh S. In that case it costs 2500$. A doubtful value IMO.

The price to add supercharger capability to a 60kWh Model S is $2000, not $2500.

That money buys you more than just the energy. It buys you the ability to get it rather quickly – up to 120kW to be precise. Contrast this to the standard 10kW charger, or even the dual-chargers (20kW total).

The CHAdeMO upgrade on the Leaf costs about the same, and then you have to pay for the energy once you have it.

$2500 for as long as you own your vehicle, for energy? Compare that to what liquid fuel would cost you for the same class / performance vehicle. 😛

Getting closer to Michigan…

Still no love for Pennsylvania.

Now to get out the slide rule to convert that to my lowly 3.3 charger and get me some of that. I wonder how much the plugs will cost to make a converter?