2013 Tesla Model S: Supercharger Network Still Growing
May 26, 2014
The list of far-flung places we can drive our 2013 Tesla Model S continues to grow as more Supercharger stations are added. There are 94 in the Continental US at the moment, which is two more than I saw when I checked this map last week and about 40 more than there were this past New Year's Day.
The latest Supercharger addition that affects us is the new one in San Juan Capistrano, the place with the mission, the swallows and former President Nixon's western White House. This one puts San Diego within easy range for a round trip with no top-up required to get back home.
So now we have the entire west coast, from Canada to Mexico. The eastern seaboard is connected from the tip of Florida to points just north of Massachusetts. A coast-to-coast route allows either coast access to Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Las Vegas and points in between. Arizona is well-covered, and sightseeing places like Moab, Zion National Park and Mt. Rushmore are accessible, too. Even the Coke museum in Atlanta is fair game.
The above map depicts Tesla's plan for the end of 2014. A couple more cross-country routes will be added, which will bring several more states along for the ride. The skiers among us can't help noticing the proposed stations up the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada mountains leading to Mammoth. If they get snow next winter, we'll be all set.
And still more Superchargers are in the planning stages for 2015. Tesla is showing no signs of slowing down, and they seem to be hitting their Supercharger milestones.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 22,175 miles