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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:41 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:20 am
GRA wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:23 pm
Stoaty wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Looks like Tesla hasn't given up on Bishop Superchargers after all:

https://www.sierrawave.net/telsa-seeks- ... in-bishop/

That's a good location, especially for people heading up to the trailheads at N. Lake/Lake Sabrina/S. Lake (BTDT), although I'd personally prefer something closer to Schat's Bakery. It's definitely a better location than the EA site under construction at the Von's.
Yes with Bishop being such an expansive and large town.

I thought I was sometimes tardy replying to posts, but three months? As it happens, the location on Warren St. is 6/10ths of a mile from Schat's and about the same from the Wilderness permit office (across the street from Schat's), which is going to be a bit far for most people to want to walk during summer (highs '90s-'100s), and may or may not be OK during winter. Von's is the same .6 mile to Schat's and the permit office from the other side, but there are no restaurants in its immediate vicinity.
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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:15 pm

Supercharger Usage In North America Reached Pre-COVID High
https://insideevs.com/news/432538/super ... ovid-high/

I wonder how much is related to those w/vehicles with "free" included Supercharging now taking more advantage if they can no longer charge for cheap/free at work due to lockdown/WFH. For some others, Supercharging might be cheaper than paying residential rates. And, some could never charge at home.

(For me, Electrify America, if I DC FC my Bolt from 0 to ~55% with Pass+ ends up being around 18 cents/kWh (not including Pass+ monthly fee that is being waived now) if my battery isn't too cold. My marginal cost to charge at home is over 30 cents/kWh due to Pacific Gouge & Extort. So, I'm in two of these boats except that I can't use Tesla Superchargers.)

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:44 am

cwerdna wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Supercharger Usage In North America Reached Pre-COVID High
https://insideevs.com/news/432538/super ... ovid-high/

I wonder how much is related to those w/vehicles with "free" included Supercharging now taking more advantage if they can no longer charge for cheap/free at work due to lockdown/WFH. For some others, Supercharging might be cheaper than paying residential rates. And, some could never charge at home...
I think that hypothesis is a bit of a stretch. Those of us with free Supercharging ("FUSC") are an increasingly small proportion of the Tesla fleet.

My guess is that the increased use of Supercharging is a combination of more Teslas on the road and a resumption of travel/road trips as the lockdowns are released, or ignored, in much of the country. Given that air and foreign travel is not a popular option at present, road trips seem to be more popular — my very scenic tourist county is really jumping with visitors at present (and I try to stay away from them).

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:40 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:44 am
My guess is that the increased use of Supercharging is a combination of more Teslas on the road and a resumption of travel/road trips as the lockdowns are released, or ignored, in much of the country. Given that air and foreign travel is not a popular option at present, road trips seem to be more popular — my very scenic tourist county is really jumping with visitors at present (and I try to stay away from them).
This is my impression as well. Nobody wants to fly, particularly if they just spent $40k on a car and can drive it (literally) thousands of miles for free.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:05 am

Why Other Car Companies Don't Use Tesla Superchargers
Tesla says it will give its charging technology to any automaker who wants it. But the fine print makes this a terrible deal, even if it's free.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a3503 ... rchargers/

It appears Tesla’s first Hawaiian Supercharger will be on Larry Ellison’s 3,400-person island
https://electrek.co/2020/12/22/it-appea ... on-island/
LOL! Gotta do a lot of long distance interstate travel. :)

Above piece says: "The 145-square-mile island doesn’t have any traffic lights, only 30ish miles of paved roads and the 3,400 person population lives almost exclusively in the small Lana’i City, pictured below, with the proposed Supercharger location (via Supercharge.info):"

But hey... Leisure Suit Larry has MANY billions of $, so this is no huge expense for him.

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Re: Tesla Supercharger Network

Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:32 am

Select California Tesla Supercharger Stations Are Half Off At Night
https://insideevs.com/news/499091/calif ... off-night/

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