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    Model S VIN P01536 Robert.Boston's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddRLockwood View Post
    Nice job on the chart, Robert. I agree, WRJ/Lebanon is a logical place to start. And I also agree with Concord NH & St. Johnsbury.

    Another one to consider would be Rutland, VT (junction of US 4 and US 7) - a lot of tourist traffic on both of these routes.

    Albany/Montreal seems like a stretch at 222 miles. Would be nice to see something half way up I-87 around exit 29 or 30. There's not much for services at those northern exits, but there are rest areas.
    Rutland is a good add -- I don't know the Vermont side of the region as well as the coast.
    The run up I-87 is in New York, so that'd be off-topic! But I agree, something along the way would make sense; trouble is, after Lake George (which is less than 100 miles from Albany), you're driving through the wilderness -- not much to do while you charge! I'll let people who know I-87 suggest locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDoc View Post
    How about if instead of the one planned in Niantic, they put one in New Haven? It's about the same distance to Boston and serves both the Conn Turnpike and Rt 84. It's a bit further to the Cape, but still doable.
    Yep, New Haven would be my pick over Niantic -- the dot on the map seemed further east than New Haven, though. The fact that my daughter is at Yale has nothing ​to do with my preference for that location, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    Yep, New Haven would be my pick over Niantic -- the dot on the map seemed further east than New Haven, though. The fact that my daughter is at Yale has nothing ​to do with my preference for that location, of course.
    I second the notion that either New Haven and/or Hartford would be much more useful than Niantic.
    Oh, and you should talk to the Director of Sustainability at Yale to badger them into installing HPWCs there. Make sure they don't install wimpy 30A units because your daughter will most definitely feel you have overstayed your welcome waiting that long for a charge! Besides, what you're paying for tuition would buy at least 40 HPWCs a year!

    And Concord is at the junction of I-93 and I-89.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcsharp View Post
    I second the notion that either New Haven and/or Hartford would be much more useful than Niantic.
    Oh, and you should talk to the Director of Sustainability at Yale to badger them into installing HPWCs there. Make sure they don't install wimpy 30A units because your daughter will most definitely feel you have overstayed your welcome waiting that long for a charge! Besides, what you're paying for tuition would buy at least 40 HPWCs a year!

    And Concord is at the junction of I-93 and I-89.
    They'll probably ask me to endow the HPWC if I were to ask! Bleh. (Fixed the Concord junction; thanks)

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    George Blankenship said that the next 1,200 (!!!!) locations have already been planned.
    But what is the order...

    The Boston to DC corridor is a priority, time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    George Blankenship said that the next 1,200 (!!!!) locations have already been planned.
    But what is the order...

    The Boston to DC corridor is a priority, time will tell.
    I have a lot of faith in Tesla's ability to look far down line. Still it does not make sense to me that they would look this far. Where people like to travel when they travel more than 200 miles is highly personal. The people who buy and drive the S and the X and beyond will continually evolve in ways that is not completely predictable at this point. Why not use the data of our driving habits which can be collected from the vehicles to drive the supercharger locations beyond the initial skeleton network of superchargers?
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    Robert nicely thought out chart.
    Agree on the St. Johnsbury (junction of I-93 and I-91) except where do you locate it?
    I've just come back from several business trips to the area but
    finding a "decent" place to eat was nearly impossible. In fact if anyone knows one please share it since I have to go back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikevbf View Post
    Why not use the data of our driving habits which can be collected from the vehicles to drive the supercharger locations beyond the initial skeleton network of superchargers?
    Because if the distance where there are no superchargers is long, then we won't be going there because there are no superchargers so no data from those areas will be collected. All the data will show is which superchargers get used the most--not where new ones (other than to reduced SC congestion) should go.
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    At the Natick store opening I buttonholed a couple of the sales people about the New London proposed Supercharger station. I was trying to get them to report back to Tesla that there is an argument for opening it in New Haven instead. Not sure if it had any effect, they didn't seem very receptive to suggestions unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    Because if the distance where there are no superchargers is long, then we won't be going there because there are no superchargers so no data from those areas will be collected. All the data will show is which superchargers get used the most--not where new ones (other than to reduced SC congestion) should go.
    Good point Jerry. However, just because there is not a supercharger on a route does not mean someone will not use some other form of charger. If TM were able to collect data on non super charger charging during long distance travel, then this still might aid in choosing optimum super charger locations. If nothing else, they could monitor these forums for destinations people were having trouble reaching. We could even vote for locations. Based on observations like robert boston's and others in this thread alone, I would say TM still has something to learn about New England before committing to 2nd and 3rd stage deployment of New England Super Charger locations.

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    Gents. Announcement should be imminent. Are any of us in beta yet w NE SC's?

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