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    Suggested Tesla Supercharger locations in Texas

    I thought this was a good idea for a thread that Larry started over in the Florida section. Maybe Tesla will see this.

    I think Tesla needs to put 3 or 4 Superchargers in the state to start. One should be in Columbus, TX for travel between Houston and San Antonio. People traveling from Austin to Houston and back might be able to use it too. One between Dallas, Houston and Austin would work as well.

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    Centerville would be ideal, but I don't see it happening. You also need one out west of Ft. Worth, like at Abilene.

    Lets take Milage into account:
    144.53 from Abilene to Midland
    183 from Dallas to Abilene

    118 from Centerville to Dallas
    112 from Centerville to Houston

    72 from Colombus to Houston
    122 from Colombus to San Antonio

    I think that this would cover most of Texas. You'd need 2 more if you were wanting to go to El Paso and 1 more to go to Lubbock.
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    Yes, midpoints + on interstates, think triangles. Houston/Dallas/San Antonio (with part way from Austin to Dallas as that leg's midpoint) - this is easily the primo triangle. Dallas/San Antonio/El Paso would require 3+ on the long legs, Dallas/Amarillo/Midland (which captures Wichita Falls, Lubbock, and Abilene), then kind of a diamond to the border that takes in Laredo/Brownsville/Corpus/San Antonio. But 3 chargers, one on each leg of the primo triangle, would be a great start.

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    I added my $0.02 in the Map:
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    What about the Dallas to Austin then San Antonio run? Was thinking Temple, TX might work. 70 miles from Austin and 120 miles or so to Dallas.

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    How about one in East Texas, say either Longview or Tyler?

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    I think the map was for people to add their suggested locations, and amend to others. Temple would make another good stop. I was trying to cover as much of the state as possible while using as few charging locations as possible. (I was also bored at 2:30 AM.) I was also trying to stray away from having the Superchargers in the major cities as they'd probably have 20KW access at hotels, movie theaters, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Petefish View Post
    I think the map was for people to add their suggested locations, and amend to others. Temple would make another good stop. I was trying to cover as much of the state as possible while using as few charging locations as possible. (I was also bored at 2:30 AM.) I was also trying to stray away from having the Superchargers in the major cities as they'd probably have 20KW access at hotels, movie theaters, etc.

    I was thinking along the lines of "how would people get into or out of Texas" on more of a national level. I figure if Texas has ways to get between it's major cities, then all would be needed would be routes to get to that infrastructure. I agree with having the Superchargers away from major cities is probably better - as long as the city supports EV charging (few & far between right now AFAIK).

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    If the Superchargers are limited to start, I think access for people between the major 4 cities is the place to start. Then they can focus on routes into and out of Texas.

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    Maybe one along the I-10 along the route to New Orleans.
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