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I-20 is a key route to/from ATL for South Carolina.
Augusta is an appropriate Inter-state stopping point for traveling.
I travel it several times each year from Charleston. Best alternative when charging on this drive for me is the Heritage RV park near Augusta. That is what I currently use when I travel in the Roadster.
Last edited by driver_EV; 10-07-2012 at 06:45 AM.
Anyway, there are free 70amp J1772's at Rabobanks at the following locations along 101 which can be found on Recargo:
- Salinas Rabobank Salinas - Salinas, CA - Recargo
- Atascadero Rabobank - Atascadero, CA - Recargo
- Goleta Rabobank - Goleta, CA - Recargo
- Santa Maria Rabobank - Santa Maria - Santa Maria, CA - Recargo
There are also a couple non-Rabobank 70amp J1772 in San Luis Obispo:
- $.75/hr Marsh St. Parking Structure - San Luis Obispo, CA - Recargo
- $5/hr at LLoyd's office: Marcum, Copp, Barbieri DDS - San Luis Obispo, CA - Recargo
We used the Salinas and Goleta stations on our Model S drive down with no problems.
We stayed at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo so charged for the night on the free 30amp J1772 in the parking lot:
- San Luis Obispo Promenade - San Luis Obispo, CA - Recargo
Lastly, you're far enough north that you should be set after Goleta. We had to continue on to San Diego and once you get south of Goleta you're a bit out of luck for 70amps until Tesla gets the Superchargers turned back on or puts in J1772 or Model S connector stations at their stores or service centers. But there are plenty of 30amp stations to be found. Maybe Tesla can arrange something for you to use a Roadster > S adapter or something.
ChadS made a very nice map of charging stations as well. I've suggested he parse out the 70amp J1772s (right now they are mixed with the 70amp Roadster specific stations) but you can get the info from the descriptions: Tesla Highway - Google Maps
And I've suggested to Recargo that they let us filter on the amps. They have a field for amps, and if we could search on it I suspect us Tesla owners would fill that in for the higher amperage stations pretty quickly.
e-mail from Tesla:
OCTOBER 19TH IS SUPERCHARGING DAY
We've been actively working on our game-changing Supercharger network. Since the unveiling last month, the installation and testing process has been in full swing. We now have some very good news to share.
As of Friday, October 19th, the first six locations will be open and ready to Supercharge your Model S.
There will be a software update sent to your Model S touchscreen just prior to October 19th. You will receive an email in advance explaining the installation procedure. It is necessary that you install this update prior to Supercharging.
We've placed Superchargers in convenient locations near fast food, other restaurants, attractions and shopping to make your Model S charge time convenient and enjoyable.
13000 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630
Folsom Premium Outlets
24505 W Dorris Ave Coalinga, CA 93210
Near Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant
681 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020
Gilroy Premium Outlet, near Sony
2812 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311
Near Country Inn and Suites
5602 Dennis McCarthy Dr., Lebec, CA 93243
Los Angeles, CA
3203 Jack Northrop Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250
Near Hawthorne Municipal Airport
We are very excited to have our first six Supercharger locations up and running. October 19th is just the beginning. We will continue to expand the Supercharger network to give you more and more freedom to take your favorite road trip.
For those of you outside California, we are actively working on Supercharger locations in other parts of North America. We'll keep you up-to-date as we continue to expand the network. If you have any questions about Supercharging, our Model S Ownership team is here for you. Call us at 877-778-3752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let the Supercharging begin!
Interesting that they say an update is needed prior to supercharging. Dadaleus was able to supercharge at the unveiling event last month...
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