First Tesla Superchargers Open October 19

Mark your calendars, Tesla fans, as Oct. 19 is forthwith declared “Supercharging Day” by Tesla Motors.

That is, says the maverick electric car maker offering free access to its fast chargers for its Model S and future models, it will have six locations operational on that date.

The California-based company made this news available via an e-mail to its owners yesterday, noting its installation and testing process is in full swing.

Tesla’s 440-volt Superchargers are able to replenish an 85-kwh battery in the top-line S in around one hour, or give it an additional 150 miles range in about half an hour.

“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,” the company said.

Supercharger locations present

Present day Superchargers.

Said locations are as follows:

Folsom, Calif.

13000 Folsom Blvd, Folsom, CA 95630

(Folsom Premium Outlets)

Gilroy, Calif.

681 Leavesley Road, Gilroy, CA 95020

(Gilroy Premium Outlet, near Sony)

Tejon Ranch

5602 Dennis McCarthy Dr., Lebec, CA 93243

(Near Yogurtland)

Harris Ranch

24505 W Dorris Ave Coalinga, CA 93210

(Near Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant)

Barstow, Calif.

2812 Lenwood Rd., Barstow, CA 92311

(Near Country Inn and Suites)

Los Angeles, Calif.

3203 Jack Northrop Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

(Near Hawthorne Municipal Airport)

Supercharger 2 yr plan

As you can see, these are all in the home state, but as previously reported, Tesla intends to roll these out centered around actual Model S owners, eventually covering North America.

For owners of Model S and future models outside of California, yesterday Tesla reiterated its intent, saying it is now actively working on plans, and will announce when it has details to share.


  • Mark Z

    When the Supercharger was first announced, Tesla Motors recommended that Supercharging should not exceed 2% of the use of the vehicle. That has changed since they have tested it according to my “Delivery Experience Specialist.” They are Supercharging some of their vehicles daily to determine how it affects the battery.

    Now they feel that Model S can be supercharged much more often, but not everyday. The Supercharger communicates with the car and monitors battery health and temperature to adjust the charge to maximize battery longevity.

    They highly recommend that the SOC limit should be set to not exceed 90% for optimium battery health. The driver can set it to 100% if needed. With Supercharger stations about 150 miles apart, the 90% setting will work great with a 85 kWh model.

  • BigWu

    Great info Mark, been curious about that.

  • Stephen Bieda

    This Tesla free supercharging promo is cool. Somewhat similar to “Sun Country Highway’s World’s Longest/Greenest Highway Project”. SCH has a network of strategically placed chargers coast to coast in Canada of 90 amp stations that are free public access (but to all EV owners with SCH). This will allow folks to travel clear across the world’s 2nd largest country with zero emissions and for for no cost before year end.

  • kitapbigi

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  • premala125

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