Please share information specific to each Supercharger location. Imagine what you would want to know when planning a visit to an unfamiliar SC – are facilities as described?, confusing directions using NAV, malfunctioning chargers, nearby businesses, tips to help find the chargers, times when it may be crowded, recurring events nearby, etc. Think of travel review sites like TripAdvisor. Examples:
“The bakery on the corner has free wifi and great cookies.”
“Every Saturday morning there is a Green Market in the plaza.”
“No restrooms available after 8:00 pm”
“I often have to wait for an open stall on the weekends”
I may weed out some of the general information that is already on the official Supercharger pages to reduce bloat. This thread is more about reviews, tips and recommendations – all the extra stuff. Each location is listed as a link to its official page on Teslamotors.com that lists common information such as address, number of stalls and directions.
Feel free to post any tips or reviews about Supercharger locations to this thread and I will update the original post and bump to keep it sticky.
In addition, a “general” section has been added for non-specific Supercharger tips (i.e. etiquette, stall selection when multiple cars are charging, etc.) and I have added links to other threads discussing long routes with information about the Superchargers they encountered and the travels between Superchargers.
Please submit any relevant info that may help other Tesla owners in the comments area. Thank you for your contributions and suggestions.
Thanks goes to:
bcimae setting up the website making this info easier to access here
tes-s for the first review
l.j.noordsij for the first European entry
J.T. for many helpful suggestions and for starting the FAQ thread. This thread will be maintained in a similar manner (I hope).
bcimae has designed a page that combines information from this thread and Supercharge.info.
Nickjhowe has started a Supercharger Wiki that includes the information from this page and allows users to post directly and edit posts.
General Tips and Resources
Supercharger stalls are paired by number. Avoid using the second SC in a pair when another car is already charging or the charge rate will be slower until the first car has completed charging. (pbendo 3/7/14)
-If the Supercharger pods are NOT labeled, then to ensure you get the best possible charging experience use this chart...
If you see a car icon in a particular slot, do NOT use the slots colored red on the same row.
e.g., if there are cars in 1, 3 and 7 then slot 6 is the only one that should guarantee you get a dedicated charger.
-If you are the second person to start charging in an A/B stall we all know you will get a slower charge. However, when the first person leaves your charge level will increase some. I have noticed if you unplug, then replug in after waiting a minute that your charge rate will increase significantly once the mirror car has left.(AIMc 8/8/14)
-If you will be away from your car while charging, leave contact information visible through the windshield so new arrivals can reach you if your car needs to be moved. Please do not use SuperchargerQR (by LithionSD) exclusively since only iPhone users would be able to contact you.
-Make it a point to let nearby businesses know that you are there to charge your Tesla.(PBEndo)
- My two cents, especially for the ladies, is to wear or bring comfortable and weather appropriate shoes. Chances are you will have to walk across a parking lot (or further) to make use of nearby amenities. Sunday I ended up trudging through snow and ice (in a locale ill-equipped to deal with snow and ice) in nice leather boots because I didn't think about this.
I was too busy thinking about which shoes I would need on the vacation itself and trying to pack as little as possible. But it's a road trip with a car, so packing isn't nearly as restrictive as a plane trip. (Note to self: re-learn how to pack.)(PhillyGal 2/25/15)
This video has many great tips about Supercharger traveling.
The Beyond Superchargers page is a great resource started and maintained by Captain_Zap for when Superchargers aren’t available.(pbendo 3/7/14).
First cross country using Superchargers by myfastlady 1/21/14
Coast-to-Coast in a 60 by SamO 2/28/14
Vancouver to Florida by Bugslayer 4/5/14
The Supercharger Trail: Navigating from Coast to Coast by golftoday 5/10/14
US West Coast and Canada by sbeggs 2/10/14
Mexico to Canada by Bob Unger 2/21/14
USA by State
Greenville:2 Greenville exits. Will be the first one if going south and the 2nd one going north on I-65... If going north from Mobile will take 2nd exit and left back over interstate. 1st right on Interstate drive. About 3/8 mile on left in Hampton Inn parking lot. 6 chargers, on empty side of parking lot; well marked. Someone would have to be very dumb to ICE you. Cracker Barrel right across a grassy knoll. Nice looking Oyster House restaurant about a block away with an array of fast food at the entrance to the street. Secure neighborhood. Welcome to Alabama my Tesla friends....(flash29 3/21/15)
Buckeye:On west side of Watson Rd, south of I-10. Right next to Carl's Jr. and there is also a Cracker Barrel in the same parking lot. There are several more places across Watson Rd. When leaving, had to turn south then make U-turn to get back on I-10. (Mireille & Conan 3/22/14)
-Secret Spot: Goodwill across the street......got 2 pair of Brand new Lucky Jeans for $26.00!!! Antique outman for $14.50. Good place to kill an hour! (Search and Rescue 5/10/14)
Casa Grande : Avoid Casa Grande SC during lunch period. Local pickup trucks have taken a liking to our SC spots. Had 4 of 6 spots ICE'd yesterday, and the ICE's parking essentially eliminated another. I squeezed into the last spot.(William9 2/16/15)
Cordes Lakes : The chargers are at a Shell/Subway/Truck station. A large stop area with a little food court (Subway, Pizza and Mexican food). Currently (10-16-2014) the restrooms are under construction so they have port-a-pottys outside. If you walk across the parking lot there is a sit down 50's Diner restaurant that was good for breakfast.(Tom M 12/21/14)
Flagstaff: Freddy's has good burgers (across Beulah Blvd from SC)(Mireille & Conan 2/14/14)
-The supercharger is in the lower parking lot of a nice Courtyard by Marriott. There is a shopping mall across a busy street with restaurants.(jmatson 4/29/14)
Gila Bend:Located in Carl's Jr parking lot. Half of the chargers are pull-in, the other half back-in style. In addition to Carl's Jr (which has wifi) there is also a Taco Bell, McDonalds and a Love's gas station/convenience store. There was one other MS charging when we arrived. (Mireille & Conan 5/27/14)
Holbrook:The supercharger is in a Burger King parking lot about a mile off the interstate. Since Flagstaff and Gallop are in motel parking lots this is a chance to get something to eat. The Burger King staff appreciates Tesla customers.(jmatson 4/29/14)
Kingman: Right off the freeway. In the parking lot of the Carl's Jr. Very easy to find. Charged at a peak of 225mph. Ate at the Calico Restaurant which is about 300 yards down the street. Adequate but not great.(golftoday 4/18/14)
-For east bound traffic, there is a serious uphill climb into town. Since it is a long trip from Barstow watch your range carefully. A gentlemen in a neighboring business said he has seen a number of Teslas arrive on a flatbed.(jmatson 4/29/14)
- 2 Blocks south is a Thai Restaurant with good food...if your not in the mood for Carl's Jr.
Secret Spot: Mattina's Ristorante excellent Italian Food blocks away....dinner only reservations needed (928) 753-7504. (Search and Rescue 5/10/14)
Quartzsite:Literally in the middle of nowhere. The charger are in the rear of the parking lot at the Carls Jr. If you rely on Nav in the Tesla, it will have you drive past, so just turn into Carl's Jr., which possibly has some of AZ's filthiest restrooms. They claim they are going to refurbish them, but that doesn't mean they can't clean them in the interim. There are other fast food choices which appear to be a five minute walk.(Gadfly 2/17/14)
- Behind Carl's Jr restaurant, just off I-10 on the north side. Easy on/off the I-10- watch at the 3 way stop, though, people are not sure about a blinking red light....(huzz1970 2/23/14)
-there is not much available for eating other than fast food, and the navigator mislocates the superchargers across the road from Carls Jr instead of the back of their lot.(sonofomar 12/8/14)
Wickenburg: In the government building/police dept. parking lot. You can go inside to use the bathrooms. Several restaurant options close by but they would not be 24/7 possibilities.
- Nice stop in an interesting town. I recommend Bedoian's Bakery and Bistro two blocks away from the chargers. We had lunch there. The name almost put us off because we thought it was more like a bakery, but they have a full menu and great coffee.(sonofomar 12/8/14)
-Nana's Sandwich Saloon (actual name :-) is located directly across the street from the Superchargers. Incredibly clean and the food is top notch! Besides sandwiches they serve excellent pies, cookies, etc. The Coconut Cream pie tasted better than it looked, and it looked great! Plenty of seating and comfortable, welcoming patio in the back (thegooners 4/28/15)
Yuma:Located next to a series of parks and trails along the river. Don't be shy about walking down to the river parks. Nice walking trails and playgrounds for the kids. Public bathrooms also available in the river walk park area. I usually do a three to five mile walk thru the wetlands trails while charging at Yuma. Great place to get a little walking in. Not much close by for food.(Roamer 4/19/14)
-Excellent Mexican food located .04 miles walk at 1st Street and 4th Ave. Funky looking but really good and really inexpensive. Took me a few minutes to walk to 4th Ave turned left 1/2 block past "Jack in the Box" and it is across from "Yuma Landing" motel. Food comes out quick also.
Charger empty at noon on Tuesday the 30th of September went from 90 rated to 266 in 82 minutes!
Made it to La Jolla with 50 miles to spare driving 70 mph! (SolpowrAZ 10/1/14)
Atascadero: Video approach from Northbound 101:
7 back in stalls and 1 pull in around the corner. Never seen more than 2 other cars there. Nearest restroom is at Dennys, others a short walk away. (wildcatzoo 2/14/14)
-The Cold Stone Creamery has been closed but there are lots of stores around. I recommend the Sylvester's Burger near the city hall greens. Cross the street from the superchargers, turn left, walk about a block. I had their black and blue (cheese) with bacon last weekend, yummy. (portia 2/14/14)
-Do not miss Sylvester's Burgers! Looking forward to Thursday lunch.(inverts, 2/18/14)
- if you head the opposite direction from Sylvesters, there is a mini-mall with a Starbucks, RiteAid, a Vons grocery, Carl's junior and some others.(NKYTA 4/8/14)
-Atascadero has Elephant Thai. MMMMMMM (SamO 4/8/14)
-A few people recommended Sylvesters, which has excellent burgers and is a great place to come with kids, we've been there the last 3 times we stopped to charge there. However today we decided to look around a bit and my wife and I went around the corner on Traffic Way to Fig Good Food. They have amazing locally sourced food and you can get a super meal for $7-$15 there, highly recommended if you aren't in the mood for Burgers. I had the Cuban pork (Keffir lime and Cumin) sandwich, with an excellent side salad.(MrB 5/26/14)
Barstow: Video approach from Northbound I-15:
Busy during LA to Vegas prime time. Next to Chilis, walking distance to Dennys, Arco, and many more things a bit further. (wildcatzoo 2/14/14)
-The Chili's doesn't open until 10:00am but there's a Denny's (always order breakfast even if you feel like eggplant parmigiana and it's on the menu) 500 yards away.(golftoday 3/30/14)
-On Sunday, 4/6/14, arrived from Las Vegas en route to SoCal just after 1:00 p.m. with 99 rated miles. All 4 stalls were occupied, with two cars waiting and another arriving after me. At one point while I was there, 8 cars were either charging or in wait. I added about 40 miles (15 minutes?) as a cushion to get home, and departed after being there nearly two hours. Others had similar wait times. (Lengthy supercharger wait times should be added to the "Total Cost of Ownership" equation!) In addition, the charge cables on the 2 leftmost stalls were problematic in that they had to be removed, re-inserted, pushed, tugged and otherwise jiggled to get a connection (green light) with the cars. The furthest leftmost cable was particularly stubborn. Together with friends who arrived over an hour before us, consensus was that Barstow is seriously underequipped to meet demand. At least two more stalls would be helpful, and the charge cables need to be inspected. On a positive note, my wife was very pleased to find a Starbucks within walking distance of a block or 2.(ev4good 4/10/14)
- It can be tricky to find the first time. Study the map and information here: If lost, try zooming your car’s nav map to see the street details better, or you might try programming the nav to find Chili’s restaurant. The SC is behind Chili’s.(ev4good 4/13/14)
-Barstow seemed to me to be one of the pioneer stations based on a few facts--only 90 kW, very short charging cables and only 4 stations on a busy route. There were two other cars there when I showed up at dinner time. Sometimes it's not obvious which driver you're sharing power with, so it pays to mind your charging rate in kWs and move if necessary. Of the dozen or so other stations I've visited, none seemed so potentially inadequate. Fremont and Hawthorne can have a wait though because of their particular circumstances.(Bighorn 4/12/14)
- On Wednesday morning we were the only ones there. On Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. there was one other model S when we arrived. It left and another model S arrived. We walked to a fast food restaurant and when we returned there were three model S's charging with one stall open. The surrounding businesses were absolutely mobbed with Las Vegas traffic.( jmatson 4/29/14)
- Some of the problems with Barstow are discussed in this thread. In summary, it is often crowded and the chargers are slow and often broken. Rumor is stalls will be added in July (PBEndo 4/19/14)
-***UPDATE***Barstow now has 8 stalls, delivering 135kW each.
Buellton: Video approach from Northbound 101:
In the parking lot of Marriot, bathroom in lobby, restaurant open during day. Walk to adjacent parking lot for McDonalds. Not much else in walking distance. ICEing likely despite plenty of regular parking spots. (wildcatzoo 2/14/14)
-Starbucks in Hotel lobby is a scale down operation, just coffee, but no treats. Hotel lobby has comfortable seating area to check the Tesla app for charge status.(inverts, 2/18/14)
- Just a five minute walk down the street from the Marriott is the Firestone Brewery and Restaurant. Excellent food and brew, and you can watch your Tesla charge on your phone while watching the game at the bar or in the restaurant. I've used that SC a few times, though once I had one malfunctioning and only charging at 30 amps. Had to move over and walk back to the restaurant for more calamari. ;-) (michael@weisfam... 2/18/14)
- Correction on Buellton: The McDonald's next door does NOT know how to work their soda machines, so all sodas will come out over- or under-flavored and/or carbonated.(GettingOldFast 3/21/2014)
-Starting Gate restaurant at the Marriott was decent with a soup/salad bar. And you can patronize the place housing the SC.(golftoday 3/30/14)
- "special spot" is the outdoor fire ring at the rear of the Marriot. Grab a Starbucks in the lobby and lounge around the outdoor fireplace.(Team Search and…4/30/14)
Corning: Video approach from Northbound I-5:
Just off the interstate, near Starbucks, Best Western and various food sources. (NKYTA 2/14/14)
- In the parking lot of a Rabobank. When I was there, the bank was closed. In addition to the Taco Bell, Subway, and Burger King chains, there is an Olive Pit family-owned store nearby.(d_kaufman 2/17/14)
- Back-in stall 3A took 1.5 hours to add 220 miles from 47 to 267 on S85. Restrooms at Chevron station. Cross the street diagonally from Chevron to the Olive Pit. Note: when facing out, if you circle right, around the Rabobank, hoping to turn left back to the freeway, it is forbidden. Better to dogleg left to the north of Rabobank parking lot and turn left at the Best Western sign. Only one other Model S charged, at noon on Thursday this past week when we were there.(sbeggs 5/10/14)
-Three of the Telsa Charging signs have been knocked down. people need to use the rear view camera. I know some people do; when I was there all three cars charging were the same distance from the curb. Or maybe it was Vandals.(dglauz 5/30/14)
Folsom: On a Sunday and Tuesday mornings back in September there were 4 stalls w/ 3 in use on Sunday and only 2 on Tuesday. There are restrooms, fast food, and outlet shops.(hnashif 2/16/14)
-Highly recommend the Larkspur Landing hotel across the street from the SC.(wildcatzoo 10/15/14)
Fremont: Video approach from Northbound 880:
Factory SC is rarely completely full. There is a nice showroom next to it open til 6 with bathroom and coffee. Also Tesla brand items to buy. Owners get a free factory tour but prob should call to schedule. Wifi is weak to SC. "TESLA GUEST" Wifi password is abcd123456 (kwoo4424 2/14/14)
-Enter SC from Kato Rd, go past the waving guard at the TM Guard station to
8 back-in stalls. Unfortunately no food concessions nearby but visit the TESLA store open til 6pm daily. (kwoo4424 3/10/14)
-Two cars present and when I left, all spaces taken; probably tour people (mantin @ix 3/3/14)
-If all chargers are occupied, staff in store will arrange to have a company car moved to accommodate an owner's car. (At least they did for me yesterday)(AmyOo 5/19/14)
-Fremont has expanded to 12 stalls, all with nightlights. (kwoo4424 2/14/15)
Gilroy: Located at the Gilroy Outlets between In-and-Out Burger and the Abercrombie & Fitch store. Public bathrooms are in the food court, where the sign outside is Eric's Deli. Many other restaurant and fast food choices in easy walking distance. Usually a few cars, but fairly busy Friday nights and Sunday Nights. (TeslaTap.com 2/14/14)
- These are older, one of the first SC stations according to Tesla so they might charge a little slower. They plan to be upgraded in the future. There's also restrooms in the Sak's 5th Ave store.(ayamanishi@yahoo 3/12/14)
-In-N-Out and Starbucks are not visible from the superchargers. Walk past the Motel and 76 station, and you'll see them across the street.(TFMethane 4/19/14)
-Additions for the California-Gilroy SC station:
1. Saw just a liitle while aago (10/26/2014) that the number of slots are going to be doubled. There are 8? (I didn't count) new ones right next to the existing slots under construction. Actually, they look ready to go, but still had yellow tape blocking them off.
2. If you walk across the street (W) and down a few blocks (N) past the Gap and Bose outlets, there are two very good places to eat worth mentioning. Ginger Cafe is EXCELLENT mostly Chinese food/little Asian fusion. Dim sum and great lunch specials. Full bar too. Had a fantastic lunch for $12. Right next door is an all you can eat salad bar/soup/light fare place called Fresh Choice. They're all over Northern California. Great for lunch with families. Soup, salad, bakery items, dessert all for $9-14 depending on lunch or dinner. Easy atmosphere to have a little salad and work on your laptop for a while too. (prvnbabu 11/13/14)
Harris Ranch: 7 stalls - One Between the Shell pumps and the Subway Sandwich shop, and the other 6 in the corner of the Harris Ranch restaurant. Bathrooms in both places and are clean. Rarely full. Harris ranch has good food, but expensive. The Subway single Supercharger is 90 kW, others are 120 kW. (TeslaTap.com 2/14/14)
Great Prime Rib dinner. Two cars present on arrival, and they were gone when we left (mantin@ix. 3/3/14)
- Xlnt steak dinner. Better meat than The Palm or Ruth Chris for much less money. And the veggies couldn't have been fresher. Only place I'd have a main meal going from LA to the Bay Area on I-5.(golftoday 3/30/14)
- Some of the problems with Harris Ranch are discussed in this thread. In summary, it is often crowded and often multiple chargers are broken. Rumor is an expansion is planned (PBEndo 4/20/14)
Indio:Supercharger is accessed via the Jackson exit off I-10. It is located in a new shopping mall, the first right hand turn into the mall off Jackson , north of I-10. After turning right, then you will turn left to the superchargers. There are 2 pull-forward charging units next to the equipment fence on the left, then 6 back-in Superchargers to the right.
Number 4A was delivering 275 amps and 373 volts at 301 miles per hour charged. We started with 110 miles and charged almost full to 261. Met an Arizonan from Phoenix, with his black P85+. There was one white Tesla parked but not hooked up, and one Buick ICEing another stall.
In the area (spread out widely) are: Starbucks, IHOP (no Wi-Fi, can’t check charging status), Charli Marrone’s Italian, la Casita Mexican Grill, Panda Express, Subway, and Waba Grill. There may be others that weren’t visible (like McDonalds). The Superchargers are a short stroll from the irresistible Home Depot.(sbeggs 11/13/14)
-Nice stop, ate at the Casita for lunch and IHOP for breakfast on the way home. (sonofomar 12/8/14)
Lone Pine: at the south end of town at the film museum. The town has a number of local shops and restaurants within walking distance. (jmatson 4/11/15)
Los Angeles (Hawthorne): Video approach from Westbound 105:
The Los Angeles superchargers are really in Hawthorne (a different city, and yes, Tesla shows this as Los Angeles). This site has a canopy, which is great when it's hot out. The navigation will guide you from Crenshaw to Rocket Road that does not have access to the Superchargers as the gate is usually locked. Instead from Crenshaw, go past Rocket Road and take the next right at Jack Northrope Ave. Go about 100 yards and make the first right into the back of Space X. Go about a 70 yards and you'll hopefully see the sign to go to the Tesla Design Center/Superchargers. For food, you have to walk back the way you came in. There are a number of restaurants and a Starbucks at the corner of Crenshaw and 120th (an 8 minute walk), along with some shops. There are also some food vending machines if you walk behind Space X towards Rocket Road (2 minute walk). You can often peek into Space X through one of the windows, but no tours are available. Restrooms are in the Tesla Design center during office hours (M-F 9-6?). Otherwise, hike over to the shopping center.(TeslaTap.com 2/16/14)
- Coming out of Jack Northrop Ave making left on Crenshaw towards the 105. Large pothole on right side lane between Jack Northrop and W 120th St heading north. Please be careful and avoid right lane. Destroyed both right front and rear tires and severe damage both my 21 wheels.(brycelisah 4/12/14)
-Was at the Hawthorne, CA supercharger site on 1 Nov 2014, and specifically looked for wheel-destroying potholes in the right lane just after making the left turn from Northrop to Crenshaw, as mentioned in the comment by (brycelisah 4/12/14). No potholes were seen, but I did notice a squarish patch of repaved asphalt at that spot, so it looks like this got fixed (thecloud 11/5/14)
Mojave: In a shopping center with a Stater Brothers grocery store. Stater Brothers has restrooms and is a good place to pick up groceries for your trip. There is not much else at the center or within walking distance. (jmatson 4/11/15)
-I had a quick lunch at the hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant at Mojave. They cooked up a carnitas quesadilla in 10 minutes - inhaled it in 5 and was on my way to Lebec (15 minute stop). Hitting this SC from Barstow cut my Barstow stop to less than 20 minutes, so am glad they added it to the route. What i am interested in trying now that Mojave is open - will go direct Harris Ranch to Mojave and cut Lebec out. Previously HR-Barstow a bit longer than comfortable without a nearly full charge, but that is no longer the case with Mojave.(jjaeger 4/18/15)
Just off interstate, in Best Western parking lot. Food within walking distance. (NKYTA 2/14/14)
I'd recommend the Black Bear Diner nearby. If the weather is crappy, might be better to drop passengers off before charging at the Best Western. The side street is easy to miss, once you turn in, there is a tiny Tesla sign to tell you what driveway to pull into. (ir 2/15/14)
-The Best Western hotel, in whose parking lot the chargers reside, has free WiFi in the lobby, not even a password. Also this is great place to bring a picnic. Just beyond the chargers (behind) is a meadow of sorts. One can sit in the shade of a pine or use the picnic table in the sun. There is a small stream running through, quite pleasant. Bring a blanket or tarp to sit on the ground.(dglauz 5/30/14)
Oxnard: Video approach from Northbound 101:
Supercharger is in the parking lot of a new outdoor mall. It's backed up against the freeway. Follow the Nav system. The mall has a ton of food choices from Five Guys to Yardhouse and most things in between. And lots of shopping, including a Whole Food market.(golftoday 10/7/14)
Oxnard is the hardest supercharger to find thus far. I zoomed my map all the way and I think that caused the charger icon to go missing, off the screen. Ended up inquiring--it's by the H&M in the back. (Bighorn 11/24/14)
-The Whole Foods near the SC is nice and big and has a good sized bakery and prepared food section. Also the Lazy Dog Café is a dog-friendly place so your four-pawed family members can stretch their legs while you eat and recharge.( JeffreyR 6/1/15)
Petaluma:Food tips: the Starbucks inside the target is the closest and has bathrooms. The other Starbucks nearby will require somewhat sketchy walks.(KL 3/22/15)
Rancho Cucamonga: New site, great stop with lots of choices of restaurants and shops including an Apple Store where we got two iPhone 6's(sonofomar 12/8/14)
-At Rancho Cucamonga charging now- really nice setup. In parking lot of a gigantic mall with everything you could want! (goehring9 12/19/14)
Redondo Beach: It's at the front of the two-hotel parking lot (Hilton in front, Marriott in back) near the corner of Hotel Drive and Marine Avenue. The adjacent Hilton property has restrooms, available wifi, a restaurant and a small bar, the latter of which is open until 10pm, so they say. If local, the SC is directly across from the Tomboy's restaurant and the back way/road to Costco. It is almost underneath the elevated terminus of the Metro (light rail) Green Line, as well as almost underneath the 405 freeway overpass.(TaoJones 1/29/15)
Roseville:Located at the Westfield Galleria by a rug store. 7 Stalls. Short walk to the Galleria where there lots of high end shops and a food court. Easy to find with the MS Nav.(NKYTA 6/10/14)
- Also of note there are two large strip centers across the street from the Galleria mall and easily reachable by foot (despite the fact that in California, no one walks anywhere) One strip mall has a Best Buy, Starbucks, restaurants, etc. The other has Whole Foods, Peets, Noodles & Co, West Elm (if you're feeling the need for a $600 table) and so on. 330 miles/hr at today's session... amazing. (byrenz 6/13/14)
San Juan Capistrano:Do not exit at 74 / Ortega Hwy... at least until construction is done. This on / off ramp is a nightmare. You can easily wait 10 minutes in a line of cars trying to get through the first signal. Instead... use Camino Capistrano, and then drive a few blocks north in no traffic. This is probably even more important trying to get back on the 5 hwy.(SoCal Buzz 5/7/14)
-Restaurants within a block or two...
California: Sundried Tomato
Mexican: Ricardo's Place or El Adobe.
Local color: Swallows Bar (live Country/Rock music)
If you've got 30 minutes to spare (yes, you do), check out Los Rios historic district, which is behind the train station, or the San Juan Mission. Both are an easy walk from the charging station. You can also get an ice cream cone next to the movie theater. (ScottM 5/7/14)
- 5 Model S charging at 7:30 Sunday a.m. today - restrooms at Mexican bakery el Campeon across parking lot. Thanks for tip accessing Superchargers via Camino Capistrano and avoiding mess of construction on Ortega Highway. Easy peasy! (sbeggs 6/22/14)
Tejon Ranch (Lebec): Occasionally busy and/or ICEed. Several restaurants in walking distance including all night truck stop (wildcatzoo 2/14/14)
-The Tejon Ranch superchargers are really in Lebec. "Tejon Ranch" and Lebec cover many miles and about 5 freeway exits, which can be confusing. If you enter Tejon Ranch or Lebec in the Nav system, it will not get you to the Supercharger. It's at I5 exit 219, and correctly has a supercharger icon (if using in-car Nav). This site also has a solar canopy.(TeslaTap.com 3/24/14)
- Yogurtland was surprisingly good and a great refresher on a road trip.(golftoday 3/30/14)
Truckee: Video approach from Eastbound 80:
Behind the Safeway shopping mall on the Verizon Wireless end of the strip mall. Safeway sells local Truckee Sourdough bread which is quite good (David15 8/26/14)
Vacaville: In mall parking lot, restrooms a short walk away, not sure if they are open after hours. Wasn't there long enough to search out food. (NKYTA 2/14/14)
-Washrooms (the ones next to the Police office) are locked after hours. Stopped by around 8:00a, they were locked .(ir 2/15/14)
-Food: Dickey's BBQ across the street is great for lunches. There is also an In/Out and Applebee's right there with restrooms. Shopping: The spots are in the lot of a HUGE outlet mall. Tons of shopping available during normal business hours. Access: Rarely see more than 4 slots taken at any one time. Spots are all back in style. Wouldn't feel too cheesy being there late, it's a pretty nice part of town. Be Careful crossing for the street people like to go fast through there.(dbrooks 4/11/14)
- empty Friday at 9 am. Restrooms unfortunately are locked from nighttime until 10 am, making for very uncomfortable attempt at a "pit stop". Although we managed to persuade mall management lady to open one near her office, it was not obvious in that area where a restroom alternative is.(sbeggs 5/4/14)
-the other restaurants mentioned are across the street, closer ones on the same side of the street are Original Mel's diner and Tahoe Joe's steakhouse. We tried Tahoe Joe's, average food at high prices.(wildcatzoo 10/15/14)
Denver (near Airport): Located behind the Hampton Inn. Restaurants: Applebee's, Ted's Montana Grill, Einstein Bagels, UNO Chicago Grill, Urban Sombrero, Anthony's Pizza, Thai Chili, Outback Steakhouse.(sbeggs 6/1/15)
Glenwood Springs:Superchargers are located in between a Courtyard by Marriot and a Residence Inn.(golftoday 4/19/14)
-Marriott Courtyard adjacent to SC is new and clean. Went downtown for dinner at Juicy Lucy's. Had a great steak.(William9 5/18/15)
Grand Junction:Superchargers are at the far end of parking from the mall, so low chances of being ICEd. Nothing particularly exciting around, just run of the mill stores and restaurants. Grand Junction downtown is pleasant to walk through but too far from superchargers to walk to.(hikerockies 3/21/14)
- Restaurants within 300 yards: Outback, Olive Garden, Buffalo Wings, Taco Bell and IHOP(golftoday 4/19/14)
Lone Tree: The Lone Tree supercharger is somewhat unique in that it is located in a major metropolitan area instead of on the road between them. It is also one of the new 'temporary' pre-assembled superchargers where the completed units are unloaded from a truck, attached to power, and it is ready to go (other than a small matter in inspections). But the biggest difference for the Lone Tree supercharger is that it is located in the parking area for the test drive cars for the Park Meadows store and therefore it is wise to call the store so they can insure a stall
is free. (store hours 10 AM -9 PM, phone # see above). Be sure to stop in at the Park Meadows
Tesla store to say hi (lower level, to the left when coming down the escalator from the food
court, towards Nordstroms, across from the Apple store.)
FOOD COURT - Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Ben & Jerry's, Cajun & Grill, Charley's Grilled Subs,
Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, Panda Express, Renzios, Saj Mediterranean Grill,
Sbarro, Squeeze, Starbucks, Subway, Wasabi Jane, Woody Creek Cafe
Elsewhere in the Mall - Cheesecake Factory, LYFE Kitchen, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Nordstrom Ebar, White Chocolate Grill, Wetzel's Pretzels, Nordstrom Sixth & Pine Restaurant
The Vistas at Park Meadows - Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Yard House
Walking distance around the Mall - California Pizza Kitchen, earl's, P.F. Chang's China Bistro,
Red Robin, Thai Basilel La Sandia Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar (bcimae 04/25/14)
-located at the Park Meadows Mall - I went to Perry's Steakhouse and Grille last night. Everything was great but I highly recommend the amazing Pork Chop, the best I have ever had.(PBEndo 3/21/15)
Silverthorne: Visitor information center towards the south end of the building with Under Armour has very nice and clean restrooms. Good chocolates and decent coffee at Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory across the street. More restrooms and wifi in the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory building as well.(hikerockies 3/21/14)
-A short walk away is a building with public restrooms and Chipotle and Which wich. For fast food, Which wich had a healthy and tasty salad and strong WiFi.(golftoday 4/19/14)
-west of superchargers and across the bridge is Red Buffalo Coffee shop. They have wifi, good coffee, pastries and sandwiches and on top of that it is a zero-waste business. I talked to the owner for a while when I was there last week. He came across as an environmentally conscious guy who wants to do the right thing. He is into alternative fuels as well. Coffee shop has a patio right by the Blue river. (hikerockies 6/16/14)
Darien North: 4 bays (2 south of the building, and 2 to the north). 120kW, never full. (tes-s, 2/1/14)
Darien North does indeed have 4 bays. However they are on either side of the welcome center so it easy to overlook one set. The day I was there the parking lot was completely filled but they had orange cones in the Tesla spots to prevent non-Tesla owners from parking there. This did mean that you had to get out and move the cone but that is better than getting ICE'd (MarioA 2/23/14)
-The welcome center has lots of fast food choices, and even a 7-11 type market. Clean bathrooms and plenty of space to relax. And I was getting 377mph :-) I went from 25 range miles to 125 in 20 minutes.(golftoday 4/29/14)
-More accurate location coordinates - Darien North Location 1 -Darien North Location 2
-Best to go to location 1 first, since there is no easy ("legal") way to get from location 2 back to 1. If you do "have" to get from 2 back to one, make a sharp right just past the supercharger and drive the wrong way through the truck parking back to location 1. I have seen people waiting at location 2 when location 1 is empty! (tes-s 8/24/14)
Darien South: 4 bays 120kW never full
Additional info here (tes-s, 2/1/14)
-located to the right of gas station along the curb line of the building to the right. There are two CHAdeMO chargers next to the superchargers. There is an air compressor in the last CHAdeMO spot. All spots are back in and are double striped between spots which you need to take into account when lining up . You may be able to start your positioning turn over the spots if none are in use. SC stalls are organized 3A,3B,4A,4B starting at the exit end of plaza.(tfinan 7/13/14)
-More accurate location -Darien South(tes-s 8/24/14)
Greenwich CT: Brand new. Both sides have restrooms, convenience store, Dunkin' donuts, Subway and it looks like a tourist info center. I have never seen anyone staffed there but it does have a desk area. Plus Citibank full service ATM. There is a small seating area but it is fast food.(kenj 2/22/14)
-New signage for charging spots: 15 minute general parking; 45 minute EV charging.(tes-s 11/30/14)
Greenwich North: 4 bays 120kW, all working, never full.(tes-s 4/20/14)
-2 CHAdeMO chargers are installed. Never seen them used.(tes-s 11/30/14)
-located to the right at the end of the parking lot beyond and behind the gas pumps. It is tight, like a dead end street. Frequently blocked but turnover is usually pretty fast. Two CHAdeMO chargers waiting to be installed as of June 2014. Use caution merging back onto Merritt Parkway.
Greenwich South: 4 bays 120kW. (tes-s, 2/1/14)
- very small, limited offerings but convenient location. In nice weather there are a few tables outside, but otherwise you're sitting at a counter right by the bathrooms. (MezzaLuna 4/28/14)
- located on the right nearly at the end of parking area toward exit. Much better parking lot setup than Northbound. (tfinan 7/2/14)
-There is an air compressor located at the curb line about 4 spots in from the handicap spots closest to building (same curb line as SC stalls). You would want to use this prior to supercharging.There is an empty conduit visible in the grass next to the supercharger unit pads. Perhaps this for a potential future addition of two more stalls? (tfinan 7/13/14)
- routinely ICE'd. This is simply due to there not being enough parking spaces. I have been fortunate and have always been able to pull in, but the other 3 slots were blocked.(jordanrichard (7/24/14)
Milford CT.: Travel Plaza with 2 bays on each side, Northbound and Southbound. 120kW never full. Additional info here (tes-s, 2/1/14)
Milford South: Large travel plaza, lots of tables, nice places to sit and wait, clean bathrooms, with many food options including "Good To Go Organics" which was a nice alternative to the usual. We and another S pulled in to both slots around the same time, so both were full for an hour or so on a Saturday morning. (MezzaLuna 4/28/14)
-two diagonal parking spots on building side near gas station. Older style supercharger with plexiglass cord retainer. cord is VERY short, you must be very close to curb. Be careful as curb. Without right entry angle you will be forced to jockey. Curb is marked with tire strikes. Use caution exiting as you have gas station and other parking lot traffic approaching. (tfinan 7/2/14)
Newark: I-95 service area located on highway accessible from North and South. 4 stalls located close to building entrance. 1 front-in; 3 back-in. Clean restrooms, free wifi, plenty of seating indoors and out. Several eating places and convenience store described here. (tes-s 2/17/14)
The SC's are on the southbound side (but accessible from northbound if you loop around the rest stop building) near the side entrance to the rest stop and bus parking. Good, easy access to the rest stop, with Popeyes, Burger King, Baja Fresh, and several other fast food options. The last time there, not all of the four SC's were working, but all were available.(edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-about 1/2 restaurants closed (kenj 3/8/14)
-Seems that after 10pm most places shut down in the rest area. So limited selection for food after 10pm .(kenj 5/1/14)
-Adjacent to bus parking area and outdoor tables/chairs so it is an excellent place to educate people about Tesla, if you are so inclined. Starbucks open 24/7 as is the 'Market Place'. Most of the 'fast food' places do close at 10pm. Rarely are all four SC stalls being used. I have only been there once when an SC was not working (AIMc 5/6/14)
- I stopped by the busy Newark, DE supercharger on Easter Sunday at 9PM. All stalls were full and I had to wait about 15 minutes for a free spot. So I walked up to cars and used a great icebreaker "nice car." Also, when I finally got a spot, the juice was diminished and only charged at 98 mph, so it was a little slow. Probably a function of all stalls being in use. In any event, I would try to avoid this SC on holiday weekends.(plusplusjames 5/10/14)
-It was the busiest I have ever seen it last night..May 23 (Friday) about 8:30-10:30pm. One spot was 'iced'.
Having 'no life', I waited for the driver to come out and it turned out to be one of the employees of one of the fast food places that closed at 10pm. As politely as I could I indicated that several people had to wait for charging because he had parked in the spot.
All the model S owners were very cooperative with one another about sharing chargers/charging for only as much as they needed. This SC has 4 stations only. It is a central/vital SC to the I95 network. As we start to see more Teslas on the east coast I suspect TM will have to expand from 4 stall to 6 or 8.(AIMc 5/24/2014)
-While traveling northbound, after entering left exit,take the second left turn to get over to SC on southbound side of plaza(first left dead ends). You cannot see the SC when approaching from the south as a tall white fence blocks your view. To return to northbound, after reentering access road, make an immediate left just past fence and drive through bus parking area.(tfinan 7/2/14)
-The parking lines and the charging stations do NOT line up. To line up properly center the sign post in your rear view mirror/window for the 3 spots that you back into. The fourth station is front in....watch your wheels, curb rash alert (AIMc 7/27/14)
-SC is located within a fabulous new rest stop right off I95. Easy off and easy on. I wish all locations were this well placed. There's a great Baja Fresh in the facility which I highly recommend even though there is a limited menu available compared to other BaJa Fresh locations.(david 8/16/14)
- According to two trials by me and the accounts of the staff, the Delaware House Wifi doesn't work.(JT 8/27/14)
-10pm Friday evening all four stalls were full, with a Model S waiting. Sunday afternoon at 4pm had one Tesla when I pulled in. A third joined us as I was leaving. This was my first Supercharging experience (with 10k on the odometer). Worked like a dream! (gras 4/29/15)
Brandon: Short walk to Corner Bakery, great for breakfast, quik, good and reasonable. Also Red Lobster if you are there at lunchtime.(dvclifford 11/24/14)
-Tesla NAV was spot on. Moe’s and Starbucks are next to Corner Bakery which has free wifi. 8 stalls, saw 6 other Teslas while I was there, only 4 charging at one time. It was a very busy day in the plaza (police directing traffic) and there was no icing despite a very crowded parking lot. (PBEndo 2/15/15)
DeFuniak Springs: I stayed at the Hotel DeFuniak on a recent road trip and definitely recommend it. It's in the historic district just 2 blocks from the supercharger, in a restored building built in 1920 as a Masonic Lodge. It's listed as "One of Florida's Top Ten B&B Inns" and the restaurant was really good, too. The owners, Tom and Pam Hutchins, are on site and as I was eating a delicious dinner of red snapper fresh from the Gulf, Pam stopped by my table to ask if everything was okay. The next morning, Tom was cooking blueberry pancakes for breakfast. If your timing includes an overnight stay or even just a meal, I recommend this place. The lake is easy walking distance from the supercharger, too. You can walk around the lake or out on a public pier to stretch your legs a bit after a long ride in the car.(sdmiller 2/25/15)
Fort Drum:This Turnpike Service Plaza has 8 stalls. It is located on the West side of the plaza (closer to the Southbound lanes) between the food court and the gas station. If approaching from Southbound lanes, stay to the right once you exit from the turnpike. Take the 4th left turn (just before the gas station) and the chargers are on your left. From Northbound, turn left immediately after the gas station. Proceed to the far side of the parking lot and the chargers are on the right.
The plaza has free wifi, a Dunkin Donuts, Earl of Sandwich, Wendy's, KFC, Arthur Treacher's, Nathan's, Villa (Italian), Baskin Robbins and a token Brookstone/Souvenir shop.
I was the only one there when the plaza was very busy and the risk of ICE'ing is low since the spots are not prime.(PBEndo 2/15/15)
Fort Myers: Located adjacent to large retailers rather than an indoor mall. Easy to find in the parking lot middle of the parking lot - though it might be tricky at night. Lots of empty parking areas around, so little chance of being ICE'd. 5 minute walk to McDonalds, a BBQ place, Subway and a few other restaurants.(nickjhowe 2/24/14)
- Gulf Coast Plaza near FGCU (aka Dunk City), adjacent to Dick's Sporting Goods and Ross Dress for Less. 500 yards to Daves BBQ, Calistoga Bakery, Leoni's Pizza, Fosters Burger, Miller Ale House, PF Changs China Bistro. Eat, Eat, Eat! Walk through JC Penney's to get to Costco hot dog and soda $1.50.(dvclifford 3/18/14)
-In the Gulf Coast Town Center. We had a good dinner at Salado Pedros Veracruz Cantina. They have all-you-can-eat-carnitas-tacos for $9 every Tuesday and a huge selection of Tequila. The Dick's Sporting Goods is adjacent to the chargers and has bathrooms on the second floor. There is also a Starbucks, a Cheddar's and a Chipotle in a nearby plaza, but that would be a long walk on a hot summer day in SoFla. (PBEndo 8/17/14)
Lake City: Next to the Fire House Subs. I plugged 2893 W US Hwy 90 Lake City Fl 32055 into the nav system and it took me right to the Supercharger.(Kutu 8/20/14)
-coming from the east, Tesla navigation routed me in a round about way in a loop .- off of US 90 onto FL 247 and back again. Doesn't make any sense. Better to ignore and just stay on US 90.(jeffgoldstein 1/30/15)
Port Orange: Visited twice, saw one other Tesla each time. Public restrooms in The Pavilion are next to the Malibu Beach Grill (behind the Chuck E. Cheese). Very clean and nice, for public restrooms. The plaza hosts a small Green Market Saturdays from 8:00a-1:00p. It is too small to cause parking issues, but it is an option for something to do will charging. If coming from the North on I-95, I would take exit 256, as instructed on the Teslamotors web page. NAV directed me to get off at exit 260, but that takes much longer.(pbendo, 2/1/14)
- In an outlet mall, across the retention pond from a Chuck E Cheese. Near the entrance to the mall, on the left. No one else was there either of two visits.(edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
Port. St. Lucie: Video approach from Northbound I-95:
Visited 5 times with 0-2 other Tesla’s each time. TGIFriday’s in same parking lot offers 25% off entire bill for Supercharger users. (this may be revoked at anytime so you should confirm ahead of time) 8 stalls but half are designated to allow ICE parking for up to 30 minutes. Moe’s, Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, Panera, Tropical Smoothie, Tutti Frutti, Five Guys Burgers all in same plaza. Park Avenue BBQ and Friendly’s across the street (pbendo, 2/1/14)
- At an outlet mall, near the Moe's. No other Tesla's at the SC's. I have seen another post of a Tesla driver drawing police while at the SC after the mall was closed.(edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-I have been here at least 10 times and usually see 1 other Tesla, never more than 2 others. Located in what should be an ICE free zone, since the parking spots are not “prime” for the plaza.(PBEndo 4/19/14)
St. Augustine: SC's were around the back of an outlet mall tucked around the back next to the Gap Outlet, and the food court. They were not easy to find in the dark. The mall was empty at 8, and the restrooms were nearby in the food court, as was a coffee place. However, for real food, you have to walk all the way around the mall, which is not designed to make that easy, and at night feels uncomfortable. In two stops, we saw one other Tesla there on one of four SC's once. (edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-For a restaurant meal, Go into the food court and go out the rear exit door. Look to your left and you will see a strip mall a short walk to rte 16. There is a good Italian restaurant and a sushi-thai on the far end (dvclifford 11/20/14)
Turkey Lake: Plaza is in the middle of the divided Florida Turnpike. Exit to the left. When approaching from the North the chargers will be visible on your left , however you will drive past them , make a left hand U-turn to reach them. They are near the food court. When approaching from the South you will need to cross to the other side of the plaza to access the Superchargers and again cross back if you are planning on continuing in a Northerly direction. I have made a U- turn in the plaza and left going North after entering from the North. The toll system doesn't seem to have a problem with this, I think it charged me 52 cents on Sunpass. There is a Wendy's and Dunkin Donut plus two other " healthier" food alternatives in the food court. Be aware when I have been there on week nights they close at 8 pm. Not sure about weekends.(jrreno 12/13/14)
West Palm Beach: This Tesla Sales and Service Center is labeled "West Palm Beach" by Tesla, but is actually in Riviera Beach. This is a stealth location. It is not listed under Superchargers, Stores or Service on Teslamotors.com, but it does come up on the website map. It does not appear in the Supercharger list on the NAV screen.
It is convenient to I-95 (Blue Heron exit) and the Turnpike (exit #107 Sunpass only!). There are 8 Supercharging stalls behind a gate and can only be accessed during store hours. An employee will have to come out and open the gate to let you in. I suggest calling ahead to confirm access. I have been told that they plan to move the gate to allow 24hr access "soon". Until then, it will definitely be ICE free!
Until the Plantation location is completed, this location could be very helpful for those traveling up or down the coast. Presently, this is the Southernmost Supercharger on the East coast of Florida.
The location is in an industrial park with few options for amenities outside the service center. At 0.4 miles, there is a gas station that has a Dunkin Donuts and a Blimpie (sub shop) inside and a 7-Eleven across the street. At 0.8 miles there is a McDonald's and a Denny's.
Alternatively, since this location is the regional CPO facility, you can stroll through the inventory of 50 or so used Teslas and look for a good deal while you charge. Bring your checkbook. (PBEndo 4/19/15)
- You must enter via the second entrance, where the gate is open during service center hours. There were five other cars charging when I arrived on a Saturday about noon. Service center was friendly; in fact offered a quick replacement of a faulty lightning connector on my console. Wifi is intermittent at the Superchargers, but I was told they are working on diagnosis. (jc 4/20/15)
-UPDATE – The Superchargers are now available 24/7 (PBEndo 6/1/15)
Macon:Located behind the Macon Visitors' Center and in front of the soon-to-open new Harriet Tubman museum. Navigation was a little confusing as the signage at the intersection where the voice instructs "turn left onto Fifth Street" is labeled Mulberry Street. Mulberry turns into Fifth about half a block later. A series of right turns brings you into the Supercharger lot the back way. It is more direct to stay on Martin Luther King Blvd (formerly Fourth Street) for two more blocks and turn left on Poplar Street. The Superchargers will be on your left.
The Visitor Center is on Martin Luther King Blvd, and there is a passageway to the right of the Superchargers. The Center is open M-F 9-5, Sat 10-4, closed Sunday. The Staff was very helpful and provided walking maps of the area & a visitor guide. For other hours, B.J.'s Bar, on MLK Blvd two doors to the right of the passageway, has clean restrooms for patrons, soft drinks (forgot to ask about coffee), pool tables, and local color. It is not non-smoking, however.
Downtown Macon feels like a gentile southern town that has seen better days, but is undergoing rejuvenation. In daylight, have a pleasant walk past late 19th - early 20th century buildings and through the attractive linear parks on Poplar and 3rd Streets. At night, probably not many people around and could feel scary, but were told the area is safe. If you’re coming from Atlanta at an hour when nothing is likely to be open, you might want to keep your eyes open for the I-75 rest area west of Macon; we missed the exit ramp.
Restaurants in walking distance:
Molly’s Café, 402 Cherry St, Lunch only Sun-Fri 11:30-2:30. Southern cuisine among antiques and music memorabilia.
Lemongrass, 422 Cherry, 11 AM – 9:30 PM Tues-Thurs, 11:59 PM Fri-Sat, and 8:30 PM Sun. Thai, sushi and Southern – odd combination, but the currys were good.
Market City Café, 502 Cherry, Tues-Thurs 7:00-3:00, Fri-Sat until 9 PM, Sun 11-3, reasonably priced & has a bakery as well.
Taste and See, 546 Poplar, 7 AM – 10 PM Mon-Sat. a nice coffee shop
Doughboy Pizza, 490 Cherry 11 AM- 9 PM Mon- Thur, Until Midnight Friday, 3 PM – Midnight Sat.
Barefoot Tavern, 401 Cherry, opens 4 PM weekdays, Noon – 2 AM Fri-Sat, Noon – 10 PM Sun. Vegetarian options.
Ocmulgee Traders, 45 Poplar, 7 AM – 9 PM daily, Urban Grocery, but looked like they may have a café area. Opening the week after we were there.
Nu-way Weiners, 430 Cotton Ave, since 1916. Opens 6 AM and likely the only place open that early for breakfast.(jeffgoldstein 6/12/14)
Savannah:The SC is in the north parking building at the airport. We were there twice and there was one other Model S there both times. It is a hike to the airport terminal, where there are bathrooms and a Starbucks and Phillips Seafood and there isn’t much else unless you go into Savannah, a half hour bus ride in during the day 9-5. The airport was pretty empty at 8pm, and the restaurants were getting ready to close by then. Again, the GPS directions had us going back roads instead of simply backtracking a little to the interstate. You have to go into the paid parking lot at the airport to reach the SC's, but if you take the ticket into the airport, you can get it validated at the visitors desk (right where you go into the terminal, at the bottom of the escalators) to avoid the parking fee.(edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-Charged at Savannah twice this weekend. The parking is head-in and the chargers are on the sides. The spaces are narrow, so to avoid door dings, would be best to have rear seat passengers get out before pulling into the space! Agree with the comments about amenities, but the airport is new and very pleasant - nice outdoor courtyard if it is not too hot, and the terminal is reminiscent of an early 20th century train station.(jeffgoldstein 6/8/14)
Aurora:4 slots, two face-in, two face-out with the chargers sitting on two palettes; an interesting, portable design, but awful to use. When I went, the two back-in slots were ICEd (no signs). Front-in is hard in a Tesla, at least without sensors, and the palettes are positioned close enough to the curb that your car must overhang it. I would not try it without air suspension, and it was touch-and-go at very high. The other problem with face-in is that your door is next to the charging electronics and it can be hard to get out of the car. Also it's a bit of a hike from the I-88.It's located next to the Two Brothers Roundhouse, with beer and food. (redacted 4/3/14)
-The software in the Nav system directs you to a parking lot of a bagel shop exactly across Broadway from the actual location at Two Brothers Roundhouse. I've charged there twice now, and the entrance to Brothers is tricky. It seems easier to turn from Broadway onto Spring Street and get to the Brother's parking lot through the Comfort Suites' parking lot.
I reported this error to Tesla per email. Software has gone through one minor upgrade, but the location is still off. (Innkeep 6/26/15)
Chicago Grand Avenue Service Center: 2 Supercharger Stalls Behind the Service Center / Store. I'm charging at 1B getting 58kw. A Blue MS is charging at 1A. There are also 6 HPWC outdoors in the parking lot for you to use.
Best to enter through ally east of the store. There is a small speed bump. Do not try to enter from Carpenter St. (PromBay 9/22/14)
-There are 2 Supercharger stalls and several HPWCs in the back alley of the service center. Often very busy. Conveniently located off of I-90 near downtown Chicago. Tesla doesn't have these on the NAV or website, but they are definitely there and available for use 24/7. The alley might seem dangerous to some, but in fact is quite safe. Neighborhood rapidly gentrifying. Before my chargers were installed in my condo I used these a couple times a week. At night the SCs are very busy with Tesla limos charging there often. Walk westbound on Grand avenue and within a few blocks you will find lots of hipster places to eat, Italian bakery, coffee shops, pubs, etc. The best place is the 'Aberdeen Tap' just a few feet away on Aberdeen street. Great small pub atmosphere, like 'Cheers'. When the Tesla Service Station is open, usually between 8-6, including Saturdays, sometimes even later, they offer free coffee and sometimes snacks. The staff is extremely friendly. (Nicoletta 5/9/15)
Country Club Hills: 8 Superchargers in a large strip mall-type parking lot, anchored by Walmart. Look for the lights of the AMC theatre, the SCs are right next to it. A few feet walking distance is Mickey D's, Panda Express, Pizza hut and 3 chicken joints.
Perfectly located at the junction of I-57, I-80, and near I-355 and I-94. As a woman I would avoid going there alone at night, during the day it's fine. (Nicoletta 11/26/14)
- try Kingston Jerk Chicken, just a few feet away from SC. Small unassuming place, but great food. I had some delicious jerk chicken with cabbage and rice and beans, also great jerk catfish on another occasion. The owner is very friendly and greatful for Tesla customers. (Nicoletta 3/5/15)
Highland Park: Both a Supercharger and Service Center. Bathrooms and coffee in the Service Center when open, but nothing else is really within easy walking distance, especially in the winter. (triss1 2/16/14)
- Late at night, it's a rather dark, isolated area with no nearby amenities. The SCs are around the back of the service center and road is torn up from construction.(AoneOne 5/1/14)
-The road leading to and around this Super Charger / Service Center has been fixed. A brand new parking lot next to it is also finished. No more pot holes, brand new black top. 4 Super Charges and apparently none goes above 95KW. I have charged at all 4 stalls with anywhere between 19 and 50 rated miles left when charging begins. Has anyone experienced 120KW at this SC? (PromBay.com 9/4/14)
-Highland Park update
1. Some potholes have resurfaced just outside the Service Center so drive slowly as you approach the final turn.
2. Experienced 104kw charging rate briefly(2 minutes) a few days ago (usually only gets 94kw max)
Side note:New caged parking area built, saw a Bentley in it one day and mostly MS in it now.(PromBay9/21/14)
Normal: Located on the 3rd floor of parking deck (no snow to worry about :) ). 4 stalls, all back in, 1A and 1B have the structure right in the middle of the parking spot making you straddle 2 spots to be right next to it. Free parking after 6 PM and on Sundays. Otherwise, $1/ hr. Parking is supposed to be validated by Parking office in the building. Restrooms in the building and at Marriott across the street. A few restaurants, cafés, ice cream stores, small shops, etc on the block next to the parking deck. (ssarker 3/15/14)
Rockford: Cherryvale Mall, six bays, back in (except for one). Nicely located for the I-39/I-90 junction. The mall itself is a bit of a hike and slightly dangerous, with a ring road and a walk diagonally across parking spaces, followed by a rather busy inner ring road. But it's no worse than playing Frogger and I've made it safely several times. There is a typical food court in the mall and closer fast food places outside of the ring road (probably a safer walk there) as well as Granite City Food and Brewery, a sit-down place. Cell phone reception for AT&T inside the mall is problematic.(redacted 2/14/14 )
- I was there today bright and early (6 AM CST) and everything in the mall is closed at that time of day. But a short stroll across the parking lot is a 24 hour grocery store (Schnucks) so at least you can get a restroom break and if you so desire something to eat and drink (Theresa 2/22/14)
-In the mall parking lot, near the Granite City restaurant. Got 335mph. I'd recommend Granite City.(golftoday 4/22/14)
Springfield:Very conveniently located off of I-55 and I-72. Went down there today from Chicago and very easily found it using NAV instructions. Walked across the street for lunch at the Engrained Brewing Company, great pub style food and atmosphere. Other than the Engrained, there isn't much else food-wise.(Nicoletta 1/17/15)
Angola: The supercharger is at the extreme north end of the parking lot of a motel and restaurant. Nothing else around, and the snow removal was iffy the time I was there. Be careful getting back on the road as traffic moves fast, but then again you've got a Tesla.(redacted 3/2/14)
- I live 10 minutes from here. Very close to the Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan borders where 69 and 80/90 meet. Also had an issue with snow and ice before I had snow tires, but they're getting better at keeping it clear. The hotel restaurant, 6 Autumns, has good food and has a bar known for having 100+ different kinds of whiskey. Try a Knickerburger if you dare. Pokagon State Park is 2 miles away. (andykeller 2/3/14)
-Two entrances off IN-127 into the Ramada grounds; the northern one is nearest the chargers, but note it's a single-lane access road up a hill. The Ramada is five minutes from the Fremont Outlet Mall, so passengers can easily be dropped off for Polo, Gap, Chef's Outlet, et. al., to be picked up 35 minutes later. Not a great area for food.(G. 4/16/14)
Indianapolis: (Really Beech Grove on the south east side of Indy). Located in the far east end of La Quinta hotel. You can see the wooden charging station fence after you pass the Speedway gas station. Holiday Inn Express is an easy walk just beyond the superchargers.
A lot of food options, but you have to walk a little ways. McD's, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks are across the street and kind of around the corner. There is a Japanese steakhouse across the street close by. Steak 'n Shake is just at the end of the block.
Across Emerson (a major busy street) is a sub shop and egg roll place - facing McD's and Starbucks. Rally's burgers is on the north west side of Emerson.
La Quinta hotel appears nice. The end doors are locked, so you have to walk to the main entrance to enter the lobby. Bathroom is super nice. People were friendly in the hotel.(DLebryk 2/23/15)
Lafayette: NAV is accurate to the chargers. In northwestern corner of the Meijer parking lot. Food nearby, less than 5 minute walk - massive Meijer has a buffet, Steak 'n Shake across the street, Whiskey Bob's Saloon is pure bar food (pool tables and loud music), Subway is a little south of Whiskey Bob's. A little further hike and not terribly easy to get to on foot (no sidewalks) - White Castle (this is one of White Castle's test kitchen where they served beer and wine), and DQ Grill.
Across Indiana 26 is a Starbucks and Cracker Barrel. It is hard to cross the highway on foot - there isn't a good place where traffic really stops all directions for the stop lights.
In the winter - it can get really windy in this area. Even though the Steak 'n Shake looks close - that wind can be brutal.
Across I-65 on Indiana 26 (not walkable from the supercharger) are a lot more food options, including McD's, Burger King, Chili's, and Chipotle. Mountain Jack's was a Purdue University favorite place for Sunday dinner (not sure how it is today, that was a long long time ago for me). And an Olive Garden. Plenty of hotels in the area.(DLebryk 2/23/15)
Mishawaka: Great mall location. There is a normal mall food court open during shopping hours. In addition, Barnes & Noble, which is fairly close to the SC stalls, has a coffee bar and bathrooms, and a number of restaurants at the mall are open late (Flattop Grill, Granite City, Bar Louie). There are lots of other restaurants in the general vicinity, but walking beyond the borders of the mall property may be too difficult due to traffic. The NAV system directions are incorrect if you are coming from the west. After exiting the Indiana Toll Road, turn LEFT on Dixie Way and follow it to Cleveland Road and then turn right and follow it to the mall. The NAV suggests turning RIGHT on Dixie Way but then tries to take you down a non-existent street. (triss1 2/16/14)
-Should probably be approached from Exit 83 on the Toll Road -- onboard directions from the east were incorrect in March 2014, and even if they've been corrected, it's a bit of a slog to the Supercharger mall from Exit 77. The mall's Granite City restaurant has nice people and huge portions that can be split; if you're nice and mention passing through in your electric car, you might score complimentary-appetizer cards for your next visit. One last note -- the Supercharger is only minutes away from Notre Dame if you'd like to visit the nation's best-known Catholic university. (G. 4/16/14)
-In the far end, closest to the street, of the mall parking lot. Barnes & Noble has bathrooms, strong wifi, and light snacks. Charging was fast.(golftoday4/22/14)
- Even on a very busy day, the remote location of the SCs kept them from being ICEd. (AoneOne 5/1/14)
- It's true that Google maps has not been updated with the road changes on Douglas Road. But it's really easy to get to the SC from Exist 77, and you don't have to backtrack for a couple miles. Just go straight at the exit 77 light and stay on Douglas Road through the circles. The Nav will regain the route after the second circle. After you go under the tollway on Rt 23, take a right into the shopping center parking lot and follow it around past Sears to the SC.
Coming from the other direction, exit 83, the toll booth failed to recognize my nose cone transponder and I had to pay up. I believe the toll booth was at fault because it worked at every other one in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.( David Trushin 5/15/14)
Goodland:I used Goodland KS (at a Holiday Inn Express) yesterday. They had plowed the parking lot for snow but I had to borrow a snow shovel to dig back to the superchargers (about 20 feet). Apparently the parking lot plow does not see the superchargers as part of the property. I reported this to Tesla.(KevinR.co.us 2/23/15)
Bethesda-Montgomery Mall: In the parking building ground floor not easy to find, located near mall entrance three, where Sears is. Bathrooms are right inside the mall entrance and plenty of fast food to be had. I found a cup of coffee at Caribou near the entrance. One visit and this one was empty, but on a Sunday afternoon, all of the SC's were full and a couple wall outlets and a HPWC was taken as well. I asked at the Tesla store inside the mall, and they swapped one of their demonstrators so I could access a HPWC. (edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-Only 2 stalls. It is a temporary supercharger, so one forward-in and one back-in, with the supercharger in the middle. You need to park close to stay within the lines and for the supercharger cable to reach, so you have to be careful opening the door to avoid hitting the supercharger or protective barriers.(tes-s 3/3/2014)
-Was in Bethesda, MD SC @ 3am last Sunday - drove down from NY. Temp location as noted on SC map. Nav took me straight to the charges -- no problem. Although I blew by the initial mall entrance. Very tight location. 2 SCs as noted. Careful, pressing the battery cover release button on the SC opened the three demo vehicles -- which I closed. Mall was closed so no services. Was going to walk to the nearby gas station but it was snowing. Stayed in DC Embassy Suites 22W. Great indoor parking -- not even a 110 on the floor. (kenj 3/8/14)
- The superchargers requires that you pull in almost until the car hits the wall. Some drivers have gone further and and found that the wall will permanently deform upon application of sufficient force.(AoneOne 12/14/14)
Hagerstown: Located in the parking lot of the Outlets Mall. Good Tesla nav directions. You get a lot of glances from passers-by but I think that’s more from them looking for an open parking space than admiring the car. The lines are painted funny and what you want to do is center the parking notice pole in your camera in order to avoid repositioning the car.
It’s a short walk to the food court. Restrooms are well maintained. Pretzel, Chinese, Cheesesteak, Italian, Deli, Burger and Ice Cream meal options are available. I’ve ordered from the deli and the food is good but all the shops look like viable options.
The most interesting find is a French bakery right in the middle of the seating area. They have great coffee (French press, no less) and hot chocolate. Their staple is macaroons (macarons) – the little filled cookie-like pastries. Never expected to see something like this in an outlet mall but I’ve brought half a dozen home with me both times I’ve visited; they have over a dozen flavors, though not all choices are available each day. If you’re looking for a reason to visit besides shopping, Andrea Carmona’s alone is probably worth the drive. (Half Dollar Bill 2/23/14)
- No cell phone service (Verizon) at the food court or anywhere else so need to be back at the car to monitor charging status.(ssarker 4/8/14)
-Not much going on here after hours when I stopped by this location. If the outlets are closed, you're out of luck finding a bathroom. Look around for some hidden bushes.(david 8/16/14)
-Navigation got a bit wonky as I entered with Longhorn Steakhouse on my left. Just stay on that road going towards the GAP and where it says MORE PARKING. Take that to the end and then make a soft left. The Superchargers are on the left facing J Crew.(J.T. 8/26/14)
Salisbury:6 charging bays, the Tesla nav directions are accurate and the chargers are located around the back of The Centre at Salisbury Mall, closest to Boscov's but also within sight of Sears. Typical mall fare on the inside.
After-hours charging could be interesting as it would be a hike to any of the outside restaurants for either food or bio breaks.(Half Dollar Bill 11/9/14)
Auburn: Use the restrooms in Macy's (go up the escalator and turn right), not the food court - cleaner. (tes-s.ct.us 5/9/15)
St. Joseph: From a trip perspective, the location is perfect... right on the split between 196 (to Grand Rapids) and 94 (to Detroit). It should be an easy shot from Chicago to either location (Grand Rapids or Detroit). There are about a dozen charging stations ???!! Which really surprised me; I am guessing that due to the central location between Chicago and Grand Rapids/Western Michigan Coastline and Detroit, Tesla anticipates a bit of traffic. Good!
On the bad side, the location (locally) kinds of sucks. It is in an alley behind a very small strip mall, in the middle of nowhere (I mean nowhere to close enough to walk). There is a Panera and a mexican fast food restaurant - both where closed on my first trip through at 10pm on Friday night. so, if you have kids in the car, bring a movie and DVD player with you! (jeff 12/9/13)
-very easy to find right off the highway in the back of a strip mall that includes a Panera and another restaurant (Evanston 8/20/14)
-Convenient location right off the highway. The 8 Superchargers are tucked in back a bit. Watch for traffic in the street (it really is a street not an alley) Panera Bread drive through exits along this road, and there can be traffic. The superchargers face an empty lot. There is a nice strip mall next to the chargers. Panera Bread is the anchor. Five Guy burgers - is, well, burgers, fries, and shakes. Moe's Southwest Grill is the third restaurant. And if you happen to need a work uniform, there's a nice store to buy uniforms. (DLebryk 4/23/15)
Albert Lea: In front of parking lot of AmericInn, BUT it's right behind the McDonald's (which has strong WiFi). Across the street from Sears. Charging at 335mph.(golftoday 4/21/14)
Worthington:SC's are in the parking lot behind the Ground Round restaurant, across the street from Slumberland. Getting 320 mph charging. Good strong wifi in the Ground Round. Steak is very good, and they have a bunch of beers on tap.(golftoday 4/21/14)
Big Timber: 4 chargers adjacent to a large 24 hour gas station anchored by The Fort, which is a western general store of sorts--for all your liquor, firearms and fireworks needs as well as a food counter and craft store upstairs, I think. Probably the nicest gas station bathroom for many hundreds of miles. Hours of The Fort are 6AM to 10PM, and 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Expect questions from gas pumpers. Gorgeous views of the The Crazy Mountains and the Yellowstone River nearby. Downtown Big Timber is a healthy walk. (Bighorn 10/29/14)
Billings: Located at the end of an access road to the right of Big Horn Resort. Somewhat poetic that I took the inaugural charge:) In an area outside of the town proper with lots of new construction of hotels and at least another eatery. Currently it has one dining option, The Rib and Chop House, which is a mid-scale local franchise with a pretty broad menu including salads and fish, with a sports bar typically attached.
There are 4 chargers delivering 120 kW, but powered by 135 kW towers. Two are signed for 2 hour general parking from 12 to 8 pm. Free cookies and a very pleasant front desk staff at the hotel. There is an indoor water park adjacent to the supercharger site. (Bighorn 7/23/14)
Butte: 6 pedestals. No need to take a u-turn per nav. Take the left and then first right--chargers are behind casino. Nearby Best Western and Perkins probably allow bathroom or food available 24 hours. Mall behind chargers. Some fast food but busy road makes walkable choices somewhat limited. Has shadiness potential though the dumpster that has it a bit isolated is probably temporary.(Bighorn 12/6/14)
Superior:4 pedestals, only 2 electrified so far. In a gas/minimart. Local sit down restaurant and mom and pop motel nearby..(Bighorn 12/6/14)
Las Vegas: Access to the LV site would be helped if the instructions on the website didn't suck. Taking Charleston from the south or north isn't the way to go. Instead, take 95/515 freeway toward Phoenix, exit Las Vegas Blvd. & turn right, take first left onto Stewart, right on 8th Street. Faster, easier, less traffic, fewer lights. Going that way the site is 2-3 minutes off the freeway.
Some dining information and things to do for the SC in downtown Las Vegas. The entrance is off of 8th St., just north of Bridger.
Eat One block north, two minute walk, southeast corner of Carson & 7th Street. Breakfast and lunch only. Tasty, but nosiy. http://eatdtlv.com
Big Ern’s Barbecue. Container park, one block north, four minute walk, northeast corner of Carson and 7th Street. www.bigernsbbq.com
Pinches Tacos (yes, Spanish speakers, that’s what it’s called, they haven’t been allowed to put up a sign yet). Container park. www.pinchestacos.com
Le Thai. Fremont Street, south side between Las Vegas Blvd. and 6th Street. Five minute walk, as are the others below. My favorite place downtown, try the three color curry or pad Thai.www.lethaivegas.com
Radio City Pizza. Fremont Street, north side between Las Vegas Blvd. and 6th Street. Lots of TVs for watching the game. www.radiocitypizza.com
Right next to that is Insert Coin(s), an 80s arcade/bar. http://www.insertcoinslv.com
La Comida. Fremont Street, southwest corner of 6th. Where Elon and Tony Hsieh had lunch to discuss Tesla things. www.yelp.com/biz/la-comida-las-vegas
There are also plenty of nearby places to get married.
Once you get west of Las Vegas Blvd. on Fremont, about a six minute walk, all sorts of stuff is in play, including Hennessey’s (Irish Pub), Mickey Finz (Fish Tacos and the like), Heart Attack Grill (surprisingly bland burgers), even a Denny’s. North on Las Vegas Blvd. you'll find Rachel's Kitchen (American comfort food), north on 4th Street is Nacho Daddy (nachos and Mexican with a full bar). West of 4th Street on Fremont, and you’re into the Fremont Street Canopy and all of the downtown casinos, so there’s all sorts of stuff to eat and do, including the soon to open Slotzilla zip line that can take you all the way to Main Street. It would be about a 5-7 minute walk from 701 Bridger to the edge of the canopy. The SC site itself might be a bit spooky for some, but one block north you’re in the bright lights, crowds and security of the Container Park, and west from there is no problem. Just don’t go east from the Container Park yet. It will be obvious which way to go. We believe the 701 parking garage will be home to nearly 100 Teslas, so I suspect the security will be significant.
If you're staying on the Strip, downtown is worth a trip anyway, certainly for the amount of time it would take to charge. Downtown is undergoing significant changes, if you haven't been downtown in a few months you will find lots of new things to see. And in a few more months there will be even more. (Darmok 2/20/14)
-The little breakfast-lunch place must be good because a lot of people were waiting outside both times I've been there.(golftoday 3/30/14)
EAT restaurant up the alley toward Carson. For location, walk to back end of 4 Supercharger bay for large map showing restaurants' location. Open 8-3, no alcohol, Wi-Fi, smoking etc. EAT is fantastic! Owner Natalie opened in September 2012. Black bean soup with shiitake mushroom, onion, carrot, celery and Santa Fe cayenne pepper was tasty. Shrimp po'boy sandwich on ciabatta with red onions, lettuce and tomato was light and fresh. Came with delicate homemade potato salad with chives. Also, sautéed chicken with arugula, and tomato hit the spot. Container park is charming for strolling, shopping and winetasting. Natalie is opening new restaurant called Chow - fried chicken, Chinese influenced food. It will be further away from downtown on Fremont. (sbeggs 5/13/15)
Primm: 8 pedestals in the parking lot of Primm Valley Casino. There's a McDonalds right next door. Walking through the smoky casino, there's a steakhouse that had a 3 hour wait as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet for 15.99/dinner that had shrimp and crab legs, along with the usual suspects. There were a couple other dining options that I didn't check out. As casinos go, sort of low brow, but a decent meal can be had. Primm allows one to skip Las Vegas when heading to St George, UT.(Bighorn 11/30/14)
Edison: Video approach from Garden State Pkwy southbound:
Official address of 55 Parsonage Road is the mall entrance, use 199 Lafayette Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 for GPS. The entrance is on inner mall loop road between two tan concrete block pens containing supercharger equipment. For those traveling south on the Garden State Parkway, there is no reentry to southbound via Route 1 North. There will likely be many other hints on travel as this is a heavy traffic area.
- traveling south on Route 1, bear right onto Lafayette at the Uno Pizza
- exit carefully from SC area as can be difficult to see traffic on loop road approaching from either side
- the adjacent McDonalds(on Rt. 1 South) drivethru is open 24 hours. -Here is a list of stores in the mall -MALL HOURS: Monday to Saturday 10am - 9:30pm Sunday 11am - 7pm (tfinan 8/22/14)
Just south of Trenton, in Hamilton Marketplace, right next to a Barnes and Noble with Panera next door, other retail easily walkable. 6 stalls (MezzaLuna 4/28/14)
-Store Directory and Map (tfinan 6/4/14)
-As indicated on official Tesla page for this SC, Spirit of 76 Blvd is the preferred approach from either direction. You avoid a lot of shopping center traffic. You can enter from behind the Barnes and Noble and have direct access to Supercharger and avoid a lot of vehicle and pedestrian traffic. 6 stalls are arranged 3 spots back to back, labelled A and B. So if possible,park in free spot that doesn't align with another car already charging. (tfinan 7/2/14)
-Sunday evening, June 29th. 2 spaces were taken so I was able to grab a free stall with no one charging on the other end. Got about 200 miles in 50 minutes while eating at Red Robin. Next time I will try the Longhorn Steakhouse. When I got back to the car, 2 other spots were taken for a total of 5 out of 6. I think Hamilton is getting to be a busy spot.(plusplusjames 7/2/14)
Farmington: The Supercharger is in the lower parking lot level of the Marriott Towne Place Suites and the hotel has a comfortable lobby. We walked across the street to the Cold Stone Creamery (located in a strip mall.) There is also an Outback Steakhouse.( Mireille & Conan 7/7/14)
- It has to be the most inconveniently located Supercharger yet built: it makes no sense for anyone driving Blanding-Farmington-Gallup to have to drive all the way across town, twice. The in-car nav doesn't help, either: it sent me the long way around from Gallup (through Shiprock) and then missed the opportunity to use the less-trafficked route around the north side of the airport on Piñon Hills Blvd and 30th St. (STEVEZ 7/24/14)
Gallup: In the parking lot of a nice Hampton Inn adjacent to I40. The marquee for Hampton currently says "Welcome Teslas." The hotel is either new or recently refurbished.(jmatson 4/29/14)
-The Hampton Inn people were very nice. The hotel had drinks for visitors. However there is no restaurant nearby to walk to. Charged enough to move on to next SC only.(Tom M 7/24/14)
Albany: When traveling south of I87, watch your speed on the merge, it may be difficult (based on traffic) to get across 2 lanes of traffic to the left turn lane. Proceed carefully. Take second right turn off of Wolf road into Colonie Center, the entrance in front of Sears.
There were no other Teslas charging when I visited on 5/30 and 6/1/14. There was a nice silver P85 parked nearby, I assumed he moved after charging to leave all spots available for other Teslas.
Mall Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-9:30 pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. The mall entrance is directly aligned with the Supercharger. Immediately inside, there are three vending machines. The mall bathrooms are located inside to the left (near Sephora store C9 on Map) WiFi is available free of charge throughout the Center. There is a food court and movie theater on second floor. ATMs located on the lower level near Crazy 8 and the upper level near the food court. There is a seating area with a double sided fireplace in the middle of the mall. There was a play area for young children and a Wonka candy machine.
Comfort Inn across the street is basic,clean and serviceable. I range charged the night before my departure as to not leave my car overnight at the SC. Free breakfast from 6-10 a.m.(tfinan 6/3/14)
-Easy access at the front of the Colonie Center. Just zoom in on the Nav system. Mall Hours are Mon-Sat 10am-9:30 pm, Sunday 11am-6pm. There's mall bathrooms and free Wifi, but the Wifi is very weak. There's mall fast food, and on the outside there's Cheesecake Factory and PF Changs. A short walk away is Bonefish Grill and iHop (golftoday 10/7/14)
JFK Airport: I've been the only one there the few times I've been there. Nice, new gas station/fast food place Wendys, 7-11, some other food place. Clean bathrooms. (dramingly, 2/14/2014) About 200 yards from the Superchargers to the restroom/fast food building. No shuttle to the terminals. Excellent waiting place for arrivals (J.T. 2/14/14)
Syosset: This is also a Service Center and will be a showroom "soon." The Superchargers are accessible 24/7/365. There was a post about the gate being closed but it was an accident by the construction crew and the gate WASN'T LOCKED. Nothing in the way of amenities within walking distance. Restrooms only available while Service Center is open.(J.T. 2/16/14)
-Today, I got lunch and a charge. LIE lived up to its reputation - longest parking lot in the world. Tesla sales, service, and delivery location with 4-bay Supercharger. Coffee and restrooms available when they are open. Food is available on Robins Ave - walk straight to Robins Ave and turn right. Syosset Seafood has ready made seafood and Syosset Eatery is a deli a few doors down.(tes-s 8/7/14)
Utica: 8 chargers in the side of the parking lot for Price Chopper - about 4 minutes from the Utica Thruway exit. There is a 24 hour Price Chopper deli with food to eat or take out - about 200 feet from the chargers. And, nearby are also Chinese, Pizza and Burger King Restaurants. (emasie 3/9/15)
Burlington: Located in the back of a "lifestyle" outdoor mall known as Alamance crossing. Located right off I-40 in Burlington,NC. The chargers are in the back left of the plaza, in what is the movie theater parking lot. They are about a 5 minute walk to the heart of the shopping area. The theater is the closest thing to the chargers and is a good place for a quick bathroom run. The bathrooms are in the main lobby and you do need a ticket to enter the area they are in. They were very clean for theater bathrooms. The closest restaurant is a pizza chain named Brixx. This was very marginal. If you are familiar with California Pizza Kitchen, this is a poor mans version of it, very average food. There are several other eating options (mostly chain) and plenty of stores. A complete list can be found here…. Just be aware, it is a healthy walk to stores on far side of the complex, so plan for weather and other travellers accordingly, luckily the terrain is flat. Overall, it's a very convenient location for an SC, right off highway and placed in area that shouldn't be ICE'd often.(romainiacWV 7/18/14)
Lumberton: Behind a Texas Steakhouse off the Interstate. Hoilday Inn and Dennys are also close by. (edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-located in the parking lot of a discount-type strip mall with a grocery store, a Family Dollar, and a beauty supply store as well as some others. So you can do a little shopping in the dollar store for toiletries and travel supplies.(pbfoot 4/16/14)
Plymouth: Off Route 64 set back behind a BoJangles restaurant.
Chargers are to the right as you approach the Holiday Inn Express. Easy walking distance to the hotel and Bojangles, a Chicken and Biscuit restaurant, think slightly upscale KFC. Holiday Inn was a nice stop on the way to the Outer Banks. Nice lobby and free hot breakfast in the morning, also WiFi with a password. I don't know how they would react to a non guest. 8 charging stations, no other Teslas during our one night stay.(jrreno 6/29/14)
Rocky Mount: The GPS directions took us off the interstate for longer than necessary. but probably avoided a little backtracking by doing so. THE SC's are in the parking lot of a Texas Steakhouse, behind the restaurant. There was a shopping center and other fast food type places nearby, but the Texas Steakhouse was the only thing really convenient. I was there twice and never saw another Tesla. (edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-This SC is in the parking lot of a TEXAS steakhouse. It's easy to grab a quick bite there get on your way. Aside from the steakhouse there's not too much around within walking distance aside from a few hotels.(david 8/16/14)
Dayton:8 lit stalls, in the Meijer parking lot: similar to a Wal-Mart supercenter with a wide variety of good and groceries, including a small dining area for ready-to-eat sandwiches, etc. Restrooms are in the entryway furthest from the SC. Several chain restaurants in the area. Driving the ~210 miles from here to Tridelphia, WV is possible in an 85, even in 35F weather, if you start with a range charge, use eco mode at 68F or otherwise minimize cabin heating, and keep to or below ~65MPH, which isn't too hard if you follow a well-laden truck (AoneOne 11/27/14)
Lima: Located behind the Hampton Inn tucked in a back corner. The hotel placed a picnic table right next to the Supercharger on a small grass island in the back parking lot. Applebee's and J's American Pub located right next to the site. Within walking distance but farther away are restaurants Texas Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel, and Olive Garden. Even further away - Panera, McD's, Burger King, Skyline Chili, Bob Evans. Sam's Club, Marriott Courtyard, Howard Johnson, and Motel 6 are also nearby. Free wifi at the Supercharger from the surrounding hotels was very spotty (probably not reliable).(sperrysburg 1/3/15)
- First time finding the supercharger was not easy. NAV will take you down Roschman Avenue toward the Hampton Inn. Once you see the Hampton, instead of turning right to follow the road, enter the hotel parking lot. The main entrance for the Hampton is right there. Turn left to go around the east side of the hotel - the supercharger is just beyond the building.
The end doors to the hotel are locked, so you have to walk around to the main entrance for the lobby. The bathroom is large and nice. People at the hotel were very nice.(DLebryk 2/24/15)
Macedonia: Excellent mall location. Steak-and-Shake across the street is open nearly all the time, but there are many other options available during normal business hours and regular dining hours. The Outback Steakhouse adjacent to the SC stalls is very nice, with wonderful service staff. I stopped in around 2:30 in the afternoon to use the bathrooms and ordered a Coke at the bar so I could watch a game while charging. The bartender would not let me pay for the drink!! Please go spend money here. These are nice people. (triss1 2/16/14)
- In the early-morning hours, the Speedway gas station / convenience store a few blocks east on Aurora Rd. is an oasis.(AoneOne 5/1/14)
Maumee: Fantastic food here! There are four restaurants in a small strip adjacent to the SC stalls. Deet's BBQ is probably the best I've ever had. The smoothie place is also quite good. A little farther away is a Meier's store that is open 24 hours. Snow plowing has been a little hit-and-miss, and the position of the SC stalls seems to be such that drifting snow collects in the stalls. My experience here prompted me to buy a small foldable shovel so I could shovel my way into a spot in a pinch. Hopefully Tesla gets this sorted out with the mall ownership.(triss1 2/16/14)
- Unlike others I've visited, the parking lot slopes toward the SCs. Don't roll into them. The nearby Meijer store is open 24 hours and is great for late-night/early-morning stops.(AoneOne 5/1/14)
Grants Pass: A bit wiggly to get to but NKYTA's nav knew the way. In back of Black Bear Diner parking lot. Other stuff within walking distance. 4 stalls. (NKYTA 2/14/14)
- not much room in the Grants Pass parking lot; busy diner. Especially, Sunday morning on our first visit. Fortunately, non of the 4 stalls was ICEd even though the lot was almost completely full. Both times we stopped, 4 stalls were available (Ruby110 (5/21/15)
Springfield/Eugene: A little bit off the main drag, in hotel parking lot. Stuff within walking distance. (NKYTA 2/14/14)
- Holiday Inn (non-Express) parking lot in the back. There is a big cluster of hotels there. On foot, you can cut across the parking lots to get to the Outback & Jack in the Box. (ir 2/15/14)
-8 stalls empty at 9 am. 386 mph charging. On board nav system led us completely astray, and only because I had studied location of Superchargers relative to Outback Steakhouse did we manage to find them. nav was telling us to turn left when I could see supercharger symbol to my right.
Great Denver omelette, good coffee at Holiday Inn coffeeshop (til10 am). Denny's and IHOP as you exit Superchargers toward Gateway and I-5. Outback is directly in back of Superchargers as you stand facing the Superchargers.(sbeggs 5/14/14)
- The closest establishment, Hop Valley Brewing Company, is located a stones throw from the SC (back out of the hotel parking lot) and they had a great selection of food and brews.(jjaeger 6/18/15)
The Dalles: Going East on I-84, take exit 83 and turn right onto 6th Street W. About 150 meters to Ash Street, which is the second left just before the Chevron Station. After the turn go past the Chevron station and turn right into the motel parking lot. The chargers will be on your right. Going West you must take exit 84, as there is no exit 83 in that direction. Take 2nd St to Webber, and turn left under the freeway to 6th Street. Turn right on 6th and go down to Ash St. (about 400 meters.) Country Cousins restaurant is about the only food available. Chevron has a mini-mart. (1089 4/23/15)
Pendleton: Take exit 216 from 84, going north toward the tall hotel which is part of the Wildhorse Hotel/Casino. Turn right into the entrance, then left to avoid going to the employee parking lot. Chargers will be on your left. 8 stalls, 7 back-in and one front-in. The casino has a cafe and restaurant, but even though they have two small no-smoking areas, the smoke gets everywhere. In the exact opposite direction from the chargers to the casino, and at the same distance, is a DQ Grill and Chill, and a Subway sandwich place, if you prefer smoke-free environments. (1089 6/29/15)
Woodburn: In back of parking lot, can't recall the eatery it's next too. (NKYTA 2/14/14)
-8 stalls empty at 11:30 today. 272 mph on 4B. Superchargers are in front of RV Park, then to right past Elmer's. Nice breakfast, lunch and dinner. Arby's in same parking lot. Across road that leads into RV park, Starbuck's and Sora Sushi. Jack in the Box across busy road right off freeway I-5..Large shopping mall just north of Superchargers to west of freeway, did not see access from Supercharger by foot. Will look next time. (sbeggs 5/14/14)
Cranberry: Located in the back of the parking lot for Residence Inn. There is a Starbuck's and ice cream place, sports bar/ grill and some other restaurants. There is a larger mall, probably within waking distance but might be difficult to get to since one will have to use the overpass over the highway.(ssarker 4/8/14)
-the overpass is narrow, has no shoulders or sidewalks, and is heavily traveled. Use care. (AoneOne 4/41/14)
-The narrow bridge separating the Cranberry PA SC from many of the nearby amenities will be greatly improved as part of the PA Turnpike improvement project, perhaps in 2015, but probably in 2016. Sidewalks will be added, making it safe to walk across the bridge.
Somerset: The supercharger is located in back of Wendy’s off the PA turnpike. Wendy’s has wifi and a children’s play area. Standard fast food fare in the immediate vicinity if you don’t feel like a patronizing their establishment. I do recommend that you go in to Wendy’s to at least order a drink and while in line use the opportunity to thank the management for installing the charging station; they have had maintenance issues and hopefully it will raise their awareness that people are using the facility and they’ll want to do a better job on the upkeep. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, a more interesting meal option is up Center Ave about a mile toward town, Crazy Alice’s Café. They have breakfast and lunch options and the sandwiches come with kettle chips and what appear to be homemade pickles. You can eat there, plenty of seating, or get it to go and eat while charging. It’s on-street parking though so you may have to hunt. The food was great and they get very good reviews.(Half Dollar Bill 2/23/14)
- Looks like there are only 3 chargers but if the ones in the front are being used, there are 3 others right behind them. (ssarker 4/8/14)
-Note that if you come by later Wendys locks up and only has the drive through operational. The drive thru closed down at 11pm on Sunday night . The McDonalds across the street was still open.(jrreno 7/28/14)
-The SC is located within a Wendy's parking lot. There is a great Sheetz with free WiFi within walking distance if you need to bring your laptop to get a few things done while your car charges.(david 8/16/14)
-We visited Somerset SuperCharger in PA in Aug (2014). There is actually a pretty good fine dining restaurant in a historic mansion within a 15 minute walk from the SuperCharger -- Georgian Inn in Somerset. Our experience was that it was not necessarily up to "big city standards" for fine dining but an enormous step up from Wendy's or the other chain restaurants in the area. Highly recommended to check it out. www.thegeorgianinnofsomerset.com/
This supercharger is very close to the Flight 93 National Memorial -- a nice side trip, only about 15 minutes from the PA Turnpike. Also keep in mind that Somerset, PA, is about 1000 - 1500 ft in elevation higher than all the surrounding SCs.... so keep this in mind as you plan your route and your buffer. (CincyDriver 12/11/14)
- Update – 2/27-28/15 Slot 2B did not work -- orange light at charge port no matter how many times connection attempted. Slot 1B only provided about 80A. Slot 3B provided only about 90A and only briefly 100A before falling off again. Arrival charge was sub-50%. (For comparison, same day, same car: Hagerstown MD was pumping out 296A.) Tesla was notified, and Paul responded that they were already aware of the charging power issues at Somerset and have scheduled a technician to check it out on-site. No known ETA for the technician.
Slots 1A, 2A, 3A not cleared of snow. According to Paul at Tesla, clearing the supercharger parking spots is the responsibility of the site owner.( northern-va-dave 3/1/15)
East Greenwich: Video approach from Rt. 95 northbound:
8 bays. Stopped there going to Providence and coming back from Providence on Superbowl weekend. Did not see a single Tesla. Next to a Walgreens in a shopping center that also has an Outback Steakhouse, a Panera, a MacDonalds, and an excellent upscale supermarket, I think it was called Dave's market, not to mention a wine store. (JenAlJill13 2/18/14)
- Very fast charging, "Dave's Marketplace" has a nice cafe area and many options for coffee, soup, sushi, and other hot food. The shopping center has a bookstore and a number of other retail options, with a multi-screen cinema within walking distance.(MezzaLuna 4/28/14)
- At east greenwich all alone this morning. 8 bays 1A through 4A then 1B through 4B left to right so if others are there try to get a "number" all to yourself. Also Ruby Tuesday and pizza place for food. Massage Envy, Exotic Tans, and Studio Nails, if that is your thing.(tes-s 5/15/14)
-Walgreen's is adjacent to charger. Restrooms located to the far right upon entering store. Drinks, snacks and ATM available. Hours Mon-Sat 7AM-10PM, Sun 7AM-9PM. Dave's Fresh Marketplace is an upscale supermarket. Restrooms located to far right of entrance (in produce department). ATM available. Hours Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sunday 7am-8pm. Site plan/Directory of stores
When returning to 95 North you need to use Division Street rather than using Quaker Lane. It appears that you can also access Supercharger from Rt 4 exit off of Rt 95 as well as Rt 95 south exit as recommended on Tesla site. (tfinan 6/7/14)
-I was at East Greenwich RI twice today. 11am parking lot was very busy; 11pm it was deserted. Both times all 8 supercharger spots were open - no ICE and no other Teslas.(tes-s 6/27/14)
-The first spot in the SC row (the one with fire hydrant) is NOT a SC spot. Lots of ICE but usually people picking up Walgreen prescriptions. Dave's Fresh Marketplace has ready made sandwiches, prepared food and salads on aisle facing produce section. There is a sushi bar with chef in the rear of store. In the front to the right of checkout, there is a large restaurant style seating area.(tfinan 7/2/14)
-Approaching from Southbound 95, you are in correct lane to make left into Walgreen’s entrance. Approaching from Northbound 95, you need to move over one lane to make left turn into Walgreen’s entrance. SC stalls are organized 1A-4A,1B-4B starting at the spot furthest back from the entrance. Spots 1A-4A are labelled 30 minute general parking. Spots 1B-4B are reserved for Tesla. I try to take those stalls with “general parking” first (when available) to help prevent iceing problems for later arriving Teslas.(tfinan 7/13/14)
-Go to Dave's
if it is open! Clean restrooms, great produce, excellent prepared foods, and pleasant eating area.(tes-s 10/1/14)
Albany: When I charged there on 7/14 as there were two other Teslas. The SC's are in a corner up the very first aisle from the mall entrance near Sears. Sears was being renovated on that side, however, on that Monday, so traffic was rerouted right by the superchargers. I also charged on 7/15, but the roadway by Sears was reopened and thus it was easier to park at the supercharger spots. This is a good location, it seems, to "see and be seen" as a couple of passersby admired the charging Teslas.(Plugged in 7/18/14)
Santee: Near the Interstate and easy to find in back of the Clark's Motel and restaurant. Four units. Stopped there twice and saw another Tesla there overnight once. There isn’t really a rest stop type rest room access nearby, although there is a Holiday Inn across the street and a bunch of fast food places within 1/4 mile or so. (edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
-Holiday Inn across the street very accomodating and pet friendly. Stopped and had breakfast. Usually they do not serve lunch.(mchelatao 7/11/14)
Mitchell: Very good charging. The SC's are located in the Goodwill Store parking lot, behind the Dairy Queen. Food choice is probably the deli section of the County Fair supermarket. many salads, pizza, chicken, beef, etc and a large sitting area.(golftoday 4/21/14)
Murdo: Visible from the street. Charged fast. Rusty Spur is a bar/grill a short walk away. Range Country motel is clean and efficient. There is good WiFi, despite what the desk clerk says. And it's open.(golftoday 4/21/14)
Rapid City:Front of Rushmore Mall. Generic restaurants like Olive Garden.(golftoday 4/21/14)
Chattanooga: It is on Airport Road but fenced off from that street. To get to it you need to be on the Airport Connector Road. Do this by entering the gate marked Intermediate Parking. Bear to the right.
The terminal is a short walk away. It is clean and not crowded . At least one cafe is available in the area outside the screening station so it is easily accesible. (bevguy 4/29/15)
Knoxville: Located in the Turkey creek shopping complex behind Starbucks. 8 supercharger stalls. This is a very large shopping complex with many options for shopping and eating. Not very far off the interstate. (gloriall 6/15/15)
Columbus:Kind of hidden behind a weird looking Comfort Suites. There is a huge transformer fenced in structure and 6 stalls in the back right corner of the parking lot. Nobody was there when I pulled in on a Saturday at lunch. It is a short walk to a nearby Mexican restaurant (Los Cabos) which was pretty good- a bonus is they have clean restrooms and serve queso with the chips & salsa for no charge! Didn't check the wifi, cannot comment. There is a Valero gas station & McDonald's nearby as well if you come after normal hours but the stop for lunch and electrons was very pleasant and painless! (KidDoc 4/5/14)
- Nav instructions are spot on. Exit when she tells you to.Solo charged starting at ~389 MPH. Power Units are raised off the ground, and not surrounded by fencing, so you can clearly see the SC units. Mexican restaurant a few steps away is quite good. Speed limits are >70MPH in every direction leaving this SC.(Bayoufilter 5/17/14)
Corsicana: In the Collin St Bakery parking lot. They are very close to the front door, so don't be surprised to see ICE vehicles in the one of the six spots. Collin St is very clean, the food is good, the service is warm and friendly, but the efficiency is a bit slow. Your Tesla will be ready to go before your food is. Collin St is not open on holidays or late at night, so you'll need another plan for other "services." (MacDaddyDude 2/14/14)
San Marcos: 5 stalls located in the rear parking area behind the huge outlet mall. They have a few back in spots and a few drive in spots, no cover. It is a short walk to the food court of the outlet mall which has typical food court offerings (BBQ, Italian, Chinese, Subway, ice cream, etc). There is also a Johnny Rocket's burger joint which is pretty small but decent food and isn't far to walk either. Also a Starbucks nearby but I didn't go there yet. GPS directions were spot on for this as well.(KidDoc 7/28/14)
Beaver: Superchargers very conveniently located right at exit. Restrooms at Food Mart past Dairy Queen. Timberline restaurant set back further from Superchargers (which are clearly visible from freeway). Car wash next to Superchargers. Also Quality Inn for lodging. (sbeggs 5/20/15)
Blanding: In the visitor center parking lot. Very friendly people at the visitor center and very enthusiastic about Tesla. There is a small museum in the visitor center. Clean restrooms. No good coffee around. Pick coffee up in Bluff (Comb Ridge Coffee) if coming from south or in Monticello (Peace Tree Juice Cafe) if coming from north if you want a coffee break while charging.(hikerockies 3/21/14)
- located in the town park/visitor center. The staff in the visitor center are friendly and helpful. In very cold weather they offered a room where we could have our lunch. They showed us pictures of the dedication ceremony. The visitor center has local history and lots of information about the surrounding area.(jmatson 4/29/14)
-Superchargers are in parking lot of Cedar Mesa tourist center and museum. Very good brochures and help for touring this southeast corner of Utah. No real other alternatives for restrooms or decent food seem to be around. No other Model S charging either time we visited today. (sbeggs 5/23/15)
Green River: At the River history museum. Museum is run by some very nice people. River runs right by the museum and the large covered area outside the museum is a good place to relax while charging. Museum itself is quite good and worth the price of admission. No wifi at the museum.(hikerockies 3/21/14)
- There is a fairly decent restaurant across the street.(rick@votaw 5/11/14)
-name of restaurant in @rick@votaw's post is Tamarisk, across street from museum. Nice shaded picnic tables on lawn adjacent to museum. Two hotels adjacent.(sbeggs 5/20/15)
Moab:Superchargers are in the heart of downtown. Plenty of restaurants, shops and coffee shops within 3 blocks of supercharger. Good mexican food at Fiesta Mexicana or pick a pizza up at Paradox Pizza (7-8 blocks away) before heading to supercharger, very good coffee and gelato at coffee shop inside Lost River Clothing. Szechuan chinese restaurant a block away is ordinary at best IMO. Supercharger stalls tend to get ICEd late in the evening.(hikerockies 3/21/14)
- The Superchargers are in the parking lot of the Best Western Canyonlands, and I recommend staying there. No, it's not a multi-star resort, but the rooms are spacious and clean and the WiFi is strong and free.(golftoday 4/19/14)
- Center of town at the Best Western. We stayed there a couple of nights and visited Arches national park and Canyonlands national park.(jmatson 4/29/14)
-Great mango sorbet and coffee hazelnut gelato at Coffee Roasters one block from Supercharger. Very nice food at Peace Tree Café, 1/2 block from SC. Idaho trout with pine nut butter, pork medallions, squash and rice or mashed potatoes, salad, also wraps and a lot more. (sbeggs 5/25/15)
Richfield:The only espresso coffee in town is in the parking lot of Ogden's Superstore at 380 S Main St. The espresso bar is in a trailer-like structure in the far end of the parking lot -- you'll see it...and it’s also a drive-thru.
-For breakfast, lunch and dinner: Frontier Village restaurant, Cajun shrimp, pulled pork, tri-tip, smoker bbq out back behind restaurant. Holiday Inn Express desk person was very friendly, offering pit stop and cup of coffee/eats.
Nearby are Best Western Rodeway and Food Mart at gas station. Superchargers are in parking lot of Holiday Inn Express, visible from freeway.
St. George: The SC is directly behind Starbucks, next to the cinema marquee on Bluff St. Next to Starbucks is Marv's, a supposedly good burger joint I have yet to try because they're closed on Sundays and at 8:00 otherwise. When thinking about closing times, keep in mind you'll lose an hour going from Las Vegas, on Pacific time, to Utah, on Mountain time.
There is a Del Taco that appears to be open late. Also an Egg and I, open for breakfast and until 2:30 for lunch, a doughnut place (again, closed on Sundays), a Panda Express and another Mexican place. To the north there is a bakery that advertises sandwiches, also closed on Sundays.
Starbucks keeps their patio furniture out when they're closed, so there's somewhere to sit. They have free wi-fi when they're open. On the way from I-15 up Bluff Street, there are a Burger King, McDonald's and Arby's, so you can get food and sit at Starbucks if you're there late. In N Out Burger is at I-15 and Green Spring Drive, the exit with the Best Buy and Costco. We stop there on the way in then head over to eat while charging.
If you are coming from the north, consider exiting at St. Geo. Blvd., hang a right on 1000 East, then left on Red Bluff Pkwy. That takes you to Bluff St. just north of the SpC. Turn left on Bluff and it will be on the right. That saves going through downtown and a bunch of lights. Doing that in reverse works for those headed toward SLC.(Darmok 8/20/14)
- today, only one of 4 stalls occupied at 10 a.m. 375 V and 350 amps! Bypassing chain restaurants, we headed for the superb family bakery Grandma Tobler's. Open 6-4, closed Sunday. Croissant sandwiches were light and flaky, filled with crab salad, or turkey and cheese or fruited chicken. Chicken craisin salad was also delicious. Also, breakfast served 7-10:30. The pistachio concoction made of whipped fresh cream, cottage cheese, pistachio and pineapple was weirdly delicious. With each sandwich comes a fresh baked cookie, and a bag of chips. They also have spinach quiche and also ham and cheese quiches as well as extremely tempting baked goods. (sbeggs 5/16/15)
Glen Allen:In an outlet type Mall, close to the main road but hidden behind a berm. Near the Panera Bread and other restaurants. THE GPS directions took us off I-95 for quite a ways; it was probably the least miles but not the fastest route.(edfinn@gmail 2/23/14)
- There are a collection of malls on both sides of the highway here (US 1). If you like Barbeque, there is an excellent choice -- called "Q" -- which is located in a stripmall diagonal to the southeast from The Creeks. It would be an 8 minute hike over there if you walk like me (a New Yorker). There is also a Marriott directly across the street if you want to charge overnight. (plusplusjames 2/3/14)
-located in a pretty large shopping center, with an Old Navy, Panera Bread, TJ Maxx, and many other stores within reasonable distance of the chargers.(Pbfoot 4/16/14)
-If you're headed south to the Rocky Mount Supercharger as your next stop and have a 60w Model S make sure you fully charge up in Glen Allen before heading out. Traffic gets bad along this route. With a full charge I rolled into Rocky Mount with only 25 miles left on my battery.(david 8/16/14)
South Hill: Six bays located in the back of Kahill’s Restaurant parking lot. There’s a Spanish restaurant within walking distance but the town of South Hill is not close. Kahill’s has free wifi and well-cleaned rest rooms.
About Kahill’s – This place only gets compliments from us. We drove from northern VA down to South Hill on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. When we arrived at the supercharger there was only one or two cars in the parking lot and none at the supercharger. A gentleman comes out of the building to tell us that they’re closed for the holiday but if we wanted to come in we could get something to drink and he’d fix us up something if we were hungry. We find out that he’s the owner, named Tom. Realize that the restaurant wasn’t open and a full compliment of staff was not on duty. Tom was doing most of the work. He talked us in to something substantial to eat and disappeared into the kitchen to fix it. What we got was big enough to be dinner servings and while we intended on taking left-overs home with us, the food was absolutely tasty and we wound up finishing both plates. We had seafood (scallops, grouper and shrimp); it was fresh and well-prepared. Tom went back into the kitchen and brought out a chocolate mousse cake for dessert that was a wonderful way to end the meal.
Tom went completely out of his way for us and we sincerely appreciate his hospitality. We have no reason to believe he’d treat other Tesla travelers any differently.(Half Dollar Bill 8/31/14)
The 8 charging stalls at the Woodbridge, VA Supercharger were empty when my son and I arrived at about 1:30pm this past Saturday. When we left an hour later, mine was still the only car charging. No ICE’s encroached even though the remainder of the parking lot was full. The SC is off Interstare 95 at the Potomac Mills Mall. There are many food service places within several hundred feet of the SC including a 7/11 just across the street. We ate at Chili's where the guacamole burger was quite good. (Craig Daugherty 6/30/14)
-The Super Charger location is quite tough to find within Potomac Mills parking lot. My GPS took us to the other side of the complex. Keep an eye out for the 7-11. The the SC is in adjacent mall parking lot. Once parked it was a little dangerous to cross a highly traveled street to get to the 7-11 and a Mexican Restaurant, especially with a six-year-old in tow. The Mexican restaurant however is quite good and I highly recommend getting a bite to eat there while charging. The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming to my little man.(david 8/16/14)
-Even with the nav system, I wandered around Potomac Mills Mall a bit before I found the SC there. Approaching this mall from the north, the nav had me get off I-95 one exit too soon, sending me through a series of stop lights, stop signs and turns before I got to the SC. It's actually in a good spot in the mall parking lot, not close to any buildings. There is no large Tesla sign there. Just the Superchargers and associated electrical equipment.
At about 11 am on a Friday I arrived with one MS charging and 7 stalls unoccupied. Charging went routinely. (Grinnin’.VA 3/14/15)
Burlington:Easy access from I-5, either direction. Bobs burgers and brew was good with slow service. Jack in the Box was fast. We needed a full charge on the way up to whistler and only an extra 50-70 miles on the way home (Seattle). Depending on your needs either place might be appropriate. I was only drawing about 60 kW both times, though with a pretty full battery on the way north and snow falling fast and hard on the way south this may have been an environmental issue. A full charge in Burlington gets you to Whistler (driving with the flow of traffic, with the heat to 70, and rooftop ski rack and one pair of skis and a full car) with 30 miles of range remaining, Cheapest place to charge and park is the convention center garage, at $5 overnight, or $10 per day.( Oliver in Seattle 2/24/14)
Centralia: Easy to find, you can see it from the freeway when headed south. There are several fast food places within walking distance (McDonalds, Arby's and Taco Bell being less than a block) and a couple of diner style restaurants. Outlet malls are about a block away. I used the SC during the southbound leg about 9-10PM and one of the ten stalls was in use when I arrived and when I left a different stall was in use. On the northbound leg I was a little earlier in the evening 6-7PM and there were three stalls in use when I arrived and two different ones when I left.(Takatsume 2/22/14)
-5 beautiful Teslas charging at 10 stations today at 11 a.m. 5B was giving 370 miles of charge per hour. Country Cousins restaurant had excellent home-cooked food, meatloaf, and grilled chicken. Packed with locals enjoying late Sunday brunch. Lunch begins at 11. In addition to Arby's, Jack in the Box and McDonalds, there is also GG's Teriyaki and Sushi within one block of supercharger. Not sure if open Sundays. (sbeggs 6/8/14)
-If you top off at the Centralia, WA Supercharger, you can go up I-5 to the HWY 101 exit in Olympia, WA. On HWY 101, there will be an exit that takes 101 North to Port Angeles, WA. Port Angeles has a ferry to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. There is a Clipper Creek CS-100 charging station west of the Blackball ferry dock in Port Angeles. Charging is free. It is a very scenic drive. Ferry information is here: https://cohoferry.com/ (Captain_Zap 6/10/14)
Ellensburg: exiting I-90 west onto Canyon Rd., nav didn't instruct us to turn into Holiday Inn lot. Holiday Inn’s tall blue and green sign should be your landmark. The Supercharger stations (5 back-in) are hidden from view behind Taco del Mar in front of Holiday Inn glass side building. Using Tesla 877 number, reported station 2B wouldn’t deliver a charge today. 1B was fine, delivering a range charge in 1 hour 20 minutes from 37 to 269 miles.
Amenities: on same side as SC: Ranch House Bar 14 (b/l/d); Caesar salads were decent. WindRiver Espresso, Chevron or Exxon for restrooms, Taco del Mar, then an assortment of Arby’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell outlets. On opposite side across road from SC: Big Apple Country store fruit stand. Toad’s ExpressMart. Further west: Spurs and apparently Roadhouse bar and grill for lunch and dinner (local firefighter recommendation, not sure where located).(sbeggs, 5/19/14)
Tridelphia: Located in a shopping complex called "the Highlands". It is in a Hampton Inn parking lot which just was built. The chargers are unfortunately located therefore in a part of the complex that is still being developed. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking the plaza but is surrounded by construction sites and undeveloped land. The hotel should provide bathroom services to the units most of the day. Unsure if it locks at night. It's probably a 5-20 minute walk to the plazas amenities. Closest restaurants are several chains, Cheddar's Cafe and McDonald's. There is also a local Japanese steakhouse named Fusion that is quite good close by. Wal-Mart is the closest store, also a good option for 24 hour bathroom. One of the more unique stores at the center is a Cabela's. There are many other national chains like Target, Kohls, TJ Maxx along with a movie theatre but these are a farther. There are only 4 stalls here. Should remain an uncrowded location as I think it will be used by travelers mostly as the local area is not a Tesla hotbed. Just be aware of the walk to any store or restaurant and plan accordingly with family, kids, weather and physical ability as it is up a small hill. A complete list of amenities can be found here. (romainiacWV 5/12/14)
-the SC is at the top of a hill and can be quite windy and cold. Dress accordingly, especially if walking to nearby restaurants. The Hampton Inn hotel staff was very gracious, and offered us tea and coffee in their lounge while we charged around 11 AM. Driving the ~210 miles from here to Dayton, OH is possible in an 85, even in 35F weather, if you start with a range charge, use eco mode at 68F or otherwise minimize cabin heating, and keep to or below ~65MPH, which isn't too hard if you follow a well-laden truck (AoneOne 11/27/14)
-there is an above-average and reasonably priced local Mexican restaurant called "El Paso" just down the hill from the Hampton Inn (next to the ATT store). All the hotels in Triadelphia are overpriced -- seems to be due to the fracking boom in that area. We stayed at the Hampton Inn one weekday night and the parking lot was completely full with many HD pickup trucks.(CincyDriver 12/11/14)
Eau Claire: Located about a mile off of I-94, to the southeast of Oakwood Mall. From the west, take 93 north to Golf Road. From the east take Highway 53 north to Golf Road. The SC is behind Noodles & Company at a strip mall located up the hill from the Mall. The strip mall also includes Panera Bread, a pizza restaurant and several shops. Oakwood Mall is a reasonable walk and you will see (in order) a Scheel's sporting goods store, a movie theatre, a food court with Rocky Rococo Pizza, a Wisconsin favorite, and the usual mall stores.(MNGreene 8/26/2014)
La Crosse: 5 minutes from my house... on the street side of a business park, right across the street from Manny's Mexican Cantina - great and unique Mexican restaurant specializing in Mexican Seafood. Behind Manny's is Outback Steakhouse. Next to Outback, the Hampton Inn. Also short walk to Home Depot, Wal-Mart and a small strip mall where you can eat Coldstone Ice Cream, Shop at Toys R Us, the Dollar Store, get a haircut at Great Clips or have a manicure...(mrkplatt 3/12/14)
-mrkplatt, can you give directions to your house? Do you keep the beer cold?(PBEndo 4/29/14)
-It's behind Reed Music and across the street from Manny's Restaurant. Outback is behind that, and Hamptons Inn is also across the street. (golftoday 4/22/14)
Madison: 3 bays, in Mall parking lot. Plenty of shopping and restaurants including Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili's, Olive Garden, food court, etc. BWW has WiFi but could not connect to car while in there. (ssarker 2/16/14)
- Located in the outskirts of the East Towne Mall parking lot. Landmarks are Buffalo Wild Wings and JCP. Lots of restaurants and stores in Mall and surrounding area.(MNGreene 9/1/14)
Mauston: Visible on the left if West bound I90-I94. Exit 69 to State 82, then West toward Mauston. Left at the first light to the frontage road past McDonalds, 6 chargers are located at the rear of the Culvers fast food. We have stopped here nearly every weekend since the SuperChargers were activated late last year. For us this is about half way to our business destination. This is a great location for a rest room (very clean) break and a quick coffee or to fill up the car and your tummy. The clerks at Culvers are friendly and helpful. This is a relativly rural location and we have never seen any of the chargers ICED. The only caution is that there are no wheel stops at pavemant edge and your Model S can easily roll off and and down hill into the chargers. Wish all SuperChargers were as easily accessed and friendly as Mauston (Dr. Bob Reinke 2/17/14)
-Directly behind the Culvers, which has strong WiFi. Also note it's on the frontage road, not the main street.(golftoday 4/22/14)
- The closest store to the SC is a gift shop worthy of a visit.(MNGreene 9/1/14)
Pleasant Prairie: Coming from the south, the nav system will tell you to get off at Russell Road; don't, it's a convoluted route. It's faster to skip past, and the nav will take you off at 104th street just north of the outlets. The eight chargers, back in, are located close to the Nike outlet and are highly visible. A central food court appears tolerable but there is no other food around unless you want to try the Godiva outlet. Restrooms are located by the food court. (redacted 2/14/14)
-Forget the food court at Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall which includes mini restaurants All Around Cafe, China Max, The Great Steak & Potato Co, Japan Cafe, Subway, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen. Directly BEHIND the charging stations you'll find the Radisson Chancery Pub & Restaurant.Looking out from the turn-in directly adjacent to the Superchargers you'll see the large Radisson Hotel with the smaller Chancery right next door. Added bonus: It's a shorter walk than the food court! (ccbldg 9/11/14)
- The other nice thing is the bathroom was unlocked when the mall was closed.(Bighorn 9/11/14)
Cheyenne: 120kW pull in chargers on edge of mall parking. 5 Guys is a good landmark, Olive Garden is a more obvious landmark by the road. Lots of eating/shopping options if the hour is right. Otherwise, bathroom may be an issue. GPS guidance was accurate coming from the north and south. Had to back in because snow wasn't plowed far enough forward. Could be an awkward maneuver if it were busy.(Bighorn 3/2/14)
- At the front of the mall. BUT, on 4/20 they were doing a massive RV sale, and the superchargers were surrounded. Drove by them twice before we caught a glimpse of the electrical equipment. Perkins is good for breakfast.(golftoday 4/21/14)
-Visited July 5th (6AM) & 6th (12PM). The RVs are gone--- looks much better.
For the early morning and late night chargers there is Penny's Diner about 2 blocks away- other side of Dell Range Blvd on Stillwater avenue (shorter distance than Perkins & open 24/7!). Penny's is your classic stainless steel diner with 50s decorations and furniture. Food average. Service was quick.(KevinR 7/6/14)
Lusk: It was midnight and frigid, so I'll have to come back for amenities, but neither of the "B" chargers were working. It's at the back of the motel, but head to the right of the center building.(Bighorn 2/26/14)
-Back in. Charged very fast at 377mph. Small quiet town (golftoday 4/21/14)
-Route 85 between Lusk, WY and Cheyenne is being chip sealed, so unless you have Xpel and full glass coverage, take an I-25 option instead. evtripper picks a different route than GPS that is very nice. Also, the speed limit has been raised to 80 MPH this month on I-25.(Bighorn 7/13/14)
About The Location
Toronto Superchargers are located at Tesla's showroom at 1325 Lawrence Ave East. This is just east of the Don Valley Parkway and about 3km south of the 401 highway. Depending on Toronto traffic, that modest 3km can take 5 to 20 minutes to drive.
The location was built as a Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership which went out of business. Although an ideal transformation to car showroom, the location is not conveniently located to restaurants or shops.
To The East
The closest restaurants are a Tim Horton's and Subway located 300 meters east on Lawrence Avenue.
Approximately 700 meters east, you will find an outdoor mall. This is a lower end mall and out-of-towners may find the area sketchy at night. Anchor stores include:
- No Frills grocery store
- Toys R Us,
- Good Life fitness
- CIBC Bank
- misc restaurants and offices.
To The West
By extreme contrast, the upscale Shops At Don Mills are located 1.7km to the west at Don Mills Road. This is beyond walking distance but a good attraction to drop passengers before charging. There are several high end restaurants and fashion retailers. The outdoor courtyard hosts events like jazz festivals in summer and becomes an outdoor ice rink for winter. This mall is home to:
- Metro grocery store and McEwan's gourmet market
- Starbuck's Coffee
- Movie Theater
- Shoppers Drug Mart (north side of Lawrence Ave)
- TD and RBC bank within the mall. CIBC, BMO and Scotiabank accross the street.
- Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) Office (just west on Lawrence)
- Wine and Liquor store (LCBO)
- Atmosphere outdoor sports gear
- Charles Sauriol Conservation Area is located 750 meters west (past the gas station and down the hill). This provides 3km of paved walking trail along the river. The trails are not lit at night.
- Edwards Garden located 3km west on Lawrence is a scenic park with botanical garden.
- For those who really want to stretch their legs, the expansive Sunnybrook Park offers picnic areas, horse stables, off-leash dog area, sports fields, archery range and entrance to 12km of paved trails stretching downtown to Lake Ontario
- Ontario Science Centre is located 4km south on Don Mills Road
- If you are curious to see how the 1% live, Canada's wealthiest neighborhood is located another 2km west from the Shops On Don Mills. The Bridle Path is home to Canada's largest and most expensive homes.
Auxerre:8 stalls located in the parking lot behind the Hotel Mercure Auxerre Nord. Drive around the left side of the hotel entrance and continue all the way to the back of the parking lot. At our visit all stalls were empty. A sign said that this was a temporary installation and that they were working to make to install 6-8 permanent Supercharger stalls. It was not clear if the installation was complete. There were some items that look unfinished, but the stalls were lit up. Since I was not in my Tesla, I couldn’t plug in to confirm if they were operational.
Near the entrance to the hotel there is a Courtpaille Grill. The place was packed with at least 12 people standing at the door waiting for a table so we ate elsewhere. Across the main road there are a few other choices, including a large grocery store (Cora) with a decent cafeteria. However, it would be a long walk. (PBEndo 12/27/14)
Chambéry: Currently this is a temporary 2 stall installation. The stalls are next to the Buffalo Grill restaurant. (A sign states that they plan a permanent 6-8 stall installation and the mall directory shows a Tesla icon near the McDonald’s so the permanent installation may be planned for that location). The directory here shows the mall stores, anchored by a large Carrefour. The parking lot was packed when I was there and the current spots are in a prime location. Fortunately, both spots were empty (no ICE’ing). (PBEndo 12/30/14)
Metz: There is a very good pizzeria La Fournaise at 500 m from the supercharger (CallVince 4/13/15)
Emsbüren: A little off the motorway, and tucked away at the end of the road leading to a garden centre on the left. Visited late evening, no close facilities. McDonalds and regular petrol station with shop 3 min walk at turnoff from main road. No other Teslas in sight. (axel 11/22/14)
Kamen:300 m off A1, a little further off A2. Located behind Connie's Diner. KFC, McDonalds, Burger King all within walking distance. Came by Sunday evening, three Teslas on arrival, just me when I left. Connie's is a decent enough place, different from the usual Motorway fare. Quite busy and a bit noisy with swift service. (axel 1/18/15)
Modena: Close to the A1 exit Modena sud located in a smart position for people coming from Switzerland and Germany and directed to Firenze and Roma. Do not forget to taste and enjoy the tortellini at the restaurant! (delbo 11/30/14)
Oosterhout: I have visited this SC for 5 of 6 times now and I have never had to wait. At that location are three restaurants (incl. MacDonalds) and a hotel. Today the charging (from 70 km left) started at 525 km/hour (1 mile is 1,6 km).(l.j.noordsij 4/12/14)
Urmond:Tucked away behind the Van der Valk hotel. Keep going through main hotel car park, turn left. Charger is a little hidden and not visible from car park entry. Three other cars were charging at late evening. (axel 11/22/14)
Zevenaar: Very close to motorway. Has regular petrol station, Burger King, Cafe. Hotel / Restaurant across the road. Free coffee at cafe on showing Tesla key.(axel 11/22/14)
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