Where should Tesla super chargers be located to cover most of Europe, with as little stations as possible, while placing them as close as possible to major routes or intersections?
For Belgium I think Brussels or Antwerp will be the candidates.
Living in the easteren part of Belgium, I guess(hope) they will be placed close to the borders with the Netherlands and Germany.
According to the German "Options and Pricing" page that went online on Dec 20, 2012, Tesla is indeed committed to installing Superchargers in Europe:
"Supercharger: Tesla baut in Europa entlang stark befahrener Strecken ein Netzwerk aus Superladern auf. Supercharger sind so gebaut, dass Sie die Fahrzeuge von Reisenden in etwa einer halben Stunde zu 50 % aufladen."
I assume that other localized European "Options and Pricing" pages show the same information. Sooo... Where and When? :-)
Eurotunnel please - both ends. Also somewhere on the way to Luxembourg from the Netherlands e.g. the autoroute by Maastricht.
And strategically down the autoroute du Soleil.
This is NOT what it says on the French options and price page. Only North American superchargers are mentioned!
Some clarification from Tesla would be good.
A Supercharger station just north of Le Mans on the Autoroute A11 (before the split between A81 & A11) would cover pretty much all of North West France (from Paris to the provinces).
This is NOT what it says on the French options and price page. Only North American superchargers are mentioned! (Alastair.Nantes)
Can you send Tesla email about it? At first, this was the same on the German page: There was simply the literal translation of the text from the American website. After a day or two, it changed to refer to Europe rather than North America. Therefore I'd assume it's a mistake on the French page.
Personally, I would like to see the route from Berlin to Riga covered:
- Poznań, Poland
- Ciechanów, Poland
- Marijampolė, Lithuania
- Jelgava, Latvia
- Smiltene, Latvia
These are along a traditional transit route from Germany to Estonia and Russia, lots of long-distance traffic there.
I wrote to George at Tesla about the discrepancy and received this reply.
"Hi Alastair,Thanks for the note. The German version is correct. I cannot read either German or French, but I have copied our Director of the Web to make him aware of the discrepancy. Thanks for letting me know about it.Happy New Year! George"
Confirmation of the European supercharger network!
Probably the only time I will need a supercharger is to get from Belgium to the Alps; that route would, at least for the first several hundreds of km, be the same for anyone parting from the Benelux to their favorite skiing (or summer Alps) destination. Superchargers in Luxembourg, Metz and other strategical locations along the highways of eastern France, I would say.
I thing whole germany can be covered with 8-10 stations. Maybe we should start voting for the favorized spots for our SuperChargers. I personally would suggest to put them at the most frequented autobahn intersection (or as close to them as possible).
I read "http://www.plugincars.com/inside-scoop-tesla-super-smart-supercharger-network-124676.html" and realise that I need to look at EV driving slightly differently when considering long trips, that is, I need to take more regular but short breaks than maybe I do in my current car (which can do 900 km (562 miles) on one tank of fuel even at motorway speeds).
So I would also like to ask for a SuperCharger west of Gent, Belgium on the E40. It's were we always make a pitstop at the resturant anyway and it would be within the magical 150 mile/240 Km range of Utrecht for the Dutch travelling South. This is in addition to near the Eurotunnel, for example, the "Cité Europe" would be a great stop for anyone taking either the ferry or the Eurotunnel to/from the UK. Tesla could even put a store in "Cité Europe" to sell more cars ;-)
Traffic Turbine that connects 2 busy highways, E313 and E314, in Lummen, east of Belgium.
100.000 cars pass here daily.
Ideally situated at the crossroads of two separate highways respectively connecting Belgium with Germany and Holland.
Belgium: Antwerp (70 km.), Brussels (70 km), Liege (50 km), Ghent (125 km)
Germany: Cologne (155 km), Dusseldorf (135 km), , Aachen (75 km), Frankfurt a/Main 330 km.
Holland: Eindhoven (65 km), Maastricht (50 km), Rotterdam (160 km)
It seems we need to put pins on a map of Europe. The more pins in one location the higher probability it will be chosen. There's got to be an app for that. This could be very useful for TM to get input in a way they can easily digest.
There is a map for reservation holders...we could generate a similar one for our voting :-)
I create one for us. It's first time I create such a map, so please have some understanding if not everything works from the beginning. Thank you for your participation
I posted 4 spots so far, I would like. Would be great if the european resvervation holders would also place their favorite spots. Please take not only your personal needs but also your fellow Model S owner's needs into perspective. THX for your contribution
I choose 4 locations to get to the south of france, using the "route du soleil", in Yellow !
- Namen/Namur, which may also connect Paris to mid/north Germany
- Metz, which may also connect Paris to mid/south Germany
- Beaune, which may connect Paris to Swiss&Italy
- Valence, which will connect me to the cote d'azur
They should qualify for the Tesla standard.
- close to "crossing" highway's
- at SC-distance (±250 kM)
- at shopping places (places Tesla thinks you wanna stop)
2014 ?? please !!
+1 Martijn and the Route du Soleil ! Would be great travelling to our favourite holiday place in our S instead of the 'remaining' ICE ...
The company Tank & Rast runs about 350 gasstations and 380 restaurants on the Autobahn system in Germany.
I realy think, that ervery single station should be equipped with a Supercharger.
Add Cité Europe and West of Gent to the map.
Cité Europe will help any one going to and from the UK via Calais ferry or Eurotunnel. Also provides a place for Tesla to add a store.
West of Gent is on the route from the Netherlands down to the South of Europe or Paris missing out the queues around Brussels.
I would like to also suggest near Dover or Folkestone in the UK.
I understand that there is a Tesla charger for Roadsters at a Hotel in Ashford. Maybe that could be expanded to support the Model S ?
Oops - that should have read "Added Cité Europe..."
Thank you for your contribution. Lets grow the map. Really nice would be if we can create 100/200/300/400 km cycles around the spots. If someone knows how to do it, please help. THX
Menu; Additions; Radius Region.
Just dit it for "my SC-locations"
But be careful, I don't see how can change or delete your entry afterwards.