Where should Tesla build Superchargers? You decide

Posted on October 26, 2022 by Peter McGuthrie

In recent months, Tesla surpassed 35,000 Supercharger stalls worldwide, though the company is far from done expanding the network. As Tesla looks to fill the gaps in its global charging network, it’s now asking the public to decide where its next Superchargers will go.

Above: A Tesla Supercharger with a solar canopy. Photo: Tesla

Tesla opened a poll to let users decide where the next Superchargers will be built, as can be found on the company’s website (via electrek). The voting works in two parts, first letting users propose up to five different locations for the next round of voting, then allowing them to vote on the current cycle’s proposed locations.

Voting on Tesla’s Supercharger poll page is set to happen in three-month voting cycles, and users can cast up to five different votes on already-proposed sites. The site also lets users view the voting leaderboard, selecting between global, North American, European, Middle Eastern and Asia-Pacific categories.

Currently, regions with the most votes in the top 10 spots on the leaderboard include sites in California and Germany, with others located in Korea, Italy and a few other U.S. locations.

At the time of writing, the top locations on the leaderboard include Big Bear Lake, California with 3,506 votes and Bolzano, Italy with 3,388 votes. The rest of the top 10 is made up of Sylva, North Carolina (2,835), Lake Okeechobee, Florida (2,742), Morro Bay, California (2,612), Dresden, Germany (2,555), Haenam, Korea (2,520), Rostock, Germany (2,500), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2,286) and Dalton, Georgia (2,264).

The news comes about a month after Tesla announced plans on Twitter to open voting for upcoming Supercharger locations. In the tweet, the Tesla Charging account asked onlookers to reply with initial suggestions for Supercharger locations, adding that the replies with the most likes will be included on the poll.

To vote, users need to log in using their Tesla accounts using the company’s voting page, which can be found here. Upon logging in, users will be given five votes to spend on previously proposed locations. Additionally, you do not need to own a Tesla to join in the voting. So long as you have a Tesla account, you’ll be allowed to cast your votes — so even prospective or future owners can help shape the network.

The Supercharger voting site is especially good news for those who live in remote areas, and in the U.S., for those living where non-interstate pathways aren’t as covered as others. And as Tesla continues to increase its network of Superchargers, we can likely expect mainstream EV adoption to increase with a drop in consumer range anxiety.

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Source: electrek / Twitter

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