Submitted by portia on July 4, 2013
we went from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles today on highway 101 using the new superchargers which came online yesterday.
I had done the trip twice on the 5 before, but the 101 is a much prettier and better drive, although about 20 more miles.
At Atascadero the 8 new superchargers are at the Rabobank parking lot between the bank and Subway. When we got there, there were two MC red, one silver and one blue one charging! we charged for about 104 miles in 40 minutes (from 96 rated to 200rated miles) in 90 degrees heat. We had some ice cream at the cold stone ice creamery across the street. Actually met all the other owners! when we left, another signature red had come.
80 miles later at Buelton, in the parking lot of the Marriott hotel, we met 2 of the same owners. Of the 8 chargers, one was not working, and we called Tesla but they were already informed. we charged there for about an hour going from 100 to 230 rated miles, then headed to L.A.
actual miles 140 miles and we had 70 rated miles left. doing 70+ mph.
Thank you Tesla for the new Superchargers. Even though they were not as fast as I expected. I posted some photos on Recargo for these two sites.