My intention with this thread to is offer confirmed (evidence based) information on existing and new supercharger locations in the Northeast AS WELL AS TO offer encouragement to Tesla to remedy the dearth of SuperChargers in the region. This is a huge and relatively compact market for Tesla: the population of the Northeast is 56 million, 18% of the total USA. Yet, the population centers of Boston, Hartford, and Philadelphia are inadequately connected -- and links to Montreal and Toronto are completely missing.

Just 4 new superchargers will do this:

Sturbridge, MA (should be a no-brainer)
Edison, NJ (which is underway)
Albany, NY (who knows what is going on there)
Canandaigua, NY (midway between Albany and Toronto) (This would also serve Buffalo and Rochester)

High payoff for 4 new SuperChargers (one of which is underway, so really 3). How 'bout it, Tesla?

UPDATE: 07/17/2014: if you add the population of Quebec and Ontario, this area is home to 77 million people. But much of the area remains WAY under served. Grateful for Tesla Motors recent post that the Quebec to Toronto corrodor is scheduled for Superchargers but this needs to be connected to the 95 corridor. When complete, a potential market of 77 million people will have access.

Mystery Lab | December 4, 2014

plusplusjames, well yeah. Maybe there is a 80 or 90 amp charger b/w Clarence and Albany? I can't see one on Plugshare.

Brian H, I never got to use that ferry to Rochester. More likely Tesla would come up with a rocket power option before amphibious. But not sure that I would want to be over Lake Ontario when the clouds come in and cut the power to my solar panels.

New York just might remain a challenge for the next while.

Bighorn | December 4, 2014

Hooksett, NH under construction--both sides of the road. | December 4, 2014

Where do we go to put in our vote? Harrisburg definitely needs a supercharger. Almost impossible to get to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia. The Somerset charger is just too far away.

plusplusjames | December 4, 2014

Write to Cal Lankton at Please.

Their stock reply is to suggest property owners and not just locations. Maybe they can't look it up themselves?

asim77 | December 4, 2014
Bighorn | December 4, 2014

An lease offer from a property owner is a lot nicer route than cold calling properties trying to explain what is probably a foreign concept to most of the callees.

tga | December 4, 2014

Construction at Hooksett started this morning. I posted photos over on TMC:

jordanrichard | December 4, 2014

They have also started working on the Brattleboro VT site.

As for West Hartford CT. I too stopped by there around 5 pm and 2 of the stalls were lit up and there was a Tesla parked in front of one. I asked the guy in the car if they were live already. It turned out that he is the head huncho for all of the East Coast supercahrgers. The reason only those two were lit up was because he was doing a software update on them. The other stalls were gtg in that again. Saying further that the Tesla "inspector" was flying in tonight to give the site a look over and his blessing. He said it will be ready to be used later tonight and that the red dot will show up on the Tesla site tomorrow.

JonathanL | December 5, 2014


Thanks for the list of dining options - much better than the Milford/Darien/Greenwich options for sure.

Neige | December 5, 2014

@ tga:

Thank you! So glad they've finally started that charger! This will be the first Supercharger I'll be using on a regular basis. No more cold rides back home with the heat off, driving 45 mph on the highway in winter!

teslaliving | December 6, 2014

You can't get to Pittsburgh from Massachusetts either. I have family there but it would add at least 3 hours travel time (to what is normally an 8 hour trip) if I took my Model S:

plusplusjames | June 24, 2015

Looks like the Joyce Kilmer rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike NB is up and running, according to Anybody local who can confirm?

Newburgh, NY (on the NY State Thruway) was open but now it's listed as "under construction." Did they take down the site?

Local Teslans, please comment when possible.

qazi.viney | June 24, 2015

@teslaliving can you now make a trip from MA to Pittsburgh? I also have family there and am planning a trip.

plusplusjames | June 24, 2015

@vqazi: It can be done BUT to deal with the gap between Somerset, PA and NYC, suggest that you overnight in either Harrisburg or Allentown close to a public J1772. Look at Plugshare for details.

In other words, no direct SC service.

AoneOne | June 24, 2015

Or take the long way through Deleware and Maryland. 441 miles, 7h10m vs. 370 miles, 6h14m.

An extra hour or so of driving time might not be enough to demand an overnight stop.

Or, with CHAdeMO, top up around Harrisburg.

teslaliving | June 24, 2015

@vqazi While there are ways it could be done (big 3+ hour detour through more southern states) or plugshare, RV parks etc, the answer is NO, you can't. I'm ok if the endpoint of a trip isn't near a SC and you have to get creative with some destination charging like this:

But if you can't get near a major city once on the SC highway without a BIG detour then there's a real gap.

Its not there yet. When I go to Pittsburgh is the only time I drive an ICE car and I hate every second of it (but love my family more).

qazi.viney | June 25, 2015

@teslaliving Thanks for your input, now I have to rethink my plan. My original plan revolves around SC network and the route I charted (longer than the ICE) is below, will this not work?

Andover, MA - Greenwich, CT: 187 miles
Greenwich, CT - Newark, DE: 163 miles
Newark, DE - Somerset, PA: 241 miles
Somerset, PA - Cranberry Township, PA: 84 miles

It seems to me I have to be careful how I drive from Newark, DE to Somerset PA, other than that it looks good.

etrotter | June 25, 2015

Why not use the Hagerstown SC?

qazi.viney | June 25, 2015

@etrotter you have a valid point, yes I can add Hagerstown SC, okay I will update my route.

plusplusjames | January 21, 2016

With the recent kvetching about the dearth of superchargers in Pennsylvania, please note the imminent opening of the much delayed Allentown SC. There is a good thread on this at

(I am still not satisfied with the completion of the SC in the Northeast -- but we have come a long way with some import fills over the years).

jordanrichard | January 21, 2016

Did I miss an announcement that Tesla was done with the Northeast?

Whne I took delivery of my car in Mar 2014, there were only 3 locations in ALL of New England, now there are 13 and I believe 2 more are on the books to be built in ME.

plusplusjames | January 21, 2016

@Jordan: No announcement. Just underwhelmed with the amount of attention from the SC team. :(

plusplusjames | January 21, 2016

According to, Allentown PA is open and charging!

jordanrichard | January 22, 2016

Oh.. Well if any state should feel like it is being neglected, it would be Arkansas.

plusplusjames | January 22, 2016

@Jordan: Tru dat. Also, Alaska and Hawaii. But none of those three states are at the nexus of 77 million people like Pennsylvania.

And that's just to the north of the commonwealth!

This has been way, way, way, (WAY times 10,000,000,000) overdue.

Frankly, I am astonished it took them so long.

plusplusjames | January 25, 2016 reports this morning that there is a permit for a charger in Eire, PA at 2225 Downs Drive.

Please keep up the good work!