Teslarati has received engineering plans showing for 8 new Supercharger stations at a popular shopping mall near the Atlantic Coast in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The new Superchargers are part of Tesla’s stated plan to double the size of the Supercharger network in the US in 2017.
The company expects to add tens of thousands of new Model 3 midsize sedans to its customer base over the next 18 months and beyond and needs to ramp up its charging network to meet the needs of those new Tesla owners.
The chargers will be located just off Grand Coastal Circle which leads to the shopping area. Tesla makes it a point to provided owners with plenty of opportunities to shop and relax while their cars are charging.
Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant is just a few steps away from the proposed location as well as a Texas Roadhouse Grill. The Coastal Grand Mall is anchored by two upscale department stores — Dillard’s at one end and Belk at the other, with dozens of other shops in between including Dick’s Sporting Goods and Foot Locker.
The engineering plans were prepared by GDP Group of Ohio. The actual site for the new Superchargers is close to an existing transformer, which will make connection to the local grid more convenient.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made increasing the number of Supercharger stations a top priority after some locations were plagued by long waiting times at certain times of day. Originally Tesla installed 4 chargers at each Supercharger location but has recently expanded that to 8 or even 12 chargers. The 8 place Supercharger facility in South Carolina will be typical for Tesla going forward.
Myrtle Beach is a popular tourist destination known as much for the excellent golfing in the area as the beach itself. It is a favorite destination for those looking to escape the snow and cold of winter. The new Supercharger location will be welcome news for Tesla owners visiting the area.
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