A Supercharger Station-Vacation, Is That A Thing? – Tesla Motors Club

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With the ever-expanding network of Tesla Supercharger stations, it’s safe to say as a TMC member you’ve probably spent hours playing around with the map at tesla.com/findusWe know we have.  And while everyone will travel (eventually right?) to the Kettleman station, there are so many other places to go!

And with summer road-trip season well in our sites, we’ve been dreaming, scheming, and planning our own road trips. 

Which got the team here at CNCT Coolers thinking:

  • What are some of the most interesting Supercharger locations in North America?  You know – places we could road trip to.
  • If we were to plan a theoretical road trip anywhere in the world, where would we want to go?

And with that, we got to work.  

Here are the 8 MUST SEE Supercharger locations you would want to visit, if a Supercharger Station-Vacation was a real thing. 

1. Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada

Located just outside Halifax, this station takes the title of the eastern-most location in North America.

Did You Know? Grants of land around what is now Enfield were given after 1760. The first was given to Benjamin Franklin, a parcel of land on the side of the Shubenacadie River opposite the main part of the present village. A Mr. Hall was hired by Franklin to take charge of the grant, and to operate a Wayside Inn. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield,_Nova_Scotia)

Further Down the Rabbit Hole: In an excerpt from the book, William Franklin: Son of a Patriot, Servant of a King, it’s said that Benjamin Franklin re-wrote his will 2 years before his death – effectively cutting his only living son out of the estate.  What was he left? “Some worthless land in Nova Scotia” as well as whatever books and papers he had in his possession at the time of this death.

Location Details:

6757 Highway 2
Enfield, NS B2T 1C8

Charging

8 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 150kW

Wifi

Irving Big Stop

Tim Hortons

Restaurants

The Crossings – Enfield Big Stop Restaurant

Tim Hortons

Burger King

Restrooms

Irving Big Stop

Tim Hortons

2. Galerías Chilpancingo, Mexico

If you got in your Tesla and drove south, this is as far as you could go and still get a charge.  

Did You Know? Located 3.5 hours south of Mexico City, Chilpancingo is a town of roughly 200k people, tucked in the Sierra Madre del Sur, on the bank of the Huacapa River.

Further Down the Rabbit Hole: Honestly, it looks like a picturesque little town – but keep in mind it’s located in one of the 5 Mexican states that the US has issued travel warnings for – so if you’re going to go down there be safe.

Location Details:

Chilpancingo de los Bravo, GRO Supercharger
Galerías Chilpancingo
Blvd. René Juárez Cisneros #130
Chilpancingo, Aguascalientes 39010

Charging

6 Superchargers, available Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 10:00pm, up to 150kW

Wifi

Galerias Chilpancingo

Restrooms

Galerias Chilpancingo

Shopping

Galerias Chilpancingo

3. Honningsvåg, Norway

What will be the northernmost Supercharger in the world?  Why, it’s located in Norway of course.  Honningsvåg is a stunning little town, surrounded with green hillsides.  

Did You Know? It sits on a bay on the large island of Magerøya.  The 260-acre town is also one of the smallest cities in Norway with a population of 2,484.  

Just be sure to come in the summer because in the winter it can get below 0 fahrenheit.

Location Details:

Target opening in Q2 2021

4. Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Formally known as Astana, Nur-Sultan is the capital city of Kazakhstan.  Now, we don’t want to be rude, but what do you think of when you hear Kazakhstan?  Exactly.

Did You Know? So you’d be surprised to learn that this city with over 1mm people is the second-coldest national capital in the world after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – so that’s pretty neat.

But it’s also home to the Baiterek, the main attraction and symbol of Nur-Sultan, museums, sport teams, and all the stuff you’d expect from a major modern city.  Oh, and it has a Ritz-Carlton so that says something.

Location Details:

Nur-Sultan Supercharger
Dostyk Street 16
10016 Nur-Sultan
Kazakhstan

Charging

6 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 150kW

Wifi

Ritz-Carlton Astana

Restrooms

Ritz-Carlton Astana

Restaurants

Ritz-Carlton Astana

Lodging

Ritz-Carlton Astana

5. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

We’ve heard it called the Jersey Shore of Australia, the Gold Coast is a huge tourist destination because of its sunny, subtropical climate, its world-class surfing beaches, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Coast,_Queensland).

Did You Know? The Gold Coast is the major film production area and is the third largest production centre in Australia behind Sydney and Melbourne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Coast,_Queensland).

Further Down the Rabbit Hole: It is the location of major motion pictures including Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Aquaman (2018), Dora the Explorer (2019) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2020).  

Location Details:

Gold Coast Supercharger
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
2 Hooker Blvd
Gold Coast QLD
+ 61 2 8015 2834

Charging

8 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 120kW

Restrooms

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Restaurants

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

Shopping

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

6. Gillette, WY

Wyoming?  Really?  Well, what’s a road trip without passing through a sleepy 1-horse town?  So we set out to try to find the most isolated and frankly, kind of borning Supercharger we could.  And what’s more ordinary than Gillette?

Did You Know? Originally a miners town, it was originally known as “Donkey Town”, named after Donkey Creek, and then later was moved and called “Rocky Pile” after Rocky Draw.  When it was officially founded in 1891 as Gillette, it was a major railway stop on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.  Today, it looks like a sleepy mid-west town with a population of roughly 32k people.

Down The Rabbit Hole: LOL – there’s not really any rabbit hole to go down.

Location Details:

Gillette Supercharger
The Hampton Inn Gillette
211 Decker Court
Gillette, WY 82716
Roadside Assistance (877) 798-3752

Charging

4 superchargers, available 24/7, up to 150kW

Restrooms

The Hampton Inn Gillette

Wifi

The Hampton Inn Gillette

7. Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates

Jebel Ali is a port town 22 mi south-west of Dubai and it’s the home of the Palm Jebel Ali, the half-finished man-made palm-like island off the coast.

Did You Know? Jebel Ali is a large commercial port and business hub.  Known for its sandy beaches and busy harbor, the area is also home to a golf resort and dive centers. The waters of the gulf are full of marine life and submerged wrecks. And if you’re into horses, nearby Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club in Abu Dhabi has tournaments and events open to the public.

Location Details:

Jebel Ali – Northbound Supercharger
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
Roadside Assistance 04 521 76 99

Charging

4 superchargers, available 24/7, up to 120kW

Restaurants

71 Cafe

Allday Advantage

Baja Fresh

Big Smoke Burger

Burger Pit

Caffe di Roma

Chicks & Friends

Clinton Street Baking Company

D.O.N. Pizza

Kababu

Maras Turka

My Karak

Operation Falafel

Poco Loco

Pop!

Starbucks

Sugar Rush

The Brass – Coffee & Community

The Hot Dog Stand

Urban Seafood

8. Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

Wine anyone?  Located about an hour east of Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city Libson, this Supercharger happens to come with an exclusive retreat attached to it – at the L’AND Vineyards.  L’AND Vineyards is a hotel with “30 suites and villas that blend modern architecture with nature, providing an atmosphere of sober luxury, natural beauty and tranquility.”

Did You Know? Montemor-o-Novo is a tiny little town of 8k people.  It features the Castelo de Montemor-o-Novo which has become a national monument. This area falls within the Alentejo wine region of Portugal.  The region is noted for its cork production but has also garnered attention for its table wine production.

Location Details:

Montemor-o-Novo Supercharger
Resort L’and Vineryards
4 Estrada Nacional, Herdade das Valadas
Montemor-o-Novo
Portugal
Roadside Assistance
+351 308 805 628

Charging

8 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 150kW

Wifi

Available inside the Hotel

Restrooms

Resort L’and Vineryards

Restaurants

Resort L’and Vineryards – Michelin Star Restaurant

Lodging

Resort L’and Vineryards

A QUICK WORD ON THE CNCT COOLER

Perfect for any road trip or even a run to the supermarket – the CNCT Cooler is stunningly designed and carefully crafted to fit seamlessly inside the rear trunk well of your Tesla Model 3 (and also fits in the trunk well and frunk of the Model Y).

It’s Made in America from premium materials.

It’s also a super-durable premium cooler that keeps ice, food, and beverages cold for up to 2 days (probably longer actually, but we stopped the test after 2 days) while blocking out heat. 

The CNCT Cooler is here to help you make the most of wherever you find yourself.



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