The Weekly Supercharger: Se7en in the Southeast

Welcome to the seventh edition of the Weekly Supercharger!!


This week, our highlights will be especially centered around the Southeast… again. Unlike the last edition in this region, which constituted a measly 2 new locations and a few site updates, we’ll be covering a whopping SEVEN Superchargers in the Southeastern states of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida, along with some construction updates across the country.


Starting off, we head to North Carolina, where preliminary review permits were recently filed for up to three new Superchargers in the city of Charlotte. Currently, 2 out of the 3 locations have associated documentation, while the other hasn’t formally been submitted yet, which means we don’t have much information on it just yet.


That “mystery” location is to be built somewhere along Ikea Blvd, off Interstate 85. While no documentation exists… yet it seems quite likely that this Supercharger will be built at the Ikea, considering Tesla’s charging partnership with the retailer. We will post an update once more info on this Supercharger comes to light.




Next, we have a Supercharger expansion coming to Charlotte’s Northlake Center. For this addition, Tesla will build 12 charging stalls behind the Mattress Firm building, on the other side of the walkway from the existing station. Once complete, the site will be able to charge 24 vehicles simultaneously.




And, for the last Charlotte Supercharger, there’s a new site coming soon near the I-485/I-77 junction. 16 stalls are planned in the Lowe’s hardware store parking lot on South Tryon Street. When this site opens, it will likely be the closest to CLT airport, meaning it will likely get a lot of use from Hertz, which is going to be fun.





Moving on from the Carolinas, we go down to Georgia, where permits have been issued, and construction has recently begun on a new Supercharger in Lawrenceville. Located in the Snellville Exchange Mall on Scenic Highway, 16 stalls are currently being built in the parking lot of Hobby Lobby.



Up next, two new Superchargers are planned in the musical state of Tennessee!!

First, a new station is coming soon to Union City, a small town located almost halfway between Memphis and Kuttawa (KY). Last week, permits were issued for a charging site at the E.W. James grocery store on E Reelfoot Ave.




Second, a decent sized Supercharger is planned in the musical city itself, Nashville. Last month, permits were submitted for a 23-stall site at Opry Mills Mall, off Highway 155. The site is set to feature perpendicular charging stalls, with no sign posts in between the spaces, meaning there will be the option to pull into the Supercharger.




For the last new Southeastern location of the week, Wesley Chapel, Florida is finally getting its first Supercharger. While it was initially proposed back in 2018, the site turned out to be located at the Wawa in Land O’ Lakes. That said, Tesla is now “officially” building a Supercharger in Wesley Chapel, as a pre-application was submitted a few weeks ago for a 12-stall station at the Winn-Dixie on Wesley Chapel Blvd.




Now, to the construction updates:


Over the past week, I’ve been tweeting some photos of new Superchargers under construction in various locations across the United States, with no caption or location. Well, turns out that PlugShare has been finding some new locations recently, and here they are.


To begin, we have a second Supercharger in the city of San Bernardino, California. 8 stalls are currently being built at the Burger King on Highland Ave. The site is located right off California Route 330, which is one of the main roads leading to Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead.




Next, Nags Head, North Carolina is under construction. Photos posted to PlugShare last week show the prefabricated site to be virtually complete, although fencing is still up around the charge posts.




And lastly, the Buc-ee’s of the Midwest is getting a new Supercharger!! Photos posted throughout the week showed the quick installation of 2 Prefabricated Supercharger Units at the Wally’s gas station in Pontiac, Illinois. The latest construction photos are being posted to PlugShare almost daily.



That’s all for this week! For the next edition, I’ll let you decide in which region we should focus the updates on. The poll goes out sometime tomorrow and will last until Monday. In the meantime, I hope you all have a great weekend!!