PARSIPPANY — Since launching its new ‘Urban Supercharger stations’ last year, Tesla has been slowly rolling out new locations.
Four new “Supercharger Stations” with eight charging posts is planned for Wawa, 350 New Road.
Originally, Tesla’s Supercharger network was meant to enable long-distance driving in its electric vehicles with daily charging expected to be done at home overnight.
The plan to install four Tesla Supercharger cabinets, eight Tesla Charging Posts, one QED Switchgear assembly, one Utility transformer and one pedestrian light fixture.
Tesla described the new stations which should be installed at Wawa by the end of the year: “Superchargers in urban areas have a new post design that occupies less space and is easier to install, making them ideal for dense, highly populated areas. To increase efficiency and support a high volume of cars, these Superchargers have a new architecture that delivers a rapid 72 kilowatts of dedicated power to each car. This means charging speeds are unaffected by Tesla vehicles plugging into adjacent Superchargers, and results in consistent charging times around 45 to 50 minutes for most drivers.”
Currently the closest Tesla charging station is located at Morristown ShopRite, 178 Hanover Avenue, Cedar Knolls. There is no charge to use one of the two Tesla charging station at the ShopRite. These stations are available 24 hours a day for Tesla use only.
ADP, 15 Waterview Boulevard has two charging stations for employee and guest use only. (Charging Network: EV Connect). There are other stations located in Montville, Denville, Florham Park, Livingston and West Orange.
Tesla owners charge their cars at home more than 90% of the time and use the Superchargers mainly for trips or when they need extra range. At the average U.S. electricity price of 12.9 cents per kilowatt-hour, it would cost $9.68 to fully recharge a Tesla Model S with a 275-mile battery at home.
Granted, most people will only very rarely have to recharge at public charging stations because if they plug at home, they’ll be leaving with a full charge every morning, and few people drive over 100 miles in a typical day.