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Published on November 2nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan


3 Heat Maps: Tesla Superchargers, Chevy Bolts, & Chevy Volts

November 2nd, 2018 by  

A Tesla Motors Forum member somewhat recently posted some interesting EV-related heat maps. He used Google’s Fusion Tables and first created a heat map of Tesla Superchargers, with weighting based on number of stalls.

Naturally, California is particularly hot, with the high-end purple color creeping in around San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Francisco.

Before flying over to the East Coast, it’s interesting to see hotspots in the Phoenix area, Dallas area, Seattle, Las Vegas, and Chicago. Presumably, those areas have high concentrations of Tesla owners.

You can also slip Detroit and Atlanta in there. Then there’s another tier of cities like Denver, Portland, San Antonio, Houston, Nashville, and Indianapolis.

And then you get to Florida and the US Northeast.

Florida is half red, with Tampa and Miami as clear focal points. In my area of Sarasota, Florida, we have a Supercharging station with ~18 parking spots next to stalls. It is pretty busy — never full, but sometimes home to more than 10 charging Teslas. Perhaps you’ve seen a few pictures from that location. 😉

From Richmond, Virginia, to Massachusetts, you have a solid corridor of densely packed Supercharging options, as you might expect.

But one map clearly was not enough. The EV fan also used stats from Voltstats.net to create heat maps of where Volt and Bolt owners on that network are located. He got quite similar results.

Chevy Bolt heat map and Chevy Volt heat map, respectively.

I think if we created a heat map of US CleanTechnica readers, we’d get a similar result. 😀

Source: Tesla Motors Club forum 


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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