Music City – Nashville Supercharger
Johnny Cash. The name conjures images of Nashville, the home of Country Music. Johnny’s hit “I’ve Been Everywhere” is an essential on any self-respecting road trip playlist.
This past weekend, we took an 1,800 mile road trip through Kentucky and Tennessee. The Tesla odometer hit 125,000 miles shortly before we rolled into Nashville. A huge billboard advertising the Johnny Cash Museum featured the stern faced “Man in Black” staring down at traffic.
The Nashville Supercharger was flagged as temporarily closed on the Tesla Navigation screen but we had read that it was operating at a limited capacity. Indeed, the stalls were about half-filled when we pulled up and the juice flowed when we plugged in.
V3 – High-Powered – 250 kW
The Nashville, TN Supercharger is one of the first Version 3 (V3) Tesla Superchargers. Few exist outside of California at the moment. This was a rare opportunity to see one in action.
Thin, Flexible Cable
The main observable difference from a regular Supercharger is the cable thickness and cabinet configuration. The liquid cooled cables are thinner, lighter and more flexible. The stalls themselves, look the same.
Up on a little knoll above the Nashville Supercharger stalls were two large white cabinets. Each one provides power to four charging posts. I was surprised to hear a distinct humming sound centered within the charging posts. Coolant being pumped through the liquid cooled cables.
Singing Supercharger Stalls
The pumps were singing. Singing a country song, of course. A song for the open road. Sing it, Johnny…
I’ve been everywhere, manGeoff Mack
I’ve been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel I’ve had my share, man
I’ve been everywhere.
Video: Johnny Cash, I’ve Been Everywhere – With Lyrics