Tesla Supercharging Station at Wawa
The Rehoboth Beach area now has its second Tesla Supercharger. An eight stall, 250 kW (V3) Supercharging station just opened at the Wawa convenience store by the intersection of Coastal Hwy and Rehoboth Ave. Ext. Map Link
This Supercharger is located less than four miles from the Lewes, DE Supercharger that opened about three years ago. The Lewes Supercharger is an eight stall station also located in the lot of a Wawa store. It’s a 150 kW powered station as compared to the 250 kW at the newer one in Rehoboth.
Why did Tesla build two Superchargers so close together? We don’t know. But consider this, the Wawa chain has three stores in that stretch of Coastal Highway that sell gasoline. There are at least six other gas stations in that section. Ultimately, electric vehicle charging stations will become ubiquitous. Areas like the beach, where tourists drive beyond the range of the charging station in their home, will be among the first areas that need to support a higher volume of people that need fast charging.
Rehoboth Beach already had many Level 2 EV charging stations to help support EV drivers visiting from out of town. There are two high-amp L2 stations at Surfside Park that were proposed in 2014 by the University of Delaware as part of a statewide network of EV charging stations in Delaware. There are also Level 2 charging stations at the three Tanger Outlets locations in Rehoboth Beach that were installed in 2015.
Version 3 Tesla Superchargers in the Delmarva
Ocean City Maryland Supercharger was the first Version 3 (V3) Supercharger site to open in the Delmarva. These have higher power, up to 250 kW, with thinner more flexible cables due to liquid cooling. Most V3 Supercharger sites have eight stalls with two Version 3 charging cabinets serving four stalls each.
More Superchargers are planned for the Washington, DC area in 2021.
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