Local Expansion

I-10/LA Ave. Tesla Supercharger Station Construction


In May this year, we posted that a proposed Tesla Supercharger station was planned for the Stirling Center at I-10 & Louisiana Avenue.

We have good news for traveling Tesla owners! Construction for Acadiana’s first Tesla-branded Supercharger is now underway in front of Petco/Office Depot/ULTA, with a short walk to Chick-Fil-A, Targét, and other well-known businesses.

According to public documentation, a total of 8 Tesla Supercharger stations are being installed. Although the documents do not provide power ratings, all of Louisiana’s other stations are rated for 150 kW, which is a Supercharger. — See https://supercharge.info/map for reference data.

***Requested facts:

  • Tesla Supercharger powered by Lafayette Utility System (LUS).
  • Will be open 24/7.
  • Superchargers are free through Tesla for early Tesla owners (Tech Crunch). However, Tesla may offer free charging perks periodically, but for many it may cost about $0.28 per kWh (Tesla).
  • Tesla Vehicles aren’t just attractive for “Tree Huggers” or those wanting to go green. Some automotive enthusiasts actually enjoy driving them for fun. They are pretty friggin’ fast.

Construction has just begun and could potentially take about 1.5-2 months to complete.

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