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  1. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    My observation (as someone from the other end of the country who has never visited) is that Darts Farm have a consistent track record of expanding their supercharger provision over the years, implying they are more than happy to continue hosting a Supercharger. Darts Farm may lose a bit of...
  2. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    @CMc1 foundations for 16 tombstones confirmed - based on @kent_phil 's photo I'd put the location at approx. (50.715600, -3.464900), in the south end of the services car park (perpendicular to the row of new Gridserve units, which would be immediately behind the photo vantage point).
  3. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I just stumbled across a couple of minor updates to Tesla's coming soon marker target dates on their UK supercharger list: Exeter from Q2 to Q3 2022, East Leeds from Q3 to Q4 2022 and Brighton from 2022 to TBC (Brighton Station remains as Q4 2022). This may mean nothing but on the other hand...
  4. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Official Nav name for Tongham/Farnham/Hog's Back: Tongham, UK
  5. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Apparently you asked the same thing a month ago? The only thing that has happened on site is covers being added to the uncommissioned stalls in 2021 but there are plenty of rumours of behind-the-scenes activity, as per @PB1975 's answer to your previous post.
  6. cezdoc

    Electric car rapid charging costs soar, says RAC

    I'm happy to pay a significant premium for reliability, availability, and ease of use. In my case I generally only use rapid chargers for occasional, long distance trips on less familiar roads - so the additional cost isn't going to mount up. Unlike @GRiLLA I have found Instavolt to be reliable...
  7. cezdoc

    Tesla in-car navigation and efficency.

    AbetterRoutePlanner shows route alternatives for some trips and if you click through them it shows distance, time, and charging cost (if a stop is needed). The cost can be used as a measure of efficiency, otherwise you can use average consumption and distance. It's not really practical for...
  8. cezdoc

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    In this case yes, they were adjacent. It looked like BMW - Audi - Tesla, parked in bays 6-7-8 but the BMW & Audi were using stalls 5 & 6 due to charge port location. So a very considerate arrangement (bays 1-5 weren’t shown but best case for a newly arriving Tesla would be 1-4 available & a...
  9. cezdoc

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    Anecdotally, so far Cardiff seems to be a likely spot for an actual instance of someone having to queue due to a free stall being inaccessible as a result of non-Teslas using adjacent bays. There’s a picture on TOUK of a Tesla, Audi and BMW all charging at the same time. Adjacent bays aren’t...
  10. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I don't think I've seen anything specific that could be linked to a Taunton site. The Taunton Tesla map marker has been around for a while but was given a more specific "Q3 2022" target date in April having previously been "2022" which is a step in the right direction albeit in the knowledge...
  11. cezdoc

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    I see this thread has been created by pruning non-relevant discussion from the Photos of inappropriate UK Supercharger usage thread which is fair enough, but I think it would make more sense just to add this to the Will Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK] ? discussion. It seems a bit pointless...
  12. cezdoc

    Tesla open up the SuC network [in UK]

    This is a good example. Only 4 stalls and anecdotally is regularly ICEd by hotel customers. Tesla say they are monitoring usage but unless they have eyes on the ground their stall utilisation data will tell them it's nice and quiet at Aviemore, even at weekends when the hotel & car park is busy...
  13. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I had a dig around and found planning applications for new signage & a smart paint booth at the new Northampton Service Centre. I didn't come across explicit mention of Superchargers (which isn't unusual) but the proposed site layout drawing for the smart paint booth application includes eight...
  14. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Great analysis! The Croydon site will be the planning application noted in this post, also noted in the wiki post (Q2 2022 table). Not much gets past the contributors to this thread!
  15. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Further to @arg 's comments, Gridserve indicated in their February announcement about opening their Swansea high power charging hub that they planned to expand it: "The advanced Electric Hub, part of the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway – one of the UK’s leading EV charging networks – initially hosts...
  16. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Good spot; I had a look and noticed that the Swindon marker hyperlink has also been updated (referencing q222 instead of q122). I went through the other markers and spotted one other marker location change for Newquay which has been moved about 6 miles east. It's still a notional location (now...
  17. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I've added the new Tesla map markers which appeared at the end of last week to the wiki post at the start of this thread. A few observations are below. Coming very soon? Two new markers have a target opening date this quarter: Reading - Service Center (Tesla's spelling! - already known to be on...
  18. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Summary of changes in UK shown below (based on yesterday's website update). 18 new markers, 7 removed, and of the remainder 13 have been pushed later. In the ROI, Dublin Sandyford has changed from Q1 to Q2 2022 and a new North Dublin pin (target Q4 2022) has been added.
  19. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Yes I noticed this, as another regular visitor to the area. But if Swansea City Council are involved all sorts of crazy stuff could be in the pipeline 🤪
  20. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I'd need to check but I have an idea that last year about half of the new site openings related to a map marker although a fair proportion of those were added after site locations had already been identified (and noted here and elsewhere) from planning/construction. There always seem to be a...
  21. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Well actually only 2 - the other one is Glasgow Service Centre which was already known about - but better than nothing! Tesla Superchargers in United Kingdom
  22. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I just had a look at Tesla's Supercharger map to see if Norwich East has been added (it hasn't) but there's been a major refresh of their "Coming Soon" markers. No time to go through them just now but some intriguing additions plus a few removals. Those of us north of the border will be...
  23. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    The expansion at Edinburgh is partly open - showing 12 stalls on the Nav since 22nd April. Hopefully the remaining 4 extra stalls will be commissioned before too long (which would take it up to 16 x V3 250 kW).
  24. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Norwich Gridserve now on the Nav - official name Norwich, UK - East. Hopefully the "East" label is an indication that a second Norwich supercharger at the Service Centre is in the pipline...
  25. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Gridserve have recently installed an Electric Hub at Moto Exeter with 12 high power ("up to 350 kW") chargers - this went live at the end of March. Their press release talks about capacity to expand to 24 high power chargers - presumably this, plus the addition of Tesla chargers, awaits the...
  26. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Correction, based on latest photos on TOUK I'd move the pin slightly within the same car park to neighbouring row at (51.412800, 0.134300)
  27. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Very impressive - set to be the largest V3 Supercharger in the UK (so far) when it opens. Ruxley Manor appear to take sustainability very seriously so the Supercharger is a nice fit (and very apt to hear about this on Earth Day!). Some public-domain info is in this Facebook post from the...
  28. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I read on another forum that booking a night + long stay parking at the hotel was a better deal than other nearby options. Maybe the hotel got so many bookings they allowed the supercharger bays to be used & now can’t move the vehicles until their owners return from holiday. If some are...
  29. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Good to see 8 square ponies (tombstone foundations) on site, confirming @arg ‘s inference from the initial groundworks.
  30. cezdoc

    ABRP and Tesla route planner

    Looking at the example above, I don't generally see such a big discrepancy between ABRP and the in-car nav. If you're using the planner on Tesla's webpage I wouldn't trust it - it's more to illustrate the practicality of the cars for would-be owners than to give accurate predictions. If it's the...
  31. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Presumably these are the 12 V2 stalls that were previously located in the neighbouring covered car park. The original North Greenwich Supercharger has been showing as "temporarily closed" on the Nav since 2020 and comments on apps like Zap-Map indicate the original charging stalls have been...
  32. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I've got PlugShare as a phone app and on that it marks the Winchester Service Centre with a "Coming Soon" spanner icon in the correct location. I expect it will get updated to "open" in due course but not sure if the comments at the top of the wiki post for this thread are still accurate...
  33. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    This seems to be fixed now. It seems to me that Tesla's directory listing gets updated first followed by the map, and it takes about a day to sync up (although they don't always tally exactly). Usually new sites are updated within a week or so, often sooner, but there are some exceptions (see...
  34. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    This is true for longer trips but I believe Tesla (sometimes?) offer cheap off peak pricing/price differentials between certain sites to incentivise charging when sites are less busy/electricity is cheaper or greener/to smooth demand. It's not something I've followed closely due to my usage...
  35. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Just had a look at the planning docs for Moto Thurrock (there's a link in the "Under Construction" table in the wiki post). The photo is looking west, roughly where the bollards are marked on the map looking towards the mast compound (north is to the right on the map below). As far as I can...
  36. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Based on previous comments from others, more knowledgeable than I about planning regulations, I expect the original planning permission was needed for adding a tarmac area where previously part of the gravel overflow car park existed. If the extra charging stalls are located within this tarmac...
  37. cezdoc

    Wiki Restricted UK Supercharger sites - parking restrictions / registering / pay to park etc

    It looks like you can pre-register for two hours' free parking while charging at the newly opened Nottingham Victoria Centre Supercharger. https://victoria-centre.com/50th/centre-info/getting-here/parking-services
  38. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Random Nottingham pics aside, it is worth being more specific as there are now two Nottingham Superchargers! The Service Centre (Loughborough Road) has been open a while and Victoria Centre is the new one (that's the Nav name; on Tesla's website it's currently labelled Nottingham City Centre...
  39. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    No sign of the customary end-of-quarter site openings in the UK (just Trafford AFAIK), but just noticed that Enfield has opened in Ireland. Plenty happening on the continent though! There are a number of UK sites that look complete but not powered up: Tongham, Ferrybridge, Nottingham Victoria...
  40. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Agreed re: no Tesla chargers in the Moto Exeter planning docs. There's a note in the wiki citing a Moto press release (mainly about Rugby opening) from which (at the time) Supercharger activity at Moto Exeter was inferred but for now it looks like it's Gridserve only. Tesla do have a "Coming...
  41. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Good to confirm it looks like they're retaining the existing 6 Supercharger stalls on both sides. Evidently Welcome Break have changed tack with their EV charging strategy, favouring "universal" rapids over Tesla Superchargers (I think I read something about this a while back). Up until the end...
  42. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I'm just repeating second hand but the poster on TOUK spoke to "an operative in a hi-viz jacket" and shared some photos indicating there's activity at Thetford right now. A new/higher-spec transformer is being installed and there are barriers enclosing an area opposite some of the existing...
  43. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I just noticed a post on TOUK about this (Thetford Supercharger, Elveden Inn). Apparently the site is being expanded (4 x V3 chargers being added) but it requires a power supply upgrade. Estimated to be out of action for about a week.
  44. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Although Tesla removed their "coming soon" map marker for Rownhams last month, the project is very much in progress with a splendid solar canopy getting planning approval yesterday. The image above is taken from one of the planning docs on Test Valley Council's planning portal - ref...
  45. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    Good news: it looks like they were able to power up after making the connection: Manchester, UK - Trafford Centre reported live last night on TOUK and appearing on the Nav today.
  46. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    It seems likely that the expansion will not be Tesla supercharger stalls. IIRC both Westbound and Eastbound had 8 stalls in place, but without power, when they were originally built in 2017. When they went live last year they only powered up 6 of the 8; the remaining two tombstones were removed...
  47. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I'm not aware of any V3 sites in the UK that don't offer 250 kW max at all stalls. Some of the older V2 Superchargers have different limits: in the UK I think it's either 130 kW or 150 kW (on top power sharing limitations between charger pairs) . Did you have a reason for asking about Grays...
  48. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I think this is a good point at this moment in time - Gridserve's acquisition & investment in Electric Highway seems to be a game changer and finally a third party is starting to be more than a footnote in the UK rapid charger network (Ionity remain woefully sparse and slow to roll out). A...
  49. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    If you ever stop at Gretna again, and are in a hurry, bear in mind there are an additional 4 Ionity rapids at the petrol station. Or you could queue by the main building, keep warm by burning a few £5 notes while you wait, and still end up with an overall saving for the sake of a few extra...
  50. cezdoc

    Wiki UK and Ireland Supercharger Site News

    I noticed that Adderstone was reporting 3 stalls out of service on Saturday morning so maybe you were unlucky and the fault had only just occurred. Generally they are pretty quick to pick up faults and report them back via the Nav info although it would be great to have an in-car user-report...

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