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  1. J

    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    No sign of transformer other than electrical stub mentioned by Ticobird. Among the transformers I have seen it is large (maybe 3 by 3 by 6 feet or larger) and dark green. Usually very near the rest of the supercharger setup although the one in Alexandria, LA, is a half a block away. Without...
  2. J

    Memphis - Supercharger

    Plus EV: From what has been provided recently by the local Memphis bird dogs (thanks!) the construction so far has moved along quite quickly. However, two things have to take place before Memphis' supercharger is activated. The power company has to put in and connect the transformer (this...
  3. J

    Memphis - Supercharger

    I conceded this point earlier in the thread. I also indicated that I wasn't sure what my source was, but that I was sure I hadn't made it up. Finally, a version of this arrangement, according to others in this thread, has been used but very infrequently.
  4. J

    Memphis - Supercharger

    Thanks to both of you for the correction. I am not sure exactly where I got my information (probably from the blog at what is now tesla.com a couple of years ago, but I am not sure). I am sure I didn't just make it up. In any case, the breakdown of the items to be constructed remains the same...
  5. J

    Memphis - Supercharger

    My understanding is that the usually fenced in part of the supercharger site contains inverters to convert the AC from the grid to DC where it is then stored in battery packs. When a car is charged, DC electricity is transferred from the site's battery packs directly into the car's packs. What...
  6. J

    Memphis - Supercharger

    I feel sure I am leaving something out and may not be using correct terms, but here are the basics to watch for when following construction of a supercharger site. There will be cabling laid connecting battery packs to mounts at the location of the individual charging stations. All of that is...
  7. J

    Supercharger - Meridian, MS

    Earlier in this thread someone asked how to bring up the list of superchargers in the current version of the software. When your Tesla is in park or when you tap on the map, a row of icons will appear at the top and a column on the right side. On the side column there will be a lightning bolt...
  8. J

    Birmingham, AL - Supercharger

    I certainly hope there will soon be a supercharger to make Nashville to Birmingham easier. But Birmingham will complete I-20 with superchargers from just west of Dallas to the east coast.
  9. J

    Memphis - Supercharger

    I apologize for asking if already asked: have all required construction permits been issued? Sometimes a call to the permit office will reveal who the permit has been issued to. Then a call to whoever was issued the permit may give a rough idea about when construction will start.
  10. J

    Supercharger - Meridian, MS

    Looks close to finished to me although other pictures from other angles would have helped. However, I would expect a Mississippi Power Company truck if the transformer is being worked on. My guess is the transformer is installed and ready. It is pretty clearly pictured behind a tree off to the...
  11. J

    Supercharger - Monroe, LA

    I drove through Monroe on my way from Shreveport to Vicksburg yesterday morning and agree with Doug's comments. Everything looks finished except for there being no fence around the supercharger's battery packs and inverters. There is a fence around a satellite dish which may have nothing to do...
  12. J

    Supercharger - Monroe, LA

    It would be helpful for an owner or otherwise interested individual in Monroe to take the short drive out to Garrett Road and determine the current status of supercharger construction at this location and take a few photographs with his or her telephone. The items which need to be photographed...
  13. J

    Supercharger - Meridian, MS

    Have you checked the city and county permitting offices in the Birmingham area? Just call and ask if a permit has been issued for a Tesla supercharging station. Explain what that is. It is so unusual that the civil servant may have heard about it even if he or she didn't handle the permit...
  14. J

    Supercharger - Monroe, LA

    To give seven examples, in Lake Charles, Mobile, Pearl, Shreveport, Alexandria, Baton Rouge and Slidell there is no fence, unless you are talking about the big 'box' with doors that holds the inverters and battery packs. Fences have been put in in locations where there are safety or ingress and...
  15. J

    Supercharger - Meridian, MS

    I don't do computer searches except to obtain permit office telephone numbers for a particular city or county (parish in Louisiana). I call the offices and talk to the civil servants there. I explain what superchargers are and what Tesla is and who I am (an owner interested in the build out...
  16. J

    Supercharger - Meridian, MS

    You may already know this, but a common way to find out what regarding supercharger construction is about to happen in the Birmingham area is to check the city and county construction permit offices in the area during the week. Different offices have different rules about when they will make...
  17. J

    Supercharger - Sulphur Springs, TX

    In Shreveport the cables were put in just prior to the Tesla tech doing the final check and powering up.
  18. J

    Supercharger - Sweetwater, Texas

    I am not sure how it works in Texas, but in Louisiana and Mississippi the easiest way to get a heads up is to call the local permitting office in Midland and the county Midland is in. Same for other locations headed west on I20 (for rough locations see Tesla's official map for 2016).. Different...
  19. J

    Supercharger - Sulphur Springs, TX

    This looks done except for final check by a Tesla employee (construction is contracted out). My bet is that this is open early in the week.
  20. J

    Supercharger - Alexandria, LA

    Although it is not on Tesla's website map yet, it comes up as active on the site's search for supercharger location feature if you enter Alexandria, LA. I haven't checked my car yet.
  21. J

    Supercharger - Alexandria, LA

    The last information I had (about a week old now) is that no construction permit has been issued in Monroe although the site (at the east end of Pecanland Mall) has been selected. On the other hand, a permit has been issued in Meridian, MS, and a site has been selected. So Meridian may be next.
  22. J

    Supercharger - Alexandria, LA

    I'm just guessing, but the location of the transformer may not be obvious. For example, it may be around the corner of the building. The other thing to look for is the meter. Also the fenced in equipment (primarily inverters and battery packs). And there can be other delays even after all those...
  23. J

    Supercharger - Alexandria, LA

    Pictures of Alexandria supercharger construction from last Friday. Thanks to Wendy and Randy Tannehill.
  24. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Not sure when it will be officially opened, but the Shreveport superchargers are functional. I have attached photographs. The first ones were routine. Then I spoke with the Tesla technician who indicated that he had only a few things more to do before the site was completely ready. Then he told...
  25. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    The construction crew added the charging cables today, and there was a Tesla technician who came later (I had gone to get my camera in between) in a black P85. He was working inside the box when I arrived. I didn't realize he was there until the door opened and he came out. Photographs attached...
  26. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Two additional May 2nd photos.
  27. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Nothing really new at Shreveport as of this morning when I drove by. I am attaching photographs from May 2nd. The site looked just like this this morning. As you can see, the construction fence is gone. I note that Sulphur Springs, TX, and Alexandria, LA, are now under construction according to...
  28. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Nothing has changed at the Shreveport location. Locals could tentatively plan to meet the weekend after the site gets opened.
  29. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    I went by the Shreveport supercharger location yesterday and today, but not much has happened since I posted my last photos. I have taken some more that are close ups (the construction fence is down, so you can actually walk up to the different parts of the site) and may post them later. As...
  30. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Got back into town yesterday and drove by the supercharger location. Looks complete although I did not spend a lot of time looking (been on the road most of the day and out of town for a few). Thunderstorm this morning, so I doubt there will be much work or final testing done today. I will drive...
  31. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Here are photos from yesterday. The content of most of the photos is clear. The ones with the workers carrying a long pole, I believe those are poles for additional lighting, but I can't be certain.
  32. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    I went by yesterday, Thursday, about 11::00 AM on my way out of town. There were three SWEPCO trucks there working in and around the meter and the equipment within the enclosure. Looks a lot like finishing touches being done. Of course, final testing and commissioning by Tesla remains to be...
  33. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    As it happened, the weather was not a problem today. I have attached several pictures which show, I believe, that the meter is, or meters are, installed. The pavement has been cleaned and the parking area painted and lined. Work is continuing within the enclosure, but it appears that all the...
  34. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Here is a photograph from later in the day which clearly shows the eight stalls. The second photo is a close up of some signage being attached to the stalls which wasn't present earlier in the day. Otherwise, things are about the same.
  35. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    For some reason a third photograph didn't load. It clearly shows eight unfinished stalls. The second of the photographs below is pretty much unchanged since yesterday showing the enclosure for the charging equipment most if not all of which is inside. The first photograph shows an installed...
  36. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    I am also birddogging Monroe, Meridian, and Hattiesburg, MS. Nothing at all yet from Hattiesburg or Forrest County. Likely location will be at the intersection of US49 and I59 though. A few minutes ago I was told by Meridian city planning that a site has been determined. A permit had been...
  37. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    I went by the construction site about 1:00 PM today. Pictures below. The charging equipment is fully enclosed, and installation of the stalls has begun. I don't know if you can count from the photographs, but there are 8, not 6. I think the number 6 was obtained from the permitting office...
  38. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    @whartline. The last time I counted (a year or so ago) there were 10-12 owners in the Shreveport area, Maybe we should meet at the supercharger once it's finished or when it is commissioned and actually on. I don't think we have ever all gotten together. I already have email addresses for a...
  39. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    These are pictures from today, Sunday. For some reason a fourth picture wouldn't upload. It was just a clearer picture of the transformer pad.
  40. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Work continues to progress. These pictures are from just before noon Saturday. The closeup shows what I believe is the pad for the transformer. Weather is good, so work continued Saturday. Somehow I managed to not actually post on Saturday. Went by today, Sunday, about 3:00 PM, and the crew was...
  41. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    I stopped by the Shreveport supercharger location a couple of hours ago. Spoke again with the project supervisor. Besides the installation of equipment visible in the three attached photographs, he said the slab for the transformer has been poured, but the transformer itself was not in. He also...
  42. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    Here are a couple of photographs from the Tesla supercharger construction site. I am standing about two thirds of the way from Dillard's to the site. In the photograph of the site you can see I-49 behind the construction.
  43. J

    Supercharger - Shreveport, LA

    I just got back home from Mall St. Vincent in Shreveport. Construction is under way on a supercharger site in the northwest corner of the parking lot directly west of the west entrance to Dillard's, the store which anchors the north end of the mall. The distance from the superchargers to that...
  44. J

    Supercharger - Jackson, Mississippi

    My Model S and I regularly travel on I-20 from Shreveport, LA, to Jackson, MS. So when I saw that Tesla is showing a supercharger station in or near (probably west) of Jackson "soon," I decided to call the permitting authorities in Jackson, MS; Clinton, MS; Hinds County, MS; and Warren County...
  45. J

    Supercharger - Greenville, SC

    Until the Jackson supercharger is built, there are at least two hotels there with destination chargers. The Old Capitol Inn, which was first, has two, one of which is the Tesla specific one. And if you happen to be unfamiliar with Jackson, you should know that it has a great music scene.
  46. J

    Supercharger - Mobile, AL

    I drive a P88 Model S. Although I haven't been through Mobile in the last couple of months, I regularly travel a route that takes me from Jackson, MS, through Laurel, MS, diagonally across Mississippi on US 98 to Mobile and on to Perdido Key, FL (just over the Alabama line). As the I-10...
  47. J

    Louisiana

    Still in Shreveport. Received my delivery window: May 27 - June 10.:biggrin:
  48. J

    Louisiana

    I am in Shreveport and have ordered a P85. Rough delivery estimate is June. I was told I would be able to obtain a more accurate estimate at the end of April, beginning of May.

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