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Abandoned gas stations

Discussion in 'Model S' started by derrickfloyd29, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. derrickfloyd29

    derrickfloyd29 New Member

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    I have a good question. Why can't tesla make a lot of abandoned gas stations supercharger stations? To me it would be better and cheaper.
     
  2. Deltaflaze

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    Super chargers take 20-60 minutes. I enjoy the super chargers that are at malls, next to restaurants, fast food, etc because they appear safer and allow me to step out of my car. An abandoned gas station just makes me think horror movie...
     
  3. ModelSFL

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    While I don't think that is a bad idea, it would make it rather costly for Tesla. Today, most SCs - if not all are in parking lots of existing businesses. I assume Tesla leases the space if not gets it for next to nothing to drive business to those locations. I'd think a gas station would have a lot higher if Tesla were to lease/buy it outright. However, it seems like Tesla should consider putting SCs at existing gas that are in business (maybe 1-2 stalls.) It would be a win win for the gas stations and Tesla.
     
  4. Fezzik

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    It can be costly if the gas station has tanks that have to be removed and then has to be monitored. Or may need removal later. WE looked at buying an old gas station at one time to convert to a restaurant.
     
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  5. kort677

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    I don't believe tesla owns any property for the supercharger, excepting the ones at their production facilities, they generally rent property where the superchargers are. could tesla buy abandoned stations? I guess that they could but I don't think it would make sense financially for them to change their current methods of siting the superchargers.
     
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    Maybe Tesla just needs to start a chain of Tesla Restaurants, using abandoned gas stations, and specializing in guaranteed service by 80% charge. :D
     
  7. GuyGadois

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    old gas stations are toxic wasteland with huge environmental problems beneath the surface. Run, don't walk.
     
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  8. RiverBrick

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    +1. In my province it typically runs from eighty to several hundreds of thousands to decontaminate abandoned gas stations and the public is stuck with the bill.

    Then people complain about the much smaller budget for installing quick-charge stations.
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Two things come to mind, as noted: Toxic waste removal cost and availability of big power. Oh, and the location. The last thing I'll do is hang out in a gas station that was shuddered due to the area becoming obsolete and abandoned.
     

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