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Auburn, AL Supercharger

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by bollar, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Great find bollar!!!
     
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    Great find!
     
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    It's a bit interesting that this doesn't jive with the '2014' map on Tesla's website that shows a supercharger in Montgomery and nothing in Auburn. Auburn makes more sense, honestly; either way, it's a welcome addition!
     
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    Tesla supercharger team has said many times to consider the dots as showing routes and not exact locations.
     
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    This makes a great deal of sense to me even though i would selfishly benefit more from a N/S I-65 route. The Texas Island will soon have access to Atlanta and Florida.
     
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    Ditto. Nashville and Louisville will be very useful. And Birmingham. Some means of connecting Greenville without having to go through Atlanta.

    Greenville to Auburn is approximately 100 miles and another 110 miles to Atlanta.

    Greenville to Birmingham is 135 miles. Birmingham to Nashville is 192 miles. While its possible in the short term it would be natural to put another midpoint in Athens or Decatur AL. Either Athens or Decatur is 140 miles from the Chattanooga Supercharger so this not only provides a north/south link but adds to an east/west link Chattanooga to Memphis.

    I think Greenville's appearance suggests Tesla has been thinking something like described above and realized Montgomery just wasn't a practical place for a Supercharger for people to get places with.
     
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    I grabbed two of those pics from the Facebook link above, juuuust in case Tesla makes ITS take them down ...

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    Another image shared with us at the Atlanta Facebook group.

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    Being tested today!
    (also from the Facebook group)
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    #13 ChrisC, Dec 23, 2014
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    Auburn is live! Pics and proof coming tomorrow.
     
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    Here are a few pics of the Auburn, AL Supercharger location. There is plenty of things image1.JPG image2.JPG image3.JPG image4.JPG to do around the area.
     
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    Pjfranks -

    With all due respect, what "things" are you talking about? I have been NJ to BOS, NJ to FLA and now NJ to NOLA, and have stopped at about 30 superchargers. This has to be among the worst locations I have ever seen. And no excuse, given that is was just built six months ago. It's over three miles off the Interstate and near what? A McDonalds and a Mall? There are at least three locations closer to I85, at either exit, with a varierty of restaurants and hotels. Either Tesla couldn't make a deal with any of these better sites, or had no clue about this site.
     
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    Charged up at Auburn, AL today on my way to Atlanta. Beautiful day and gave the obligatory car tour to passers by interested in what kind of car that was plugged into those things...

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    Amen, location is awful. The nav even routed me back to the interstate through Auburn's campus, which added an extra 20 minutes to my detour due to traffic and a closed road for a street festival.

    The supercharger was fast though, charging at a rate of about 360mph.
     

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