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Auburn MA Proposed Supercharger

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  1. cfava

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    #1 cfava, Jul 21, 2014
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    Auburn Supercharger hearing scheduled tomorrow 7/21.

    Planning Board Meeting Public Hearing
    7:00pm at the Auburn Town Hall

    104 Central Street
    Auburn, MA 01501
    508-832-7704

    Proposed location is the Auburn Mall
     
  2. ThosEM

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    Thanks much for digging this up and letting us know...
     
  3. RDoc

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    Yes!
    That's been my preferred location for some time rather than Sturbridge. It covers a lot more routes.
    Hopefully they'll put one in Chicopee soon as well. With those two plus the Bourne bridge one, MA and Southern NE will be in pretty good shape. The only other location I'd really like to see, although it's more a convenience than necessity, would be one at their proposed new location in Dedham. Since they're setting up a new facility there, I'd think adding a Supercharger wouldn't be a large additional expense.
    Northern NE of course needs some too! Then there are the Maritimes, but they're really almost in France .... :tongue:
     
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    All the way to Maritimes would be nice. Get Model 3 to hit target, maybe get other manufacturers on board the Supercharger, and then see how many places will throw in some money to get a Supercharger built.
     
  5. Robert.Boston

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    At least in Canada the Sun Country Highway network kicks in.
     
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    Exactly why everyone should order their Model S with dual chargers, to able to take advantage of the HAL2's out there! There are more than you think with Sun Country, Tesla Service Centers and Sales Rooms, etc.
     
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    Yes, I'm considering the retrofit. I look at the math (in my case) as in my favor: instead of spending $1500 on dual chargers in August 2012, I bought 50 shares of TSLA. More than pays for the retrofit cost. :)
     
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    Went to the meeting today at 7:00pm.

    1. 8 chargers at the Auburn mall.
    2. Planning Board approved the project.
    3. Project needs to go in front of the Conservation Commission on 7/23. An approval from this board is required before the project moves forward. If all goes well, work could begin in September.
     
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    Did you (or anyone else here) go to tonight's Conservation Commission meeting? Any report?

    Feh. 6 weeks to start, after all the approvals are in? :confused:
     
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    #12 cfava, Jul 24, 2014
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    I did call the Town Hall. The project passed the Conservation Commission with conditions; I believe there is about a 20 day appeal process. I have no idea what the conditions the board imposed on Tesla; the minutes are not published on the Website. I do know Tesla wants to break ground ASAP.

    Here is a guess assuming the conditions are OK by Tesla:

    1. 20 Day appeal process
    2. Construction begins in Mid August.
    3. Finish around Mid-Late September.
     
  13. EdA

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    Thanks for the update...
     
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    Is the precise location known?
     
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    Yes, in the Macy's parking lot. (I think there are 2 threads).
     
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    Very good information!!! Thanks for the updates.
     
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    In case everyone hasn't heard, Auburn is permitted. It's on supercharge.info now.
     
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    It would be more accurate to say it is in the permitting process. There are still some steps to go through before construction can begin.
     
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    True, but the remaining steps would be very unlikely to result in a "no." If the conservation committee didn't like something about the design, they would request some alteration/mitigation in all likelihood.
     

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