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Charging in the Twin Cities

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by giantbeer, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. giantbeer

    giantbeer Member

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    I've recently accepted a new job in the twin cities area and will be renting a temporary apartment for a few months. Neither the apartment nor my office has charging available. I can either drive the MS out to MN or my old Acura. I obviously want to take the MS. Charging options seem to be limited - no superchargers and the only other chargers are not conveinient to me at all. My apartment is across the street from the office so I won't be driving much during the week. I think I'll only need weekly charging. I notice there are chargers at the airport - question is, will using the airport chargers on the weekend drive me batty? Any experience with how busy they are? If I can't get one, I'll be toast for the rest of the week.

    Secondly, any idea when that supercharger is coming to Minneapolis is 2016?
     
  2. AndreSF

    AndreSF Member

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    Any CHAdeMO DCFC stations around? There is a number of them in Minneapolis, according to plugshare dot com.
     
  3. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

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    You don't indicate where your apartment/office is in the area. There may be a Level 2 close by that you could use overnight or while at work. As mentioned above, you might want to check Plugshare for charging locations; there are a bunch of CHAdeMo's in the local area though most of them have a fee. Charging at a Level 2 would be miserable unless you drive very few miles or need to spend serious time somewhere. I don't mind doing that when I drive to one of our other offices and will spend 10 hours at work but hanging around the mall or airport would be a drag.
     

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