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Colorado is Getting Supercharged!

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by SageBrush, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Tesla recently added Montrose, Telluride and Salida to the upcoming SC network plans in addition to those already in planning.
    This is great news since it builds out ~ 4 ways to travel N-S through the breadth of the state.

    At this point I can only hope for a SC in Durango to ease E-W driving along the southern part of the state to have the state well covered. It can wait though because of a high power L2 is in Pagosa Springs, courtesy of a fantastic private citizen from Boulder who built out the first convenient way to travel from Boulder to points south.

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  2. Mkorpal

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    That is Poncha Springs, not Salida. And it was on the map before.

    I did drive through it a few weeks ago but saw nothing.
     
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  3. MileHighMotoring

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    I think it's fantastic. But - don't hold your breath. There are still SC on the map without any work done for over a year now.
     
  4. mwoz

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    The tesla webpage currently lists a job opening for a Supercharger Installation Project Manager so I wouldn't be surprised to see Denver get a bunch of urban superchargers in the next 24 months (although I hope they expand Park Meadows first!)
    Here is a link to the job posting.
     
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  5. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I looked at little closer at the Colorado map. Plans call for more than a doubling of the state SC network.

    I feel like Norway
     
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  6. mwoz

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    I am not complaining, I currently can get anywhere I need to go using superchargers, but compared to the proposed superchargers in Florida, Chicago, the northeast and California, the density in Denver has a ways to go.
     
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    I suspect one of the new Superchargers may go close to downtown and might be one of the new urban installations.
     
  8. Mkorpal

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    I have no info, and I haven't been inside the parking garage yet to see if it's even possible, but the new Whole Foods in the Union Station district would make a very logical location for an urban supercharger.
     
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    Absolutely agree with you! I had wondered about the King Sooper that is adjacent to downtown for the same reasons.

    I'm ready for Tesla to start on one or more of the 4 planned locations that are supposed to be complete by the end of this year!

    ;)
     
  10. Solarman004

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    I'm anxious for a Poncha Springs SC to make Monarch skiing trips easier. I've been checking the Chaffee County permit listings every 2 weeks since the beginning of the year, but have found no activity yet.
     
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  11. dgpcolorado

    dgpcolorado high altitude member

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    I was wondering if they might put one in the old Stapleton airport complex.
     
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  12. HillCountryFun

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    You know, I did hear someone else mention that as a possibility and that could be right as well. I drive near that area periodically so I’ll keep a look out!
     
  13. Mkorpal

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    The problem is the Soopers has virtually zero spare parking. So, there would either be a riot if they reserved spots for Teslas, or they would perpetually be ICE'd. It's bad enough as is that I don't bother going there unless it's before 10AM. I'm kind of doubting myself that the Whole Foods would be any better.

    Another spot in that area that would make sense to me would be the temp Amtrak building they put in during the Union Station renovation. I don't think it's being used by anyone, is located within a few blocks of some nice places to eat and shop, and easy to get to.
     
  14. Mkorpal

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    I was in Estes Park today. No sign at all of a super charger. Oh well, it's elk viewing season so it's a madhouse anyway.
     

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