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Columbia SC SC?

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by zer0cool, May 14, 2015.

  1. zer0cool

    zer0cool Member

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    Looking at the expected map, there appears to be a Columbia SC in the plans... but I haven't seen/heard anything about it...

    Anyone knows anything?

    A Columbia SC would make trips down from Charlotte much easier... since now basically we in CLT would need to make a major detour and go to Santee...
     
  2. Jonathan Hewitt

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    It used to have a "coming soon" dot but now it's just this year. I live 30-45 minutes from all the areas I think they could put one so if people find a permit or have a good hunch I can check them out. I have a couple ideas of where I think a good location would be but too many areas to just drive around hunting.
     
  3. drewnick

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    This location is definitely needed for those of us heading North up to the Upstate. Right now what I do is range charge at Savannah and then take back roads to Greenville. Santee is just too far out of the way if you are using 26, plus it's too close to Savannah IMHO.

    The Columbia and Jacksonville locations will make a trip out of SFL much easier. Looking forward to hearing what anyone knows.
     
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    I would think a permit would be able to be found soon. I bet the crew doing Greenville and Asheville will do Columbia and Augusta next.
     
  5. Drucifer

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    Logically - and life never works like this:

    Crew A - Greenville, then Columbia, then Augusta
    Crew B - Asheville, then I-81 so Johnson City/Bristol, then Wytheville VA, then Staunton VA
     
  6. CHGolferJim

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    Any news? Would make visiting me mum much easier in 2016.
     
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    If this thread comes true and they do Columbia, Augusta, and the I-81 corridor this year, I could legitimately do 100% of my driving with a MS. Can't wait to hear updates on this one!
     
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    We recently used the CHADeMO at Dick Smith Nissan in Columbia, SC - it was great with a quick charge. The drawback is that it's only usable during business hours.
    I can't wait to see where the location of the Columbia SpC will be. Any word?
     
  9. Spyder14

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    Just adding my 2 cents for a Columbia SpC to make getting to Charlotte a possibility without going thru Lumberton NC & adding 100 miles to the trip from Hilton Head.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    You should be able to get from Hilton Head to Santee SpC and with a full charge from Santee SpC to Charlotte via I-26/I-77. As long as it isn't too cold and you don't drive too fast.
     
  11. TT NC

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    Anyone hear anything further on a Columbia, SC supercharger? It was on Tesla's map for 2015 and we're almost halfway through 2016 and still nothing. Santee is just far enough out of the way to be quite annoying for those doing the Charlotte to Charleston area beach trips. Given the 3 interstates that converge in Columbia, you would think it would be a high priority for Tesla.
     
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  12. TT NC

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    As a side note, the wife almost nixed the Model 3 reservation, because of the lack of a supercharger in Columbia, SC. I was eventually able to convince her that even with Tesla's penchant for running late on things, there would be a supercharge in Columbia by the time the 3 was released. At that point, we'd be an all EV household.
     
  13. Drucifer

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    I am pretty confident that we will have Columbia, as well as Augusta GA, Johnson City/Bristol TN, Beckley WV and a few others we are looking for by the time Model 3 ships.
     
  14. CHGolferJim

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    As posted elsewhere, Augusta GA is now under construction. Also, I charged at the SC Electric Coop station shown on plugshare in West Columbia a few weeks ago. A solid 30mph, although not too many good food options nearby, unless you like Krispy Kreme :)
     
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  15. jelloslug

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    Any more word on this?
     
  16. Bishop

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    ideally one in columbia and one somewhere off 26 past chapin would be perfect you cover the area between augusta and charlotte and columbia and greenville
     
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  17. CHGolferJim

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    Lots of Ruby Tuesday's in the Columbia area!
     
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  18. stevepeck1

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    Are Ruby Tuesdays getting chargers soon or is that marketing talk? I may have missed that memo. I really don't care for the zigzag detour to Santee every time I go north from Charleston. The ranger service now only one way but it's still $600 for any service for us in Charleston. Got to take her in in mid-August.
     
  19. democappy

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    I could really use one in Columbia coming south from Charlotte. With an S60 getting from Charlotte to Santee is just slightly out of my comfort zone of having enough range buffer. Getting one in Columbia would make it very easy getting to Hilton Head or Charleston without the ridiculous detour I would have to take to use superchargers that wouldn't stretch my possible range.
     
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  20. LastGas

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    When I visited the Tesla showroom in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago, they told me that they were breaking ground on the Columbia SC SC "next week"; however, I have not been able to confirm that it happened.
     
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