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Destination Chargers at the Race Tracks

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by rtanov, May 15, 2018.

  1. rtanov

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    Does anyone have experience of what the suggestion and approval process is to install a destination charger? I am reading about the workplace chargers and think that something like this will be perfect for a race track:
    Tesla launches a new ‘Workplace Charging’ program to supply free charging stations to businesses
    Charging Partners | Tesla
    Does anyone know what would be the Model 3 charging rate on one of these?

    My ca did 3 laps at the Mid-Ohio this weekend and burned through about 15%, so I think a 20-30 min (10-15 laps) session would be very doable (and indications are that the battery can thermally handle it too). If we could have the car plugged in to a destination charger while not on the track that could make a whole weekend of electric bliss. Now, with the dual motor and performance versions coming I guess there should be more interest for track events among us.

    The Mid-Ohio that we went has a Tesla supercharger about 20 min away - not that far, but still going there and back, and charging would take more than an hour of driving and waiting, and you burn through ~15% just to do the round trip. I talked to one of the event organizers at the track asking whether they have 240V outlets in the garages for EV charging (they don't), and he said they do need to start thinking about EV charging, so it looks like the track management might be receptive to the idea, and if the chargers are free from Tesla they might be even more so.
     

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