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Destination Charging in Florida

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Galve2000, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Galve2000

    Galve2000 Member

    May 20, 2013
    sorry for hijacking this thread, but I would love more destination chargers in the SW Florida area now that we are getting a service center.

    My condo board would rather I drop dead than install an EVSE in the garage in my building. I only spend a week at a time in SW Florida 2-3 times a year, so i am usually not there with my Model S, but that could change to a more permanent relocation at some point which would make a more stable charging situation necessary.

    When I was there with my Model S in January I used the Ft Myers supercharger once for some extra juice. I live 5 minutes from a destination charger near Marco Island (GEM Remotes), and the hosts there were gracious enough to allow me to use their HPWC, but I never did.

    When I scoped out the setup earlier in the week, it turns out their HPWC is set up right by the garage where they load their trucks, and my Model S would block their operations unless I picked it up at 6 or 7 am before they opened for the day. I did not want to inconvenience them (or myself if I'm being totally honest) so I used the Ft Myers supercharger while I picked up a few supplies and a cappuccino at Target/Starbucks near the SuperCharger.

    If the destination charger at GEM Remotes was somewhere in their parking lot where it did not disrupt their operations, I would have of course used it instead of the Ft. Myers supercharger which is a 40 minute drive from my home,each way. :(

    I have not given up on the condo board yet.
  2. PlazaBeachFLA

    PlazaBeachFLA New Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    St Pete Beach, FL
    ** New Tesla Charging Station **

    In 2017, the Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort on St. Pete Beach installed an EV and Tesla charging station for hotel guests. It's perfect if you're looking for a hotel with a charger that isn't priced through the roof for a suite room. The charging station is also available for guests staying at the sister properties; the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort and The Plaza Beach Hotel.

    Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort
    4321 Gulf Blvd
    St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

    Bay Palms Waterfront Hotel and Marina
    4327 Gulf Blvd
    St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

    Plaza Beach Hotel Beachfront Resort
    4506 Gulf Blvd
    St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    Aug 22, 2011
    Sarasota, Florida
    Refer to Hotels in Florida with Charging Stations


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