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Dickinson North Dakota Supercharger Location

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by lightfoot3b, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. lightfoot3b

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    In the Prairie Hills Mall parking lot right beside Qdoba across from Cashwise Grocery.

    Number of stalls unknown as of this moment.
     

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  2. cpa

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    Good for you denizens of the great northern prairie!

    So, now the big question is. . .

    With Fargo on track for a Supercharger, how will Tesla complete Interstate 94 from Billings to Fargo? Use Dickinson and head east to Fargo and west to Billings? Use Fargo and head west to Dickinson? Or start heading east from Billings? Fun times ahead, indeed!
     
  3. DanL3

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    So now it is 324 miles from Billings to Dickinson and then 290 miles from Dickenson to Fargo. A lot better outlook for me going that way. But not quite where it needs to be yet. To make it with most models of Tesla you would need to stop at the KOA in Miles city that others have used, and also at Jamestown where Plugshare shows several L2 chargers. So it looks like a couple of hours stop at each location to bridge the gaps.
     
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Could be like Nebraska, where it seemed like one company did a bunch of them. The exact order might not be known, but I'd expect Tesla to have its ducks in a row before proceeding.
     
  5. AudubonB

    AudubonB Investing is fun!

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    3 SpC sites in North Dakota in 3 days.

    Why....that's at a Californian rate!

    Well done - keep it up.
     
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  6. MaltbyFox

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    Looking good for a July Road Trip to ND. Plan to drive N from Spearfish. Bismarck can't be to far behind.
     
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    The Company that did Spearfish had it done in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Word from the OP is Bismarck and Jamestown are some other ND locations.
     
  9. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Well, Tesla itself says ...

    Find Us | Tesla
     
  10. Fulkth

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    I am loving all these North Dakota permits, made me excited enough to make an account here to post! Supercharger in the town I live in won't help travel but I'll sure be happy to watch it get built. Just waiting on the Bismarck, Jamestown and Miles City permits to unlock the ability to truly travel.
     
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  11. VIKING26

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    Welcome. Glad to see another fellow North Dakotan. There are so few of us.
     
  12. lightfoot3b

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    Awesome! Are you in the Fargo area then? Have we met at any of the Fargo EV events?
     
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    I'm in the Dickinson area. I don't have an EV yet, waiting on my model 3 reservation currently. Been hesitant to purchase without superchargers in the state, and seeing them get pushed back for a couple years in a row has been worrying. Just glad to finally see progress in the area. Looking forward to road trips in the future too, we visit family in Minnesota and Wisconsin all the time and I can't wait to make the trip in a Tesla.
     
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  14. lightfoot3b

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    Oh! You are right by me! Awesome. Can't wait to have you over. If you have questions let me know. Almost 4 years EV only in Dickinson.
     
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  15. Fulkth

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    You must the be lone Tesla owner I have heard about here. Didn't know you were EV only! I'd be surprised if there are many other Model 3 reservation holders in Dickinson; hopefully getting superchargers installed in the town and state will turn that trend around. I've always been curious what the response was to having an EV in such a heavy oil and gas oriented town. I'll have to get a NEMA 14-50 installed eventually in my garage so maybe you have some good recommendations on electricians in the area :)
     
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  16. EkBuZ

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    Heh, I've been waiting to make the opposite trip of Fulkth. Currently live in MN and have family [am originally] from Dickinson. I'm pretty sure it was lightfoot3b who gave me a ride in his Tesla almost 4 (or was it only 3?) years ago. When a charger gets put up in Jamestown or Bismarck I'll have to get my 3 out there.
     
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  17. lightfoot3b

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    Odds are I'm the one, but @CarpetMan is also from the area. Our cars are very similar so people mix us up all the time.

    I've had one person come up to me at a restaurant (upon hearing the table discuss EVs) and tell me they had an M3 reservation too, so hopefully they are local too.

    It will change the game so much with SCs in ND. When you and I start taking people around mentioning just how little it costs each day to fill and what it costs to travel the gears start to turn in their heads too. It only took one trip to the casino (and not running out of electricity to convince grandma!). Also of note, all electricity used in ND is produced in ND. The same cannot be said for the liquid fuels we use.

    Most people are super apprehensive about that it can "work" in ND. After I explain how many miles I have (almost 84k now) and how long I've had it (just shy of 4 years) they have a ton of questions. Then we go for a ride around the block. <Insert expletive here> Then more questions.

    Absolutely on the electricians! I have had two different people for 14-50 nema installs and both were good.


    Yes! Awesome. I've given hundreds if not thousands of rides by now. You should be sure to attend (or help host?) the SC openings nearest you. I plan to assist with all those within 200 miles of me and up to 300 if time permits.
     
  18. EkBuZ

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    Do they do much for SC openings? The nearest one that happened to me, I didn't know about it. Was following the thread here, got reports from people driving by on the progress, and suddenly "someone was there charging." No idea when it actually went live.
     
  19. Zaxxon

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    Looking forward to this one! I live near Denver and will be getting my Model 3 in the next 2.5-5.5 weeks. My family has a road trip planned for mid-July mostly to the Black Hills of SD, but we're hoping to fit in Theo Roosevelt NP. Dickinson would make that much easier/more practical for us.

    And in general it's nice to see ND getting some SC love, as it's been a pretty stark hole in the map for some time now.
     
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  20. MorrisonHiker

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    Usually not much. I've been to the "grand opening ceremony" for several Superchargers. At the one in Reno, the town government had someone deliver a speech and the Atlantis management talked as well...but there was no speech by anyone from Tesla. At other locations, such as Lone Tree, a bunch of Tesla owners gathered and the Tesla store in the mall had refreshments. For other locations, such as Loveland, the Tesla owners held an unofficial ribbon-cutting and ate lunch at the hotel restaurant.
     

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