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Disney/Kissimmee Area Supercharger Permit- Wawa: 7940 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway

Discussion in 'Florida' started by JustinP, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. JustinP

    JustinP Member

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    While hunting around for any new superchargers in the area I found what looks like an upcoming location in the Disney/Kissimmee area. Can't access the actual permit yet but the description is listed for 8 supercharger stalls at an existing Wawa located at 7940 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. This location should be prime for many visiting the Disney area since it is in the middle of Hwy 192 near many restaurants, hotels, and resorts as well as just a few miles from the south end of World Dr entering onto Disney property. I'm not sure if this counts as the planned site for Celebration or not since its on the wrong side of I-4 but is pretty close. The permit date is from 2/14/19 so hopefully someone in the area may see some progress in the next several weeks.

    Wawa 7940 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
     
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  2. mociaf9

    mociaf9 Active Member

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    There is actually one application that is viewable and the TEMP listing you saw that isn't (I'm not sure why the 2 separate listings). Both for the same project of 8 supercharger stalls at that Wawa location. The viewable one is actually a subsequent application from Feb. 21st.

    Osceola County Building Permit portal--Permit #: P19-001977
    Record Status: Awaiting Revisions

    Description
    : TESLA TO INSTALL AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION ON THE EXISTING WAWA GAS STATION PARKING LOT. SITE WILL CONSIST OF 8 CHARGING POSTS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT CABINETS.

    Based on the comments included in the reviewer denials, it looks like, in addition to any technical issues that need to be addressed in the submitted plans to meet the applicable building codes, Tesla will also have to apply for and get approved a revision to the Site Development Plan prior to getting final approval for the building permit. I'm not sure how extensive the process for getting such revisions approved are in this jurisdiction, but as a result it's safer to expect a decent delay (at least a few months) before any actual construction will begin on this site.


    @BlueShift @Chuq
     
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  3. Mr. PlugShare

    Mr. PlugShare Mr. PlugShare

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    I’m wondering, do the little gas stations which install Superchargers (Wawa, Sheetz) ever install more than than 8 stalls?
     
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    I don't recall any. I know some recent installation gas stations have seen fewer than 8.

    (I need to bring my location type spreadsheet up-to-date.)
     
  5. mwoz

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    Nice find! Last weekend, all the chargers were taken at both Disney Springs lots (only 4 chargers I think, definitely too few) and I made it back to Tampa with 3% battery so this would come in handy.
     
  6. DavidElg

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    That Wawa is right in front of the very large and very nearly open Margaritaville Resort. I pass by there pretty regularly so hopefully I'll be able to assist with taking some photos, considering they move forward with actually building it.
     
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  7. BBryson

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    It's also right next to a Krispy Kreme.

    Just what my waistline needs, 30 minutes to kill near a Krispy Kreme.
     
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  8. TiggerTime

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    The other WaWa on Sand Lake is only 8 miles from Disney though with traffic in Orlando it seems like more. Still a nice location for when you leave Disney and need to charge before getting on the interstate/Turnpike.
     
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    If Tesla got smart they would partner with more of the large convenience/gas stations and install a few SC at each location and really expand the charging ability specially with V3 out now. Would really help in more rural areas as well that have no charging solution currently.
     
  10. Seven7

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    That one always seems busy
     
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    Pretty high traffic area for sure. I've only been there twice when I left Disney heading back to Gainesville after a Day trip to Disney and both times less than 1/2 the stalls were in use. Maybe getting there at the time I did 7-8pm was after the normal commuters had been there charging.
     
  12. Mr. PlugShare

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    Or with 500 seconds on V3, good luck running back to the car without getting a heart attack.
     
  13. Dakkor

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    So is this more near Disney resorts than the West Sand Lake one?
     
  14. BBryson

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    It is closer to WDW than the Sandlake WaWa, but in the wrong direction for anyone going south or east.
     
  15. DavidElg

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    Yeah, I did some google maps test and with traffic it's closer but if leaving WDW Sandlake is still better. But it's also always full/ice.
     
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    We’re currently in our condo a few miles away, so I checked in earlier this evening. No work has yet started which isn’t surprising. I’m very excited about this one—it will be very useful since it’s getting impossible to find an open charger at WDW. Part of that problem is inconsiderate Tesla owners who park at the EV spots and don’t even plug in. I can’t believe how many times I’ve seen that over the past 2 weeks, and it infuriates me. Every one had been a Tesla.
     
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  18. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    I agree, I have left notes on windshields stating how inconsiderate this behavior is. It screams privilege and lack of consideration of others. I don’t even use the chargers anymore figuring others need them more. (Leafs, Bolts)
     
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  19. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Easy:
    Code:
    go_to_krispy_kreme();
    while (!hot && charging) {}
    if (hot) have_donut = buy_donut(hot);
    while (charging) 
    {
      if (have_donut) have_donut = eat_donut();
    }
    go_to_car();
    unplug_car();
    get_in_car();
    if (have_donut)
    {
      move_car();
      have_donut = eat_donut();
    }
    drive_away();
    
     
  20. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    I guess this will render the HPWC at my vacation rental home less important now. That Wawa is only about a mile from the house. Oh well.
     

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