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Eastern Oregon superchargers

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by cerjor, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. cerjor

    cerjor Member

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    The Tesla map shows superchargers at or near Pendleton and Ontario due by the end of 2014. Anyone hear anything about these? Sure would like to drive from Seattle to Boise.
     
  2. donv

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    Given that there aren't many Tesla owners over there, I would guess those will just suddenly pop up on the map as "open." Who knows when, however... if you are really interested, start searching those counties for permits.
     
  3. ChrisPDX

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    I still can't believe they plan to have just those two locations on I-84 in Oregon. Hermiston/Pendleton is about 200 miles from Portland (214 from the Woodburn SC). Out of reach for an MS60 and could even be problematic for MS85s on windy days (which the gorge has plenty of). It's like they expect all of western Oregon to drive up to Seattle before heading east. Hopefully they add another in Hood River or The Dalles. Otherwise it's going to suck having to park for 2-4 hours on a J1772 just to get enough extra range to reach Hermiston.

    Still can't wait to have eastern routes available!
     
  4. Skyhawk

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    Thanks above. I am a new Model S “over there” and I also want to go Boise and on to Salt Lake. ChrisPDX is right. Another location is needed along the Columbia on I-84.

    For me, Tesla’a two highest priorities for this route are a Baker City, OR Supercharger location and a Chademo adaptor.

    Here is what I would like to see as Tesla’s “Oregon Trail” going East from Portland.

    The Dalles, OR
    * 115 miles from Woodburn
    * 168 miles from Centralia
    * 137 miles from Ellensburg

    Stanfield, OR (Junction of I-84/I-82)
    * 106 miles from The Dalles, OR
    * 148 miles from Ellensburg
    * 119 miles from Ritzville
    * 158 miles to Lewiston, ID (see map)

    Baker City, OR
    * 118 miles from Stanfield, OR
    * 132 miles to Boise Factory Outlet Mall

    Boise Factory Outlet Mall (east edge of Boise, ID)
    * 115 miles from Baker City
    * 153 miles to Burley

    Burley, ID
    * 153 miles from Boise Factory Outlet Mall
    * 150 miles to Ogden, UT

    Ogden, UT (north junction of I-84/I-80)
    * 150 miles from Burley
    * 81 miles to Provo, UT

    I am excited to see the build out of the Supercharger network. New locations seem to pop up every week. And I am confident I will be able to drive to Boise for Thanksgiving and not have to spend the night while the car charges.
     
  5. n2dzone

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    #5 n2dzone, Aug 31, 2014
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    I just installed an 100 amp (net 80) HPWC in BAKER CITY it is outside and availble 24/7. if your tesla is equipped with dual charger, you can get 58 mph. A message via Plugshare and donation to using paypal not necassary but appreciated. I enjoy meeting tesla owers, so if I am availbe, happy to show you aroud while waiting for your charge.

    Listed on Plugshare.
     
  6. donv

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    The Dalles supercharger is open now. Has been for a while.

    Thanks for making your HPWC available!
     
  7. ferdboyce

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    It's terrific that you've jumped in to cover a large "hole" in the trip from Seattle to Salt Lake. Those of us who make the trip through Eastern OR are genuinely grateful. Thank you.
     
  8. internauts

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    I was researching the stops needed to reach Boise. Thanks to n2dzone, the trip is possible with a 2 hour visit to his HPWC. The Baker City newspaper last April confirmed a supercharger is planned there, but no dates. This forum thread should know if that is being constructed.
     
  9. PhilBa

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    #9 PhilBa, Oct 9, 2014
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    An older iteration of the 2014 map showed several SCs on I84 to SLC (hermiston, Baker City, Boise-ish ...). The SC team then dropped them from the 2014 map and seemed to focus more on I90. While I like the focus on I90, I84 needs some lovin too... I mean, how am I going to get to Sun Valley in my p85?? :)

    Note that while the I84 SCs are preserved on the 2015 map (i.e. the old plan) but there is a majorly long gap between Baker City and Boise. I'm pretty sure the old I84 plan was not fully thought out. There will need to be at least one additional SC to make it work. Bottom line, don't expect to see anything on I84 for a long time.
     
  10. internauts

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    Baker to Boise is only 127 miles. Why would we need a SC in the middle?
     
  11. Rancher

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    I like where the I84 chargers will be according to the current 2015 map, but we're already a quarter of the way through the year and there is still not one showing as "coming soon". I have seen other threads that magically seem to have information on progress of SC before the updates hit the official map, but not finding anything with advance notice for these chargers. The Couer d'Alene SC now lets me get through to Missoula just fine, but I have no chance to visit my mother in the Four corners area until the Boise and Twin Falls/Burley chargers are in without taking another vehicle - and anymore, they are obnoxious to drive!
     
  12. Cottonwood

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    Here is a reliable hint: Pendleton, OR is on the way.

    From the other end of I-84: Supercharger - Tremonton, UT.

    I-84 seems to be warming up...
     
  13. emupilot

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    The Coming Soon supercharger map hasn't been updated in three months. They have built / are working on several stations which are only on the 2015 map. Oregon has an excellent building permits database to look for upcoming sites. Click on Applications or Permits and then search by city, project name (Tesla, Supercharger, Supercharging), or name of business (ADK Electric, the contractor who installed all the existing Oregon superchargers).
     
  14. Rancher

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    Thanks for the tips - I'll spend some time this weekend sleuthing and see if there is anything else I can add, and will of course post :)
     
  15. ReddyLeaf

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    I also have heard a rumor that this might be at the casino.
     
  16. ChrisPDX

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    I actually hope that's not the case. The reason being if I want to go to Spokane or further east on I-90, my current option is to head north after The Dalles and join I-90 in Ellensburg. If they put the SC in Hermiston, that reduces the total distance by 40 miles. Driving all the way to Pendleton and then back to Hermiston so I can drive north kills that advantage. Also, for those heading west on I-84 and want to go north to I-90 now have to drive 153 miles from Pendleton to Ritzville or 183 miles from Pendleton to Ellensburg. MS60s in bad weather will have to range charge to Ritzville and write off Ellensburg.

    We'll see what happens. Maybe Tesla couldn't get a good spot in Hermiston and was offered too good of a spot at the casino to pass up. Either way, I'm not complaining about I-84 finally getting some attention! :biggrin:
     
  17. emupilot

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    Tesla is planning on a supercharger in the Pasco / Kennewick / Richland area in 2015, so there won't be a need to go through Ellensburg or backtrack to Pendleton for too long.
     
  18. ChrisPDX

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    Ah, good point. I just assumed they would only put one in that whole area at which point Hermiston makes the most sense. But put two in that region and it works and makes me even more happy! LOL
     
  19. ReddyLeaf

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    Agreed, but the map in this thread seems to suggest Pendleton (not Stanfield or Hermiston):
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/44842-I-84-%C2%97-Pacific-NW-to-SLC
    It's a strange triangle of roads and the shortest path definitely depends on travel direction. For Portland to Spokane, you would probably cut off on 730 through Irrigon/Umatilla (that's what I do anyway).
     
  20. Cottonwood

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