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First gas station in America to ditch oil for 100% electric vehicle charging opens in Maryland

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Skipdd, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Skipdd

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    Interesting. :) I love seeing this happening - and in my area (sorta), too. Not that I'd need it (wrong direction for me, plus we have a HPWC) and anyway, it's a DC fast charger . . . but that's not the point. :cool: I hope (a) rates are reasonable and (b) enough people patronize his business so it's sustainable. Oh and (c) that he (or future people updating their gas stations) considers getting a high-powered, uh, whatcha call it, the adapter that comes with all Teslas and is used by a lot of other EVs. (How am I spacing on the adapter that came with my car?!)

    I love CNET's subtitle on their article: "How was this not a thing already?"
     
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    This is great! I'm going to visit and buy something from the convenience store from time to time just to show support.
     
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    Oh, good idea. I do want to go check it out, so while I'm there, I'll do that. :)
     
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    Tesla pilgrimage points:

    1) Kettleman City supercharger.
    2) Freemont factory.
    3) RS Automotives in Takoma Park, MD.
    4) Lusk, WY supercharger (reputed to be the least used, and plausibly so).
     
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    Just dropped by and took some quick pics since I didn't see many in the articles.
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    It's a small gas station and it has chademo , sae, and j1772 plugs.
    The level 2 chargers are in an inconvenient location that could block entry/exit depending on how someone parks.

    I definitely appreciate their efforts.
     
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    As great as Supercharging is, Tesla will eventually need to open up level 3 charging to be offered by third parties. Destination charging won't cut it.
     
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    Thanks, @loganss! I haven't gotten there yet, but I'm very happy to hear it has J1772 plugs, not just CHADEMO. Yay! That's the one I can use with the standard Tesla-provided adapter that comes with the car, IIRC. Sorry their layout is funky, though.
     
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    If you look at google street view, that place does not have gas pumps at the time google street view photos were taken.
     
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    Good news. A member on plugshare indicated that the owner ordered a couple of Tesla chademo adapters.
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    The ev stations are always available but its important to be mindful of the rs automotive store hours. The store's not open on the weekend.
     
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    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    @loganss: Groovy about the adapters. I like how the owners think.
     
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    I have been thinking I could make a day trip out of it. Now it sounds even better.
     
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    Wow, I see they have Chademo adapters coming for loaners, that's an awesome idea! Good job guys!
     
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    The new Supercharger station in Tahoe City, California is built on the site of a former gas station (Rod's 76). This was closed several years ago and paved over into a parking lot. It's now a Tesla Supercharger site. Six Superchargers plus one J1772.
     
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