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First Summer Supercharger opening

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Clprenz, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Clprenz

    Clprenz Member

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    Hello,
    I am proud to tell you all that as of tomorrow June 26 at 10 am cst. 4 Supercharging stalls will be open on the third floor of a brand new parking garage, 11 UpTown circle.

    There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 am. I will be there and start filming my short film on how the supercharging stations are going to impact small towns and dhow they impact Tesla Owners.

    Maybe some of you will drive in! Some Tesla Reps. will be driving a Model S in from Chicago and talk for a while before driving back and having a press conference at the Science museum.

    Posting photos is a real hassle so ya. But the facilities are amazing, Check out these sites to see it:
    Home | Uptown NormalUptown Normal
    EVTown
    Passenger rail goes high speed in Illinois and across the Midwest - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation

    Message me for any other details.

    Best resturants are:
    Medici
    Firehouse
    Garlic Press

    Real good ice-cream:
    Cocomero- Fro-Yo
    Emack and Bolios
     
  2. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    Good stuff! BTW, that EV Town link shows EVs, but no Teslas.
     
  3. highfalutintodd

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    Third floor of a parking garage, huh? Doesn't seem like a particularly obvious place for a supercharger. And the location in general seems a little off the beaten path ( not right off an interstate I mean). Interesting.
     
  4. Liz G

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    Only a few miles off the highway and close to some really good restaurants, including my favorite Maggies. Irish pub with an excellent boxty.
     
  5. MarkH

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    Another investor/enthusiast here, will be a few years until the Minivan gets traded for a Tesla for me. Glad to hear you are documenting this, and looking forward to seeing the finished product. I will be coming down from Chicago in a Volt ZipCar bright and early tomorrow, see you there!
     
  6. bluefuego

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    There will be a couple of us driving up from St. Louis and quite a few more driving down from Chicago. I am looking forward to being part of the occasion!

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    Yes, def. not obvious - but the shelter that the parking garage offers will be a blessing in the winter! :wink: As for not being right off of the interstate, it does signal an interesting direction Tesla is taking in placing their "stations" outside of the normal interstate/truck stop way stations such as in conjunction with outlet malls, etc.
     
  7. bluefuego

    bluefuego Member

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    Forget flyover country! Midwest's first supercharger is active!

    :biggrin: I charged at a supercharger today and I am even more in love with Tesla than before. :love:

    pics in the Midwest forum (Superchargers in Normal, IL - Page 12)
     
  8. montgom626

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    Great move. Out of the sun, out of the snow, out of the rain and near some nice restaurants. Nice location.
     
  9. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Interesting it's not on the Supercharger list in the car yet, which is supposed to automatically update.
     

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