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Florida Service Centers

Discussion in 'Florida' started by NigelM, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Just noticed this on the TM website:

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    I looked around for a list in our FL subforum, but didn't see one anywhere. Some of that surprised me a little as I thought Orlando was to be a store and I wasn't aware of Jacksonville service either.
     
  2. Sans Gas

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    Will service centers have super charging capability and or battery swapping if this becomes reality?
     
  3. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    So far, Service Centers have not had Supercharging capability. As far as battery swaps are concerned, none of us know but we should find out more after Thursday night.
     
  4. caddieo

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    Wow! Superchargers coming to Daytona and a service center to Jacksonville! I am feeling less and less isolated. Any rumors as to where the SC will be in Jax? I go there often and could check it out. Ditto for Daytona.
     
  5. Chas F

    Chas F Model S 60kWh #P6396

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    During a service call today, the tech confirmed that the Orlando service center should open in the 3d qtr of this year. I think we are already in the 3d qtr, so, a couple of months? Yay!
     
  6. caddieo

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    The "Find Us" section of the Tesla Motors web site has a gray "coming soon" dot for the Jacksonville service center. Using a map app to determine the dot position, I got an approximate address of 21 Union St. East. So after ferrying some holiday guests to JAX airport, I did a quick detour to the area in downtown Jacksonville. Nothing. Just an old 2-story brick building fronting a large empty lot. Could be a tear-down candidate for a new Tesla building rather than a renovation as has been done elsewhere. I did not have my camera with me and the caveat is that I could be wrong about the address. Perhaps somebody who lives closer can keep tabs on any changes in the area.
     
  7. Kutu

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    I sure hope its not at the 21 Union St. East location (they would need a 24/7 guard there). A location that would not involve driving into the heart of Jacksonville would be be much better.
     
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    Agreed. The area ambience was not reassuring.
     
  9. DarkEye

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    I work two blocks from this area (JEA Building) and it's not that bad a location for a service center. The whole block is owned by "ELEVENTH EPISCOPAL DIST OF * THE AFRICAN METH EP" and the south side of the block is just a vacant lot with a 1924 brick building on the SE corner and a cell tower on the SW side.

    I'll keep an eye on this property and report any changes to it.
     
  10. caddieo

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    Thanks. It does have the advantage of being close to and easily accessible from I-95 regardless of whether you are northbound or southbound.
     
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    While the Union Street site would be convenient access for travelers on I-95, I think that a service center needs to be more convenient for owners in the area. That location would make a nice Supercharger location.
     
  12. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi Rusty,

    There doesn't appear to be any nearby amenities that would make this a nice Supercharger location.

    Larry
     
  13. Kutu

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    Good point.
     
  14. Lifeguard(ret.)

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    Don't know if it's a good sign or a bad one, but I was not able to find any Jacksonville jobs listed on the Tesla site. Some have been listed in the past. When I ordered (June '13), the crew in Tampa thought Jax was scheduled for late '13 or first part of '14. Another example of Tesla time:smile:. Does anyone know how many cars/what distance Tesla might want to have to warrant opening a service center?

    I hope the map dot is generic for Jax. The location would not have enough visibility or foot traffic to double as a sales gallery, and the Brooklyn Station location discussed in another thread is not very far away & is much better suited for a Supercharger.
     
  15. sunkat

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    Would love to see a service center in Naples/Ft. Myers area. Dania Beach underwent a massive expansion this year and I'm told they are acquiring additional space adjacent to their current, larger, facility. So Naples/Ft. Myers may not be on near term horizon either... :(
     
  16. Solarguy

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    I'm wondering if anyone has an update on the possibility of a second Orlando area Service Center or about the future relocation of the current Longwood one?
     
  17. Larry Chanin

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    Hi Michael,

    I haven't heard anything. Have you gotten wind of something?

    Larry
     
  18. Solarguy

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    Larry,

    A Tesla insider relayed in confidence that the "west coast Tesla folks" are working on a new/different Service Center location (no specific idea of location) for the Orlando area and it may involve a move from the current Longwood location. Timing is thought to be sometime in 2016. It's not much but the best I have for now.
     

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