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Harris Ranch Roadster HPC 70amp - re-installed after removal

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by bonnie, Nov 24, 2014.

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  1. bonnie

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    #1 bonnie, Nov 24, 2014
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    UPDATE: new HPC installed at Harris for Roadsters (see post below)
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    Not sure what is going on here, but from another thread ...

    Did anyone know this was happening? I'm sending a note out to Tesla right now to find out why. A lot of us have relied on that HPC.
     
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    This is disappointing to see early adopters getting cut loose by Tesla again. I've seen it before. Hopefully there will be a response from Tesla this time and they will rectify the situation.
     
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    #3 TOBASH, Nov 24, 2014
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    I'm glad to sign any petitions you may come up with. If we hold together as a community I bet we will see a favorable response.

    [EDIT - It doesn't matter that I don't live there. eVehicles community needs to work together or else NYC stations will disappear or never be built.]
     
  4. bonnie

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    I just received word from Tesla that they'd been assured it would not be removed as part of construction activities - they're checking into it right now with the construction supervisor & will get back to me. I'll post as soon as I hear.
     
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    While were at it, I heard a while back that the HPC at Barstow is gone, too. What happened there?
     
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    #6 Benjamin Brooks, Nov 24, 2014
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    Maybe you roadster owners will get the fabled SuperCharger support enablements soon? ;)

     
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    From Plugshare:
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    I can confirm that there was not a Roadster charger where there was once one in Barstow Station. We took the S on a trip to Vegas and stopped by to see if we could use our Roadster to get to Vegas. This was around May 2014.
     
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    Dang, I don't often have to remove chargers from my Roadster map. Those were 2 of the most critical ones for SoCa travel! I don't even live near there and I've had to rely on them. Disappearing with no notice is really awful. This is the worst thing that can happen with charging infrastructure.
     
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    Just sent you a pm.
     
  11. bonnie

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    Once Tesla was made aware, it was high priority to get charging back in place for Roadster owners at Harris.
    Tested and operational as of this afternoon, slightly new location, will post more when at computer

    huge thanks to tesla for quick response on this

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    Wow that was incredibly fast!
     
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    That is GREAT and gives me hope!!! We are not totally forgotten :)
     
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    Wow. Well done, bonnie and Tesla!
     
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    I don't drive a Roadster, but I'm impressed with Tesla's quick response on this.
     
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    And, with that bright orange S adapter hanging there too, a 70A charger for any Model S cars the next time Harris Ranch SuperChargers go offline ;)

     
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    Are they planning to put Barstow back too?
     
  18. bonnie

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    They're looking into it, not sure why it was pulled.

    We (Roadster owners, all EV owners) need to remember that most charging locations are due in a large part as a courtesy from the location owner -- they may not see the benefit if we don't remember to stop in, let them know we used it, thank them, patronize their business, etc. Not saying that's what happened here, but they may not know the difference between a supercharger and a Roadster HPC and thought it was okay to pull it.

    I'll report back once I hear what happened and if it will get reinstalled.
     
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    Bonnie thanks to you and Tesla for their support.
     
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    Update on the update at Harris - they're getting some odd errors, might be the Model S adapter (meaning if they had a Roadster handy, it might charge without a problem) - so Tesla is sending both a new adapter and HPC, will troubleshoot, and verify no problems.

    I am truly impressed with how quickly the Supercharging team responded on this issue. With Thanksgiving travel looming, the high priority that they gave to Roadster owners is much appreciated.
     

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