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Has Tesla Considered Corporate Sponsored Super Charging Stations?

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by CommonSense, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. CommonSense

    CommonSense T3SLA EXPERT

    Mar 17, 2013
    #1 CommonSense, Mar 23, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 23, 2013
    I live in the East Bay. The closest super charger is Gilroy. (Which is an amazing experience if you have not used one of these things yet). I always dreamed of having a Super Charger at one of the malls in Walnut Creek or Pleasanton or even Danville.

    I thought wouldn't it be cool if corporations could sponsor the charging stations through signage or other visible means maybe production could increase and we would have more places to plug in!

    I own a company and would throw out $10-50k to sponsor these....

    Does anyone share a similar thought with me on this?

    If we pull together as a group and get the mall owners to trap a bunch of model s owners who just saved $100 bucks on gas in a mall the economy might improve.
  2. TurboFroggy

    TurboFroggy Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    Everett, WA
    Eh I don't know if Tesla would allow Supercharger sponsorship. However what could be done is to install a bank of Clipper Creek CS100's backed by a proper 480 three phase to 240V single phase transformer that makes 240V available to all the charging stations, not 208V. 240V @ 80 AMPs = 62 MPH of charging. A really high quality charging station install with proper wire sizing and short distances which would reduce voltage drop. Plus they would be compatible with all other EVs that can plug in J1772. Maybe x number of CS100s and X number of HPWCs all backed by a solid 240V service.
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Nov 28, 2006
    Except those ~20kW CS100s will likely be occupied by Leafs and Volts charging at 3.3kW.

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