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I-65 in KY

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Sans Gas, Jan 19, 2015.

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  1. Sans Gas

    Sans Gas Member

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    When will we have one in KY on I-65 to complete a route from FL to Chicago?
     
  2. dave

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    I-75 this year if you believe their map timeline - which I dont. There was supposed to be one this year and it never happened.
     
  3. caddieo

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    My question too. The big gap is Indianapolis to Chattanooga (Nashville is still up in the air). We may need two in KY since the gap between Louisville and Nashville is pretty big ~175 miles, analogous to the gap between Savannah and St. Augustine. Bowling Green perhaps?
     
  4. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    If you look at Tesla's site, it looks like the aim is to do I-75 first, then I-65 later this year, with Louisville and it looks like Elizabethtown (which is at the intersection of I-65 and I-69).
     
  5. Robert.Boston

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    I spoke with a Kentuckian at the Chattanooga SC. He told me the problem is an arcane law on the Kentucky books that restricts all High Speed charging locations to be ONLY at gas stations. Not sure why any State would enact such legislation, but...
     
  7. Robert.Boston

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    I'd speculate that the law says something like "any commercial site to refuel vehicles must be zoned as a Gas Station." I'd further speculate that there are all sorts of inspections and license renewals that tag along with being a Gas Station.

    I'm sure it would be an easy fix in the statute, but it would require the legislature to act. And while auto manufacturing in Kentucky is an important industry, the players there don't care about high-speed EV charging.
     
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    If Kentucky is not grateful for Tesla Superchargers then put one at the last exit in TN and another just north of the river in IN. That would be 147 miles.

    Oh, and Catlettsburg, KY is a big oil refinery town. Legislature wouldn't have oil filling their pockets would they?
     
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    Charge up at my house (50 amp) in Paducah, KY anytime. Just call ahead so we know to expect you.
    6350 Clinton Road, Paducah KY 42001. 270-556-1630.
    This will fill a big hole between St. Louis and Nashville until Tesla builds a supercharger near here.
     
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    Wow. I had some friends that lived on Clinton Rd when I was growing up in Paducah. They went to LHS
    I'm talking with Tesla to setup a destination charger at exit 3 off I-24. It hasnt been easy to get it going.
     
  12. boomer0001

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    Old thread but Bowling Green, KY on I-65 now has 4 superchargers
     
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