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JFK Superchargers

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by bluetinc, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. bluetinc

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    #1 bluetinc, Nov 30, 2013
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    I had a chance to stop by the Superchargers being installed at JFK yesterday and take a couple of pictures.

    They are being installed at the new JFK Airport Travel Plaza https://www.facebook.com/JFKTravelPlaza at 150 Ave and 147th Street, Queens NY. I tried a few things to have the Tesla Nav system take me directly there, but I couldn't get the system to navigate to the exact correct place, especially because I wasn't sure exactly where it was! Once you know where it is, it's an easy on/off of the highway.

    It looks like they have all the equipment there, and conduit run, but no cables are pulled yet, so it still has a ways to go... I'm told that the next step is an inspection on Monday.

    Oh, the full location is under construction still, but is nearing completion. Along with gas, they will also have CNG fueling, a larger indoor eating area, free wifi, etc.

    Peter


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  2. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    Thanks for the report and pictures! I love seeing progress. :)
     
  3. airj1012

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    Is the location right where your car is? Just trying to determine exactly where the charging station is. Thanks.

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    Installation looks complete as of yesterday. Some charging was taking place, my have been testing by Tesla.

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  5. Galve2000

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    Very exciting news! Although I do feel a SC along 495 would be of more use to most. Any idea when that is coming?
     
  6. bluetinc

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    This one is 6 miles off of 495, do you want it closer or are you thinking further out LI?

    Arron posted in the main SuperCharger thread that the chargers look good, but are not powered up as of today 12/19.

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  7. AprilDelivery??

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    I passed by the JFK Superchargers and took some photos that I wanted to share. However ,none of the Superchargers are working yet as of 12/20. I tried to charge as seen in the photos but I guess they are not powered up yet. They probably have to be inspected and approved but they are opening up a 7 Eleven next Monday. There's a brand new Wendy's , Car wash at this location. Looks like the Superchargers will be operational next week or the following week.


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  8. Galve2000

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    6 miles doesn't sound like a long distance... but any NYer will tell you that that section of the Van Wyck Expressway (which is the roadway that connects JFK to the LIE or 495) is hellish. on an average day it takes 25 minutes to drive those 6 miles.. on a bad day, it takes much, much longer.

    I maintain therefore that a SC at JFK, while certainly welcome, is not ideal.

    and yes, something on the LIE further out on Long Island would certainly be more useful for East-West travel to and from Long Island. a SC along RT-27 would also be welcome and similarly helpful although 495 provides "faster" service to the city "center"

    obviously Tesla has had some luck with putting SCs at airports and has moved forward in this regard in an attempt to expedite the SC buildout, but while on paper 20 Nationwide SCs sounds like a lot more than 4, upon closer inspection its not clear that these extra SCs are all equally useful.
     
  9. bluetinc

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    I guess I have a different perspective for a few reasons:

    1. Every time I've driven that section (save rush hour) I've never felt it was that bad.

    2. SuperChargers are viewed as long trip travel enablers, not commuting enablers. As such, I don't expect most targeted users to be traveling through NYC during rush hour.

    3. Having driven across the country when only 6 SuperChargers existed, and having spent up to 16 hours charging my car up to full at some non-SuperCharger locations, the thought of being put out during that trip by a SuperCharger that was 6 miles (or even 25 minutes) off of my "ideal" route wouldn't make it count as any less useful than any of the rest.

    So far, while every one of the 59 SuperChargers operational (on paper) is not perfectly useful to me, I think they are all equally useful at their intended purpose.

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  10. kendallpb

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    Mostly agree with all you say, but going up/down the East Coast, it's kinda like "choose your poison" when it comes to rush hour; unless driving overnight, one almost has to hit someone's rush hour. So through poor planning, I've hit NYC rush hour a couple of times. Ugh....

    Bt like I said, I'm with you. Actually, the Glenn Allen and Rocky Mount Superchargers are a bit off the beaten track (I think like 4 miles, some on back roads, each, which is more than a non-rush hour highway 6 miles). I'm not complaining! But I think I was spoiled by the DE and CT Superchargers. ;-) Not all are/will be that convenient.

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    P.S. We occasionally visit friends in Manhattan (staying at a hotel in Fort Lee, NJ, as I recall), so while it's good to have an option, regardless...I'm guessing we'd be more likely to sip from the HPWC at the Paramus store instead of using this. :)
     
  11. AprilDelivery??

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    The JFK Supercharger is now on the Tesla Supercharger map. So somebody go there and try to charge. I was there last Thursday and it didn't charge. Probably charges now.
     
  12. Galve2000

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    AMAZING!!

    has anyone tried it out to see if it is operational yet?

    I'm so excited!!! I've got a really BIG Telsa grin right now!
     
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    #13 AprilDelivery??, Dec 23, 2013
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    On Tesla website JFK Supercharger | Tesla Motors , it says operational. So somebody go charge and let us know! I posted photos last Thursday but it wasn't operational then. But now it is.

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    I got the email for JFK Superchargers just now, it's posted below. Plus, I added it to Recargo.




    Tesla Superchargers are now just a road trip away.
    Visit teslamotors.com to learn more about Tesla Supercharging and Model S.


    First New York Supercharger Now Open!
    JFK Supercharger
    150th Ave and 147th Street, Queens, NY 11430
    24 hrs/day
    Charging Stalls - 4
    The planet’s fastest charging station is now just a road trip away! We are excited to announce our first New York Supercharger location at the JFK Airport Travel Plaza. The JFK Supercharger represents another milestone in the expansion of our East Coast supercharger network. Soon you will be able to drive your Model S along the East Coast for free, for life.
    Incredibly Fast, Always Free
    Superchargers can recharge half the capacity of Model S in as little as 20 minutes and are strategically placed to allow owners the ability to drive from station to station while minimizing stops. Superchargers are conveniently located off major highways near cafes, shopping centers and travel plazas.
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  14. wormhole

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    Does anyone know if there will be a shuttle from this service area to the airport?
     
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    Why would there need to be one?
     
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    Well a) because they provide long term parking and b) it's not walkable to the terminals.
     
  17. loganss

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    That would be really bad if someone leaves their Model S plugged in before they took a flight. IMO superchargers aren't meant for long term charging.
     
  18. Panacea

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  19. Galve2000

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    Another Model S owner looking for free parking...
     
  20. rlang59

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    But the Superchargers are not for long term parking when you are on a flight.
     

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