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Kentucky has something in the works

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  1. invisik

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    #1 invisik, Jan 21, 2015
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    London, KY has something in the works

    http://www.thetimestribune.com/news/laurel-tourism-concerned-about-planned-ky-project/article_361a2104-a112-11e4-9bbb-2390b5338bdf.html

    "In her Co-Director’s Report, Kim Collier mentioned work is currently going on to install a Tesla “Recharger” at their Tourist Information Center at Exit 41 of I-75. When it’s up and running, the “Supercharger” can only be used for Tesla-branded electric cars"

    Could be here (not totally sure):

    London-Laurel County Tourist Commission
    140 Faith Assembly Church Road
    London, KY 40741

    Anyone have eyes on this?

    -m
     
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    I have pointed the "discuss" link for London KY on supercharge.info to this thread.
     
  4. wk057

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    If this is true, this would be quite awesome. I could shave almost 1000 miles off of a transcontinental trip just with this one charger being operational. It'd be a tight trip to get to it from my HPWC in NC (250 miles on the shortest route) but I'm sure I could find a J1772 or something in between to make it more than possible. From this site to Dayton, OH is 218 miles which should be doable.

    This would cut out the entire need to jump to the east coast first... quite awesome.
     
  5. ljwobker

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    Yep. "Cutting the corner" from I-40 in North Carolina up to the mostly finished I-70 run would save us all from having to deal with the disaster that is I-95. I drove mine from Raleigh to Palo Alto and will be driving it back later this summer... between that and the I-80 cutoff from northern califonia over to Salt Lake, I'd LOVE to not have to take the long long long route!

    My westbound route: Raleigh, NC to Palo Alto, CA - Google Maps

    My hopeful return route: Palo Alto, CA to Raleigh, NC - Google Maps

    The shortest path (ICE path): Palo Alto, CA to Raleigh, NC - Google Maps
     
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    Going to this charger from Dayton, you also would be passing by a few HPWC's in Cincinnati, if you need to top off a little bit to make the trip.
     
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    I'd actually be more concerned with getting to it from my place in NC, which is beyond max rated miles. Although probably doable with a top of at the HPWC at that restaurant in Boone, NC that I can't remember the name of off hand....
     
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    #8 muleferg, Jan 26, 2015
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    Makoto's in Boone or my 14-50 in N. Wilkesboro.

    IMG_2867.jpg
     
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    This makes driving from Cincinnati to Savannah/Hilton Head feasible in 1 day instead of 2.

    Any construction updates? Physical progress?
     
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    I called the London-Laurel County Tourist Commission office and talked to a young lady there.
    She said the site has been under construction for about two weeks. She said they were waiting on
    delivery of some electrical equipment. Didn't know if that was utility electrical equipment ( transformer ) or Tesla electrical equipment
    She had no ETA of official turn on date.
     
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    Thanks, Hanker! And welcome to the forum!!!

     
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    Awesome to hear. Daniel Boone parkway is awesome during the fall if you all ever get the chance. It goes from London to Hazard, KY.
     
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    FYI, the Lexington KY location popped up out of nowhere a few days ago. It's not on Tesla's website yet, but supposedly up and running. Discussion here: Supercharger - Lexington, KY
     
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    Would someone please explain to me what HPWC stands for? Thanks.
     
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    #16 wabbit, Feb 4, 2015
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    I am wondering why London, KY is listed under CHANGES (Jan 22, construction) but there is no entry under DATA with a link to the thread? Thanks.
     
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    #17 ChrisC, Feb 4, 2015
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    Welcome to your new obsession :)

    To find the source thread for a site on Supercharger.info, click on the site icon then the "discuss" link.

    That used to point to this thread. Then someone created another thread, and some posts have gone into there.

    London KY is now open!

    Supercharger - London, Ky
     

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