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Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by Mikial, Feb 11, 2014.
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Long overdue, but less necessary for us with the imminent Vegas Supercharger.
Not necessary, but a great convenience. I would much rather my car be charged and ready when I want to do a day drive or depart the resort, than to have to go to another location, and wait 20 minutes to an hour while the car gathers enough energy to make it to the next stop.
Also, 30A J chargers are perfect for topping off the last bit of range taper before a long drive. :wink:
If you need an hour to charge a Model S, the only place you can do it is SC. A J1772 will take a 12-14 hours
But that 12-14 hours clock time is only a couple of minutes of my time to park, connect, and disconnect while I have dinner and sleep at the hotel...the beauty of good, medium-speed, destination charging! :biggrin:
Been to Vegas twice already this year & stayed at Palazzo both times, valet has 2 70A chargers with the Roadster adaptors & the charging area is in a fenced in secure area, over Superbowl weekend my car plugged in the entire time & never moved.
With Level 2 chargers popping up on the Strip, it seems that the downtown supercharger might get more use as just another stop on the cross-country route.
All it ever was designed to do.
But not how it would be used without more Level 2s available at destinations.
I think the Vegas Supercharger would be a good place to stop for 15-20 mins after the drive in from Barstow, if your destination does not have EV charging, or you have to be ready to go.
Otherwise, (as I have done for the last few days), staying at Aria means that my Model S is charged up and ready to go whenever I need it.
The important thing here is options.... Remember, not everyone goes to Vegas for the strip all the time. Some of us have relatives there.
also, interesting how the sands markings on the wall at that spot are also on the spot at the Venetian.
Not that surprising, considering the Venetian and palazzo are owned by sands corporation.
I'm MLife Gold (MGM Players Club), so I like to stay at Aria or Monte Carlo (if no comps or feeling cheap)