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New Blink charging stations along PA Turnpike

Discussion in 'North America' started by Phillymomof4, Apr 22, 2014.

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  1. Phillymomof4

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  2. TexasEV

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    What is someone supposed to do at a service plaza while the car charges on Blink at 17 miles of range per hour? Blink chargers are for destinations, not way stations. At least put in high amp level 2 if it's not going to be a supercharger location.
     
  3. JakeP

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    Yeah this is marginally better than a stick in the eye, but it certainly is a far cry from the Level 3 chargers they promised us last summer at these locations. Of course, those would likely have been Eaton ChaDeMo chargers, for which we lack an adapter currently.

    We need one more SpC on the PA Turnpike and we should be fully covered from end-to-end. Though one near King of Prussia/Philly in addition to one in Carlisle/Harrisburg would likely be a welcome addition.
     
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    Tesla did a test drive event last Friday and Saturday in Harrisburg. One of the Tesla employees stated that the supercharger would most likely be right off the Carlisle exit between the Turnpike and Rt81. Hope this helps.
     
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    word to the wise: never get yourself in a situation in which you are dependent on a Blink charger...
     
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    +1, sad but true
     
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    Nice. This makes loads of sense, and is better than New Cumberland. There is a nice parking lot that includes a Subway, a pizza joint and an ice cream stand just past the Sheetz off the Carlisle exit on Rt 11...that is where I would put it.
     
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    I agree that it makes the most sense but I often take I-81 to 15 South when passing through Harrisburg. My selfish side is now a little disappointed.
     
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    Truthfully, I will take whatever they deliver, as long as I can reach Philly and Newark from there!
     
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    Would be nice to have a SC in Hamburgh, PA near Cabela's off of Rt 62 and I 78. Would wervice travelers going west and also east to NY, NJ.
     
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    Send your recommendations to Tesla. They have been quick to respond to those I have submitted.
     
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    The project foreman of the Newkirk Electric crew that built the Cranberry Supercharger lives right near Hamburg. We actually discussed that the Cabela's plaza there would be a great site as well. And I am sure he would love a project so close to home! Maybe if the Whitehall / Lehigh Valley Mall location doesn't pan out, they would go after Hamburg. Whitehall has the advantage of being much closer to 476 as well. And they definitely don't need both sites.

    PS, I often stay in Wyomissing when I do work for UGI Utilities.
     
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    Being selfish (and living 3 minutes away from Cabela's) I'd stick with Whitehall :p. If I can't make it the last 4 miles home from Cabela's, I've screwed up. I'd say maybe something further west on 78, like where 81 and 78 meet.
     

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