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New Michigan Superchargers

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by Jim MacInnes, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Jim MacInnes

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    Heard a rumor that Tesla is putting a hold on opening any new Michigan SC’s this year. Does anyone else have info on this?
     
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    Curious to know that status of proposed Mackinac City SC?
     
  3. IT Geek

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    When I was charging in Gaylord on Friday I spoke with one of the Escanaba locals who told me that Tesla was facing a shortage of electricians up there to do the work at the moment. Nothing has started at the Meijer there yet either.

    But in general, it seems like they've slowed down their deployments all over the country, not just Michigan. Perhaps this is part of their push for profitability. I would like to know more as well.

    That's probably one of the ones on hold. i was just there on Friday and certainly did not see any activity going on anywhere that looked like a Supercharger. There are three Destination chargers that were recently installed there though (right at the Marina parking lot). They are on the slower side though as I was only getting 20 miles of range per hour from the 32 amps I was being given. So maybe good if you're going over to the Island for the day, but not the greatest if you're trying to continue on into the UP.
     
  4. Jim MacInnes

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    In Mackinac city, you can check in at Star ferry lines. they have an outlet that will give you 29 miles of range per charging hour using your portable charger. I know they are also are working on installing a couple of
    HPWC's.
     
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    Actually, Star Line has two 40 AMP HPWCs installed (they were installed on Wednesday). I'm the first to use them (I'm on Mackinac Island today :)
     

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    Well, 40 is better than 32. Any charge to use them, or special requirements? For example, do you have to be going to the Island?
     
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    @Joel has to be the first at most everything. Great find on Starline.

    Mackinaw City Marina parking lot. Near Shepler's. No overnight. If so see an attendant for a hang card for windshield.

    Off to Escanaba.
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  8. Joel

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    Yes, you have to valet your car if you're going to the island, which you would do anyway. We went to the islands so, I don't know if you could (or would want) to charge in the lot.
     
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    Sheplers ferry garage parking has two 10-50 outlets. I have used my 10-50 to 14-50 adapter and charged at 40 Amps. They also have 120 V outlets that have worked fine for me at 12 A, fully charging my S while I spend two days on the island.

    Now with Star Line and the marina parking lots also having 240 V charging, there are plenty of options for destination charging. Now, all we need are Superchargers to allow a quick charge while passing through.

    GSP
     

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