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Next SuperCharger to open in Virginia?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by swengl, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. swengl

    swengl Member

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    Does anyone have any information on the next SuperCharger to open in Virginia? I'm hoping that the next one will be either in Wytheville or around Lexington.
     
  2. CHRGIT

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    Hopefully the next one to open will be Norfolk.
     
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    Tesla said back in March that there would be superchargers in Charlottesville, Lexington, and Wytheville within a year. That's pretty much the extent of what we know. Note that other than Norfolk there are no "Coming Soon" pins in Virginia on Tesla's supercharger map.
     
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    My bet (based on Tesla supercharger 2015 map) is the Lexington VA supercharger will be at the Walmart Supercenter (1233 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450). Close to the interstate, fast food joints, plenty of parking.
     
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    A new charger just opened and is fully operational at:

    880 North Lee Highway
    Lexington, Va.

    In the Holiday Inn Express parking lot.
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  7. DFibRL8R

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    The Norfolk Supercharger re-opened October 20.
     
  8. swengl

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    If Tesla decides to "go off the beaten path" of putting SuperChargers off of interstates in the future, I would hope somewhere like Lynchburg would be a consideration as it is an intersection of 460 (which traverses east/west across the southern portion of Virginia) and 29 (which traverses north/south along the east of the Blue Ridge Mountains) which is a nice alternative to traveling down I-81 or I-95 from NoVA to North Carolina. The Wards Road area in Lynchburg is a high traffic area that has plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby to pass the time while the Tesla charges. I suppose if Tesla does put a charger in Charlottesville, one in Lynchburg wouldn't be as critical, but it would be very convenient for folks traveling throughout the southern half of Virginia to have an option to SuperCharge (95 miles from South Hill, 196 miles from Norfolk (if you stay on 460 the whole way), about 50 miles (over the mountains) to Lexington, VA and 134 miles from Wytheville). In addition, I would love to see a Service Center somewhere within 100 miles of the center of the state :biggrin:.
     
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    And it looks like the Lexington Holiday Inn Express is pet-friendly - awesome!!

    So, I guess Wytheville is next, and no word on where in C'ville...
     
  10. BobV

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    I have it from a Tesla rep at a local test-drive event and a separate local source that it will be placed at the Shops at Stonefield in C`Ville, but this is of course hearsay. I'm watching the county's permitting system to see if and when something turns up on the associated parcels. Once it's really real, I'll update the board. This particular location also happens to be within walking distance of my house, so it should be covered as far as on-the-ground photography goes.
     
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    Come on, you know that there's national interest in Superchargers. :p

    You mean Charlottesville, right?
     
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    Yeah, well, within the context of "Next Supercharger to open in Virginia?" thread, "next" is relative.
    Correct on C'ville == Charlottesville. When the Tysons service center opened, they announced the next set of locations in VA and speculation ran rampant. I think C'ville is the last one we're expecting in VA based on that announcement.

    And it is funny that we have 2 Lexington Superchargers (so far)...
     
  13. Lanny

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    I know exactly where The Shops at Stonefield are. We stopped at TJ's there on our way to drive down the BRP. We topped off at the Nissan CHAdeMO up the street.

    So glad to hear that you will be watching over the site as the permit is issued and construction begins.

    On the Tesla map for 2016, there appear to be pins around Charlottesville, Staunton, and Bristol.

    Lanny
     
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    I'm really suprised by that location, because it is relatively far from I-64. I was thinking it might be at Rivanna Ridge.
     
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    looks to me like wytheville will be next. With lexington open, wytheville is the next logical to cover the 81 corridor. There's a construction photo in another thread that shows them nearly finished. possibly open by christmas.
     
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    It's far from 64, but Route 29 is pretty much the main north-south corridor to NoVA / DC once you get west of I-95, but want to stay east of the mountains. The Stonefield location would be great for the Burlington, NC via Charlottesville to DC drive, while a charger in Staunton/Fishersville would be more useful for folks driving west out of Richmond via I-64. That said, there is a new "5th Street Station" development being built out just north of exit 120 on I-64. I haven't seen anything in the permits so far that looks Tesla-related, but that development is pretty early in its build-out.
     
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    Would they open superchargers at Stonefield if the Hyatt already has HPWC's? I'd have to agree with whoever said somewhere with easier access to 64 may be more likely.

    BobV- welcome to the club! Teslas are rare in our parts. I'm about 20mi west of you over Afton but frequent Stonefield for a charge at Hyatt and Duck Donuts. Hope to see you around! (Maybe a central VA meet up is due?)
     
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    Now June and still no info on Bristol, Staunton, and Charlottesville?? And Laurel, MD seems to be taking quite awhile.
     
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    I checked the usual suspects in the Albemarle County permitting system this morning and nothing jumps out as being Tesla-related. I had spoken to a local commercial realtor who helped Tesla pick a location last year, but haven't heard anything since then.
     
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    Bumping this thread. With Laurel fully built just awaiting final utility hookup and Queensbury, NY popping up and online out of nowhere, seems like Virginia could use some love. Anyone near Bristol VA/TN aware of permits?
     

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