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North Texas Supercharger Party -- Saturday, May 12, 2018

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  1. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    It's been quite a Spring filled with Superchargers in North Texas, with the Southlake Supercharger and the Plano & Dallas Urban Superchargers opening in the past two months. It's exciting news and we (Tesla Owners Club of North Texas) are ready for a party!

    This event is open to all levels of membership & friends! We encourage anyone who wants to come, to come celebrate with us, but please REGISTER through EVENTBRITE to let us know you are planning on coming. (as of this posting, forty-three cars and over 100 people are registered)

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    Woohoo! Finally a date for a long anticipated opening!

    Join us the morning of Saturday, May 12, 2018 to celebrate the opening of the Southlake Supercharger and the Plano and Dallas Urban Superchargers!

    Arrive in Southlake as early as 8:30 am to enjoy Breakfast à la Frunk and mingle with Tesla and other EV owners.

    At 9:00 am we'll celebrate the Southlake Supercharger with Mayor Laura Hill and representatives from North Central Texas Council of Governments with a ribbon cutting. After that, there's time to explore Southlake Town Square before we continue on our way.

    At 9:45 am, we'll begin our trip to Plano and we may well form the largest EV car rally* in Texas history!

    We'll target 11:00 am to celebrate the Plano Urban Superchargers.

    If you don't have a Supercharger hangover after the Southlake and Plano celebrations, join us on the final drive to the Dallas Urban Supercharger and earn the Supercharger trifectra!

    To help us with our planning (the logistics of moving so many cars, plus catering considerations), please register yourself and how many you plan to bring. This event is open to everyone and we encourage everyone to come and celebrate with us.

    * We'd really love to make this the largest EV rally in Texas so... Bring your EV! (as many as you have) There is additional charging in the West garage (2 bays) & East garage (4 bays) with ChargePoint.

    Register on Eventbrite
     
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  2. arcus

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    Registered as soon as the invite was sent - see you guys on Saturday :)
     
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    Thanks on getting this together. I registered and plan to be there, at least for the Southlake leg of the trip.
     
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  4. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    This will be our first event with more than a couple of Model 3s. NCTCOG says 127 have been delivered to North Texas (and their numbers lag by a month or two).
     
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    How many people registered so far?
     
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    Forty-nine cars; over 100 people as of the time of this posting. Plus a bunch more people who clicked "going" on Facebook, but didn't actually register.
     
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    Wow! 49 is an impressive number already, let's hope we can get some more :)
     
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  8. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    I'd like that. National Drive Electric Week is our benchmark. We had eighty-seven cars register for NDEW 2017.
     
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    There's still a few days to go - hurry up people and sign up!
     
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    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Fifty-seven now. Beautiful weather bodes well for great attendance.
     
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    Great stuff! All Teslas or are we having other EVs registered as well?
     
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    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    All EV owners are invited to join us!
     
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    Unfortunately I may have to miss the event. My S75D is at the Dallas SC now with a weird problem that has been escalated to the Calif. engineering team. Fingers crossed that I get it back by Saturday!
     
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    Bummer. The loaner won't fit in with us? :D
     
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    Ha - yes I guess it would but I wanted to bring my own car which is prettier. ;)
     
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    We have seventy RSVPs now. If everyone shows up, that will be a a very large event for us!
     
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    F7728215-C3DC-4E8B-AD1E-BB286C4C18F5.jpeg Found these photos on Twitter — Southlake Supercharger opening ceremony
     

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  18. bollar

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    We'll share more details, photos and videos later, but very briefly...

    Fifty-one cars attended, ten of which were Model 3s!

    We were joined at Southlake Town Square by Mayor Laura Hill, Councilmember Christopher Archer & North Central Texas Council of Governments DFW Clean City Coalition's Bailey Muller for remarks about Supercharger growth, the City of Southlake, "how cool Tesla owners are" and a ribbon cutting.

    From there, we drove to Shops at Legacy to celebrate on our own -- the video of the ~forty cars speeding up the Sam Rayburn Tollway is excellent! We showed off the trash cans that RPAI (property manager for Southlake & Plano) has placed at these Supercharger sites and teased an upcoming rare addition to Southlake (and cut a ribbon of course).

    We then fought the ridiculous traffic on Dallas North Tollway and North Central Expressway and finished up in Dallas at Houndstooth Coffee & TreeHouse to celebrate the first Supercharger in Dallas County, with a ribbon cutting and a toast of sparkling grape juice.

    Thanks to our volunteers who made this event look a lot easier to execute than it really was and to our contributing members who provided the funding that made this event possible.
     
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    And one of those 10 is mine !!

    It was a fun event, food was great, weather was phenomenal. The drive to Plano SC with a convoy of 50+ Tesla’s was the highlight.

    I was thinking if someone had positoned themselves at Parkwood and 121 service road Xn, they could have flimed a continuous stream of 50+ Teslas slowing down and taking a right turn. Wow what a sight that would be.

    Great organization by Rick and team.

    Now with the impending Plano service center to open this month, and a large number M3 deliveries expected - I am guessing North Texas club will be the largest outside of CA pretty soon.
     
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    Southlake Video:



    Mayor's comments start at 6:11
     
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