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ORD Park + Charge?

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by bjwModelS, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. bjwModelS

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    I've got 2 trips this fall where I'm going to drive from Indy to Chicago and fly nonstop from O'Hare. One is 5 days and one is 9 days. Are there any park and charge situations near international terminal? Or should I just build in a Country Club Hills stop coming and going?
     
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    Should probably build in a CCH stop coming and going. Blocking a charger for 5-9 days probably isn't the best course of action.
     
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    Hoping for a valet situation that monitors and removes car from charger when needed. IND airport valet is great at managing all of this during a trip, and super convenient. I'm guessing O'Hare is a different situation.
     
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    Yes, I think it is a different situation. But plug share does list a couple of J1772 plugs located in the valet area of Rivers Casino. How you would get to the airport is another problem and whether the valet at the casino would take care of that. Hyatt Regency has two Tesla HPWC at valet for patrons. Don't know if that includes paid long term parking.
     
  5. bjwModelS

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    I think I found a good solution on a 2014 post on the Tesla.com forums.

    O'Hare Personal Valet

    I called the owner, Glenn, and he said they will charge a vehicle for a flat rate of $30. That comes out to about $30 a day on my five day trip, and $22 per day for my nine day trip. O'Hare valet runs about $53 a day.

    I am also looking at one other option on plugshare, preflight parking ORD, which has a row of 16 EV spots. That comes in at $12-$14 per day, but would also include a shuttle transit to terminal vs. just dropping the car off with Glenn's team and walking in.

    I will probably try out the personal valet on my first trip, which is the shorter five day trip.
     
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    #7 thefortunes, Aug 16, 2016
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    I just used PreFlight last weekend. I did not charge, but saw the row of 120v EV spaces sitting mostly empty. Free to charge and prime first floor spots. $4 more per day than parking on the roof ($14.50 vs $10.50).

    Shuttle was very fast each way (waited < 5 minutes). Overall the best parking option I have found so far for ORD.
     
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    FYI - if you have/(ordered) one of the Tesla 20 Amp 110 Adaptors for your UMC, you will get 16 Amps at this location, as I parked here 2 hours ago and charging just fine. I'm pulling down 16 amps/116V/~2KW coming out to ~4.3Miles/Hour. Not exactly killing it, but 25% faster is 25% faster.

    I uploaded a photo to plugshare of the cars today, all EV's, ~4 tesla's and ~10 Volts/Leafs
     
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    Does the regular 5-15 adapter fit in their receptacle? Also, when reserving a spot, can you specifically reserve an EV spot?
     
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    Yes the standard UMC 110v/15 plug (w/ 12 amp draw) works fine, that's what I started with for a minute then switched out to the 20 amp plug. In roughly 7 hours I've added ~11.50 KWh. Set it to 80% and when I catch my flight home Friday morning, go to 90%. You can not reserve an EV SPOT, that would be a nice feature. You do reserve which floor and the lowest floor is the most money (but at $15 a day the '1st floor' that has the EV spots) is still cheap. The bus ride was short as well to terminal.
     
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    Might be too late for you but I have made use of the parking at Loew's hotel: InterContinental O'Hare Airport Parking Homepage

    I actually stayed there one night after returning late from a trip, but they let me park in their garage while I was gone and I was able to charge up the night I arrived. They had several Tesla HPWCs in their garage.

    Their shuttle to the airport was great too. I'm considering parking there from now on when I go to Ohare as it's comparable pricing and easier shuttle when compared to the economy lots, and having a charger there just in case is a bonus.

    They do have valet service, so I'm sure you could work something out to have them plug you in the day before you get back or something. I found the staff to be very helpful.
     
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    There will be two supercharger locations within ~10 miles of O'Hare soon. Rolling Meadows and Skokie when it is done. Rosemont is scheduled for next year which will be the prime sport for O'hare travelers.
     
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    Thanks for sharing I will be traveling out of ORD soon so was looking to see if there are other options besides Preflight. Have you used this Parkchirp that was in your link? Quite a price difference from not using it according to Plugshare. Screenshot_20180102-143047.png
     

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