Thanks for the pictures. Awesome. And they already have the transformers ready (usually the last thing to go up when ADK installs them).Grants Pass photos from today:
It's located at the Black Bear Diner, and the soonest it may be ready for charging is one week from today, October 18th. There are 4 bays (8 chargers).
Wow, that was fast. They snuck that one in. They almost had it operational before we even knew it was there.
Yep. Anyone want a hot deal on a Roadster to Model S adapter?If you're up for an overnight at the Red Lion in Redding, in a week when Grants Pass is done you'll be able to get all the way to Folsom and the other CA superchargers without waiting around at any slow chargers.
Yeh. They sure did sneak it in. Wasn't it just yesterday that dirkhh found the permit. And today we have some of the equipment already on site.
just a small correction, found the GP permit on the GP city data base, dirkhh posted it after I posted the info. on the PDXTesla club.
also found some reports that the Northest-Cal SC might not be in Mt. Shasta but in Dunsmuir which is just 8miles south of Mt. Shasta, not confirmed as there is pernit info., Mt. Shasa EDC told me on the phone yesterday that they are not aware of a Tesla SC in MT. Shasta, if we have folks in the area to do some Reconnaissance in both Dunsmuir and Mt. Shasta if possible.
Then on Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce, last recorded agenda:
Board of Directors
Agenda August 13, 2013, 5:30 PM
I. Public comment period: First half hour.
II. Minutes from July Board Meeting.
1. Directors Report
2. Finance Report -
3. Mixer & Ribbon Cuttings –
4. Website Update –
IV. New Business:
Old Business--Brewfest update, Tesla charging station (bryce)
Thanks for the pictures of the Springfield charger, merlynhough!
Also, great detective work on the possible Dunsmiur supercharger, pdx4s! That could explain the total lack of available information regarding a charger in Mt. Shasta.
Springfield, Oregon, Supercharger construction looks very close to functional to me. We first noticed construction trenching on October 2, 2013. Equipment appeared to all be in place on October 11, 2013, and bark dust had been spread in the landscape areas where trenching had been done. However, construction tape and construction equipment still blocks access to the eight parking spaces. Construction by ADK Electric who also did the Woodburn Supercharger.
8 appears to be the standard for most supercharger installations.so only 8 slots ?
Also the GP shows only 4 slots, are they getting cheap on Oregon ? as a PDX'er I expect the "need" to use more the Springfield and GP ones if driving south vs Wood.
My friend who took the photos of the GP construction site said it was obviously just 4 charging spots. The photos also show only 4 spots, and there are only 2 charger stacks. I agree that it's very odd.8 appears to be the standard for most supercharger installations.
Where did you see only four charging stations in Grants Pass. That would be very of...
While this is interesting I agree with you that it would be more germane to separate out long distance travel (say >100 miles) from short. Short distances won't need an SC. Multiply long distance trips by Tesla west coast ownership percentage and that should give us a reasonable approximation of the amount of SC usage. That's how we can tell if the number of charging bays for a given SC will be enough. I'm not sure that data is easy to come by though.
Yes, there will be some local usage of the SCs but I believe it can be ignored because the dominant usage will be long distance. Especially in rural(ish) areas.
I think the reality is that the WA/OR SCs are in no danger of being overwhelmed, even with only 4 operational bays. Has anyone ever seen more than 4 MSs charging (other than at a launch event)?