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Rockford, IL Supercharger

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by jvonbokel, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. sp4rk

    sp4rk Banned

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    Confused. You in Texas or Illinois?
    What does Oak Brook have to do with Rockford?
    Oak Brook has (always had) charging, two bays, one with Model S hookup, one with Roadster. Adapter for latter available on request from showroom.
    If you're asking if Rockford is tested prior to opening, (TelsaOwners member) John P. tried it yesterday and gave it his thumbs up. :)
     
  2. Luder94

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    Only found about this yesterday. I can't make this seeing that I'm in Dallas for work...damn! If I can finish with my client tomorrow and catch a flight home tomorrow evening, I'll make it out Thursday.
     
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    Everyone I have spoken with at Tesla says model X is late 2014 early 2015 more likley. My X5 goes back in November. May just get something to fill gap until then. We have a farm outisde of Viroqua,WI so supercharger in Rockford / Madison are key. AWD is important espeically in winter on our hill road.
     
  4. purplewalt

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    In Texas here.
    I apologize for Slight error: I intended ROCKFORD, not Oak Brook.
    Good to know it is OPERATING prior to Opening.

    I am in Texas, just returned from Bellmead (Waco) Opening this morning : 21 MS were there.

    My perspective as a Tesla Owner:
    IF you have a opportunity to attend and participate in an Opening, I strongly encourage you to make the effort.
    GREAT Experience.
     
  5. Luder94

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    Dang....I'm here in Denton and could've made it to Bellmead today. I wish I had known about this.....albeit, I would've joined in a National Car rented Toyota Camry.

     
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    I plan on coming!
     
  7. K5ING

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    Congrats to you Illinois guys on your second SC. We just opened one the other day in Waco. Looks like they are rolling out pretty quick.

    BTW Luder...whatcha doing in Denton? I've lived around here since 1980, but I was born and raised in Aurora (IL).
     
  8. sp4rk

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    Group photo of Tesla owners at the unveiling today.

    Great time had by all!
     

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    I had a wonderful time this morning meeting the Chicago area & WI Tesla owners. What a nice group of people. Thanks, Robert, for introducing me to everyone & making me feel welcome!
     
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    K5ing, I own and run a management consulting company. I travel out to meet up clients, do sales, and other things business related. I happened to be down in Denton for a new client. If I come back down anytime soon, I'll be sure to look up the Dallas owners and see if anything is organized.
     
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    Ok, I was just curious. I know there is at least one Tesla owner in Denton, and there are a bunch more in the general DFW area. Check out the Mountain/Southwest forum area next time you're in town and see if there are any Cars & Coffee GTGs going on. I'm sure they will welcome you even if you're driving a rented Camry.
     
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    Mod note: some posts were moved to snippiness

    Indeed, thanks.

    sp4rk, Jess, how many cars were there for the opening? Will be interesting to see how busy it gets...
     
  13. sp4rk

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    We did take a count ... there were corp cars there ... and owner cars. All told, about 25.
    So about twice as many as Normal opening?
    Kinda cool to me to see the before and after.
    Cherryvale Mall, Rockford, IL - Google Maps
     
  14. elecblue

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    I went to the Rockford supercharger Saturday night (9/14/13) since I was out of town for the dedication ceremony. The attached pic shows my charging. Wicked fast! IMAG0298.jpg
     
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    shouldn't they be faster than 148mi/hr?? 381v @ 116A sounds low, I thought they ran up to 200A +
     
  16. Zythryn

    Zythryn M3 Silver, M3 Midnight Silver

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    Looking at the average Watts/mile (234) I am guessing it is a 60kWh and the rate is trailing off.
     
  17. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Nah, elecblue has an 85.
    Total Milage Thus Far - Page 14
     
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    Has anyone been using the Rockford superchargers? I stopped by on my way from Chicago to Madison on Monday afternoon, and nobody was there. Also, did anyone notice that the signs are different on the first four spots ("30 Minute General Parking") than on the last two ("Electric Vehicle Parking")? Here are a few pictures...

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    Wow, looks lonely compared to when we had the grand opening.
    Some of this could be because of I-90. As you probably know, between Rockford and Randall Road, what 20-25 miles, it's all torn up, a two lane concrete jungle that no one wants to drive.
    And, once that's done, apparently, I-90 from Randall to 53? is also being torn up.
    Time to relocate to ... I dunno ... ANYWHERE else ... warm ... :)
     

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