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[Rumor] Future Supercharger Jonesboro, AR

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by efusco, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I have confirmed with a friend who works for O'Reilly Hospitality whom I've worked with in the past on a Tesla Project that the new Hotel and Convention Center in Jonesboro, AR is, indeed, planning on having a Supercharger. The hotel is set to open July 2019, so would expect the supercharger would be about the same time. It will be located on the Arkansas State University campus.

    For back ground, Tim O'Reilly is a strong environmental advocate, multiple Tesla owner, and directly solicited Tesla to get the Springfield, MO supercharger installed at its current location, a Macadoodles that he owns.

    I've kept the [Rumor] tag on the thread for now as there is not, to my knowledge, a permit or anything like that yet, but my source is very reliable and spoke directly to Tim, so I feel that the likelihood that this happens is very high.

    Groundbreaking Marks Start for Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center Complex
     
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    Any updates on this?
     
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Well, sort of.
    There will be 7 "charging stations" that open near the end of September. However, when I asked pointedly what type of charger they told me they were not sure.

    On their FB page on April 24th they posted about having 7 J1772 chargers and that's all they've said. And I haven't even been able to clarify if they will be available to the public or just for guests.
    Embassy Suites by Hilton Red Wolf Convention Center

    "Universal Electric Car Charging Stations are coming to Jonesboro! The Embassy Suites will have one of the HCS series level 2 (208/240 volt) chargers mounted on the PMD-10T pedestal kits. This includes 7 stations located on the North side of the hotel."

    So, right now, I'm not optimistic.
     
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  4. tekn0wledg

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    Gotcha. So definitely sounds like it's NOT a Supercharger, at least, not exclusively. Perhaps something as a part of the Chargepoint network.

    Thank you for the update!
     

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