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Santana Row 3/16 - 3/18: Charge for you!!

Discussion in 'News' started by bonnie, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    #1 bonnie, Mar 15, 2012
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    I contacted the store a few days ago, inquiring if I could charge my Roadster during the Model S event. Good thing I called back this evening.

    The original plan was to have two Model Ss out front, with an S and the Model X in the store. The back parking structure area would be available, as it always is. But Santana Row mgmt has told Tesla that they cannot put a tent on the street (the plan for rain), so they are forced to move to the parking structure.

    There will be no place to charge an EV at the event. Ironic.
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    3/16 UPDATE:

    To save you reading through the whole thread, Tesla has a solution in place for Roadster owners coming to the event who will need a charge:

    If you need a charge, please note the specific hours for each day below, then head to our campus:

    3500 Deer Creek Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Enter at the tall red sign, then make your first right into the visitor lot where you will find a row of High Power Wall Connectors. Go ahead and plug in.

    Friday hours:
    Palo Alto to Santana Row - Shuttles leave approximately 15 minutes after every hour from now until 5:15. Check in at the front desk once you are plugged in. (under the red TESLA sign)
    Santana Row to Palo Alto - Check in with any employee on site to call for shuttle service, last shuttle leaves at 5:45

    Saturday and Sunday hours:
    Palo Alto to Santana Row - Shuttles leave on the hour from 10am until 6pm. Sorry, we'll all be at the event, so the front desk will be closed. The shuttle will pick you up from the charging location.
    Santana Row to Palo Alto - Shuttles leave on the half hour from 10:30am until 6:30pm.

    Santana Row store number: 408.249.2815
     
  2. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    I don't want the press to get wind of this!
     
  3. TEG

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    No admission fee...

    "No charge" for the event...
     
  4. dsm363

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    That is strange. Can you charge at the Tesla Factory or Menlo Park? I think they're about 10 miles away or so if I remember correctly.
     
  5. VolkerP

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    Yes, and the Model X prototype should do shuttle service, ferrying 6 roadster owners a time from Menlo Park to Santana Row :)
     
  6. bonnie

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    A few local Roadster owners have offered me use of their chargers - but I'm going to have to drive my -sob- Prius. I have a friend coming along who is interested in reserving an X, but she needs to be back in the Sacramento area mid-afternoon. I had hoped to charge in Santana Row while at the event and maybe do a little shopping.

    Charging somewhere else changes the dynamics of the day.

    In fairness, Santana Row was planning on putting tents over the cars out front, leaving the charging stations open in the back. My understanding is that Santana Row management gave them a last-minute 'no', leaving no time for an alternative plan.
     
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    If they used a Model S, this would not be bad either! ;-)
     
  8. bonnie

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    UPDATE: Tesla will have shuttles available for Roadster owners throughout the event, so that anyone who needs a charge can do so at Deer Creek.

    I can drive my Roadster on Sunday! :) Thanks!
     
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    Next mystery : what car will they use as shuttle? :wink:

    If they use model S, it's "test drive/shuttle" ! Would be nice for visitors to see the actual car work!
     
  10. Dan at Tesla

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    Hi all,

    As Bonnie said, our charging location at Santana Row will be occupied by Model S Betas on display, so we've arranged for charging at our Palo Alto campus and shuttle service to our Santana Row store.

    If you need a charge, please note the specific hours for each day below, then head to our campus:

    3500 Deer Creek Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Enter at the tall red sign, then make your first right into the visitor lot where you will find a row of High Power Wall Connectors. Go ahead and plug in.

    Friday hours:
    Palo Alto to Santana Row - Shuttles leave approximately 15 minutes after every hour from now until 5:15. Check in at the front desk once you are plugged in. (under the red TESLA sign)
    Santana Row to Palo Alto - Check in with any employee on site to call for shuttle service, last shuttle leaves at 5:45

    Saturday and Sunday hours:
    Palo Alto to Santana Row - Shuttles leave on the hour from 10am until 6pm. Sorry, we'll all be at the event, so the front desk will be closed. The shuttle will pick you up from the charging location.
    Santana Row to Palo Alto - Shuttles leave on the half hour from 10:30am until 6:30pm.

    Santana Row store number: 408.249.2815
     
  11. bonnie

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    Thanks, Dan. I truly appreciate the responsiveness.
     
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    nice solution!
     
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    They have some bio-diesel Sprinter type passenger vans they use to move people around as needed.
    I imagine they do a lot of HQ <-> Factory (Palo Alto <-> Fremont) duty.
     
  14. bonnie

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    MODS - considering the shuttle solution, could you change the title of this thread to 'Santana Row 3/16 - 3/18 - Charge for you!!'

    Thanks.
     
  15. doug

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    Done!
     
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    Keep in mind that's about a 20 minute drive down 280 assuming there's no traffic.
     
  17. augkuo

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    Yes the charger space is totally occupied by the 4 Beta cars - when the Model S finally rolls out, I'm going to miss my rock star parking! Free charging is available at the Walgreens down the street on a Chargepoint charger -

    1399 W San Carlos St, San Jose, California 95126, United States

    Pics of today's event is here:

    Picasa Web Albums - Augustine Kuo - Tesla Model S...


     
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    There is only one 30A EVSE there, so it could be occupied.
    Also, that is a bit of a long walk from there to Santana Row.
     
  19. hcsharp

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    Tesla offered no charging at the recent Model S event in Boston as well. I didn't go partly for that reason. I was a bit disappointed when I was told I'd have to park at a hotel 20 miles away and take a cab. Oh well.
     
  20. doug

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    It's a little easier closer to home base.
     

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