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Self-Serving Philanthropy: Donate an HPWC to the University of Your Choice

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by retinadoc, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. retinadoc

    retinadoc Member

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    My son was just admitted to Carnegie Mellon University:smile:. Looking at the Supercharger Map it quickly became evident to me that having a HPWC on campus would make drop off in the fall and subsequent road trip visits far easier. CMU has a facility specifically for EV's called the Electric Garage. They were very receptive to having a donated HPWC and in fact one of CMU's Robotics Profs involved in the EV Garage is a Tesla owner. Tesla was nice enough to give me a price break on the HPWC.

    This idea seems like a real win for everyone. For Tesla it is great PR and exposure. Perhaps they could even formalize such a program? Having a HPWC College Network would be another small building block in realizing Elon's goal of having EV's become the cars of the future.
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    There is a long history of Roadster owners donating HPCs in convenient locations. Glad to see the tradition continues!
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I have a fuzzy recollection of Roadsters being able to use Model S HPWC. Was this purely a Tony contraption, or something more widely available?
     
  4. TexasEV

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    They have just formalized such a program-- destination charging. Offering free or discounted HPWC (depending on the quantity, I think) to destinations such as hotels and resorts:
    Destination Charging

    A recent post said if you have a suggested location they should contact, email the team at [email protected]
     
  5. GSP

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    hsharp is working on a CAN style adapter so that Roadsters can use Model S HPWCs. It should be available when he has finished perfecting it.

    I think that ingineer built a one off adapter and said he will not be making more.

    GSP
     

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