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Supercharger — Tallahassee, FL

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Moderator
Aug 22, 2011
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Sarasota, Florida
I heard from a reliable source that Tallahassee should be starting to happen soon. No info on an exact location, but keep your eyes open in the Sunshine State!

This will be a very nice connection on the I-10 route, but it sure has taken a while...

I realize that you can't elaborate, but thanks for the information.

Larry
 
Still waiting for Slidell, LA.

My limited info is that Slidell is on hold mainly for construction to get further along on the development where the supercharger will be located. I also heard that Tesla learned a lesson last year and will generally concentrate their efforts on the northern chargers during summer and southern chargers during winter.

Having said all that it looks like Slidell is a few months off at best.

Mike
 

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Moderator
Aug 22, 2011
4,937
812
Sarasota, Florida
Still waiting for Slidell, LA.

I agree completely that Slidell is needed, but the 222 miles from Lake City to DeFuniak Springs is much more of a challenge than the 195 miles from Mobile to Baton Rouge.

Hopefully, Slidell will also get started soon!

My limited info is that Slidell is on hold mainly for construction to get further along on the development where the supercharger will be located. I also heard that Tesla learned a lesson last year and will generally concentrate their efforts on the northern chargers during summer and southern chargers during winter.

Having said all that it looks like Slidell is a few months off at best.

Mike

Thanks for the input, but I just want to remind everyone that this is a Florida thread to discuss the planned Talahassee Supercharger Station. So please let's try to stay on topic.

Larry
 
I really could have used this. I started off driving 60 mph. I left with 246 miles and arrived with 10 miles. I took 15 minutes to use the bathroom at the Dollar General Store right off the exit. The time is not 100% accurate. Cant upload pix from this hotel PC. Traveled 224.6 miles, 63.7kWh used, AVG: 284 Wh/mi.
 

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Moderator
Aug 22, 2011
4,937
812
Sarasota, Florida
I really could have used this. I started off driving 60 mph. I left with 246 miles and arrived with 10 miles. I took 15 minutes to use the bathroom at the Dollar General Store right off the exit. The time is not 100% accurate. Cant upload pix from this hotel PC. Traveled 224.6 miles, 63.7kWh used, AVG: 284 Wh/mi.

Thanks for the information and welcome to the Sunshine State.

You mentioned that you started off at 60 mph, did you pretty much maintain that speed? What is the speed limit on I-10 and how fast was the other traffic going?

Thanks.

Larry
 
Thanks for the information and welcome to the Sunshine State.

You mentioned that you started off at 60 mph, did you pretty much maintain that speed? What is the speed limit on I-10 and how fast was the other traffic going?

Thanks.

Larry

The speed limit on I-10 is 70 for the majority of the way. Most cars generally drive in the mid to upper 70's. I would imagine that going 60 would be quite uncomfortable...

JC
 
Thanks for the information and welcome to the Sunshine State.

You mentioned that you started off at 60 mph, did you pretty much maintain that speed? What is the speed limit on I-10 and how fast was the other traffic going?

Thanks.

Larry

Larry I drove 60mph for the first hour, then increased to 65mph for the 2nd hour. The last hour I was between 70-75mph. I figure 65mph the entire will be fine. I always have my AC at 67. This is also with 2 adults, 2 kids, let say 350 lbs. I also have about 300 lbs. in boxes.
 
I got my S85D on June 2, 2015, had the windows tinted on the 3rd and took off on a 3,300 mile trip on the 4th from Austin, TX to Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA, Birmingham, AL, and then Memphis, TN. As previous said, the DeFuniak to Lake City, FL is the longest jump on I-10. I was driving 70 mph when I started from DeFuniak and the Nav system said I would have 6% battery left after I got to Lake City. I am a cyclist and know the benefits of drafting so I drafted 18 wheelers most of the way. The Nav system eventually got up to 13% battery left when I arrived in Lake City.

I used Super Chargers all the way to Jacksonville and dropped down to the St. Augustine SC as a side trip. Charged in Jacksonville on my friends dryer outlet to start my drive to Atlanta. Charged at the SC in Atlanta for my trip to Birmingham. Charged at a free level 2 charger in Birmingham since there are no SCs there. I stopped in New Albany MS at the library and charged up enough to make the trip to Memphis. I arrived with about 20 miles left. There are no SCs in Memphis so I charged using my cousin's 50 amp welder receptacle.

To get back to Austin, I took I-55 South and spent the night in Jackson, MS at the Old Capitol Inn. They have a HPWC there for quests. This was a another long jump of approximately 220 miles so I did more drafting. In the morning, I continued South to Baton Rouge and then West on I-10 and NW on highway 71 back into Austin.

The only range anxiety that I had is when during a tropical storm in Houston made it difficult to see the signs, I saw an HOV lane sign and took that exit. Bad news is that I was on the 290 HOV lane which has concrete barriers on both sides for 15 miles going NW. After I got out of the HOV lane, I headed South and got back to I-10 and arrived at the Columbus TX SC with about 20 miles left in the battery.

It will be great when Tesla installs SCs on I-20 from Dallas heading East. This will allow me to get to Memphis, Birmingham, and Atlanta without having to go South to get on I-10.
 

jrreno

Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile
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Sarasota , Florida
I just drove to Dallas from Sarasota. Below is the screen after the trip from Lake City to DeFuniak.
60 mph all the way. It was after midnight so the speed was not an issue. No rain or wind.
Charged to the max which is now 251, had 32 miles left on the Rated GOM.

image.jpg
 

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Moderator
Aug 22, 2011
4,937
812
Sarasota, Florida
I heard from a reliable source that Tallahassee should be starting to happen soon. No info on an exact location, but keep your eyes open in the Sunshine State!

This will be a very nice connection on the I-10 route, but it sure has taken a while...

Thanks again for the heads up.

Based on eye witness reports from one of our local club members I can report that work on the Tallahassee Supercharger Station has recently broken ground.

Tallahassee Supercharger 2.jpg


Tallahassee Supercharger 1.jpg




The location is in the parking lot of the Village Commons Shopping Center in front of Newk's, Village Pizza and Marble Slab Creamery.

1400 Village Square Blvd, Tallahassee.


Tallahassee Supercharger 3.jpg



Village Commons Shopping Center is at the Thomasville Road exit off of I-10.

Tallahassee Supercharger 4.jpg


Larry
 

Cottonwood

Roadster#433, Model S#S37
Feb 27, 2009
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Colorado
Thanks again for the heads up.

Based on eye witness reports from one of our local club members I can report that work on the Tallahassee Supercharger Station has recently broken ground.

The location is in the parking lot of the Village Commons Shopping Center in front of Newk's, Village Pizza and Marble Slab Creamery.

1400 Village Square Blvd, Tallahassee.

Village Commons Shopping Center is at the Thomasville Road exit off of I-10.

You are very welcome!

Great news on this location. Thanks for the pictures!!

This is a very important east-west gap to fill on I-10 from Florida to Texas. When Tallahassee is done, only Siidell, LA will remain for I-10 to be a great Supercharger Highway along the Gulf Coast.
 

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Moderator
Aug 22, 2011
4,937
812
Sarasota, Florida
You are very welcome!

Great news on this location. Thanks for the pictures!!

This is a very important east-west gap to fill on I-10 from Florida to Texas. When Tallahassee is done, only Siidell, LA will remain for I-10 to be a great Supercharger Highway along the Gulf Coast.

Yes, I'm sure the owners of 60 and 70 kWh Model Ss are particularly appreciative.

By the way, we are informed that there will be 5 charging stalls.

Larry
 

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