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Supercharger - Barstow (EXPANDED, 5 stalls added, now 16 total)

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by Culley Bunker, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. jctees

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    Making a trip to Vegas on Friday Nov 18. Left SBD enrt to Barstow SC. I scrolled the map to check the distance and the map indicated the SC was down for maintenance. Called Tesla to confirm if SC was down and it was. With out the Barstow SC no way to make it to State Line. There is a destination charger in Victorville or a KOA camp ground 14-50 plug in Yermo. Both options too slow of a charging for me.
     
  2. captaintessie

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    Yeah. Sucks!! According to Tesla it was vandalized and won't be up for a week. This is a bummer but I'm going for it tomorrow. I'll need to fully charge my 75 at Cucamonga and drive slower than normal to make Primm. Wish me luck. Of course if the vandals hit Primm too I'm going to be stuck!!
     
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  3. David99

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    That's the problem with the Superchargers currently. They are spaced so you can make it fine, but if one is out, you are in trouble. I had this happen on a road trip recently when Green River was out with ways. I had to charge 100% and still had to go slow to make it in my 85. With a 75 or lower you'd be out of luck.
     
  4. ecarfan

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    What the hell?! This is appalling news. I wonder what happened, and was this just an act of pure vandalism or were things stolen with a purpose?
     
  5. tinm

    tinm 2013 Model S Owner

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    Geez I was just charging at Barstow the other day on a 2500mi trip. That's a major charging spot. Can't even contemplate an outage like that and its impact on travelers.
     
  6. McManX

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    Wonder what they mean by 'vandalized.' Seems pretty substantial judging it will be down for a week. Probably have to replace the cords or handles?
     
  7. Chuq

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    From looking at a map, Barstow looks ideally placed to have a redundant SC as they've done at Buttonwillow, Folsom, etc. The I-15 / E Main St interchange looks perfect.
     
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  8. spentan

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    Wow, I am going to Vegas on 12/1.

    Hoping that it's up and running for then otherwise will just fly
     
  9. Electroman

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    lets chalk this to changing political climate. Expect more of these in the coming years.
     
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  10. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I'm not ready to do that yet. That kind of attribution seems like a jump, and tends to put people at odds with each other without good evidence. We don't know much about the story, but hopefully details will come out - specifically the arrest of the perps.

    I'm hopeful it was just foolish kids out doing what foolish kids do.
     
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  11. sbtz

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    Ugh. I have a thanksgiving trip to vegas planned. I suppose we'll take the wife's Car. Score one for ICE. :(
     
  12. Lump

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    (pure speculation)
    Doesn't take a week for Tesla employees to be dispatched from Fremont to replace some charging cables, damage may have been done at the cabinets.

    Picture is from Plugshare, anyone have a better one?
     

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  13. ecarfan

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    I'm not going to do any such thing. Your assumption is unwarranted. We have no information as to the nature of the damage or the motivations of the perpetrators.
     
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  14. ecarfan

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    You are going to have to keep your speed to less than 65, maybe much less if there are headwinds. Check www.evtripplanner.com
     
  15. McRat

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    So when copper thieves pulled our wires from our dairy, do you think it was cows who did it? I think it was meth-heads, but anything's possible.
     
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  16. captaintessie

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    I'll let everyone know how it goes. Leaving soon.

    The Tesla rep (keep in mind Tesla rep who probably knows less than us) said they stole a lot of equipment and electronics. I would stop to check it out but I don't have the spare charge to do it. Keep an eye out for me....I'll be the X with the hazards going 40 down hwy 15.
     
  17. PRJIM

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    I thought there was a Roadster HPC or a Model S HPWC at this location as well?
     
  18. 4SUPER9

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    Making a LA-Phoenix-Las Vegas-LA loop Thanksgiving weekend. Definitely taking the ICE now. Besides, much faster on a busy holiday weekend.
     
  19. abasile

    abasile Conscientious investor

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    Very sorry to hear this! I'm hoping that Tesla will someday be able to add a Supercharger site in Baker, off I-15 between Barstow and Primm, preferably near the Mad Greek restaurant. Another SC in Ludlow, between Barstow and Needles along I-40, would also help. Besides providing redundancy, SC sites in these locations would enable better access to National Park/Monument lands in the Mojave Desert and Death Valley.
     
  20. TexasEV

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    I was waiting to see how long it took before someone made such an association, without any evidence whatsoever. Vandals aren't usually making a political statement. They just get kicks destroying something. Or sometimes they're stealing copper.
     
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