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Supercharger - Berlin, VT

Discussion in 'New England' started by SureValla, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. SureValla

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    Opening a new thread for this:

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    Public-private partnership set to open : Times Argus Online

    http://www.berlinvt.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Jun-21-2016drbm.pdf

    New New England Supercharger Locations


    "Jessie Karp with Tesla Motors, Inc. advised there would be eight (8) Tesla illuminated charging stations on concrete pads. He estimated around ten vehicles per day to begin with which would increase over time. The word “Tesla” is on the top of the charging station and there would be directional signs with the Tesla logo (T). He advised that quick charge times are around 45 minutes to an hour while full charges take several hours. People would be able to utilize the amenities (convenience store, restaurant, hotel) in the area while charging occurs. He described the cabinets and referred to the plans for further details. Mr. Karp mentioned other Tesla locations in Vermont."
     
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  2. tga

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    Great location for skiers from the south at Stowe/Sugarbush area resorts. No need to backtrack an hour out of your way to go to Burlington if you don't feel you can make it all the way to West Lebanon.
     
  3. SureValla

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    This is exactly why I'm interested in this location. 30 miles from Stowe!
     
  4. RDoc

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    Now, how about one in St. J?
     
  5. anthony

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    Probably going to be a long time before we see one in St. J now that this one is so close. I would Expect one around Newport first.
     
  6. tga

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    Mad River Glen shareholder here, but same idea!

    +100!

    But Berlin isn't anywhere near St J, so it shouldn't count...
     
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  7. Bimbels

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    Supercharger in Newport would be great! (Not that I'd use it.) I saw 4 out of state Teslas here last weekend. I've seen one most weekends this summer. Though, East Greenwich isn't that far and is in a pretty good location coming in from most places. What we really need is destination chargers - I don't think any hotels here have gotten on board with that yet.
     
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    As a non-local, I went to find this location on a map. I thought it was a weird location at first.. then I worked it out.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. TaoJones

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    It's a shame that so many articles are factually incorrect. No SC on earth will take "several hours" to charge a Tesla unless that pedestal is broken.

    Great news that Vermont gets some continued SC love. Unlike, say, Southern Arizona and points east therefrom *polite cough*.

    Berlin's a great location. Kudos to whoever manages the Northeast Region within the SC team.
     
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    Maybe not - compare Idaho Falls / Pocatello, only 50 miles apart. It just depends how the surrounding locations/highways line up.
     
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    I assumed he meant Newport, Vermont. Both Newports would be good choices.
     
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    Ha forgot about Newport, VT. Drove through there once. :) (Not in my Tesla. ha.)
     
  13. TaoJones

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    Exactly. Besides which, in cold, snowy, hilly environs, an 85 can be lucky to get 180 actual miles out of a 100% charge. Adjusting for the lowest common denominator (a 60 without LRR tires and with an inexperienced driver), the closer the better is a nice rule of thumb for New England SCs.
     
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    It sure is!
    Times Argus Online is just full of it. Call 'em up and explain the facts to them would you Tao!
     
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    Great location for me. Visit Waitsfield and Montpelier a couple of times a year - maybe more often now! Round-trip from West Lebanon is doable, but requires long charging time there and usually some additional miles from a J1772 or other source in cooler weather.
     
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    This is wonderful, and surprising! Boy, what a difference a year makes. At first, trips from Boston to/from Montreal were really tough, and required a CHAdeMO stop. With this, there are going to be so many options, particularly great in the winter.

    Feeling spoiled :)
     
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    #17 ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Sep 3, 2016
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    Berlin, VT

    Interstates: I-89
    US Numbered Highways (<= 5mi): US-2, US-302

    I-89:
    From: West Lebanon, NH - 52.1 miles
    To: South Burlington, VT - 39.4 miles
    Diversion: 0.9 miles
    From: Hooksett (North), NH (I-93, I-89) - 117 miles
    From: Brattleboro, VT (I-91, I-89) - 113 miles
    From: Queensbury, NY (NY-66, NY-149, US-4, VT-100, VT-107, I-89) 113 miles
    To: St Laurent, QC (I-89, QC-133, QC-A35, QC-A10, QC-A15, TCH) 140 miles

    US-2/US-302
    To: Augusta, ME (US-2, I-91, I-93, US-302, NH-115, US-2, ME-26, ME-219, US-202, I-95) 184 miles.
    To: Magog, QC (US-2, VT-14, VT-15, VT-16, I-91, QC-A55, QC-A10) - 96.2 miles
     
  18. tes-s

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    Any signs of construction yet?
     
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    Someone posted a picture on plugshare that claims to be of this site, and it looks almost done (don't want to copy the photo here - just go there and type in Berlin VT). Plugshare info can be iffy, and I can't tell if the photo's legit, though.
     
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    The photo shows an unusual gas station style pull through configuration on gravel. The Development Review Board minutes indicates that the charging station would utilize a pre-existing gravel partking lot without adding new impervious (paved) area. Having superchargers on a gravel lot is perhaps unique, so I think the photo is legitimate. The pedestals are lit, implying they are operational.
     

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