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Supercharger - Bethel, ME

Discussion in 'New England' started by mociaf9, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. mociaf9

    mociaf9 Active Member

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    Given that like 5 other Irving locations in the region have superchargers currently under construction, I'd guess there's at least a decent chance that this one will, too. If not, then hopefully it'll start as soon as the crew from either Baileyville or Medway are finished.
     
  2. mlebl1h

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    I drove around the Irving property, but unfortunately didn't see any signs of construction or Tesla equipment.

    On the other hand, the Good Food store across the street did have excellent baked goods!
     
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  3. jlv1

    jlv1 Twice as much fun

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    If you are still in the area, I suggest a visit to the Little Red Hen Bakery & Ice Cream at 22 Parkway Rd. It's a long walk from the Irving, back on the other side of the river (close to the 2/26 intersection), but their homemade ice cream is great.
     
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    #24 Big Earl, Jun 8, 2019
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    The Good Food store has really good food. Bethel is a fun town. I’m looking forward to this opening so I have an excuse to get back up there.
     
  5. MarcoRP

    MarcoRP Supercharge Info Editor

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    Oh. Does it?
     
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  6. Big Earl

    Big Earl bnkwupt

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    Sure does! :D ;)
     
  7. mociaf9

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    Good news! @Mark sj posted the image below (originally from some sort of Irving publication?) in the St. John, NB supercharger thread. It clearly shows that the Bethel, ME supercharger is also supposed to be built this summer as I, and others, had hoped. Now I really expect work to start on it after the crew from Baileyville or Medway is done. Hopefully whichever crew is going to build it will move right over without a significant break in between the two projects, that way we won't have to anxiously wait to be sure that there aren't any hold ups and that it'll actually get done this year. I'm really impressed with Irving and Tesla's partnership/cooperation on this. IMO, there's a good chance that all the sites currently under construction become operational within the next 2 months, which would make 8 new superchargers operational in one year. 9 if Bethel also was done in time, but given that it hasn't started yet, I doubt it'll be open by August 9th (the anniversary of the opening of the first location, at Aulac).

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  8. ModelNforNerd

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    Time to speculate:

    Bar Harbor is a grey "coming soon" pin on Tesla's "Find us" page.....

    Any guesses on which Irving Oil they go with?

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    And if not Irving, which Hannaford?

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  9. jlv1

    jlv1 Twice as much fun

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    The Bar Harbor Hannaford parting lot is almost always full as is, so I can't imagine they'd be able to take spaces away for a SuC.

    And the Tesla pin says Bar Harbor, so I can't image it being anyway far away from there (like in Ellsworth or near Southwest Harbor), so that means here:
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  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Ellsworth is the more obvious place. Less crowded, and it would also serve travel further Downeast and to Campobello Island.
     
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  11. tga

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    Lots to do on the main drag, lots of spaces to install chargers, and it catches all MDI-bound traffic, vs having to go cross-island to charge.
     
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  12. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    If you want spots to be ICEd, Bar Harbor is a great place to put Superchargers. I doubt Tesla would pay private parking for dedicated spots for a bunch of urban Superchargers.

    Brewer, ME to Hannaford in Ellsworth, ME is 25 miles.
    Hannaford in Ellsworth, ME to Bar Harbor, ME is 19 miles.
    The Acadia National Park loop is 27 miles of low speed driving.

    For summer and fall day trippers, that should be fine, and having Brewer, ME relatively near could help take strain off Ellsworth, ME, since the US-1A route is the fastest route.

    People staying longer on Mount Desert Island should be seeking destination charging anyway.
     
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  13. RiverBrick

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    Unfortunately, it is apparently closed for good

    Also, no sign of construction at Irving as of this afternoon. I'm a bit skeptical about them budgeting for additional new Maine Supercharger this year in addition to those already under construction.

    As a side note, the Tesla navigation system seemed to recognize the seasonal Evans Notch Road (113) in the WMNF South from 2 to the overlook, then it thought I was off-road until leaving the forest.
     
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    IRT Bar Barbor, the word on the street is that they're going to be enforcing the time limits for public parking much more aggressively this summer. They are also installing parking meters for the first time. However, there are a number of good potential locations on MDI outside of Bar Barbor that are within a few minutes drive of downtown.
     
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  15. MarcoRP

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    Has any construction started at this location yet? Might be using this in August
     
  16. ModelNforNerd

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    Doubtful.
     
  17. ajintor

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    Drove by this location on July 21st. No sign of any construction.
     
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  18. Juddisjudd

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    Drove by yesterday. No sign of construction.
     
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  19. jlv1

    jlv1 Twice as much fun

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    But did they mention a year? ;)

    I'm just hoping it's open for ski season!
     
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    doghousePVD My grandfather’s car

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    On Mt. Desert?
     

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