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Supercharger - Big Sky, MT

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by MarcoRP, May 18, 2020.

  1. MarcoRP

    MarcoRP @MontrealTesla

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    A listing for a Supercharger in Big Sky Montana just appeared on PlugShare near the Residence Inn and Big Sky Market. Provided was one photo, showing a fully completed Supercharger, powered by V2 cabinets. Since Tesla hasn’t done V2 installs in a while, it leads me to believe that this project has been in the works for quite a while. Big Sky isn’t on Tesla’s coming soon map so that’s probably why no one noticed. Will add this on Supercharge Info!!
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  2. Tectonic

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    Wow! Once again showing the severe limitations of Tesla's "coming soon" map...
     
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  3. outdoors

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    Those are the light poll/posts of the Big Sky Town Center and design of building. After speaking with Residence Inn employee. Said installed last week. He was not aware if they worked currently. So I would say the photo matches the information.
     
  4. CapnDave

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    They are turned 90 degrees?? Do the charging cables still reach the port?
     
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    Yeah, there are a few superchargers that are like that. St. George Utah is the first that comes to mind but it's no issue using the plug or reaching.
     
  6. CapnDave

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    But in St. George, the chargers are actually in the parking space. These are up on the sidewalk.
     
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    Looks like the sidewalk will act as a wheel stop. You’re right, usually there are dedicated wheel stops and the pedestals are on the lot itself
     
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    Good point, I didn't notice that. I still don't think it would be an issue, just backing in closer to the curb should still make it work no problem.
     
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    Would be great to see one pop up in Mammoth Hot Springs, and/or Old Faithful inside Yellowstone....
     
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  10. tmoz

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    My first thought was, What the Hell? Why here, why not the one in Bighorn? Looks like the Residence Inn people want to attract Tesla people and pulled one in.
    Sure wish a few other key locations would get a local enthusiast to pull in an SC installation.
    Congrats in any case.
     
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    Not sure that works (except in theory). If spending the night, I don't need a SpC. Only once have I stayed in a hotel/SpC combo, but charged in the morning during breakfast.
    Only advantage I see is if there is a decent restaurant in the Residence Inn - it does indicate restaurant. Maybe a lunch or early dinner stop on way to next town.
     
  12. PLUS EV

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    Old Faithful would be more likely because the Lodge is right there.
     
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  13. PLUS EV

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    To each his own, but I stay at supercharger hotels all the time. You are correct that you don't need the speed of the supercharger, but the main issue is reliability. Hotel superchargers are nearly 100% to work and have a spot available, while L2 charging at a hotel is more in the 80-90% range, depending on the setup, if you call ahead, etc. I also just like to support businesses that help build out the supercharger network.
     
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  14. Raleel

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    It does seem a bit ugh I can see it being more important in the winter. Big sky is a pretty serious ski resort. There are very few charging ports up there, and I would think that most of the folks staying there with need would be tesla owners.

    interesting location. I worked up there a couple of summers. Gorgeous place.
     
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  15. tmoz

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    Maybe they are rotated 90 degree because they feared that cars might slide into them in the winter when snow and ice was on the ground?
     
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    I am surprised. With Tesla charging stations at both Bozeman and West Yellowstone (At the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center), why here. I have driven that road three times since I got my T3. Chargers at Old Faithful would be great. This is the center of Yellowstone. And considering the size of the park, this would be an ideal location. Most Residence Inns do not have a restaurants.
     
  17. WadeMT

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    It's not the end of the world that the Bighorn location is delayed. The distance between Billings and Miles City is 145 miles. The distance between Billings and Sheridan (WY) is 135 miles. No one is worried about putting one in at Custer's Battlefield. We're lucky to have so many in sparsely populated Montana. These installations are very expensive. Whoever helped make the case for Big Sky is one thing, but when you have these locations that cooperate with Tesla, it helps a lot!
     
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  18. Guvnah

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    There are definitely some monied interests up there around Big Sky. I was up there two summers ago. A lot of development. The Yellowstone Club is right there...look that up if you haven’t heard about it!
     
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    @ Guvnah The poor people have to have some place go. Those with money go to Iron Horse Golf Club in Whitfish, MT. a golf membership there is $90k and annual dues are $18k. :eek: Google it. One of the duties for one member of the staff is to shoo the Grizzly bears off of the course.
     
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  20. smartypnz

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    And yet there are no dues or membership at Pebble Beach or Spyglass
     

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