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Supercharger - Burlington VT

Discussion in 'New England' started by troutymontreal, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. troutymontreal

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    Anybody know if Tesla intends to build a supercharging station in Burlington VT?
     
  2. JRod0802

    JRod0802 Member

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    The only thing I've heard is from their long-term plan, as shown here:
    Supercharger | Tesla Motors
    (Slide the slider to 2015)

    That shows two dots near the Burlington VT area. That being said, the long-term dots on that map have moved around over time, so it's not a sure thing.

    I don't know of any concrete plans as of yet. Once Tesla gets a permit for a particular location, though, it becomes a pretty sure thing. You can periodically check here to see if/when Burlington gets permitted:
    Superchargers
    (blue dot indicates a permit)
     
  3. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    My info from a reliable source is that a Supercharger will be built in South Burlington, and it is on the way.
     
  4. Bluespark

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    Cottonwood, any rough timeframe......? Also and please don't take this the wrong way, but you're in CO correct? Why the interest in the Northeast?
     
  5. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    No hard dates for South Burlington, just "on the way." "On the way" is this side of a Tesla "coming soon." :wink:

    I am interested in Superchargers in general. I did a drive from CO through NM, UT, AZ and CA last spring. I hope to do a nice long drive east in a year or two. I lived many years in NH and MA and still have many friends there. No offense taken.
     
  6. Sgt Barone

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    I live in Cleveland and am interested in Chinese superchargers. It's just a neat thing to be interested in.
     
  7. Bluespark

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    Ok, cool.

    I know that I keep an eye out for chargers that will complete a chain to where I want to go. Hence my interests in anything to connect CT with Montreal.

    I have a cousin in CO, in the Denver area, and I will at sometime point make the drive out that way. Tesla just needs to connect the dots in Missouri and I can make it with out having to go up and around Nebraska and Iowa.
     
  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Agreed.

    Example:
    I live in Maine
    I do not own a Tesla
    I have just spent time getting distances on Google Maps working out possible Supercharger locations from Kamloops to Denali National Park Visitors Center, because the idea of being able to drive an electric car to Alaska in reasonable time is cool. (The answer is: if it were summer season only the vast majority of Superchargers could be in places with actual names, but for full-on drive-a-60-in-winter you'd need to get a lot of power and Superchargers into the middle of nowhere.)

    And Northern New England Superchargers are exciting because they're real enablers for regular tourists (summer and winter), vacation home owners and also make connections to Canada. More enabling means more sales and more miles.
     
  9. wycolo

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    A Burlington SpC improves the ability to use the now existing Detroit > Montreal leg. Fun for next summer. :smile:
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  10. tga

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    Any update from your sources?
     
  11. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Driving from Brattleboro to Burlington is pushing it, rangewise, in cold weather.

    An SC in South Burlington (near the airport? Exit 11?) *and* an SC halfwayish to Brattleboro would make sense.

    White River Junction would be an excellent location. Borders New Hampshire and the interstate. Opens up the next leg of a trip to Acadia National Park adjacent Bar Harbor, Maine (Second most-visited national park in the US).

    Mas rapido, por favor.
     
  12. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    There's a flag on the official "Coming Soon" Supercharger map near WRJ, although no one has figured out where that will be exactly.

    Based on the 2015 Supercharger map, and confirming rumors reported here, Tesla has plans to extend the I-95 charging north from its current end in East Greenwich RI with four sites:
    • Dedham MA (at the new service center)
    • Salisbury MA (near the interchange with I-495 at the NH line)
    • Portland ME (Fore St Garage?)
    • Augusta ME (off exit 112)
    • Bangor ME (probably at the Bangor Mall, exit 186)
    It's only 100 miles from Augusta to Bar Harbor (along ME-3, cutting 20 miles off I-95 route), so you probably don't even need the Bangor SC to get to Acadia.

    The Augusta charger is really the key Maine SC for VT/NH drivers; you can drive from Hookset to Augusta easily enough (155 miles on the fast roads, 145 on the back roads).
     
  13. TaoJones

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    Robert, that's good news - thanks.

    Cottonwood - I as well have contacts back east and look forward to the day when I can get there via SCs without having to go through South freakin' Dakota (e.g., via the southern route, starting with a next SC in Tucson pronto to open up the way through the Great Texas Wasteland). Given the topography and wx of just VT, it makes complete sense to have 3 SCs in that state (South Burlington, WRJ, Brattleboro).

    I know, I know... "soon". Or "on the way", as the case may be :).
     
  14. Jack_L

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    Thanks for the update Robert. That's great to hear.
    Does anybody have a timetable for the Dedham, MA service center or a location?
    If I recall correctly, the first proposed site was killed due to the condition of the actual building being poor.
     
  15. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Nice update implying that Burlington, VT is being worked on, whatever that means...

    From Supercharger - West Lebanon NH - Page 5:

     
  16. RiverBrick

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    Burlington, VT lets you check online for permits issued, recently submitted, and under review. I couldn't find anything for Tesla, Black and Veatch, Supercharger or charging.

    However, TM mentions the Burlington, VT area (and you had previously mentioned South Burlington).Indeed, I-89 cuts through more territory in the separate city of South Burlington than in its neighbor. Furthermore, unlike Burlington, South Burlington is serviced by Green Mountain Power, one of the three TM partners mentioned in the Powerwall press kit.

    Unfortunately, South Burlington doesn't offer the same permit information online as Burlington does.

    Anyone wish to call their planning and Zoning department?
     
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    Sweet...
     
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    Alleluia, unfortunately it will likely miss my vacation to the US this summer
     

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