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Supercharger - Charleston, WV

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by supratachophobia, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Acps110

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    Stopped by after work today. Fairly small lot with a good number of cars in the lot at 5:30 PM. Most likely, the supercharger will go on the Virginia Street side. That side has the access coming from I-64 and also the most space for the stalls and ancillary equipment. No sign of construction anywhere on the property yet. There is a small conduit sticking up in the first picture as a clue to where it might be.

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    Right next to the hotel is a brand new Starbucks as well as a Shoney's & Captain Ds.
     
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  2. kingjamez

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    This is very helpful! Thanks Acps110. Glad you are near to keep an eye on the progress for us.
    -Jim
     
  3. Poonlarp

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    So Happy about this SC. I drive from Cincinnati to Emerald Isle multiple times each year, and this will cut the distance by >120 miles. Thanks Acps110; looking forward to seeing some construction in the near future.
     
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  4. Helltown

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    Construction started today. Contractor estimated 3 weeks or May 1.
     
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  5. kingjamez

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    Wow, that's fast. Thank you very much Helltown!
    -Jim
     
  6. Bet TSLA

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    Pictures or it didn't happen.:)
     
  7. Thinkje

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    We just happened to be in the neighborhood!

    Vera
     
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  8. AMPUP

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    Thats awesome, I just wish they would start soon in Morgantown..I have a trip coming up in August and need that supercharger to avoid a much larger detour.
     
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  9. Acps110

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one excited about Tesla coming to town. They are indeed under construction! @BlueShift

    A small trench has now been dug next to the transformer.

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  10. jbumps

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    My garage is 1.4 miles from the SC site. Not the best setup, but 40AMPS are free for your use if it's helpful.
     
  11. Dublin 'Eer

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    I'm beyond stoked about this. We have a condo in Florida, and I much prefer the I-77 route to I-75 even though it's just slightly quicker. Plus I have a tremendoues amount of family in the Charleston area and will soon be able to take the Tesla. When I purchased the Model S last fall the one hesitation I had was the lack of a Supercharger in Charleston and the inability to travel on I-77. I kept checking the Supercharger updates waiting for the day this one would appear. Once it did, I feared it would be a painfully long construction process--so elated that won't be the case.
     
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  12. Villa-Lobos

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    Fantastic huge hole filled soon! gets better every day!
     
  13. docherf

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    Nice to see this much needed supercharger going in. I think I will use it as an excuse to go to the Greenbrier this fall.
     
  14. StarkNaked

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    Going to be driving to Indianapolis this summer. This will knocks a couple of hours off our previously planned route.

    Thanks to all who live near or stop by and keep us updated!
     
  15. Acps110

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    For today's update...

    The trench has been filled back in.
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    There are now 2 piles, 1 of dirt & the other gravel. Some wooden forms laying on the ground.
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    A pile of conduit.
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    An underground gas line has been marked with flags & orange paint on the ground.
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  16. docherf

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    Thanks for the pictures - keep us updated
     
  17. supratachophobia

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    Pics = It Happened
     
  18. RobW2428

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    Thanks to everyone for the updates. Great news! Looks like we're all gonna be saving some time on the road now.....
     
  19. mblanshard

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    Awesome! This will make my trips from Raleigh to Michigan SO much easier! Now it can be done in a single day instead of 2.
     
  20. 1101011

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    Thanks for the update. Please keep the photos coming.


     
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