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Supercharger - Childress,TX

Discussion in 'Texas' started by ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    Appeared on Supercharge.info.

    Childress,TX

    Interstates: none
    US Numbered Highways (<= 5mi): US-62, US-83, US-287

    US-62:
    From: I-27 at Lubbock, TX - 143 miles

    US-83
    To: Shamrock, TX - 56.6 miles
    To: Weatherford, OK (US-83, TX-209/OK-9, OK-30, I-40B, I-40) - 149 miles
    From: Austin, TX (I-35, US-183/TX-183A, TX-279,TX-206, TX-36, I-20, US-83) - 371 miles

    US-287
    From: Amarillo, TX (I-40, US-287) - 120 miles
    To: Arlington, TX (US-287, I-820, I-30 - 235 miles
    From: Casa Grande, AZ (I-10, I-25, US-70, US-60, TX-86, US-287) - 822 miles
     
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  2. Chuq

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    A surprising location. I'm sure this will only rub salt in the wounds of all the I-10 travellers!
     
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  3. candersoh

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    i frequently drive to austin from colorado and use that route. this is terrific! thanks for the heads up!!!!!
     
  4. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    I'm surprised, but this is welcome. US-287 is the direct route for most of the populated areas of Texas to Amarillo and beyond.

    Looks like a Murphy USA Truck Stop, or perhaps a Pac-n-Sac.
     
  5. ttu94

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    In real world conditions, could one make it from the Denton supercharger to Childress in a S 70?
     
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    I would say no, not at the speed limit. That suggests something coming in Wichita Falls shortly...
     
  7. geoffreak

    geoffreak Model 3 Reservation Holder

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    I just noticed this Supercharger on supercharge.info when I was inspecting the routes I have taken from Dallas. I was figuring that the Dallas <-> Colorado route would come way later. It definitely looks like Wichita Falls would be coming next to connect Dallas to Amarillo. Hopefully 87 from Amarillo to Raton would be soonish after?

    Looks like 75 is the only highway leading out of Dallas without a Supercharger. I guess one would be needed around Sherman. It would be great to have a more direct way to Tulsa without having to go through Oklahoma City.
     
  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    It also points to Tesla looking at Wichita Falls, TX.
     
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    I hope so. I could swear there was a permit listed for one on supercharge.info but it seems to have gone away
     
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    They could do one in Dalhart. That would work well. Trinidad is probably doable if you have an 85 or 90.

    Funny enough I take US 75/69 into MO to visit family. Sherman or Dennison would work, and then on I-40 / US 69 between McAlester and Muskogee. And probably another at I-44 / US 69. Or at least one in Joplin (though Joplin might be pushing it in my S 60)
     
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    EV trip planner says you'd need 68 kWh to make it to Childress on a hot summer day at nominal speed.
     
  12. AlbertOnMars

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    The in-car map now shows the Childress Supercharger as being open. It's also on Tesla'a website:

    Childress Supercharger | Tesla

    Apparently the location has 9 Superchargers. I'm sure someone will confirm soon!
     
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    Why an odd number of Superchargers? Is there an unpaired stall with its own cabinet?

    This is good location with a large convenience store and 24 hour bathrooms, just not a lot to eat within an easy walk.

    Sort of surprise that Childress will be completed before the I10 / I 20 spots, but for the most part there is more traffic along 287. Looks like 287 to Wichita Falls/Childress/Amarillo is actually one of the busier non interstate roads.
    http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/tpp/traffic_counts/flowband/2014-traffic.pdf
     
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  14. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    Yes, it's the gateway road between most of the heavily populated portions of the state and the Northwest & West. It's an exciting addition! I still believe I-10 will happen this year, perhaps after Wichita Falls and the route to Brownsville are completed.
     
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    I have been watching the Supercharger map on the Tesla website since before I got my car in 12/14. Initially the West Texas IH-10 route was slated by end of 2015, then moved to its current under 2016 future locations, which I think we can all agree is extremely unlikely . No insult intended, but I am just flabbergasted that they would start construction on what has to be much less used Hwy 62, than complete IH-10.
     
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    It's not just US-62, though. It's US-287 and US-83 as well. The AADT of US-287 on its own is higher than I-10.

    Like I said just above you, I still think I-10 will be done this year, so we don't all agree (yet).

    If you want to play with scenarios: Statewide Planning Map
     
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    Yes, 287! Long overdue.
     
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    Open already? Need an Amarilloan or NTX bod to christen it with the first (known) charge.
     
  20. reddy

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    Holy cow! I just happened to be checking Plugshare when this popped up.

    I agree that the asymmetry of the placement between Dallas and Amarillo suggests there has to be another one closer to Dallas coming.

    As far as 287 from Amarillo to Trinidad, I've done that several times, and posted the stats from my first trip last year (Click to see).

    287 from Trinidad to Amarillo is easy, since it is downhill and usually also going with the prevailing wind. For Amarillo to Trinidad, I stop for 45 - 60 minutes at the free Dalhart RV park to top off while I check emails and make phone calls.

    If I can get free I'll check on Childress this week.
     
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