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Supercharger - Clearwater, MN?

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    In the Minnesota Future Location discussion thread, @Evbwcaer posted evidence of a possible Supercharger at Clearwater Travel Plaza.
    https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/1802145/

    The post includes a link to a permit that mentions Tesla:
    Permit

    Given the limited possibilities, and the proximity to I-94 it looks like a good chance that it is indeed a Supercharger site.

    Then perhaps Alexandria, MN and then Fargo, ND.
     
  2. Chuq

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    Only two weeks between the permit being issued and the inspection request?
    Sounds more like work to support a destination charger.

    I agree that Clearwater is a great location for a SC and the timing makes sense. But the short time between permit and inspection doesn't make sense to me?
     
  5. BobC

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    One of the Minnesota Tesla Club Facebook group members called up the Clearwater Travel Plaza and confirmed there will be eight supercharger stalls. One of the club members plans to swing by to take a look.

    Remember that Tesla sometimes gets pretty far along on some of the Supercharger installations before anybody notices. For example, Childress, TX never popped up as a blue dot or a cone. It suddenly appeared as an operational location.
     
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  6. emupilot

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    Asking for an inspection doesn't mean the work is done. It could just be something like needing conduit inspected before they fill in the trench.
     
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  7. mn4az

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    From our guy on the ground.
     

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  8. Chuq

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    No longer in doubt :)
     
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  9. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Which means ...

    Clearwater, MN

    Interstates: I-94
    US Highways (<= 5 miles): US-10, US-52

    I-94:
    From: Start (I-90, Lockwood, MT) - 779 miles
    To: Oakdale, MN (I-94, I-694) - 68.1 miles
    Diversion: 0.1 miles
    From: Billings, MT (I-90, I-94) - 792 miles
    To: Albert Lea, MN (I-94, I-35) - 146 miles
    To: Winnipeg, MB (I-94, I-29, MB-75, MB-42) - 402 miles
     
  10. Evbwcaer

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    Thanks for the photos mn4az. It looks to me that one of the kiosks is pull-up, rather than back-in.

    Are you guys seeing that too in the first photo?

    Good if you're towing or have a bike rack on the back.
     
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    Lots of ICE nearby. Hope it respects our needs.
     
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    Yep, that seems to be a common setup in the newer installations.
     
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    Just saw the site, its at the same stage as previous pictures have shown.
     
  14. Evbwcaer

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    Drove by in the blizzard today. They have buried the conduit and the lumber framing is in the place for concrete. Nobody was working....but there was a blizzard.

    Seems to be moving slowly....
     
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    Thursday a boring crew was pulling cable under the parking lot. We didn't stop to talk with them as they were really busy but lots of thumbs up from the whole crew as we drove through.
     
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    Imagine how the response from crews building the SCs have changed since the first deployment... back then it was "what the hell are these things?" Now it seems they all know what they are!
     
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    Does anyone know how long it typically takes to install a Supercharger? On December 9th, I will be traveling from Fargo to Minneapolis for Tesla service. What are my odds of having this done by then? As of today, it has been in "construction" status for 22 days on Supercharge.org.
     
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    I wouldn't count on it being done. We have several in NE that started about same time. My best guess would be optimistically Christmas. I am not an expert, but watching a few of these now thru construction phase makes me believe that they have some work yet, not to mention working what now appears to be more winter-like weather. I hope for your sake its sooner, but I'd plan alternative options for charging, as probably your accustomed to doing already. good luck!
     
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    Here's to hoping it's ready by Christmas!
     

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    That's embarrassing - Somehow the computer automatically cropped my picture and I can't seem to edit my old post... Here's a better image of what Clearwater Travel Plaza looked like on Sunday...
     

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