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Supercharger - Coralville, IA

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by emupilot, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. emupilot

    emupilot Member

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    glenhurst heard from Tesla that they were "targeting" a location in Coralville, IA. I did a little googling and found this in minutes of a Board of Adjustment meeting from March 21st:

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    2008 8th Avenue, Coralville IA
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  2. Evbwcaer

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    Great news, and thanks for the info.

    Tesla seems to be getting pretty close with Hyvee. West Des Moines, Oakdale, and now Coralville.
     
  3. DDarrow

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    Glad to hear it! This can't happen fast enough! The vast majority of my road trips start along this route, and for the past year the MS has had to sit in the garage for all of them.:mad:
     
  4. Evbwcaer

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    Can anybody investigate the Hyvee? It says the council meeting was in March, that is a while ago.

    Maybe this Supercharger will be like Council Bluffs and just "magically" be online.
     
  5. glenhurst

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    Hey, great find emupilot! keithhammer, you're only 30 minutes away. Drive down there and take a look, see if anything is happening.
     
  6. brigding

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    I was just at the Coralville HyVee today and didn't notice anything happening, but I wasn't looking for it either. I know the store director very well, so I'll see if I can get him to give me some intel.
     
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  7. jimghenderson

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    I live in the Quad Cities and will enjoy FINALLY being able to drive to see friends and relatives in western Iowa driving the Tesla instead of the Volt.
     
  8. jimghenderson

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    Between the Peru location opening yesterday, and the Iowa City and Des Moines stations coming, I finally feel like Tesla has acknowledged my existence!
     
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  9. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Interstates: I-80
    US Number Highways: 218

    I-80
    From: West Des Moine, IA - 119 miles
    To: Peru, IL - 146 miles
    Diversion: 2 miles

    I think that the 146 miles to Peru, IL is a bit too far and at some point they'll want to add something in the Davenport, IA/ Moline, IL area, which would service the Intersection with I-74 and break up the 194 miles from Coralville, IA to Bloomington, IL.
     
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    Tesla has had a red dot set on the Quad Cities for a couple of years. I-80 is such a heavily used artery across the U.S., I am amazed it has taken them this long. (And as a former QC resident, I am looking forward to driving my future Model 3 there.)
     
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    Yea ha! Add the Quad Cities and we will be able to get to all our friends and relatives.
     
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    Sent email to supercharge.info and they added it. Thx.
     
  13. crmatson

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    Great find! Looks like it will be much easier to plan trips by the time the Model 3 is out.
     
  14. emupilot

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    Even better:by the time the Model 3 comes out, we won't have to plan trips. We'll just go and recharge when we need to!
     
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  15. keithhammer

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    We've driven Cedar Rapids to Bloomington, iL. 65 to 70 MPH and got there with 10 miles to spare of 265 to start. So yeah QCs would be nice. Not necessary for Peru though unless you have a 60...
     
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    We are out of town on vacation but on way back in if timing is right I planned to stop
     
  17. jnylenllc

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    This is HUGE!

    The supercharger "future" graphic on the Tesla website shows SCs in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Quad Cities, so looks like they are staying true to their word.
     
  18. DDarrow

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    Well, their current 'word' maybe. To be fair, much of this route was supposed to be filled in well over a year ago, and was originally supposedly going to be complete by the end of last year.
     
  19. keithhammer

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    Stopped by coralville hy-vee. No construction started (as expected). Did see a stake in the south east corner of parking lot which is the most obvious place to put the charger. Marked the location of a transformer - I assume the to-be location for the tesla transformer. So hopefully construction is soon to follow....
     

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  20. sammyfan711

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    I hope this is open 7/23 - I have a road trip that will require an imposing overnight plugshare visit otherwise :)

    I found someone to help out though if the Supercharger is not ready - what a great community we have!
     

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