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Supercharger - Corning

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by ecarfan, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    It was brought to my attention that there is no thread dedicated to the Corning Supercharger, so I thought I would start one. My understanding is that there are 6 chargers here. If anyone sees any indication that this Supercharger is going to be expanded, please post about it. But since there is no gray icon at Corning on the Tesla Find Us page, that seems unlikely.
     
  2. gsteele

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    The only time I've ever been at the Corning Supercharger I was the only one there. This was in June of 2016, on our way to Lassen Volcanic National Park. It was mid day on a Friday. Does Corning get busy these days? I'm thinking about a trip to Portland soon.
     
  3. cpa

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    Busy? Naaah. Used a lot? Yeah, depending upon time of day and day of the week. Corning has been a frequent stop for me since we received our car in 2014. I do not have precise records, but keep in mind that Corning is a must-stop for driving on Interstate 5. It is about three hours north of Manteca and two hours north of Vacaville. It is about 90 minutes south of Mt. Shasta and 2 1/2 hours south of K-Falls for those with the larger batteries who can skip Mt. Shasta. For those leaving or arriving in Sac, it is about 2 1/2 hours away.

    I have seen as many as four cars charging at Corning--usually early-to-mid afternoon, which kinda coincides with people's travel times to or from the Bay Area. But usually I arrive there around noon or 4PM, and at those times there might be me and one other.
     
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    I realize I'm picking, but even in the best of conditions skipping Mt Shasta isn't all that sensible from a travel time perspective, in either direction, for either the 5 or 97 (assuming a Bend/Eugene to Bay Area type of route).

    Klamath can work out time wise as a skip in favorable conditions. That's largely a function of its distance off 97, which is quite inconvenient.

    The wildcard is the fact that Mt Shasta, at least in my experience, is often slow...plus it's pretty easy to get paired with only 4 stalls.

    Since this is a Corning thread, I've been happy with charging there. Minimal traffic, good rates even in ridiculous temperatures, and a convenient if not a little run down Best Western right next door. And Starbucks.
     
  5. PLUS EV

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    I agree with all this. If given the choice, I would choose Corning over Mt. Shasta. I stayed at the Best Western once and it was fine. Not fancy, but I wouldn't call it run down at all. I don't remember much about it which is probably a good thing :) And as much as I never go to Starbucks in Seattle, I do tend to like the superchargers with Starbucks nearby. It's all relative I guess. It's definitely more relaxing for me to waste an hour on my computer at a Starbucks than it is at a Carl's Jr. or Fred Meyer or whatever.
     
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    #6 emchen, Jul 23, 2017
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    IMG_9376.jpg IMG_9377.jpg IMG_9378.jpg IMG_9379.jpg IMG_9380.jpg IMG_9381.jpg Arrived today 7/23 around 11:15AM. Only one S plugged into 1A. First time I noticed that the stalls are out of sequence (ie. 1A is not next to 1B).

    Also, stall 2A's plug is damaged and chipped such that it won't stay in the holster. I will let Tesla know.

    Here are pictures:
     
  7. ohmman

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    They are currently installing (or servicing) a security camera here. I'm in 1A, getting a full charging rate.
     
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