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Supercharger - Culver City

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by NoCO, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Folks driving north from sd currently have to go north by taking the 405 (to charge at Hawthorne or Culver city) instead of being able to take the 5 right through LA which is the shortest route.
     
  2. apacheguy

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    People going to/fro San Diego currently don't have any alternative except stopping at SJC if driving along the 5. SJC is one of the busiest SpC in So Cal and is almost always full. Even when you do connect, your power is likely to be limited so it takes a LONG time to charge, especially for S60 owners to get the 140 miles they need to make it to Tejon. It also doesn't give much wiggle room if you want to drive around LA before resuming your route along the 5.

    Hence, the only option becomes detouring to the 405 (AKA the West side, which is notoriously congested and difficult to get to). Currently, Tesla is favoring this option heavily when they ought to be spreading out the chargers. Having one along the 5 in LA makes percent sense IMO.
     
  3. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Hey, it wasn't my original post... You're right about Sjc.
    . It would be nice to have a sc off the 5- that's for sure , but we do have it pretty good on so cal.
     
  4. NoCO

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    The site is really coming together. This site is going to be ICED like crazy for the next week. Last year I made the mistake of pulling into that lot and it took 30 minutes to get out. Everyone was shopping...

    The workers pulled the fence in so people could park in front of the chargers...a sign of thing to come.


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  5. 4SUPER9

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    Beautiful site. Thanks for the pics. I agree that there will be a lot of ICEing here. Fortunately, 7 of the spots are pull in types. Those have much more of an appearance of a dedicated charger. No one can pull into one of those and say "Oh, I didn't realize."
     
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    I'm so excited for this site, should we have a welcoming party & pop some bottles. hehehe... ^_^
     
  7. NoCO

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    it's alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. MikeC

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    You got a charge? Awesome! Superchargers can move pretty quickly when there's no transformer holdup.
     
  9. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    wow... that was fast
     
  10. dcsupreme

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    SWEET!!!!! Charging here tomorrow! Thanks so much!
     
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    No ICEing. This parking area rarely has anyone there. It's as far from an easy entrance as exists at this mall and although I go to Fox Hills Mall once a week, I've never parked in this area.
     
  12. 4SUPER9

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    Good to hear. Maybe tough this next week? Whatever. Happy to have this addition. I live too close to use this one in my travels, though sometimes I come home with a very low SOC and want to add some miles in case I need to head back out.
     
  13. NoCO

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    We'll see, I was there for about an hour and no one pulled in to any spot. That could be because the workers were still moving around but perhaps the lights made the difference. I'm going to watch today in the evening, that is when that lot fills up. Last night it go a bit crazy with the entire lot full and people waiting to park stacking up and blocking the access road. I had to go the wrong way on the road to get out.
     
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    What fantastic news, I'm glad the drizzle & rain did not hold up the completion. I look forward to stopping by and grabbing a hot dog on a stick.
     
  15. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Anyone charge there today? Debating between this vs Hawthorne for a charge this weekend
     
  16. kabirakhtar

    kabirakhtar but you can call me Kabir

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    great news! and thanks NoCo for all the updates. has been fun to watch it progress over time.
     
  17. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    #98 rrosenbl, Dec 19, 2014
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    Charged up at lunchtime. The construction equipment is being packed up, all chargers are hot but:1. Parking lot is packed and challenging to navigate because of holiday shoppers.2. Charge rate was slow despite being the only car plugged in, 408V, 81A (low); yielding 130mi/hr . 3. Expect some/all stalls to be unavailable come the next 2 to 3 day warm/dry spell because they're planning to recoat the blacktop and re-stripe the stalls.
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    The Larger enclosure (above) is conspicuously void in the center region, looks as if it will accommodate another transformer. Expansion???
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  19. CLAlvarez1956

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    I am not familiar with Culver City and I'm meeting some folks at Lucille's BBQ. It seems like, from what I can gather, this Supercharger is in the same mall. Am I correct in that?
     
  20. rrosenbl

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    YES
     

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