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Supercharger - Custer, SD

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by azred, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. azred

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    I see Custer on the planned 2018 list. The more the merrier but Hot Springs or Newcastle would seem like more logical locations for long distance travelers. I assume Custer's annual Tesla rally was a huge factor in determining this location.
     
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    Yeah, at least that is what I was told when I was there at the rally this year. Tesla liked what they were doing and decided to put in a SC for them there. There are a ton of destination chargers in town, but a SC would certainly be a big benefit as the rally does draw people from several states. Heck, I came from Michigan (the far east side) to attend.
     
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    #3 azred, Sep 12, 2017
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    Hats off to the organizers of the event. I'm sure they took note of the annual motorcycle rally 50 miles North in Sturgis and the huge economic impact it has had for over 60 years on that small town. It's doubtful Tesla's Custer rally would have anything close to a similar economic impact, but for a small town that relies on tourism it's a great idea. And for Tesla to reward Custer with a Supercharger will only help grow the event, as you noted. Additionally it will be a good thing for all Black Hills tourism. It is beautiful country and unlike the mammoth Rockies with hours long ascents and descents, the Black Hills' small scale makes it great for a two or three day cruise on the winding two lane roads. Even better on a motorcycle --which explains Sturgis.
     

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