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Supercharger - East Palo Alto, CA (LIVE 30 Jun 2018, 20 Urban stalls)

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by trils0n, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Week or two ago I heard that Tesla was working with the city of East Palo Alto to get a Supercharger location at the Ravenswood Shopping Center (University and 101 Exit).

    Noticed green construction fences today, and inside looks like a Supercharger platform, but nothing Tesla specific was on site.

    Excellent location off 101. Directly south of the McDonalds.

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    Hmmmm, I guess all the drug dealers need to charge their Teslas :rolleyes: I sure would not charge there.
     
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  3. trils0n

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    I'm sure it will be filled with Amazon employees from around the corner, so will need all the room it can get, and not having you there will certainly help.
     
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    Was that the only picture you got? The number and size of the stall mounting locations can often be a good hint as to whether it is a supercharger or not.
     
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    I took other pictures, but they mostly contain a pile of dirt (from the concrete block with conduit stubs) and green construction fences. No stalls or Tesla specific stuff was on site. Might be jumping the gun with this post, but it matches where my contact in the city managers office said Tesla was going to put Superchargers.
     
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    I have been to this shopping center many a time as this is the closest Home Depot.

    The Ikea next door is also quite popular.

    The place is safe, don't stereotype.
     
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    #7 FlyF4, Apr 22, 2018
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    Thanks, good to know. Don't assume. It wasn't a stereotype. A couple years ago I was working in EP and it was terrible. Still is in some parts. I avoid it completely when I go there. Glad t hear it might be improving in some parts. The comment was someone of a joke on the past history of EP. I guess some folks are too sensitive o_O
     
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    Moderator note: your post was stereotyping and offensive. Any more posts like that, from anyone, will be moved to Snippiness. Any questions, PM me. Do not discuss this issue in this thread, or everything will be moved. Thank you.
     
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    Looks like this will possibly be a 20 stall station. There are 10 supercharger cabinets (each usually feeds two pedestals) installed as of 5/19/2018. Personally haven't quite seen this config before, with 5 cabinets in each of two locations.

    Cabinets arranged 3 and 2 here:
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    And 1 row of 5 here:
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    The northwest red square is the first picture of this thread, the utility feed/transformers.
    Square to the right of that is the location of the 3x2 cabinets.
    The long rectangle is approx the 1x5 cabinet location.

    The red lines are trenching. The vertical part of the 3x2 cabinet trench didn't have any stubs, so looks like the actual stalls will just be on the horizontal lines.
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    @BlueShift We have another CA location under construction.
     
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    And another Target parking lot...
     
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    How long ago did the Sports Authority change to a Target store?
     
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    Target opened around July 2017, iirc. Sports authority closed quite a bit before that. The Target is a different format than most, smaller, less selection, more food.
     
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    Just FYI been going to this area for Home Depot and other stores for years and never had any problems.
     
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    Was at Ikea across the street last weekend. I failed to see the construction started. Wife said we need to go to Target soon, but not urgent so we missed the opportunity on stumbling into a new supercharger site. :(
     
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    Drove by today and took some pics. Enjoy
     

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    Interesting they got rid of the fence around the transformer area. Hope that means utility is done / on schedule and the site will get turned on in a timely manner.
     
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    Drove by today. Installing of the urban pedestals are in progress and the ground painting is coming along nicely. Should be completed soon and then pending the PG&E transformer waiting shall begin...:)
     

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    That's cool. The Urban pedestals look good back to back. I've not seen that before.
     
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    Construction fences were gone when I drove by a few mins ago and painting appeared finished. Few guys in brand new yellow vests and hardhats were standing around the transformer area looking seriously at the empty space where a transformer should go.
     
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