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Supercharger - Effingham, IL

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by jvonbokel, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. jvonbokel

    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    #2 wycolo, Feb 26, 2015
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    Nice! Only 164 miles to Lafayette, IN SpC.

    Is this the first SpC actually ON a petrol station property? A technicality perhaps.

    This reportedly is a single station (10 employees) and not part of a chain.
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    Funny that Gas stations evolved to convenience store stops as a way to attract customers (money). It is only natural to move toward electric charging locations for the same reason. I understand the probability of doing so at the franchised stations is very small (oil would consider it a competitive move), but independents should note.

    I stop at my 'former' gas station more often now, than I did before. Where I would put off any purchase till I needed gas, now I stop whenever I need something else in the store. And they appreciate that I pull the Tesla in which starts conversation.
     
  4. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Great news! One more link in the I-70 Chain!

    To be done by the end of March means that they will be starting soon.

    This location looks like the location. Do you agree?

    Jack Flash - Google Maps
    1200 North Keller Drive
    Effingham, IL 62401
     
  5. jvonbokel

    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    I wondered that myself, but I haven't followed that many locations closely enough to know.

    Yes, that's the location. Here's a Google Maps screenshot with some added restaurant labels. Also, the Walmart there is open 24hrs and is just a few minutes away on foot.

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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    It's John, but you're welcome. :)
     
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    Sorry, John (my best friend spells his Jon - a compliment to you!)!
     
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    Its on supercharge.info FINALLY. I've been waiting on this one for awhile!
     
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    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    The only missing link in the I-70 chain from I-15 in Utah to Baltimore is Columbia, MO! With the sites in permit or under construction, and Columbia, there will finally be a reasonable coast to coast route using I-15 and I-70!
     
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    Wowoweee!. Another link in the Chicago-Fl route. 186 miles from Effingham to Country Club Hills - doable in an 85 and no worse than Savannah-St. Augustine, but a site in Champaign would help reduce nail-biting. Note that Mt. Vernon, IL is still on the 2016 map, but I wish they would also add Champaign. Also on the 2016 map - a dot in the Paducah-Metropolis area (unless I read the map wrong).
     
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    Nice! Only complaint is with this portion of the article:

    "According to the Tesla website, Effingham will have the first Tesla charging stations in Illinois outside the Chicago metropolitan area, where there are four such stations. A review of a location map on the website shows that the Effingham stations will be the company's first outside any metropolitan area."

    What map is he looking at? ie what about Normal (first in the state, right?) or Springfield which opened recently (or is everything down to Springfield considered to be part of Chicagoland? And I have been to plenty of SC's outside of metro areas... hello Utah! Journalists give me a headache!
     
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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    #13 jvonbokel, Feb 27, 2015
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    Yeah, I let that slide simply because it's so obviously false. Anybody who looks at one of Tesla's maps for themselves can see that. That said, the borders of Chicago are highly variable depending on where you're from.

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    Hey that gives me an idea... Tesla should take their Supercharger dashboard and put one up on a small monitor at each Supercharger station. Curious (bored) owners could check it out while charging, and prospective customers could be enlightened about just how extensive the coverage is.
     
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    I think the stalls will go where that truck is and hopefully the hitch-hiker by the building can keep an eye on the cars while they charge.


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    Love the "Corn" annotation on the "everywhere else" portion of that graphic. :)
     
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    Big Timber, Montana SC is at a gas station/large general store.

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    Got my first photo this afternoon. Looks like construction is underway, and that might even be the Supercharger hardware in that open truck.

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    Thanks for the pic. This is awesome. i had a trip planned down to Paducah this spring. and was going to stop by the campus in effingham, BUT now i'll supercharge :)
     
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    Looks like a supercharger crate to me. The odds are good I'd say. Changing status to construction on supercharge.info
     
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    Wow, these people need to get out more. They've obviously never been to Tifton, GA or Lake City, FL. Metropolitan and those cities and have never been spoken in the same sentence in history!

    Santee, SC? Metropolitan area?
     

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