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Supercharger - El Centro, CA (8 V2 stalls)

ron8853

Member
Aug 1, 2012
77
33
scottsdale
Email this morning from the folks at Imperial Irrigation District:

Schettler, Robert D
Today at 10:10 AM
Hellos, our construction crews are working on pulling the primary and service conductors today.

The riser pole is scheduled to be set tomorrow.

Construction should be completed by tomorrow, or at the latest Wednesday (Dec. 24)




The Tesla Motor’s Supercharger should be energized by this Wednesday (12-24-2014) or at the latest by Friday the 26th/

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
 

liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
2,242
896
San Diego
The Tesla Motor’s Supercharger should be energized by this Wednesday (12-24-2014) or at the latest by Friday the 26th/

Thanks for the update.

It will which will definitely help on our return trip from Tucson. Yuma to Del Mar can be close if the winds pick up in the mountains.
 

MarkR

Member
Mar 24, 2012
893
7
N. Scottsdale, AZ
The riser pole is scheduled to be set tomorrow.

Construction should be completed by tomorrow, or at the latest Wednesday (Dec. 24)

The Tesla Motor’s Supercharger should be energized by this Wednesday (12-24-2014) or at the latest by Friday the 26th/

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks,
We would all love to this this happen so soon (yeah, its been a looooong time), but it has often taken weeks to get an inspection/approval after the construction is done. We can cross our fingers and toes!
 

Bound466

Member
Dec 31, 2011
221
24
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The transformer is now installed. There was power to the cable that enabled the charge port door to open, but otherwise the charger is not active. Looks like the only thing left is for Tesla to come run the final diagnostics and activate the superchargers. Should be active in a couple days, definitely by end of 2014.
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ahm

Member
Nov 11, 2013
243
124
The transformer is now installed. There was power to the cable that enabled the charge port door to open, but otherwise the charger is not active. Looks like the only thing left is for Tesla to come run the final diagnostics and activate the superchargers. Should be active in a couple days, definitely by end of 2014. /QUOTE]

Great news! Maybe we''ll get an early Christmas present and it will go live today.
 

Cottonwood

Roadster#433, Model S#S37
Feb 27, 2009
5,088
166
Colorado
The transformer is now installed. There was power to the cable that enabled the charge port door to open, but otherwise the charger is not active. Looks like the only thing left is for Tesla to come run the final diagnostics and activate the superchargers. Should be active in a couple days, definitely by end of 2014.

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Thanks for the report and pictures!

1,000 kVA! That is enough for 12-14 stalls. Good to see that the the transformers are being sized for future growth!
 

liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
2,242
896
San Diego
Yaaaaay! Hope we're the first to charge here (w/o mfr plates)!

We amped up in Yuma so won't appreciate the full throughput until the trip back eastward

So they are definitely live now? We're heading back from Tucson tomorrow, and it would be great not to have to range charge at Yuma to get back to San Diego.
 

NoCO

Member
May 11, 2014
118
0
Northridge, CA
I was there Christmas Eve (sadly the SC was dark)...and will probably be there again on Sunday. Indio to El Centro and back in a 60 is a challenge, we left Indio with 190 and returned with 4 and it was 55-60 all the way. Now I can enjoy the ride.

Thank you Tesla!!!!
 

Tyl

Member
Jun 26, 2013
966
489
Phoenix East Valley
This is great news!! I love seeing happy children that will hopefully never have known anything else other than fully electric auto transportation!! AWESOME!!!!!!
Travel to/from San Diego CA/Phoenix AZ/Tucson AZ is now a breeze! ....and what a great location for a lunch stop and a little relaxation along the way. The El Centro Supercharger makes it so much easier to just get up and go to the coast for a day or two from the Central Arizona neck of the woods! This Tesla experience just keeps getting better and better!

Looking forward..... 'Soon' ....connections to the east and southeast through Albuquerque NM, I-40 and El Paso, TX I-10 and onto I-20 etc.!
 

TTT

Member
Jul 10, 2014
359
14
San Diego
So they are definitely live now? We're heading back from Tucson tomorrow, and it would be great not to have to range charge at Yuma to get back to San Diego.

It's official as of 9:30 this am El Centro SC is up and running. I just called Tesla Service and they confirmed.
 
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TTT

Member
Jul 10, 2014
359
14
San Diego
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No one else charging and got a full charge while watching the Charger Kansas City game and drinking a beer at Burgers and Beer. On to Celia's (Sobe's is closed on Sundays) for special quesadilla. Also noticed 3G dropped around Jacumba for about 10 minutes.
 
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liuping

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
2,242
896
San Diego
We charged there last night on thawed back to San Diego. We were all "alone" with no other Teslas in sight the whole time (just like Gila Bend, Casa Grande and Yuma)

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The chargers are so new the wrapping was still on the cords :)

I really like the lit Tesla logos, it helps locate them from a distance in the parking lot at night (I forgot they are by Sears)

Also, note the mall closes at 10pm Monday-Saturday. We got there at 10:30, and we lucky that one "family" restroom was still open (all the others were closed for cleaning). I'm not sure when the mall doors are locked.
 

flankspeed8

Member
Dec 19, 2014
693
122
Vermillion, MN
We charged there last night on thawed back to San Diego. We were all "alone" with no other Teslas in sight the whole time (just like Gila Bend, Casa Grande and Yuma)

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The chargers are so new the wrapping was still on the cords :)

I really like the lit Tesla logos, it helps locate them from a distance in the parking lot at night (I forgot they are by Sears)

Also, note the mall closes at 10pm Monday-Saturday. We got there at 10:30, and we lucky that one "family" restroom was still open (all the others were closed for cleaning). I'm not sure when the mall doors are locked.

Is that Super Charger stall labeled as a handicap spot? Is this common?
 

mgdurand

Member
Jan 19, 2014
147
72
Glendale, AZ
This is great news!! I love seeing happy children that will hopefully never have known anything else other than fully electric auto transportation!! AWESOME!!!!!!
Travel to/from San Diego CA/Phoenix AZ/Tucson AZ is now a breeze!

Yes! Most of the motive these kids will grow up with will be muscle, and electric, which is cool as heck.

Today, we burned about 30 "reserve" miles going over the coastal range from Chula Vista to El Centro; I.e. Left w about 175, had 117 to go and arrived with 25 or so, little wind.

Amp'n up:
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