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Supercharger - El Centro

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by xray, Jun 25, 2013.

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  1. xray

    xray P85 6313 - X Res 3450

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    The site of the El Centro, CA - Imperial Valley Supercharger is confirmed

    Tesla Strikes Deal To Open Superchargers At Five High-End Malls

    Multiple reports of this deal can be found through google news.

    From the moment the new SC maps were published last month, I had suspected that this (Imperial Valley Mall) would be the site just based on the fact that there are very few potential locations off the 8 freeway that would satisfy the requirements for superchargers -- in terms of close access to restaurants and shopping.
     
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    I 'd hope those would be "extra" locations since a mall could be a long stay.

    Now they can put a store in them and have plenty of test-drive opportunities. :)
     
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    Does anyone have any new details regarding the El Centro supercharger? It has been a confirmed location for a while now.
     
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    According to emupilot, the crew who worked on the Quartzsite, AZ supercharger is heading to El Centro next! This will nicely link San Diego to Yuma. Time to keep a look out!
     
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    #5 emupilot, Nov 14, 2013
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    I was repeating a report from napabill, who heard from roblab, who interviewed the Quartzsite construction team. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22522-Arizona-Superchargers/page9?p=490100&viewfull=1#post490100

    On edit: the permit info is here: http://mygov.us/pi/citizen/report_center.php?citiesID=403&modulesID=1&reportsID=21&output_format=html 8 charging stations. 3551 S. Dogwood Ave - that is the address for Macy's (and not most of the stores in the mall), so that would be the first place to look.
     
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    This is all great news. I'll report back if there's any construction activity.
     
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    Any update on SC construction activity in El Centro?
     
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    No construction as of today in the area around the mall.
     
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    I'm thinking the crew from Quartzsite got lost!
     
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    I just got word from an insider that they have begun work on the El Centro location. The supercharger is supposed to located at the Imperial Valley Mall at 3451 S Dogwood Rd, El Centro, CA 92243. Is anyone in the area to provide any pictures or updates? Thanks.

    Google Maps - http://goo.gl/nno0zS
    Tesla Wiki Supercharger Map - http://www.teslawiki.net/supercharger/ (needs to be updated with new location)
     
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    awesome, looking forward to updates!
     
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    Any updates/pictures for this location? Anyone going to be passing through over the weekend?
     
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    I'll be passing through tonight and Sunday, but any idea which area of the lot the charging site will be? It's a large complex
     
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    The address on the permit is the address for Macy's, so that might be the first place to try.
     
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    So no construction around the Macy's as of the 31st. We didn't look around the rest of the area , b/c we needed to get some diesel and be on our way as we are still waiting for that delivery date....
     
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    yep. still no construction activity in the area around the mall (as of the last day).
     
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    Just to verify, Milli and I both heard the men say that they were being sent to El Centro next, but that was what, a couple months ago?

    I personally think that there were paperwork hangups, and the crew got re-routed, at the last minute, to the Elon Super Highway to get that done. They can only do what's ready to do. I want INDIO! Or even Cabazon! I'm getting tired of stopping at 14-50 RV parks, or even stopping for a couple hours at the much appreciated HPWC 80 amp at Chiriaco Summit. Chiriaco is usually dead dead dead, just a truck stop and a desert restaurant (but with the General Patton Museum!!! which on our visit on Veterans' day was the locus of a mass influx of hundreds of ex military from a 500 mile radius. Talk about vastly different experiences).

    But I would rather do Cabazon next time. 20 minutes, or even 30 with a type A battery, is a whale of a lot better than 2-3 hours. Superchargers have spoiled me.
     
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    +1 Come on Elon, you got yours, now give us ours!!
     
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    With Yuma online, I'm sure El Centro is lower priority than many other sites. As much as I'd like to have it, it seems more like a "fill in the gaps after the major routes are done" type site.
     
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    Has anyone been by this location recently?
     

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