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Supercharger for South Lake Tahoe

Discussion in 'California' started by jeffro01, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. jeffro01

    jeffro01 Active Member

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    I have more of a question on this than anything so I didn't want to put it in the supercharger sub-forum. In any case, for those of you who go to South Lake Tahoe (we go at least once a year), are you surprised there isn't some superchargers there yet? I don't really see any plans for one either on the Tesla website, am I missing something? Our next trip will be after we get our Model S and I'm hesitant to take it because I don't know where I can charge it to come home (SF East Bay)...

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. ecarfan

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    Since you live in the east Bay you could charge at Manteca. Of course you will need to find a place to stay in South Lake Tahoe that offers overnight charging you will be able to start out your trip back home with plenty of range to get to Manteca, and it's downhill.
    My wife and I often go to Yosemite and we have found several places to stay near the park that offer charging.
     
  3. jeffro01

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    The route we normally take is I80 to US 50 so we're covered by Folsom going there, and coming back at Vacaville if needed. My concern is the car will sit for a few days so we'll need to top it off somewhere before we leave... The place we stay at is provided by the company I work for and it does not have any EV charging capabilities. So I figured I'd ask.... :)

    Jeff
     
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    If they have a garage or underground parking, you might be able to just use a 110V outlet. I have done that once. I used a Kill-a-watt meter and paid them the going rate (very high at the resort) for the electricity I used. You don't need much of a charge to get back to Manteca or Folsom.
     
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    Jeff, I agree with liuping; plug in to a 110V outlet while you are there and in two days you will get well over 100 miles of range.
     
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    Surprising what you can find with a 100 ft 110v ext cord and two days of time.
     
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    You can also make a short jaunt up to Truckee for the 2 superchargers there.
     
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    That's not that short of a jaunt.

     
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    Both Harrahs and Harveys have Chargepoints (around 10 in total). Several hotels also have charges available. They show up on Plugshare. I am going up there next week and intend to destination charge at a friendly realtors with an HPWC - failing that its the casinos - the Harrahs ones are in the general parking lot.
     
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    Yeah I was looking at the Harvey's on PlugShare as my likely primary source. We always stay at the place formally known as Embassy Suites and while they have parking, it's valet only with no EV charging options and I'm never, ever, ever going to hand my Model S to someone I don't know regardless of the existence of valet mode... Until I can geofence valet mode so that I know, without a doubt, that my car never left the valet parking, I simply won't use it. Yes thats more than a bit of an over zealous opinion and I'll admit that, but I just don't trust valet's...

    Jeff
     
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    It sure looks to me like there's a South Lake Tahoe dot on the 2015 supercharger map. Certainly when you switch from Today to 2015 a dot appears south of Truckee and west of Gardnerville.
     
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    That's my perception as well but I haven't seen or heard anything to suggest they are close... :)

    Jeff
     
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    You never know. Truckee #2 was discovered about 2 weeks before it opened.
     
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    Any updates or rumors on South Lake Tahoe getting a Supercharger? Another thread mentioned that there may be something coming near the "Y" but that negotiations with the local power company have been going on over a year. I see Teslas around SLT and you would think there is enough tourist traffic (more than north shore I'd think) to make it worthwhile?

    It seems like a glaring hole on an otherwise wonderful SC map.
     
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    Short answer: Yes, there should be an SC in South Lake Tahoe. :)
     

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