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Supercharger - Fort Stockton, Texas

Discussion in 'Texas Supercharger locations' started by vperl, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. tmoz

    tmoz S85D, Prius PiP

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    What the heck is up with this location? 35 pages of posts is too much to go through, so I'll ask those who have been keeping up, does anyone know what the bottleneck is?
     
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    After being a part of the 35 pages I can safely tell you - - - no one knows, only our speculation. Tesla does not share with owners what the problem is or ask us to help. The stock answer is "we are working on it".
     
  3. jbcarioca

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    True, and the more we organise a suitable celebration when it happens the faster it will happen.:confused::(:p:eek::rolleyes:
     
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  4. Brunton

    Brunton Pontificating the obvious

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    So maybe someone should start a "Supercharger - Balmorhea, Texas" thread.
     
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  5. charliepmayer

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  6. BerTX

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    I doubt that is what they mean. This will probably be a Destination Charging location as a stopgap.
     
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    Also, if this thread has taught us anything, we should know not to rush into these things :p
     
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  9. tmoz

    tmoz S85D, Prius PiP

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    I think you earn a free supercharger when the discussion page gets to 100 pages.
     
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    Nice pictures in the gallery from that ranch link above.

    I'm going to ask the question at the next shareholder meeting if this embarrassment hasn't been resolved by then.

    It's one thing to encounter permitting delays. It's quite another to engender, through primarily an abject lack of communication or the appearance of any kind of effective plan toward resolution, the perception that Big Oil and NADA are winning in West Texas.

    And yet, there are SCs at Midland and Ozona. Maybe we're supposed to feel fortunate that 3+ years later, the delay is now down to 4 hours (dogleg to Midland) instead of 16 hours (hard right at Houston into tornado and black ice country) out of a 104-hour round trip.

    Ordinarily, I wouldn't ask an infrastructure bottleneck question at an annual meeting, but ever since that lady asked (and Elon patiently answered, much to his credit) about v-neck sweaters or whatever that apparel question was, I figure pretty much anything is fair game during the Q&A session. I suppose I could ask Elon if he prefers spats or gaiters, but I'd rather not be escorted out.
     
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  11. tmoz

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    I'm probably never going to drive that stretch, but I'm so OCD that it is driving me crazy that it isn't filled in. Definitely worth a question at the meeting, like you say.
     
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  12. charliepmayer

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    The SC in FS is certainly the keystone to adding EVs to the Big Bend, but the destination chargers are important, too.
    I received a nice response from Charging Infrastructure when I sent them the attachment below. Don't know what else we can do - perhaps those who have traveled the area can add to the list.
     

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  13. TaoJones

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    And in other news, with the opening of the SC at Ramos Arizpe (amusingly, at a gas station replete with WiFi and everystuff - 194 miles south-southwest of McAllen, TX), it would appear that we are now 1, at most 2 SCs away from being able to drive from either Laredo or McAllen Texas directly to Acapulco via Mexico City.

    If I was Big Oil and/or NADA in West Texas, I’d be damned embarrassed to be caught obstructing the first all-weather American transcontinental route when progress such as the above is happening in record time - and which may also pass within sight of at least one Chrysler or General Motors factory in Mexico along the way.
     
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  14. jbcarioca

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    Thanks for doing this. Soon we should have decent options all around Big Bend.
     
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    Brunton Pontificating the obvious

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    And they haven't been caught doing anything. There's a lot of unfounded speculation that they are behind the delay, but that's all it is to this point - unfounded speculation.
     
  16. charliepmayer

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    jbcarioca: thank you.

    Brunton: sorry, but not unfounded speculation.

    But if you do want some unfounded speculation, how about this:
    I-10 and I-20 are both blocked by a lack of a Supercharger in Pecos County, Texas.
    Below is a list of Pecos County Commissioners. See any familiar names?
    Commissioner - Precinct 1 Tom Chapman
    Commissioner - Precinct 2 Lupe Dominguez
    Commissioner - Precinct 3 Mickey Jack Perry
    Commissioner - Precinct 4 Santiago Cantu, Jr.
     
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    Thanks! I have stayed at Big Bend Resort and Adventures in Terlingua. They have an RV park, so likely have the infrastructure for a HPWC. The motel is a little rustic, but so is the whole town. Restaurant across the street.
    Big Bend Resort & Adventures - Big Bend Resort and Adventures
     
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    Sorry to not be aware, who do the County Commissioners have a connection with?

     
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    Interestingly enough, Pecos, TX is not in Pecos County. It is in Reeves County (actually, the County Seat).
     
  20. charliepmayer

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    Yep,
    Please disregard 1/2 of previous post.
     

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