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Supercharger - Gaithersburg, MD

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by LS.., Aug 17, 2017.

  1. vdiv

    vdiv Chief Grump

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    #21 vdiv, Aug 19, 2017
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  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Gaithersburg, MD

    Along Interstates: None
    Along US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): None
    Along Auxiliary Interstates: I-270, I-370

    Neighbors:
    Harrisburg, PA (I-370,I-270,US-40,US-15,PA-581,I-83): 103 miles
    Laurel, MD (I-370,MD-200,MD-198): 23.4 miles in 26 minutes
    National Harbor, MD (I-370,I-270,I-495): 36.9 miles in 37 minutes
    Woodbridge, VA (I-370,I-270,I-495,VA-644,I-395,I-95,VA-784): 41.6 miles in 43 minutes
    Charlottesville, VA (I-370,I-270,I-495,I-66,US-29): 121 miles in 2 hours 16 minutes
    Strasburg, VA (I-370,I-270,I-495,I-66,I-81,US-11): 86.6 miles in 1 hour 21 minutes
    Hagerstown, MD (I-370,I-270,I-70,MD-65): 48.8 miles in 47 minutes

    More density, more capacity.

    (Data from Supercharge.info; mapping from Supercharge.info/Google maps).
     
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  3. vdiv

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    Tesla is the new McDonalds, it's now a real estate asset empire ;)
     
  4. paulkva

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    Buried in the PDF that @vdiv linked to, I see that Tesla is including stationary storage at this location. Very cool! First visible on page 8, and specs are detailed on page 13 (200kW, 400kWh). Also interesting:
    (I'm not quite sure how the math works for those weight specs, but I've also read very little about Tesla's utility-class storage so far.)
     
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  5. vdiv

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    #25 vdiv, Aug 21, 2017
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    6 Cabinets x 210 kWh/50 kW is 1.26 MWh storage/ 300 kW power output (says 200 kW on page 8)!!!
    For 12 stalls I suppose Tesla needs them as the demand charges may be insane.
     
  6. vdiv

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    The equipment arrangement on page 8 seems a bit odd, the hot air exhaust from superchargers 1, 2, and 3 would be fed to 4, 5, and 6, and that from 4, 5, and 6 would be fed to the storage units facing them, all are only about 4 feet apart. While the supercharger hot air exhaust is at the top perhaps the storage units air intake is from the bottom. However the exhaust from 4, 5, and 6 comes out at great air speed, it is pretty hot, and will definitely heat the storage units, causing their cooling to kick in, work harder.
    Hopefully Tesla know what they are doing.
     
  7. David.85D

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    I just drove by there. Clearly the location matches the ground level of the garage across from Target.

    Zero indication of any construction. ICE cars still using the spots, no marks on the ground, etc.
     
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    My wife is over there all the time as we don't live far from Rio. I'll post when she notices any activity starting.
     
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  9. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Between the Rio supercharger and National Harbor supercharger, I see zero hope that we won't have ICE'ing issues at either of these two locations. You'll have to be really really lucky to find an open spot to park, much less charge at either location.
     
  10. David.85D

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    The plans call for all the spots to be painted gray with giant Tesla logos. Hope that helps.

    The level 2 chargers installed at Downtown Crown nearby were always Ice'd. I saw some being ticketed, and then the chargers were removed. Wonder if RIO will have a stronger stomach to regulate it.

    On this topic, got a note put on my car in downtown Rockville garage, while parked at a level 2 charger there. The note said it was for electric cars only, my tag had been recorded, and the car would be towed next time. Went to the parking office to complain (30 feet away) and they guy didn't know what a car with a "T" was and didn't know it was electric. My kids thought it was crazy funny. I didn't. The ups and downs of public charging.
     
  11. CHRGIT

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    The same concern about ICE'ing was expressed about Laurel Towne Center. In my experience I have seen zero ICE'ing. I would suggest that if a 30 minute general parking spot is open, then take it. Otherwise we can hope that there will be some enforcement if needed. Like stated previously, Tesla's signs do not confirm to Montgomery county law and to my knowledge there is nothing in PG county.
     
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  12. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Well, Laurel is not great to prevent ICE'ing either, but Rio and Nat. Harbor are far worse.
    On a weekend, you can't find parking at Rio. Anyway, it'll be interesting, lets hope they start enforcing the moco ICEing laws.
     
  13. CHRGIT

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    Looks like Gaithersburg will be starting soon. Here is Miss Utility request to mark site.

    Miss Utility

    Ticket No: 17567934
    STANDARD
    Original Call Date: 08/30/17 10:27 am
    Op / Rev Op: mdmeiste / mdmeiste
    Response Due By: 09/01/17 11:59 pm
    Release Time: 08/30/17 10:44 am
    Expiration Date: 09/19/17 23:59 pm

    TICKET ACTIONS


    CALLER INFORMATION

    Company Name: DYNAMIC CONSTRUCTION
    Fax Phone:
    Contact Name: RICHARD REITER
    Phone: 540-324-0282
    Caller Address: 13 SWARTZEL SHOP ROAD STAUNTON,VA 24401
    Email Address: [email protected]
    Job Site Contact: RICHARD/// CELL
    Phone: 540-525-4592

    DIG SITE INFORMATION

    Type of Work: ELEC AND COMMUNICATION CONDUIT INST
    Work Being Done For: TESLA
    Explosives: N
    Permit: CIMP-14402-2017
    MDOT Permit:
    Job Number:

    DIG SITE LOCATION

    State: MD
    County: MONTGOMERY
    Place: GAITHERSBURG
    Subdivision:
    Address:
    Street: WASHINGTONIAN BLVD
    Intersecting Street: I- 370
    Extent of Work: REF ADDRESSES 10069-10225 WASHINGTONIAN BLVD MARK THE ENTIRE GRASS AREA STARTING FROM THE TRANS THAT IS LOCATED IN THE FRONT OF PIER 1 WHILE TRAVELING ALONG THE FRONT OF THE PARKING GARAGE LOCATED AT GPS COORDINATES 39.11810 -77.20269 AND ENDING AT DICKS SPORTING GOODS DIR: FROM THE INTERSECTION PROVIDED, TRAVEL E ON WASHINGTONIAN BLVD FOR APPROXIMATELY 1151FT TO LOCATE THE PROPERTY ON THE N SIDE OF THE RD.
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    Map Coord NW Lat: 39.1223223
    Lon: -77.2064372
    SE Lat: 39.1151262
    Lon: -77.1942103

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  14. vdiv

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    Oh come on, where's all the fun in that? ;)
     
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  15. CAS

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    Yesterday afternoon I drove by and noticed that the parking spaces were blocked off. But there was no construction.
     
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  16. entwistle

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    Just drove by today. Utilities is out marking off the power lines. It's right next to the power station. They've got 17! spaces cordoned off in the first floor of the garage as you drive in. They said they're almost done, then Telsa (or whoever) comes in and does the install. If I had to guess I'd say we'll have a bunch of super chargers in the next two months!
     

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  17. MacGreiner

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    You beat me to it - was just heading down there to take a look. Has it been upgraded in under construction on the map yet?
     
  18. MacGreiner

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    Screens are up. I asked one of the workers there who said they are due to open in 2 months.
     

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  19. Joer293

    Joer293 MODEL X P100DL

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    Yes, unfortunately still an issue. At the BWI airport fast park, I was told I could not park my Model X at the charger, it was reserved for electric car owners like Tesla. Confused by her reference to Tesla, which Model X is not apparently, I asked why the F150 and Maserati was allowed to take the next 2 ChargePoint spots.
     
  20. Boran

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    Yes. Construction underway. Digging a channel for the power. Location looks tight. Might be a bit of a cluster ****.
     
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