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Supercharger - Grand Rapids, MI

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by timf, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. timf

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    #1 timf, Apr 28, 2015
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    (mod note: split from Michigan Supercharger Locations)
    Thanks so much for pointing out that location. This is in fact the location of the Supercharger, as a permit was issued on 3/16/2015 for a TESLA CHARGING STATION.

    https://www.accessmygov.com/CD_PropertySearchDetails/PropertyRecordDetails?RecordKey=63a98ab7-2e6a-4628-88de-a45d00e7a203&RecordKeyType=4&uid=179
     
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    I drove through the Grand Rapids Meijer location this evening and couldn't see any signs that construction had begun; however, it was dark so it's possible I may have missed it.
     
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    #5 RDS, May 12, 2015
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    Grand Rapids Supercharger

    Called Cascade Township today and the Grand Rapids Supercharger permit is complete and approved and awaiting pick-up by the contractor.
     
  6. Daniel Scherer

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    I drove by the 28th Street Meijer Friday and I see survey sticks and utility flags staked out but not sure if this is a designated area. I also swung thru the Ann Arbor location but can't see anything designated yet. A lot of construction going on there for small stores on the main road.
     
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    It will take some time to get the equipment. We had to order a 150 KVA power transformer for our HPWC installation and it took 6 weeks to be delivered. The Supercharger install is going to require a lot more and bigger equipment so we may be waiting for a while yet. Good to know it is in process though.
     
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    Swung by the 28th Street Meijer on my way home. Construction has begun....
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    Thx for the pics and heads-up. I might not have to take the ICE to Michigan after all!
     
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    Here's another photo!

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    I'm surprised they're constructing all-new parking spots instead of putting them along the east side where there are already spots that back up to grass. If you look at Google Maps, they appear to be just north of the Macaroni Grill where there used to be a cluster of 4 trees.
     
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    It may be cheaper to run a shorter distance. Could be to showcase the station and cars. Shorter distance to restaurants?
     
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    It may be that if they designate a number of parking spots as Tesla charging only spots it could bring the parking spot count below what is required for zoning purposes. I believe this scuttled the original planned location for the Coeur d'Alene supercharger.
     
  14. Cottonwood

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    Exactly!

    Many Planning/Building Departments do not let you count dedicated EV Charging spots in the required parking for a site.
     
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    Is anyone in the Grand Rapids area able to keep an eye on this location and provide regular updates?
     
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    I could try! I swung by today but didn't take any photos. If I head back out I'll grab some! How do I get TMC to allow me to post more than one photo? Or are ya'll fine with a dropbox link to all the photos.
     
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    I will try as well. I travel a fair amount so am not always in Grand Rapids, but I will definitely swing by periodically to see what is going on. @charperimg - I have always been able to upload more than one photo by doing one at a time in the same posting.
     
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    Just picked up the Michigan thread and noticed this posting. Cool - I live 4-5 miles North of this location and can stop in next week and snap a picture.

    I've been on the fence to get a 85/p85 for 2 years only because of charging stations in Michigan. I have a customer 1/2 mile off the St. Joseph station and noticed that one (had to be 1 to 1.5 years ago). In sales and do a ton of driving around the state. Easily 2-4 monthly trips to greater Detroit area from GR and until a charging station is East of Lansing the range anxiety is my only issue with my driving habit(75-80 mph driver) cold weather / heat / lot of evening and early morning driving would not get the ideal range out of the vehicle but having a station in GR and east of Lansing area, would fix that.

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    typed on iPhone sorry for any typos
     
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    I too have been holding off a CPO purchase due to the need for at least a couple more Supercharger locations in Michigan. I am located just south of Lansing and make regular trips to the Port Huron area so one located near I-69 near Flint would help for both West to East travel, as well as, North to South trips. I have noted one is shown near Port Huron later this year or early next year. This would also help for travel into and out Canada.

     
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