My understanding is incomplete, but I think I remember Elon saying that battery storage would be implemented at SuperCharger stations in order to upgrade their capability. I also think that Hawthrone was going to be the first place to get the 120kw upgraded SuperChargers. It could be both, one of the other, or perhaps neither. That is my speculation.
Supercharger - Hawthorne (2015 expansion & dashboard in lobby)
I work in the same complex as the Hawthorne Supercharger and pass by it everyday. It's incredible to see the amount Tesla's coming through here, so much so they added another two charging spots on the opposite side of the supercharger in the lot.
Any of you use this charging station regularly? Since I work close by I can easily post updates and photos of what the traffic is like here.
I was there the other day and the Dashboard was down, listing an error message of sorts.
I emailed TM and requested that they post this online. They responded with something that basically said "Good idea. We'll think about it."
I charge there about 4-6 times a month. The large screen showing the usage of all Superchargers has been down for a while now. Just been there two days ago again, still nothing. Yes it definitely is a busy location. But since they fixed the problems the old stalls had and added the two new ones I never saw it all the way full or even people waiting in line.
Well hopefully they consider adding 4SUPER9's great idea to the website. I'm happy to go by there for you guys throughout the week to see if it's back up or even see if it's busy for charging. I'll be posting a photo of the dashboard as soon as it's working again.
Not as much of a difference as I would have thought too. OTOH, there are more Teslas on the road each week. How many of those are in this community is hard to tell. Probably not that significant.
My theory is that there were many people avoiding Hawthorne due to the long waits. With the 2 additional stalls, and SJC decompressing, more people are willing to use Hawthorne now. The waits are not nearly as bad, but all stalls are being kept busy. The net decrease was therefore small.