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Supercharger - Italy, TX

Discussion in 'Texas Supercharger locations' started by SilkySmooth, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. SilkySmooth

    SilkySmooth Member

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    This is located between Waco and Dallas on I35 at a Love's Travel stop, with an embedded Carl's Jr. Across the street there is another gas station and an embedded BBQ place (of unknown quality).

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  2. swaltner

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    Great find! It looks like the pedestals are almost complete. Did you take pictures or notice the progress on the other major components of a Supercharger site? (electrical transformer, power distribution cabinet, superchargers, enclosure to make those industrial components look nice)

    Notifying @BlueShift for inclusion on supercharge.info

    Reporting thread with a request for an admin to update the thread title and location with the standard format.

    Based off the pictures and little Google Maps kung-fu, I'd guess the lat/long coordinates as: 32.1949355, -96.8994992
     
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  3. mkjayakumar

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    Great find. Another one in between Waco and Austin would make this route nearly complete.
     
  4. Chuq

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    It's a 271 mile route with four supercharger sites along it. Looks pretty complete to me. Don't forget there are routes out there which are completed void of SCs.
     
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  5. mkjayakumar

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    Not disputing what you said, but I still think this route isn't complete without one in Temple. Not for range anxiety but more for convenience
     
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  6. SilkySmooth

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    Forgot to get coordinates, but it is on the SE corner of the intersection.

    The units in this pic have since been concealed with an enclosure today.

    There is a brand new McDonalds going in across the street (NE side, not on the NW side of the intersection where the large sign is visible.

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    So there is no eatery right next to the SpCs ? You have to go to the other side of the highway through the underpass to get to McD ?
     
  8. SilkySmooth

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    SC is on the SE corner with Carl's Jr and Loves. NE corner is the brand new McDs under construction (visible in the second pic), and in an existing building on the NE side there is another gas station with a BBQ place (not shown, but you can check yelp or google street view). On the other side of 35 there are two more gas stations and an existing McDs, based on what I see under the overpass (don't really pay too much attention to McDs).

    Hopefully, the old McD will be replaced with a better dining option. Probably Waco is a better place if you want somewhat decent cuisine at Collin Street, and this if you like fast food or Grandy's or Loves.
     
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    Good find!!!

    I recognize that area. Got a no front license plate fix it or ticket warning just 1/4 mile up i35 in my other car. Dang highway patrol.
     
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  10. SilkySmooth

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    I would have thought such tickets were more likely in small towns--so much for removing the front plates. This Labor Day weekend I must have passed nearly a dozen state police cars on just the southbound side of 35 between Dallas and Austin, which to me seemed a stark difference from non-holiday traffic.
     
  11. brkaus

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    I think the state troopers have occasional enforcement focus areas. I'd gone 4 years without a front plate prior. It had fallen off when the double sided tape failed (Acura).

    I also remember that gas station in the picture was waaaay overpriced.

    I'm driving through there in the S on the 29th and back in the 30th. Hope it's ready!
     
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    Great work finding this one!! I bet there's also one going up in either Buffalo or Centerville Texas!
     
  13. brkaus

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    Those are not listed on the "coming soon" page - US Tesla Superchargers | Tesla Canada
     
  14. Twiglett

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    very cool - thats just down the road from Monolithic
     
  15. Kcharwood

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    51502577-E08F-4AFC-853D-C800614C8295.jpeg Looks to be nearly compete today
     
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    Stopped in last night. Still no juice. Stalls not numbered or lit up. The meter looked weird too. I'm not sure if it was even a proper meter. Maybe that's what they are waiting on.
     
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    #17 GlennSapien, Sep 24, 2017
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    First! (all in good fun)

    Italy is online, it wasn't when I checked last night but I was just routed through it.

    The HC spot is on the far end behind the RV (furthest from the store.) 5 of 10 are 30 minute general spots. 1 pull in 9 back in.
     

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    #18 brkaus, Sep 24, 2017
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    Thanks for the update!!

    @BlueShift - now online!

    I can't wait to use it on Friday!
     
  19. otter

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    Thanks for the great news and the photo! OBTW- If I counted correctly, that folks in the RV may have managed to ICE 7/10 spots at once! Hope it wasn't a long meal...;)
     
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    Wonderful! Looks like a short weekend trip is in the making for us! :)
     

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