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Supercharger - Kansas City, MO

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by emupilot, May 3, 2018.

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  1. emupilot

    emupilot Active Member

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    This is a discussion thread for the supercharger found by jmkck9 under construction in the northeast corner of the parking lot at Hy-Vee, 8301 North St Clair Avenue in Kansas City, MO. It is a 72 kW "urban" supercharger designed for locals, but it is also a convenient location for travelers on I-29.

    8301 North St Clair Avenue, Kansas City MO 64151
     
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    Quoting from Bethany, MO thread:

    When I read this, I was thinking it was along I-35, not I-29. Both this and the existing Independence site aren’t really convenient for people traveling N/S along I-35 and “just passing through town”. I frequently am driving through KC on a Sunday morning or evening and never seem to hit too bad of traffic, so almost always take I-35 straight brought downtown. Diverting to this or the Independence site would add a fair amount of time. Now if it was on a weekday or possibly Saturday, downtown traffic could be a bear and make the 435 bypass worth it.

    No worries, just lamenting that the site locations aren’t exactly where *I* would like them to be. Why didn’t Tesla consult with me?!? ;) Maybe the locals can correct me and my perception of traffic in KC. It’s difficult to know for sure when you only drive through once a year.
     
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    I live in kansas city, and out north, it's a good location going n or s on I-29, nice place for a supercharger, nice restaurants all around and shopping, swelter, is right I-35 would be good site also, maybe in time we will get both, and with the Independence site Kansas City will be covered.
     
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    A location close to the airport and I -29 is a welcome addition. I would have preferred locating it in a parking lot near Barry Road and Zona Rosa, but no one asked me. The only shopping I know of within walking distance of this location is a Hy-Vee.
     
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    you maybe right UBQP, isn't that Hy-Vee on the east side of I-29? Zona Rosa would have been better
     
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    A photo does say a million words, thought I’d just move this photo into the right thread 8B2003D2-F258-445F-A5FF-191C8E43E877.jpeg
     
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    Stopped by again today - they are making quick progress on this one. 5 additional stalls installed since Thursday.
     

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    An urban supercharger is something I would actually use. The ChargePoint level 2 chargers are not even worth the time to plug in unless you are going to be parked for more than an hour or two. But 72KW would be worth the effort and quite useful to those who don’t have access to home or work charging. I hope Hyvee is looking at partnering for addditonal installations in the area.
     
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    Found a quick video of the site, as of May 6th.

     
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    They are making fast progress - shouldn’t be too much longer before they flip those signs around and will be open for business :)

    I count 8 total chargers with one pull through that might be useful if you are pulling a trailer
     

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    Supercharge.info says 9 days (though I don't know how they get their info or if it's accurate).
     
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    supercharge.info gets their information mostly from these threads. It has been 9 days or so since the supercharger was discovered and posted here, but construction was already well underway when it was found.
     
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    So THATS what the "days" means - I thought it was a countdown till a scheduled opening.
     
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    I don't want to derail the thread, but since we're talking about KC SC's...Is there really no supercharger at the Plaza retail location or the service center on Manchester Trafficway? The Plaza one I can kind of understand, but the service center?
     
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    As an owner, I believe you can Level 2 charge at the Plaza, downstairs somewhere. I use the CHAdeMO close by in a parking garage. And there is not a supercharger near the service center, last I was there, but you can get a bit of Level 2 if you ask (that could have changed).
    IMHO, superchargers are near spots where travelers need them more than near service centers or stores. My 2 cents.
     
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    I believe the KC service center has a local supercharger because my car showed it was "supercharging" on the app when it was there a couple weeks ago for service. It's probably something they keep around back to top of customer and loaner cars.
     
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    Any update on progress???

    We will arrive in KC on Wednesday morning, June 27, 2018. Please make sure this Supercharger is completed and open by then. After all, you want to make visitors welcome. ;)
     
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    I'll be coming through for my first time on Sunday or Monday. Hoping these will be completed just to use my first Urban Supercharger. I've read a lot of threads and I'm curious if due to a continuous but lower power output if this does a 20%-100% charge at the same rate as a normal SC. Just from what I've seen, there is less heat which might equal longer time frames of a continuous charge at 72 kW. Any thoughts or knowledge on this?
     
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    I stopped by yesterday and evergreen trees have been planted around the transformers, which is a nice touch. There are also Tesla Charging only signs in place now, but no sign of progress otherwise, the yellow tape around the spots is still in place.
     
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    FWIW, this is a pretty decent location for spending some time. In addition to the Hy-Vee Market Grille, a Caribou Coffee at the Hy-Vee gas station, there's a Panera and Panda Express in walking distance a bit further west.
     
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