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Supercharger - Kansas City, MO

emupilot

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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
 

swaltner

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Quoting from Bethany, MO thread:

Maybe "just" urban, but it's otherwise a great splitter for I-29 travel. The current Independence, MO Superchargers is a large diversion for N-S travelers.

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.
 
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.
 

MarcoRP

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A photo does say a million words, thought I’d just move this photo into the right thread
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JHawk

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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.
 

emupilot

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Supercharge.info says 9 days (though I don't know how they get their info or if it's accurate).

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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MSEV

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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.
 
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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