TRI CITIES CHARGER (KENNEWICK)
Hi, Irish! Thanks again for the charge in Walla Walla. Looks like Kennewick will be a good location.
Of interest to me is how everyone in the NW seems to think that everyone else will know where "Tri Cities" are. Nearly every state has such a location, and I would guess that foreigners don't have a clue. Just doing a quick Wiki search, I find 6 states with such places in about as many seconds.
Sort of like me saying "North Bay" where I live. There are lots of bays and it doesn't say anything. But that's just how people think.
Glad you have a new charger.
I wouldn't get your hopes too high. I stopped by on Sunday and it looked pretty much like the first pictures upthread. I'll try to get over sometime this week, perhaps Thursday afternoon, for another update.My hope is that this is completed so quickly that there isn't a point and this will be a dead thread - like by this weekend ;-)
Moving from Oregon to Minnesota and we're hitting the road tomorrow. I'll be driving the 85d and the run from The Dalles to Ritzville seems like it's cutting it close....especially given that I'll have two kids in the back seat, and about 200-300 extra pounds of moving boxes.
I don't suppose there's a chance that one of these chargers will be functional and ready to use? That complete one with the cable looks promising, but are these basically unusable until Tesla commissions the site?
Based on the pictures from Tuesday I don't see any chance that you will be able to charge here today or tomorrow. I've never read or heard that a single individual stall would be live before the entire SC is tested and activated by Tesla (not done by ADK). If you are concerned about making it to Ritzville I'd suggest you plan for an hour or so break at a RV hook up or J1772 to add 20-30 miles of range. Per Plugshare, the Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland seems like a very nice spot close-by (free RV hookups, riverside park with playground & picnic tables, Restaurant nearby), but I have not been there in person.
Richland Parks and Rec, WA - Official Website