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Supercharger Locations UK

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by jontracey, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. jontracey

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    That's pretty cool, looking forward to trying it when we get superchargers in he uk
     
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    There is something which authenticates the car, but also Tesla are using the Type 2 to deliver high power DC and at the moment there is no other car using standard Type 2 for DC at all. BMW are using the CCS version with the two extra pins - when I spoke to them they were seemingly unaware that the "DC-mid" version of Type 2 existed, yet alone sending 22kW and 43kW AC through the plug (a la Zoe).
     
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    Exactly, nothing else. You just need to make sure you park the Car in the right spot, as the cable is quite short and rigid.
     
  4. jontracey

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    they should take a trick from lorry parking bays, paint a yellow line where the back of the car needs to be that you can line up using a reversing camera
     
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    still no news, anyone got any hints :)
     
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    we must be getting close to first UK deliveries and still no news on Supercharger locations
     
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    I had a test drive yesterday at London Store. Asked about delivers and supercharger locations. Answers are :- deliveries start in April (no date given), superchargers - not all locations decided upon and do not know when they will start building - although they will all be complete by end of year.
     
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    wonder if timeframes a slipping a little, when I placed my order I was told by the time the car was delivered in June at least 3 superchargers would be live
     
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    It is possible. I know in the US that once permits have been granted that some sites has been up and running in 3 weeks. If they have to go through our planning approval system then it could take months just to get approval and then months to get connected. Who knows
     
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    On the EU continent Tesla seems to have a deal with Autogrill. They have a lot of restaurants along the highway's. You should look for sites which can easilly be reached from both sides of the highway with enough parking place where they can use mostly 8 for supercharging. Preferably choice for 2 or more restaurants and a hotel within walking distance.
     
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    Any news ok uk locations yet ?
     
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    Yeah saw that, great location. Not sure I would have been able to contain myself, those covers would have been off :)
     
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    Looking at the ground, it doesn't really look disturbed - these have to have been around for a while - why _did_ no one sneak the covers off? The red band is a giveaway.
     
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    I suspect it was all done in a day, when the ChaDemo charger was installed, it appeared in one day, groundworks etc all done in a single day
     
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    Yes I suppose if there are already large enough ducts in place, and there's capacity to add a new 200A 3-phase supply to each supercharger station then it's actually a pretty simple install - pull the cable, concrete in the base, connect up 5 cores, bolt everything together and then watch the meter numbers whizz round.

    South Mimms is about 40 miles from me and I'm almost tempted to go over and sneak a peak under the covers...
     
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    mpt about 65 miles for me, next time I am that way will try a peek and photo - unless someone beats me to it
     
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    I too decided to take a sneaky visit to South Mimms location just 15 minutes ago, ie, midnight.

    Under the cover of darkness, wearing sunglasses, false nose and moustache, I tippytoed across the car park and snuck up behind one of the suspiciously supercharger-shaped covers .. did a cursory check on security guards as well as hoping to avoid the Leaf owner returning to his car .. and whipped off the cover. Well, lifted it a couple of feet ..


    Unfortunately, nothing much seems to have happened since a couple of weeks ago :wink: and the covers merely conceal two metal posts and a 2 inch electrical conduit pipe coming up out the ground .. but it certainly looks like the frame work for an SC post !!
     
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    I caught up with my contact at Tesla today and UK supercharger locations were one of the subjects we covered. He confirmed that the South Mimms site is indeed a supercharger and that an "aggressive" rollout was planned across the country, although no further specifics were forthcoming, this sounds like good news.
     

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