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Supercharger - Long Beach, CA (location speculation)

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by Motorsport, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. Motorsport

    Motorsport New Member

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    Has anyone heard anything about when Long Beach will get some supercharger Love? The site says coming 2019, but I haven’t seen anything.
     
  2. Kevinspam

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    There’s some construction going on at SCAN on Kilroy Airport Way. Looks nearly complete.
     
  3. Motorsport

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    No way that’s awesome, I’ll have to drive by and check it out. I’m looking to move to an apartment out there but supercharger close by is a must.
     
  4. Chuq

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    Is there any confirmation that it is a supercharger?
     
  5. Kevinspam

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    None that I can find online. Tesla states there will be a supercharger completed somewhere in Long Beach by end of year. This location is just what my wife noted to me. She won’t be back until next week to take pictures. Maybe someone can drive by?
     
  6. 343tez

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    Talked to a mobile technician a few months back after a glass warning came up. Didnt have much for timelines but stated Long Beach will get plenty of superchargers especially closer to the port and downtown with all the need Tesla Semi's will have in the area.

    I'll drive by SCAN on Kilroy Airport Way and see if there is anything interesting
     
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    Very strange, surely he would know that Tesla Semis won't use superchargers? Unless they plan to have hybrid sites to allow for megachargers and superchargers on the same site.
     
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  8. 343tez

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    Didn't see anything at SCAN but did hear this from the City today on plans for 2 locations:

    - Von's parking lot downtown
    - 2nd and PCH parking structure

    But as the City is not directly involved they recommended contacting Tesla, or Electrify America for updates
     
  9. mbixby

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    Possible permit confirmation here for the Vons location at 600 E Broadway:

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    1200A at 480/277V 3-phase would probably correspond to ~1000kVA service. If it's Tesla, that's typically what they would have supplying 12-14 v2/urban stalls. Not sure about v3.
     
  11. 343tez

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    2nd and PCH says they're still just in the discussion stage with Tesla
     
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  12. jeremymc7

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    I’ve been to that place a couple times. There’s still very little open and has very little foot traffic. Save for one or two locations.

    If they put in a supercharger I’d be happy to spend some time there while charging.
     
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    Anyone drive my Von’s lately and see if there’s been any construction at the location?

    With everything CV19 going on all the businesses I would normally visit down there are currently closed.
     
  14. mociaf9

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    In post #8, @343tez mentioned that the city told them to contact Tesla or Electrify America. So, I looked at EA's map of current and planned locations and found that they did, in fact, have a future site planned for Long Beach, CA at the Vons (600 E. Broadway). So I don't think that is going to be a supercharger. If a joint location was planned, I'd expect to see additional permits and, for this address, Long Beach's permit portal shows only the electrical permit mentioned up thread and the associated building/remodeling permit (BRMD234595) saying that it'll be for 3 EV charging stations. Conclusion: EA only at Vons.
     
  15. jeremymc7

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    They have quite a few chargers but unfortunately they’re located in both of their paid parking garages and parking there is far from cheap.

    There is quite a lot of free street parking but from what I could find all the garages are in one of the two garages.

    None of the chargers are Tesla specific connectors but do work with our included adapters.

    Again unfortunately the chargers are of the slower variety and the parking is expensive. I’m assuming some of the shops validate but there is no mention of it on the website or anywhere else I could find.

    Still holding out for official Tesla Superchargers somewhere downtown. Would be closest location to both my work and home and even closer to my numerous stops each week.

    As with the Lakewood location fingers still crossed. But then this location has been promised for 2018, then 2019, and now 2020; which is half over with no permits or construction site.
     
  16. 343tez

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    LB City Hall has no updates, 2nd and PCH has nothing new since January discussion stages. Stated they're focused on getting current tenants through COVID.
     
  17. jeremymc7

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    The problem with 2nd and PCH seems to be that all their chargers are in their secured garage that requires a purchase and even at that you still have to pay. IE no free with validation.

    Things may have changes in the many months since I looked and I could be wrong. Let me know otherwise.
     
  18. PurdueGuy

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    As of a week or so ago, parking was free and "touchless" - no tickets at all, simply drive up to the gates and they open. (At least the ones near Whole Foods.)
    Seems half the ChargePoints are "disabled" though...so I've started checking them before I bother getting the adapter, etc.
     
  19. jeremymc7

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    Sounds like they may have lightened up on the parking during the pandemic which would be logical.

    Checking their website looks to state similar to what I recall previously.

    Consumer Rates:
    • $2.00 every 20 minutes
    • $30.00 Daily Maximum
    • $30.00 Lost Ticket
    • Validation required at participating retailers for discounted parking,
    starting March 1, 2020.
    • Only One Validation per ticket accepted

    The problem with the validation is that it’s a discount and not free. It’s only for a limited period and can’t get multiple for multiple store visits.

    Based on the charging speed and limits of time in parking and cost going there to charge or even top off doesn’t make much sense unless there are absolutely no other options or you’re planning to be there and pay for parking anyway.

    If they aren’t charging for parking for the time being it’s a different story.
     

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