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Supercharger - Loveland, CO

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Over in the "Northern Colorado Locations" thread new member @mrbrown joined TMC with a bang, posting photos of Supercharger hardware at the Embassy Inn & Suites in Loveland, CO: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/1807807/

    Loveland, CO:

    Interstates: I-25
    US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): US-34, US-87*

    I-25:
    From: Lone Tree, CO - 66.5 miles
    To: Cheyenne, WY - 55.5 miles
    Diversion: 1 mile
    From: Colorado Springs, CO - 119 miles
    To: End (I-90 near Buffalo, WY) - 341 miles

    From: Silverthorne, CO (I-70, I-76, I-25) - 114 miles
    To: Denver, CO (I-25, CO-E470) - 57 miles
    To: Lincoln, NE (US-34, I-76, I-80) - 477 miles

    * US-87 is I-25 in Loveland.

    The information from Tesla documents supplied to Lincoln, NE mentioned Fort Collins, CO and presumably Loveland, CO replaces Fort Collins, CO.

    With Santa Fe, NM and possible activity in Las Cruces, NM, it looks like Tesla may be working to complete I-25. It seems that they would really benefit from getting Superchargers in Wyoming rest areas on I-25.
     
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  2. dgpcolorado

    dgpcolorado high altitude member

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    That's interesting. Certainly helps open up I-25 and makes more sense to put it in Loveland than Fort Collins.

    I'd like one in the Golden area since the current Denver airport location is way out of my way when heading to Boulder from I-70 eastbound. Not likely though.
     
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  3. MorrisonHiker

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    Somewhere around the Colorado Mills area would be nice!
     
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    Yes, not that it's likely to happen. With Loveland it is now fairly easy to head from Silverthorne to Cheyenne and vice versa. Hard to make a case for another metro area Supercharger Station unless congestion at the Denver airport location becomes a problem someday.
     
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    I wouldn't rule it out. But it's not something we'd see until probably 2018.
     
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    Photo from last weekend in Loveland. It would still be nice to have the supercharger on the west end of Denver (I-76/I-70 interchange) that was referenced on a permit application in Nebraska. That would increase the ease of my life :)
     

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  7. Bet TSLA

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    Would Brush help? There have been some indications that a supercharger may be going in there, perhaps even already under construction. Hasn't been found yet though.
     
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    Drove by this morning. Still much work to do. Looks like 10 stalls; I believe the 10th is next to the power distribution units. IMG_2323.JPG
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  9. DrivingRockies

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    Unfortunately no. Perhaps for some occasional trips to Sterling. Otherwise it's the wrong way.
     
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    Stopped on 11/20/16 at 1PM, talked with some great guys working on the site!!
     
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    My destination is Greeley and was limited to paying for CHAdeMO for "fast" charging. Loveland is perfect for me.
     
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    IMG_5116.JPG IMG_5117.JPG IMG_5115.JPG IMG_5114.JPG 12/4/16 at 4PM - Looks like the construction is mostly complete. The big exception to that is the distribution transformer. Still, it should be hot by the holidays.
     
  13. jewelerdave

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    Sadly the snow and cold seems to have slowed construction. Checked it last night. 12-11-16 not much change but the heavy equipment is gone. But the storage container is still there. Looks like all they need to do is fence in the electrical equipment hook a few things up and she is ready to go! It is exciting to see this happening close to home.
     
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    Do you remember if the distribution pad mount transformer was installed?
     
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    Today at 8:25pm. PANO_20161214_202427.jpg
     
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    So the picture above shows more work completed than my last visit so progress is being made. Hope it goes online soon!
     
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    Excellent! Yep, looks very close to complete. I see the distribution transformer is in place. The only thing missing now is the "dreaded" streetlight. Many other sights have been long delayed waiting for the streetlight to be installed. Here's hoping that the site is live by the holidays!!
     
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    I checked this morning and everything is done except for. The one single streetlight in the center of the long row of chargers.
    The plastic is off the chargers and the only thing on the chargers is a zip tie to keep them in place.

    A storage rental container is also on site still.

    So a street light can hold up projects sometimes? It has been a while since I have checked a forum for supercharger information.
    Ironically across the way maybe 30 feet away on the parking lot island is a street light. And another one maybe 40 feet away from the charger boxes. Sorry I don't know the terms for each one. Hope it is up and running after this storm. Looks like the light just needs to be bolted on and wired and a call to the utility company to turn it on. Fingers crossed it will be soon!
     

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  19. jewelerdave

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    It's up and running great! Dec 28
     
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