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Supercharger Metter GA/I-16 Mac-Sav

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by JulienW, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. JulienW

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    For anyone traveling from Atlanta (or midwest US) to Savannah or eastern Florida there is a pretty big hole on I-16. It is about 170 miles from Macon to Savannah. There is a proposal for one in Metter and listed as coming soon in 18. However it has been listed as coming for a few years and each year gets another “coming this year”. Now that Georgia is starting to get a little SC love is there any hope this will finally get off the ground?

    Also wish they had built the Savannah Supercharger at the I-95/GA-204 exit instead of the airport.

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    Yea, do you know a shortcut?:D
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  4. Kutu

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    I keep hoping that all of a sudden the SC pops up in Metter.

    Yes, the SC at the Savannah airport is not very convenient; one at I95/204 would be ideal.
     
  5. JulienW

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    Also the Metter SC might be a better location to do it on I16/US1. While less amenities it is closer to ½ way between Macon and Savannah. Plus it would be closer to the Interstate exit.
     
  6. kvandivo

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    I'm really not trying to get anyone's hopes up here, but when I was driving by the Metter exit last night around 11pm I saw something in the backlot of the McDonalds/Days Inn type area that almost (from the Interstate) looked like some superchargers that weren't yet fired up and glowing red. Again, I was just on the interstate, but the location appeared to be about:

    Google Maps

    I'm not going to be going by there again on my return trip, but if anyone is close they could check that out. It would be a surprise for them to get to the point of being almost ready to energize without anyone catching this, but anything is possible.
     
  7. Kutu

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    kvandivo - Thanks for the info.
     
  8. M3BlueGeorgia

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    That's an excellent location. And since its just over 200 miles from my house would really work for a top-off (with meal) before proceeding to Savannah instead of stopping at both Macon and Savannah Airport, as we do now. We only have 120v access down there, so can't arrive with a nearly empty battery.

    I'm going to be driving past there in a week, and I'll try to remember to stop and check.
    However, no news on supercharge.info concerning Metter.
    I'm also going to check the status of the "under construction" supercharger station at I-75x265 in Macon, since that's more convenient than the current station in downtown Macon.
    It surely would be nice to just have to stop at Metter on the way down to Savannah and Macon on the way back to Atlanta.
     
  9. kvandivo

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    I drove by there a week or so back and I think my late night vision was previously playing tricks on me. In the daylight I didn't see anything that resembled superchargers. (I think I was previously seeing a fenced-off transformer or something behind the McDonalds).

    But, ya, anxiously awaiting it. We can Macon to Kingsland (skipping Savannah) if we really really top off at the starting point, but Metter would be a spectacular place for one. Come'on T!
     
  10. mwm3

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    A nice option in Savannah that you may not have considered is some of the downtown city-owned parking garages. There are 4 different garages that each have a pair of 48A Tesla destination chargers. The chargers are free to use but you have to pay for parking. Parking is $1/hour but they have flat rate fees of $2 after 5pm. That means you could theoretically fill up a model 3 battery overnight for only $2 which is cheaper than a paid supercharger. You'd just need a way to get to and from wherever you're staying while the car is charging.
     
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    Follow up to the previous message. The Savannah parking decks now have signs that say "LIMITED TO THREE HOURS VIOLATORS WILL BE CITED". I was able to charge at 48A for 3 hours and add about 120 miles of range but it's not as convenient if using 3 hour increments.
     
  12. ChrisC

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    Post that in the Savannah thread please, if not already done.
     

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