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Supercharger - Middletown, RI

Looks like Tesla is planning to install a Supercharger in Middletown, RI -- which will be a welcomed stop for Newport-area visitors and owners.

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Won't be open for a while, and I'm not sure where exactly they're installing it, but I'm sure more information is to come in due time.
 
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They are doing a terrible job in RI and Bar harnor Maine. Middleton and Bar Harbor keep getting pushed off by year, both seem like logical places for a Supercharger. Bar Harbor is the bigger hole, Newport isn't that far from 495 in MA which is covered by Superchargers but the good route to Bar Harbor, Route 1, doesn't have anything after Freeport. There are a couple of Superchargers on 95 but who wants to drive on an Interstate when they go to Maine, you want ot be on the coast not a boring highway. They need to get these SCs built and they also should put one in at Camden or Rockport Maine.
 
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They are doing a terrible job in RI and Bar harnor Maine. Middleton and Bar Harbor keep getting pushed off by year, both seem like logical places for a Supercharger. Bar Harbor is the bigger hole, Newport isn't that far from 495 in MA which is covered by Superchargers but the good route to Bar Harbor, Route 1, doesn't have anything after Freeport. There are a couple of Superchargers on 95 but who wants to drive on an Interstate when they go to Maine, you want ot be on the coast not a boring highway. They need to get these SCs built and they also should put one in at Camden or Rockport Maine.
This is and North Conway NH really need coverage.
 
I wonder what the problem is. They get installed in a timely manner in Vermont and they are popping up like weeds in Eastern MA but Bar Harbor, Middleton, North Conway keep getting pushed out. All of those spots are major destinations, are local towns making it difficult for them or is it just because the people who make these decisions at Tesla are all in California and don't have a clue about New England.
 
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Looks likely that the Middletown, RI coming soon pin will actually be north of there in Portsmouth, RI:

Neon Marketplace
3302 East Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI

Neon is working with Tesla to host superchargers in Seekonk (construction nearly done now), Warwick (construction started/starting soon?) and in Portsmouth. The information for this Portsmouth, RI location was John Rohland in RI, who was speaking with Neon staff about the Seekonk location, and also revealed the under construction Warwick location.

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Looks likely that the Middletown, RI coming soon pin will actually be north of there in Portsmouth, RI:

Neon Marketplace
3302 East Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI

Neon is working with Tesla to host superchargers in Seekonk (construction nearly done now), Warwick (construction started/starting soon?) and in Portsmouth. The information for this Portsmouth, RI location was John Rohland in RI, who was speaking with Neon staff about the Seekonk location, and also revealed the under construction Warwick location.
Was there any indication of how far along they are in the process? We don't have firm rules for when to add a permit blue dot, but generally there needs to some evidence that the wheels are starting to turn, so to speak.
 

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Relaying info second hand - but the in person conversation today was with Neon marketing about facility grand openings at both Warwick and Seekonk on 12/22, and a statement that they will be installing superchargers at Portsmouth too. Given the source of the info, I'd say it's going to happen, and probably soon. I was going to dig to see if I can find any written evidence too, but given the Tesla "coming soon" pin for Middletown, I'd say the probability is very high this is where it will be and pin-worthy. We can certainly delay a permit pin until we have more info of course.
 
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Here is a business story about Neon and their growth plans that include co-installing EV charging stations from both Tesla and ChargePoint in their new builds.


Green energy is also a major focus for the chain. Neon Marketplace is currently installing EV chargers at one of its existing locations and plans to include EV charging at future sites. It is partnering with both Tesla and ChargePoint and is speaking with additional providers as it prepares to stay nimble until it has a feel for the most sustainable models as EV evolves.

“Our first several sites will feature Tesla superchargers, but we’re looking across the entire energy channel to see how EV evolves — and looking to evolve with it,” Rasmussen said.

Neon Marketplace’s focus on EV charging is about “doing the right things,” he added.

“We want to be a place where consumers can get the energy that they need to move on. We believe EV is a part of the future. There’s certainly great environmental benefits for it, and we want to be a part of that,” he said. “Gasoline is still very important, and it will be for a long time … but we want to have EV as well. It’s part of our values and our beliefs.”
 
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