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Supercharger - Miles City, MT

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Sure, but I on the other hand would precisely assume that at all. That's exactly why I said what I said. They have at this point finally chosen a location consistent with an actual in-the-field investigation and discussion. They did not pick Custer and designate that as a future location with the assumption that they can do whatever the fu*k they want in Montana, unlike the Bighorn random initial pin. This is very different. Know your Montana on the ground case crowd.........or just argue with me forever, who gives a fu*k........... whatever pleases you.........As always, I'm at your argumentative service........
Watt?!?
 
Sure, well I could have better expressed that idea. Meaning in rural Montana making an assumption that you can put a dot on a map and work out the details of exactly where to put a supercharger later is not so likely to work. In an actual city perhaps. Bighorn has literally no place to install a charger. Custer does but in reality only one location. I do not think Tesla just randomly placed yet another dot on the map with no investigation of the details. They rejected Bighorn for a reason. Jumping from there to the assumption that the one location in Custer would, without question, accept a charger would be foolish, to say the least. I'm fairly sure the restaurant/bar there would be happy to have more customers and as I said they already have a 30a charger, so likely a good spot. But I will investigate and report back here.
 
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Sure, well I could have better expressed that idea. Meaning in rural Montana making an assumption that you can put a dot on a map and work out the details of exactly where to put a supercharger later is not so likely to work. In an actual city perhaps. Bighorn has literally no place to install a charger. Custer does but in reality only one location. I do not think Tesla just randomly placed yet another dot on the map with no investigation of the details. They rejected Bighorn for a reason. Jumping from there to the assumption that the one location in Custer would, without question, accept a charger would be foolish, to say the least. I'm fairly sure the restaurant/bar there would be happy to have more customers and as I said they already have a 30a charger, so likely a good spot. But I will investigate and report back here.
You either misunderstood me or you are presenting a strawman. The issue I had with your post was your assumption that "Tesla has made arrangements" when the supercharger pin says "Target opening in 2022." I take that to mean it's an aspirational pin and they hope to put a supercharger there some day. Had it said "Target opening Q1 (or Q2) 2021," I would assume they at least had a permit lined up and that it might even be under construction.

Anyways, I have no disagreement about which town it is likely to go in. I'm aware that Bighorn is little more than a name on a map and not likely to host a supercharger. In fact, I scouted out some of these locations when I drove through the area a few months ago.
 
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Yeah, sorry man, I was out-of-sync there, bit of a misfire. The point was there are arrangements and there are arrangements. Meaning by arrangements I was not implying a contract but rather that I had on the ground reasons to believe this location was not random. It was intended as a simple statement. You and I, it seems, at times have to finetune the wavelength to understand one another. I'll try to keep my divining rod sharpened in future........dowsing with strawmen can be a messy business.........
 
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So I can't get any of the Miles City chargers to work yesterday or today. I have tried 4/8 of the chargers, two on each side/end. The charger stands have the lights on and when plugged into the car I get the blue T flashing, the car screen stating charging starting..........then nothing more. Is there a way to report this to Tesla?
 
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Miles City chargers still down. I did this am contact Tesla who said all 8 chargers are showing as off-line. I was told they would send someone to check this out today or tomorrow. Mind you folks from out of state don't always understand when today or tomorrow comes around in rural Montana, but at least the problem has been reported..........
 

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Both sides of the line up are online today, which is a good thing. High temp today 0 degrees F. Thursday predicted high -8 F, low -20F.
My little weather station near the water in Seattle hasn't recorded a temp below freezing in over a year, but the forecast for Thursday and Friday is for highs in the 20s! :eek:

Brrrrr... :)
 

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