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Supercharger - Mountain View, CA (12 V2 stalls)

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Hi,

Mountain View, CA USA has a supercharger installation under construction that I personally saw last week. It’s located in the Computer History Museum parking lot off 101 and Shoreline. In addition, they have a permit from Mountain View. Unclear yet how many stalls, but perhaps only 2. I only could see one Supercharger module. The pedestals are not in yet.

Superchargers

Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
 
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Cottonwood

Roadster#433, Model S#S37
Feb 27, 2009
5,089
178
Colorado
Good location given the 101/237/85 interchanges nearby.

Bad location (on weekdays) with only two stalls and with all the Googler MSs nearby?!

I believe that the 2 stall count is the default on Supercharge.Info until exact details are available. Seeing other installs in the area, I would expect at least 8 stalls here.

Someone please post pictures...
 

trils0n

2013 P85
Feb 12, 2013
1,529
1,982
Earth
Just stopped by. Here are pics. EDIT: Will be interesting to see how this one works. Great location, except traffic is about the worst possible during the week due to Google.
MoutainView_Supercharger_Contstruction_2.jpg


EDIT: NOT 6 stalls. Looks like 12. Was hard to see over construction fence and security was eyeballing me, so I left quickly after snapping pics.
 

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Just stopped by. Here are pics. EDIT: Will be interesting to see how this one works. Great location, except traffic is about the worst possible during the week due to Google.
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EDIT: NOT 6 stalls. Looks like 12. Was hard to see over construction fence and security was eyeballing me, so I left quickly after snapping pics.

Ignore my earlier comment.
This is Cool! Looks like Elon is indeed about to end range anxiety! :smile:
 
So... What's there?

Drove over to do some neighborhood scouting today as I live a mere 5 miles from the site. Although this means I will not be charging there myself (except once as I collect charging sites for my "Visited Chargers" list in the Nav system :smile: , I thought it would be appreciated by others passing through the area.

At first I thought there wouldn't be much there besides the Computer History Museum. There's more than I expected though!! All within a few minutes walking distance.

Directly across the parking lot:
  • The Computer History Museum. Seems to be a great place to spend some time for combined Tesla/computer nerds like myself! I'm embarrassed to admit I've never been there though. Gotta change that now! I understand they have a Google Self Driving Car on display! Makes me wonder if there's something on Tesla's battery technology rise to fame as well?

Directly across the street on Pear Ave:
  • A 7-Eleven
  • A Starbucks
  • An Italian restaurant called Cucina Vente. Looks VERY nice and inviting from the outside!! I bet they'll be happy to see Tesla clientele visiting their restaurant! Now that I know of its existence, I'll definitely try it out one of these days!
  • A place called The Voya Restaurant. I'm guessing they haven't opened their business yet though as the windows were still blinded. The website looks very nice though. I understand it to be a sister restaurant of the Cucina Vente. It seems there was a Quiznos Sub here before (that's what the street-side sign indicates) but they must have gone out of business.

Across the street on Shoreline Blvd:
  • A Century 16 movie theater - guess Hollywood will have to start making movies no more than ~45min in length...
  • A Bar called Sports Page. A Silicon Valley icon! Has been there as long as I can remember.
  • A Subway
  • Hon Sushi
  • Zareen's - Pakistani and Indian cuisine
  • A Gold's gym
  • A TOGO'S
  • Laser Quest

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I think most of us who lived/breathed/worked in Silicon Valley have never gone there. Would be sort of redundant with our life experience. Took me years to get to the tech museum in Downtown San Jose and I went there for an odd reason, that I can't remember now.


  • The Computer History Museum. Seems to be a great place to spend some time for combined Tesla/computer nerds like myself! I'm embarrassed to admit I've never been there though.
 

gg_got_a_tesla

Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913
Jan 29, 2010
6,534
788
Redwood Shores, CA
This is a great location for those of us driving up to Silicon Valley and returning to southern points... nice to be able to charge in the valley.

Mind returning the favor and arrange for an SpC site in Monterrey or Carmel? :wink: It's 85 miles each way for me. Of course, I could always charge in Gilroy but I like to drive Hwy 17 and visit Santa Cruz on the way.

What would be even better is to have SpC's both nearby Carmel as well as San Simeon. That would fully open-up Hwy 1 from Carmel to San Luis Obispo. One of the most beautiful stretches of coastal highway in the world and a joy to drive in a Tesla!
 

ecarfan

Well-Known Member
Moderator
Wow, nice find guys! I had no idea.

Yes, this is where the annual shareholders meeting will be next ,I th, and it is where the 2014 meeting was, which I was at.

I first went to the Computer History Museum a few years ago. I thought it was very interesting and quite well done.

Looks like these new Superchargers will be done in time for the upcoming shareholders meeting. Cool!
 

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