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Supercharger - Mt. Vernon, IL

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by memcd, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. memcd

    memcd Member

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    Can't find a thread but here is article:
    Tesla plans charging station

    Even though it's at a Double Tree/Holiday Inn it appears it's not a destination charger but a Supercharger.
     
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  2. Fezzik

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    This is a great location. Lots of hotels and places to eat and hits all the interstates north south and east west
     
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    Thanks! I think this makes Louisville,KY to St Louis doable without having to head north to Indianapolis first
     
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    Will still need Paducah for St. Louis to Nashville.
     
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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    If you have a CHAdeMO adapter, there's a very reliable charger in Clarksville, TN that makes this route very doable once Marion comes online. I've made it from my house in Belleville to Clarksville twice already (thought it was admittedly a stretch).
     
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    This is awesome news. One of my only concerns buying the Tesla was a trip that I make to visit my sister in Quincy, IL once or twice a year. Without a charger in Mt. Vernon, I was going to have to go Indy-Campaign-Springfield which is pretty far out of the way. I'm sure the SC won't be done this year, but I should only have to take the long route once or twice before it opens.
     
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    Why do you think that? The article said "They will build it ... we're hoping it's complete sometime this fall."

    There is plenty of time to get it built this year.
     
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    I hope they do. I just see a lot of SCs on Supercharge.info that are in permitting for 100+ days then take months to construct. Let's just say I am predicting they don't get it done by the end of the year, but I hope I am pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Hopefully it progresses as fast as the Miner, MO and Louisville, KY sc.
     
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    Cant wait until this SC is complete. I've driven from Raleigh, NC to central MO and back two time now in my Model S 85D, this should help reduce travel time and stress.
     
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    It is 180 miles from the Louisville SC to the proposed Mt. Vernon SC. I would only be able to make it in my 60D under ideal circumstances (no A/C or heat, driving 65, little wind).
     
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    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    It looks like this leg is going to be to long to attempt in a Classic 60, and would be on the very edge of whats possible in a base model 3 or Model S 60d. Hopefully they eventually add in one more station between these two, it would make the trip easy in any Tesla.
     
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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    I think we'll eventually see another Supercharger near the intersection of I-64 and I-69. When, though, is anybody's guess.

    In the mean time, Mt Vernon is a welcome addition, and Plugshare finds 16 locations within 6mi of that route. I'm having trouble viewing them at the moment, so I don't know how helpful they are, like if any are CHAdeMO or if they're all J1772.
     
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    Yeah, the Evansville exit is a prime location, but it is probably low priority. Mt. Vernon was good because it got major thoroughfares going E-W and N-S. I-69 is such a hot mess through KY and IN that it doesn't really justify a N-S supercharger while an SC is needed there for the I-64 E-W corridor.

    There are destination chargers in French Lick and Evansville, but both of those cities are pretty far from the interstate.
     
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    The intersection's issue seems more to be that there's nothing much there. There are a number of places like that, which is probably why Tesla has begun negotiating with gas station chains.
     
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    jvonbokel John VonBokel

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    Turns out most of those are too near either end to be helpful, but there's a 14-50 at Lynnville Park (link), which is almost exactly the halfway point between Louisville and Mt Vernon. 50A charging is not the same as Supercharging, of course, but a 30-60min stop there would be far better than re-routing through Indianapolis.
     
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    There is a campground / park near the I64 and Evansville Exit that has Nema14-50 plugs.
    This makes for a nice stop to top up for an Hr. or two to give any of our MS60's owners the margin
    to make it between Louisville and the soon to be Mt. Vernon SC or between Louisville and St. Louis.
    Even MS85 / P85's or MS90's traveling between Louisville and St. Louis will need to stop here until the
    Mt. Vernon SC is active.

    This location is in PlugShare
    Lynnville Park ( City Park )
    Ports - Wall Outlet (120v), Nema 14-50
    Custom Ports - 39 sites with 14-50 ( 50 Amp ) plugs.

    Address
    1.5 miles West of Lynnville, In on Highway 68
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    (812) 922-5144
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    $2.00 to $7.00 depending on how long you stay on the plug

    Description
    Park manager said you can charge up for an hr. or two for $2.00 or all day for $7.00 as long as there were open sites. Mid week, place was empty. If park manager is not at check in gate just use the Honor System and put your payment in envelope and leave in check in shack. Great place for a top up if traveling between Louisville and Saint Louis Some of the breakers pop after a while charging at the 40 AMP rate ( old breakers ) , if this happens, try a different site / pedestal if there are other open spots, if not reduce charge rate to 35 amps..
    Hope this helps until there is a SC between Mt. Vernon and Louisville.
    You can check out the Parks Web site at Lynnville Park Campground - Lynnville, IN - RV Park Reviews

    Hank MS85
     
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    I think it would make sense to locate a SC near the intersection of I-64 and I-69. That is not served by many amenities but a few miles west is the intersection of US 41 (Dixie highway) and I-64 which has three truck stops with fast food, motels and a few other restaurants nearby. That is 80 miles from Mt Vernon,IL, and 115 mi from Louisville, KY. Also 98 to Terre Haute, 126 to Clarksville, TN and 150 (via I-69) to Indy. All well within the range of the 60's.
     
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    That's 3rd Street in Terre Haute.
     
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    #20 ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Jul 24, 2016
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    Useful info for Tesla owners (thanks!) but I was specifically writing about Tesla identifying and agree a suitable Supercharger location near the intersection. It's easy for people to say that another one is needed, but finding a suitable host location near the intersection is a different matter. (Even if you had two locations in the area, you want one near the intersection to satisfy all directions of travel along Interstates. The ironic cost problem is that where there's an Intersection of 2 Interstates, if they can't site a Supercharger near the intersection, they may need _three_ sites to satisfy journeys using all directions of travel.)

    Anyway, here are my usual Supercharger stats:

    Interstates: I-57, I-64
    US Numbers Highway: None

    I-57:
    From: Miner, MO - 119 miles
    To: Effingham, IL - 146 miles
    Diversion: 1.8 miles

    I-64:
    From: Start (I-70 at Wentzville) - 116 miles
    To: Louisville, KY - 195 miles
    Diversion: 1 mile
    From: Rolla, MO (I-44, I-64) - 183 miles

    Good location in terms of network coverage:
    - Will complete I-57 with maximum gap 119 miles
    - 1 of the 2 required to split the start of I-64 and Louisville, KY.

    Also worth noting:
    - The distance from Rolla, MO is a little too much at 183 miles
    - I-55 Miner, MO to Springfield, IL is a too much at 238 miles.
    - Either is doable with a diversion to St Charles, MO but to me they point to Tesla having an eye on the South County Center mall in Mehlville, MO.
     
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