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Supercharger - Norfolk, VA

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by LetsGoFast, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Lanny

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    Stopped by the Norfolk Supercharger site today while driving back from OBX. There was a crew pouring concrete at the end of an island about 100 yards south of the proposed Supercharger spot. I talked to someone who looked like a supervisor who said the concrete pad was to move the bus stop which is currently at the end of the island by where the Superchargers are going. Moving the bus stop has to occur before construction can begin on the Superchargers. No timeframe was given.

    Lanny
     
  2. TNEVol

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    Hey Lanny good to talk to you again from TN. GOOD NEWS for you. I talked to the SC crew in Nashville today and they will be finished next week with a proposed turn on date of 6-30. They said their next job is Norfolk!! These guys move fast so I think you will see them in 2 weeks.
     
  3. CatB

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    That is great news, thanks for the update!
    So, let's start taking guesstimates on go-live date. Anybody have a feel for how long it takes from break ground to go-live?
    I've got an OBX vacation planned in early August... :)
     
  4. TNEVol

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    My guess in the summer having watched a lot of these is 3-4 weeks if the local utility is cooperative.
     
  5. WATTS-UP

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    Heading to OBX last week of August hopping that the SC will be up and running
     
  6. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    Me too. I'll keep an eye out for your S.
     
  7. EdA

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    Has the electrical work begun yet? Any updates?
     
  8. linkster

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    #48 linkster, Jul 8, 2015
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    On-site walk through yesterday to schedule up all parties. Construction started today for (6) bay with 3-4 week "delivery".

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    btw, i had a 30 sec. conversation with the HMIC at Panera about the super being installed (he was unaware) and he seemed enthusiast
     
  9. EdA

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    @linkster - merci beaucoup!
     
  10. mmccord

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    Looks like this will be completed about 2 weeks late for my OBX trip. How are the chademos in the area? I think I'll be using the one @ Nissan of Norfolk.
     
  11. JohnQ

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    Same here. Looks like we'll take the Forrester ... though I probably could make the 220 miles from Salisbury to Corolla given the traffic speeds and warm temps. Would mean a range charge in Salisbury, though, which takes quite a while.

    You can tell I'm spoiled. In Fall 2013 I was so happy to be able to supercharge that needing a range charge in both Glen Allen and Burlington wasn't an issue at all.
     
  12. EdA

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    Dunno how you can resort to an ICE...
     
  13. JohnQ

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    PM my wife with that sentiment please :tongue:
     
  14. CliffG

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    The Nissan in Chesapeake and Norfolk Nissan were both friendly and accommodating; got 38-39 kW from both. Someone hit the emergency button on the one at Virginia Beach Nissan and it hadn't been reset as of last week. If you know how to reset it (see here) and can convince them to let you do so, that would be Real Good.

    The Courtyard Marriott in Chesapeake advertises their CHAdeMO on Plugshare, but they turned off the power a month ago, claiming either an "electrical problem" or a "metering problem". Avoid them.
     
  15. mzpolo

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    Oye --- I hadn't seen this thread until now. As someone who has lived in the Norfolk area for 30 years now.....

    Someone earlier said "Is directly opposite a bankrupt mall with crime problems really the best place for a supercharger??"
    This area is a horrible spot for a supercharger. Yea, OK, its right off 264 and 64, but the area is really not a good part of town. Military Circle Mall is not someplace to be at night. You are up the road a bit from there but still...
    Wouldn't a better spot be MacArthur Mall?
     
  16. TexasEV

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    Tesla has had this problem in several locations. See the Mobile, AL thread for example. They need better intelligence from the locals in their site planning process. It's not just about which mall has parking spaces to offer. Travelers from out of town are especially vulnerable because they may not be aware of what an area is like. We expect superchargers to be located at places "where you want to stop".
     
  17. techmaven

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    As I said before, this location is unfortunate. I wanted one west of the I-664/I-64 interchange. I dropped another note to the Supercharger team just to let them know my reservations. Hopefully they will take more note of that in the future. I recommend that people send email to them to just let them know these kinds of things before it is too late. It is, unfortunately, too late now for this Supercharger.
     
  18. 2Cybers

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    It would be nice is someone asked the crew where they are going next. That gives a heads up on the planned schedule. This crew, as I understand it, came from Nashville, TN.

    I would be very pleased if the next stop was Greenville, SC -- along with a whole lot of other people.
     
  19. linkster

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    As former Hampton Roads courier and one who is on the MMBT 20x/wk I must be the only one on here who likes the well planned Norfolk supercharger site location.

    2Cyb

    I will check in with the super crew next week.
     
  20. sharma158

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    A Wytheville VA SC build next would be great for I-81 travelers as well as I-77 people


     

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