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Supercharger - Northwest - Kalispell

Tectonic

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Any more news or pictures for this site folks? Glacier National Park trip is impossible (or rather more troublesome) till this site is up.
What do you folks think of something collectively emailing supercharger email address? I can spin up a google form that will collect details of all the email addresses who want to be part of that email to supercharger.
Let me know folks if you think this is feasible or userful! Cheers.

Based on some of the reports upthread, it sounded like maybe the Super1 was waiting to see how Helena their supercharger there was going before committing here. Of course, Tesla could always decide to go with another site, but site development can be slow. It might be worth inquiries both with Tesla and with the Super1 to understand the current state of things and any plans...

It would be great if this site could get built before next summer!
 

Trail Runner

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Any more news or pictures for this site folks? Glacier National Park trip is impossible (or rather more troublesome) till this site is up.
What do you folks think of something collectively emailing supercharger email address? I can spin up a google form that will collect details of all the email addresses who want to be part of that email to supercharger.
Let me know folks if you think this is feasible or userful! Cheers.
I'm all for this. I have emailed Tesla once so far, but we should do a group email. If there is a Facebook group or two that also email, even better.

I plan to charge using my quick 220 at a Air BnB near the West side of thr park and have a KOA EV camping spot by the East side of the park next summer.
 

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Tectonic

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tv_aaron

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Any update from someone in the area? Planning a trip to see Glacier next summer and would really like to avoid destination chargers (stayed at a hotel in the area last summer and there were 4 Teslas for 2 chargers. I tried organizing a schedule. No one texted me or cared to figure it out).

Luckily it looks like there are more level 2 chargers in the area if it isn't finished soon
 
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smartypnz

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Would love to revisit Glacier and stay at Kalispell. But it can wait till they let a SpC in there. Juggling level 2 chargers with other hotel guests will only get worse. Not something you should need to stress about on vacation. Doubt Glacier will go anywhere. And there's enough ICE owners to keep the town alive. But sometimes, guys, ya gotta plan for the future.
 

Guvnah

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Would love to revisit Glacier and stay at Kalispell. But it can wait till they let a SpC in there. Juggling level 2 chargers with other hotel guests will only get worse. Not something you should need to stress about on vacation. Doubt Glacier will go anywhere. And there's enough ICE owners to keep the town alive. But sometimes, guys, ya gotta plan for the future.
...but is there enough ICE to keep the Glaciers from going anywhere...?
 

matthellstrom

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Would love to revisit Glacier and stay at Kalispell. But it can wait till they let a SpC in there. Juggling level 2 chargers with other hotel guests will only get worse. Not something you should need to stress about on vacation. Doubt Glacier will go anywhere. And there's enough ICE owners to keep the town alive. But sometimes, guys, ya gotta plan for the future.
When we went there the last couple of years we rented an AirBnb and we plugged into their dryer outlet.
 
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darknavi

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Was out in the Kalispell area visiting family last week with our Model 3. Looks like a collision shop has a Model 3 as their loaner! What a good idea to let people try this stuff out!

A super charger in Kalispell would be amazing. We are lucky that we have family and a fast charger there as a jump-off point for Glacier.

Side note: Bonners Ferry would also be a good "jump off" point for Canada and in between Kalispell and Coeur d'Alene.
 

alphainfinity

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Just checked the super 1 here in Kalispell. No signs of any construction. Not even the Walmart has a Dc fastcharger. My suggestion would be to start a Walmart campaign to get a charge America or similar installed. Most of them nationwide have them already. I don’t have a lot of faith that Kalispell will see a supercharger this year.

it would be k8nd of ironic if the local Ford dealer installed something for the Mach E before Tesla construcTed a supercharger.
 

mociaf9

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I don’t have a lot of faith that Kalispell will see a supercharger this year.
Well, right now Tesla's map shows it as 2022 (and I personally include the caveat "or later"), so I would say your expectation is perfectly in line with current official guidance.
 
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PLUS EV

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I really need this one by July.

Okay, I realize that isn't going to happen, but I just always wanted to be that guy in one of these supercharger threads. And I am going to a convention in Whitefish in July. Will be a bit awkward with a Tesla since the nearest supercharger is 129 miles away (and not really near my path of travel), but I will figure something out.
 

Raleel

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I really need this one by July.

Okay, I realize that isn't going to happen, but I just always wanted to be that guy in one of these supercharger threads. And I am going to a convention in Whitefish in July. Will be a bit awkward with a Tesla since the nearest supercharger is 129 miles away (and not really near my path of travel), but I will figure something out.
getting to whitefish isn't so bad at all. turning it around in less than 8 hours is a bit more of an issue. It's a little annoying but the one in superior is pretty close to st regis, and that's a nice route. the Missoula one is next to a solid pizza place, but I think it's a little farther out.
 

Tectonic

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getting to whitefish isn't so bad at all. turning it around in less than 8 hours is a bit more of an issue. It's a little annoying but the one in superior is pretty close to st regis, and that's a nice route. the Missoula one is next to a solid pizza place, but I think it's a little farther out.

This pin purporting to show a CCS/CHAdeMO charger in Polson, MT (S end of Flathead lake) just showed up: PlugShare - Find Electric Vehicle Charging Locations Near You

Anybody have any insight into whether or not it's real? I have to say it looks a little suspect, being "non-networked", and no photos or checkins (at least yet), but it would be nice if it were real!
 

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