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Supercharger - Paramus, NJ

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by jaguar36, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. jaguar36

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    Back in July, Tesla got approved for a supercharger/dealer/service center on Rt 17 in Paramus (old 5th Ave Electronics location). Has anyone heard anything about it since then?
     
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    There was no sign of exterior parking lot work for a supercharger.

    The corner of the building nearest Route 17 has been opened from ground to roof. There are additional I-beams in front of building.

    Two large openings have been added to the side of the building facing the parking lot. I assume these will be for the service and delivery areas.

    There was was a supply of sheet rock in what I believe will be the showroom area (rt 17 side)
     
  6. herbvdh

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    They are making fast work putting up the sheet rock. It appears that they have taken down the corner walls of what was the 6th Ave. Electronics entrance.
     
  7. Cottonwood

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    Most Showrooms and Service Centers at least have some outside HPWC's. Some have Superchargers, but remember there are some 60's without Supercharging enabled.

    If and when you see trenching in or next to the parking lot, Supercharger Pedestals need 3" conduit from the Charging Cabinet, a Mobile Supercharger needs a 3" conduit from the building's circuit breakers, and HPWC's need 1" conduit feeding them from the circuit breakers. The difference should be obvious.
     
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    more photos

    here is what the building looked like before construction on Tesla project
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    aerial map shows next property north is connected to another property which has an existing bridge over stream. This will allow access to Paramus Park mall on foot without too much walking along Rt 17 shoulder( just a quick jump over the adjacent shopping area).

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    here are the current offerings of the immediately adjacent shopping area
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    assumed showroom area

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    new beams to be installed.
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    sheetrock and perhaps insulation or ceiling tiles?
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    middle door
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    rear door
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    entrance road heading toward loading dock area
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    loading dock area
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    trailer is for "Master Electrical Systems"
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  10. tfinan

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    From this article, there are supposed to be 7 HPWC and 3 superchargers (which I read as 6 charging stalls):
    Paramus Tesla service center, showroom gets green light - Business - NorthJersey.com

    I wonder if these will be mobile supercharger installations or the traditional trenched approach.
     
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    For those more familiar with the area, if there was a supercharger site here, would it be a pretty useful site? Is this a corridor that could really benefit from a supercharger?
     
  12. EdA

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    This will be great for the locals IMO.
     
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    Yes, I also agree that it will be a great addition to the area. While I don't expect to do nearly as many miles as I do in Colorado during my visit to the area later this year, it will be nice to juice up once or twice on something better than the HPWCs at GSP or 120v outlets at my family's place.
     
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    You bet. There is a large center island service center along the Garden State Pkwy between Paramus and Nanuet NY, which has long been a favorite of ours when bypassing NYC via the Tappan Zee bridge and I287. This location in Paramus is even better in that it is at the nexus of I80 and the Garden State, also connecting via NJ17 to I87 north.
     
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    Absolutely. I would have used Paramus this Saturday if it'd been live. Philly -> Poughkeepsie included a 100 mile each way run between Edison & Poughkeepsie. Perfectly workable in an 85 with the nice weather we had, although I drove slower on the way up just to be safe, since I wasn't familiar with the route.

    I wouldn't recommend Edison -> Albany in a 60 during the winter, as it's 168 miles, which leaves you very little buffer @ 65 MPH and 32 degrees or below. But Paramus -> Albany is only 135 miles, which should be very practical.

    Not to say that Carlisle PA (or where ever the Harrisburg Supercharger ends up) won't be a bigger impact... Pittsburg to NYC via Hagerstown, MD is a major detour compared to Harrisburg then Allentown. But Paramus will still be much appreciated when open...
     
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    I have been through that area now on Thursday and Friday at about 6:30 PM they have huge spotlights up about 15-20 feet and the have dug a huge hole near the grassy center island in the lot. From what I can see it appears to the Rte. 17 side and has (8) eight parking spaces facing 17. It also looks to have a trench dug to the building. I am Southbound in the evening stuck in major traffic looking at this.
     
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    Photos from Sunday 11/16

    construction fence area has been expanded.
    Supercharger conduit has been installed. Stall charger frames are nearby.
    Stalls will be located on side of triangle away from Rt 17 and away from entrance. Should allow charger traffic to stay separate from gallery and service traffic. IMG_0843.JPG
    other angle.jpg stall parts.jpg
     
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    here you can see conduit has been run to the utility pool on the side of Rt 17. The disturbed pavement is visible to the right of the first picture above. conduit to pole.jpg
     
  20. JST

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    So the store/service center will open this week, but what about the Superchargers? These pictures from Sunday suggest those are still a ways off, no?
     

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