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Supercharger - Philadelphia, PA

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by GlmnAlyAirCar, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    Since this is listed as being completed by the end of 2017 (he said skeptically), I figured it was about time to start this thread.

    Anyone have any information on where this location might be? I am speculating that, since Tesla appears to be partnering with Wawa, and there is a new Wawa planned for the Navy Yard in South Philly, this might be the location. The Navy Yard is located right by I-95 and I-76, as well as the Walt Whitman bridge, so it seems like a natural fit.
     
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  2. madodel

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    When I brought this up a few months ago someone said that it would most likely be off of 95 in Bucks County, not in Philly itself but close to it. While you may very well be right, that is awfully close to the one in Newark Delaware. Though with the Model 3 coming I expect to see superchargers popping up much closer together to handle the volume, and US Tesla Superchargers | Tesla does say Philadelphia not Lower Bucks.:)
     
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    They're putting them pretty close all along the 95 corridor now - look at the two new ones in the Maryland rest areas, and now Burlington makes four in a row in less than fifty miles in NJ.
     
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    Interesting. Instead of more sharing (same block of chargers covers 4 stalls) as many on the forum had speculated/expected, they took the sharing away entirely.
     
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    Would be surprised if it were the Navy Yard; while close to 95 and 76, not the most convenient to get in and out of. Not to mention if there's a Flyers, Sixers, Phillies or Eagles game, you're NOT getting in and out of there. Or any concert.
     
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  7. GlmnAlyAirCar

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    Yes but one can always hope (if you haven't inferred this yet, I work there).
     
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    I don't think that Tesla should build a super charger in Philly or Bucks county, if anything, they should build out the SC in Newark DE. Take the hole area in front of the current SC and install 24 more.

    What is more important, a Super Chargers every 50 miles or a battery pack that can get you 400 miles per charge?
     
  9. chdavis

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    Still no supercharger in Philadelphia - I’m extremely surprised. When I’m in NYC, there is always one nearby. Philadelphia is a major city!
     
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    It absolutely blows my mind that there's no supercharger in Philly, and not even a mention of the anticipated location. After a long day of driving around the city in freezing weather, the battery gets depleted pretty quickly, and I'd like some alleviation of the range anxiety...
     
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    When KoP goes in, there will be superchargers away in every major direction, why would you need one in Philly? Don't you have charging at home?
     
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    Certainly, but a slow charger at home(not in the city) isn't really equivalent to a supercharger in the city.
     
  13. madodel

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    Ahem, not everyone that goes to Philly lives there. The Supercharger buildout now is not just for travel. It is also adding destination Supercharger stations.
     
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    Agreed - when I go to my office in NYC, there are like 5 within 20 minutes plus along the highways leading into the NYC area
     
  15. Chuq

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    Some superchargers have popped up unexpectedly in various cities - Chicago, Boston, Sydney - without people noticing. Either under construction (almost complete) or even fully completed! Check the multi-storey car parks, especially for the hard to reach or rarely used sections.
     

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