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Supercharger - Pinellas Park Wawa

Discussion in 'Florida' started by LoL Rick, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

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    This is happening! I just stopped by and snapped these pictures. The location is 3101 Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas Park.
     

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    Conveniently located between a McLaren dealership and a Maserati dealership!!!!!!!!

    Cold you determine how many charging stations?
     
  3. LoL Rick

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    Too soon to tell.
     
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    I found the building permit in Pinellas Park. There will be 8 stalls. The permit number is 2017002138. The search web site is BPAddress Put in the address 3101 Gandy Blvd.
     
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    Looks like it's the back 8 parking spaces in the parking lot behind the Wawa
     
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    Awesome pics Rick. I really think this is a big story for Tesla owners. AT least if this signals a broader partnership with WaWa and not just a one off agreement.
     
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  7. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Wawa is a great fit for charging. My niece works at Wawa corporate and I asked why they don't have fast-charging stations. She said she was told it's because they don't want people loitering around while charging. I told her it would attract customers and they won't typically be there for hours or anything. Hopefully, this Supercharger will show them the value and they will see the light corporate-wide.
     
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    Wawa seems to pride themselves on the quality of their convenience store, and I like their hogies (and free air!) so I think it is a good fit. With all the stores being built around Florida, maybe there will be other partnerships.
     
  9. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Yes, that's how I interpret the photos.

    Pinellas Supercharger Stalls.jpg

    Here's a vicinity map:

    Pinellas Supercharger Vicinity.jpg

    Larry
     
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  10. Btrflyl8e

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    I drive by it every day, so I can stop by periodically for updated pics!
     
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    I love this location! Great pics too thank you Rick
     
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    How do you guys search for permits? I want to check for Palm Beach and Broward County. I found searchable websites but they ask for address or permit #. Obviously I don't have that.
     
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    Larger cities generally do their own permitting, otherwise you can look at the county level. Online access is quite variable: some places have no online data, some like you describe above require you to basically know where to look or check each permit individually (like "Coming Soon" site Altamonte Springs FL), while others are more search friendly. For West Palm Beach, you can put google tesla site:wpb.org and see permits for wall chargers (and maybe a supercharger at some point).

    By the way, I have checked the Altamonte Springs electrical permits through EL17-0442 - if anyone needs a little tedium in their life, they can periodically check sequential permit numbers until their supercharger shows up.
     
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    How long does it usually take to built from start of construction to completion ?
     
  15. LoL Rick

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    There really is no good answer to that. Some of them are finished in 60 days or so, and some drag on for months and months on end. To get an idea of the current state of affairs, take a look at supercharge.info . The orange and white traffic cones depict sites currently under construction. If you click on them, they each contain a note saying how many days have passed since construction started.
     
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    Loitering? Pretty terrible way to view customers.
     
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    Right? Don't most convenience stores look at ways to keep people in there as long as they can?
     
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    Here is a live shot from 25 July 2017
    Try to find my Tesla
     

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  19. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    "stand or wait around idly or without apparent purpose."

    The want people spending money at the convenience store. They can maximize that with higher throughput than EVs would offer. So I can see why they could think of EV owners as potential loiterers

    But, EVs might make up for the space with higher ratio of purchases due to the longer stops. That's more likely where there's an oversized lot. Just put the chargers out of the way of the people with a need for speed.
     
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  20. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Cool photo! (With a cool Tesla ;) )
     

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