Man I love that picture of 8 (8!!) superchargers with a grain elevator in the background. Thanks for posting and thank you Tesla for making trips to the outer banks practical even for us 60 kWh owners.Took a trip down to Plymouth today; the SC definitely wasn't at the mini rest area... while there was plenty of construction going on there, it apparently wasn't open for business (parking lot and entrance not plowed), so about got stuck there making a loop through while the construction workers gawked. :redface:
On the way back through town, drove around a few strip malls before arriving at the other end of town, and on a whim pulled into the Holiday Inn Express to see if it might be there. Turns out, it was!
Not much to do there, only thing nearby is a Bojangles fast food restaurant and a credit union. Charger worked fine!
Map of the area: 35.850609,-76.756162 - Google Maps
View from the hotel side entrance:
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Did not see a thread for this one. Anyone have any news on this one ? It seems to be under construction but no thread or news .....
The week before the Memorial Day weekend, I took my 85 to the always wonderful Raleigh Service Center to get the shield/deflectors mod, which only takes about half an hour, by the way. While in NC, I decided to drive out to Kitty Hawk, so I stopped at the Holiday Inn Express in Plymouth, NC. I asked the daytime desk clerk if they had many Teslas coming by. She said she had never seen a Tesla, "perhaps they come by at night." She came over to the front door and pronounced mine a "great looking car."
Since there were eight stalls and apparently very few Teslas, I left my car backed into a stall overnight. After a very pleasant night,
we awoke to find that the parking spaces opposite the supercharger stalls occupied by four vehicles belonging to State Troopers. Apparently this is their assembly area, where they can walk over to Bojangles to get their morning coffee. The four troopers were examining the superchargers and my car. So I walked out. None of them knew what a Tesla was. One said he had never noticed the charging stalls before seeing my car plugged into one. I gave them as good a sales pitch as I could and answered questions about range, whether other EVs could charge there, etc. I showed them the frunk and the trunk and the footwell for the rear-facing seat option, and of course the big screen. Hopefully I gave them a reasonably positive impression of both the car and Tesla owners.
It occurred to me after they left, that these guys are probably more likely than anyone else in the US to encounter a Tesla floating in saltwater. And they did not know what a Tesla was. I don't know what to do with a floating Tesla either.
Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express was ideal except that the door-lock card reader at the end of the hall toward the superchargers is not working. Plymouth has several fast food restaurants and a Golden Skillet that I don't know how to classify. Fine dining will require a trip of about an hour, north, east or west, so plan according to your desires. The Plymouth Subway was fine, and the Holiday Inn Express breakfast was nicely served and quite good.