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SuperCharger Proposal for NC - Hickory, NC

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by pgiralt, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. pgiralt

    pgiralt Active Member

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    I just submitted a proposal to Tesla for a much-needed supercharger location in Hickory, NC. There is a planned SC in Asheville according to the 2015 map, but without something between Burlington and Asheville, the trip might not be doable in really cold weather and probably not doable at all in a 60. Hickory would be the perfect spot.

    I don't really know the Hickory area (only driven past it on the way to Asheville), but I suggested they look at the Valley Hills Mall off of I-40 exit 125. Anyone familiar with the mall? Anyone else think this would be a great addition?
     
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Active Member

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    Either Hickory or Statesville, so I-77 is covered.
     
  3. JohnQ

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    It's doable at or slightly below the speed limit in an 85kWh. I've done it twice in 25F weather but there was little wind and no snow. But, I agree that an intermediate SC is definitely needed.
     
  4. CHGolferJim

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    Good idea, maybe Statesville is optimal as a major intersection, lots of construction in the area.
     
  5. muleferg

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    I vote for Hickory or Morganton.
     
  6. TI Sailor

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    I like Hickory and the intersection of I-77 and I-81.
     
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    Hickory and the intersection of I-77 and I-81.

    Yes.
     
  8. Drucifer

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    I-77 & I-81 junction is on the new map (thank goodness).
     

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