TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Supercharger - San Jose CA (LIVE 16 May 2019, at 1375 Blossom Hill Rd, 18 Urban stalls)

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by FatalNecro, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. FatalNecro

    FatalNecro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Long time thread lurker but first time posting. I found this going up in San Jose at the Princeton Plaza Mall. Its located on the corner of Meridian & Kooser. No where could I find any permits. I took the following photo. Looks like about 20 stalls. I will get more photos next time I am in the area. This is great news to see the charging network expanding.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Informative x 9
    • Like x 5
    • Helpful x 1
  2. mblakele

    mblakele pre-jackpot member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,041
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    #2 mblakele, Jan 21, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2019
    Great! Looks like urban chargers.

    google maps: Google Maps

    There should be a permit at City of San José Online Permits but it's throwing OutOfConnectionError right now. I'd imagine that won't be fixed until tomorrow.

    EDIT: retry worked, and I found "2018 139568 CI"

    INSTALL (18) SUPERCHARGING POSTS, (9) CHARGER CABINETS, (9) AUTOTRANSFORMERS, SWITCHGEAR, AND UTILITY TRANSFORMER​

    Work seems to be by Core Energy. Some inspections are already in progress: http://csjimg2.sanjoseca.gov/ecmsviewer/187/134/18134187.pdf

    Based on the permits, the official address may be "1375 Blossom Hill Rd"
     
    • Informative x 4
  3. FatalNecro

    FatalNecro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    I only took a photo from one direction but there is at least 20. I will take full photos. It's essentially the entire length of the parking lot from the new heath care building to the parking entrance to the old OSH.
     
  4. FatalNecro

    FatalNecro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    18 it is.
     
    • Informative x 4
  5. mociaf9

    mociaf9 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2018
    Messages:
    789
    Location:
    CA
  6. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    16,629
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Wow, nice work guys! I’ve edited the thread title. This one does not seem to be on Tesla’s Find Us web page, and it is obviously not the permitted San Jose Supercharger being discussed in this thread
    Supercharger - San Jose (South) (Permit 12/6/18 - 14 Superchargers at 5630 Cottle Rd)

    There are going to be a lot of Superchargers in the San Jose area; and with all the Model 3’s I see on Bay Area roads, they are going to get plenty of use.
     
  7. Mr. PlugShare

    Mr. PlugShare For the Love of EVs

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2017
    Messages:
    2,701
    Location:
    Montréal
    The signs say « general parking for all vehicles » and something else underneath, so it could be ICEing hell?
     
  8. FatalNecro

    FatalNecro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    More pics from today. Looks almost ready to go. For geographical reference, the entire shopping complex has an address of 1375 Blossom Hill, but this resides on the corner of Meridian and Kooser across from a city park.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like x 4
  9. mociaf9

    mociaf9 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2018
    Messages:
    789
    Location:
    CA
    Looks like this is the exact spot in the parking lot: Map location
    GPS: 37.244638, -121.891141
     
  10. FatalNecro

    FatalNecro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Mociaf - exactly! Thanks for posting that up. I find it odd that Google Maps doesn't have a more current picture. There is healthcare building built up on the corner right next to the charging location that has been up for a year+.
     
  11. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    16,629
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    We don’t know if the utility transformer is in place and connected. So while it may look “almost ready”, it could be weeks before it is operational.
     
    • Like x 1
  12. jjgunn

    jjgunn Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2018
    Messages:
    101
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Great - Now the wife can go to Party City while I charge the car
     
  13. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    4,470
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    #13 SMAlset, Jan 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2019
    Been to the Walgreens/Party City/Michaels there. Bill's Cafe, across from the plaza on Kooser, is one of my favorite breakfast/lunch restaurants--although we frequent the one on Cottle I've been to this one as well. Being across from the Post Office -- especially during the holidays, I'm sure these urban chargers will encounter ICEing, but 18 is a nice count.

    Nice find and thank you @FatalNecro for all the photos and the mention that it's across from the City park, and I'm shocked to see this location since it's kind of down the street from the Cherry Avenue one (Alamden Expwy near Bass Pro Shop). Guess it's nice that it's on the opposite side of 85 since that whole Cherry Avenue area on the other side of 85 is super congested and traffic gets pretty slow there at times. Kind of shocked it's so far along and no one mentioned it before now (permitted in early November). Cool in any event!
     
  14. ken830

    ken830 Model S 85, Model 3 Performance

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Messages:
    1,071
    Location:
    San Carlos, CA
    Funny how the Cottle Supercharger is also sort of across the street from a Bill's Cafe. And also a Party City (and Starbucks, of course) at that location.

    Satellite Healthcare building shown on the plaza's website:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    4,470
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Bill’s Cafe ( Locations | Bill's Cafe ) is a nice place for a good reasonably price sit-down meal if you have a long charge. Nice that’s it’s in the nearby vicinity to both supercharger locations and offers something other than Starbuck’s fare. I’m partial to their Greek lemon soup :) and try to either order soup and sandwich, or if I order something else and heading home, try to get some soup to go. If they are really busy (frequently especially on weekend), the wait to be seated can take a while and you’ll probably want to move your car. I find their portion sizes quite filling.

    This location also has C’est Se Bon Bakery within easy walking distance. C'est Si Bon Bakery Bakery

    BTW both eateries have shortened hours, so if you can, pull up their website before walking over to them just in case they are closed.
     
    • Informative x 1
    • Like x 1
  16. bmah

    bmah Moderator, Model S/X, California Forums

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    2,536
    Location:
    Lafayette, CA, USA
    Half the fun of these Supercharger threads is finding out about good restaurants nearby. :)

    Bruce.
     
    • Like x 8
  17. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    4,470
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Has anyone eaten at either the Cup & Saucer restaurant ( Location ) or Mandarin House restaurant ( Wix.com | Welcome to Mr. Ping's Noodles )? I notice both of those are open later into the evening and located there in the shopping center.
     
  18. JoelH

    JoelH Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    Los Gatos, CA
    Cup and Saucer is a basic diner. Haven't been there is a while, but was fine and as expected last time i was there.
    Mandarin House is basic American Chinese food - it's our default take out place these days.

    There's also a Mexican place - Senor Taco - right next to Mandarin House, which is good as well.
     
    • Informative x 1
  19. Lex13

    Lex13 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2017
    Messages:
    55
    Location:
    Los Gatos
    Thanks for the pics @FatalNecro. Another good location for SC in the South Bay. It's not as close to the freeway as San Jose - Cherry Avenue SC, but not a trek either. Restaurant wise, there's also Bon Chon near McDonald's. Korean chicken wing place that's pretty tasty.
     
  20. Kanting

    Kanting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2016
    Messages:
    633
    Location:
    Pacific Coast, US
    Well, I miss the Sunday farmers' market which moved to Oakridge mall several years ago! Not sure what the vacated OSH site will become.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC