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Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by emupilot, Jun 4, 2018.
Sounds like an awesome drive. I'm assuming you'll have to do most of the Trans Canada Hwy on L2?
It does indeed sound like a great trip! Since it will span the continent and involves dozens of Superchargers, please continue discussing it in this thread I created about it in the North America forum at Plan to drive a Model 3 Performance across Canada and the US . Thank you.
electrical permit for supercharger:
Anybody seen any movement on this?
Have not walked the parking lot recently but the window coverings on the new store have changed, after some private event was held there last month.
Drove the lot last weekend and there were no tell-tale signs.
The Santa Monica Place Superchargers look like they are going to open imminently. 10 in total, 8 outside and 2 undercover (one handicap). Here are some pictures that I took yesterday and of the construction over the past few months. The trench along 4th Street was probably 25 to 25 feet deep and required the temporary relocation of a bus stop for about a month.
Not sure why the signs say "30-minute general parking"
Because planning/zoning rules require a certain number of general parking spots be maintained for a given square footage of commercial floorspace. Switching general parking stalls to dedicated EV charging stalls would push them under the limits and the planning/zoning boards usually won't allow the property owners to outright convert them all. So what normally happens is that they give a variance to allow a few spots to be charging-only and then put a time limit on the rest so that they can still be counted as general parking. If you're using the supercharger you should preferentially choose to charge in one of the "general parking" stalls if possible, that way you leave more of the dedicated stalls open to hopefully reduce the potential of ICEing. With the Urban-style chargers there's no speed penalty for using a paired stall.
Thank you @mocaif9 for the explanation. For reference, all of the 10 stalls have the 30-minute general parking sign. Santa Monica Place also has five generic chargers: four ChargePoints, and one Clipper Creek. A block away is the 2nd Street parking structure. It has 28 generic chargers if I recall correctly.
Will one have to pay for using these chargers? If so, what’s the time limit for free parking? And I’ve parked there before — are these on the roof of the parking structure? WooHoo!!!
@MelaniainLA its 90 minutes free parking. I assume that to use them you will need to pay Tesla.
Thanks!! Very nice. Enough time to get a charge. If you have free supercharging you charge for FREE!!
Finally I don’t have to go to Culver City when I forget to charge my X or 3 and realize I only have 20 miles of range left.
Interesting; first I've seen where the auto-transformers are mounted atop the rectifiers. Guess it saves space!
South San Jose also has this arrangement.
Great news! Planning a trip to Santa Monica over Christmas and I was actually looking a convenient spot to charge close to my friend's place in Santa Monica.
I don't have any certain knowledge but from what I saw it looks ready to go. Probably waiting for inspections and testing. It's a nightmare garage during day especially at christmas. Plan for off hours and you'll be less frustrated.
General reminder/warning; apparently Santa Monica is one of those municipalities that looks toward the lack of front license plates as a way to fill the city coffers. Perfectly legal, understood. I'm sure the local enforcement team will be all over this location once it goes live.
Word to the wise...
Very true. 2 tickets so far. Also ticketed there for not having ALL the carpool stickers in place (just had one rear one in the far bottom right corner).
That is why they’re called Soviet Monica!
Now I place the front plate on my front windshield when parked