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Supercharger - Seattle, WA - Ballard Way


Running on Empty
Sep 16, 2016
Pedestal installation has begun (again). These are v2s (again). No idea why the two parking bumpers have been installed in non-supercharger stalls.



Running on Empty
Sep 16, 2016
Hey, a brand new traditional-style V2 supercharger. Weird.
The Tesla tech said the infrastructure couldn’t handle v3 and that they were originally going to do an urban charger but switched to v2 maybe because it was faster. I probably should have asked more questions and let him talk more but I was also mindful of him working late on a Friday and wanted to let him get back to work.

The main amenity in this area is grocery shopping which doesn’t usually take 1-1.5 hours that an urban supercharger requires. And given that this is currently the only supercharger with FREE parking in the Seattle city limits and that it’s only 8 stalls, I could understand wanting to use as fast a supercharger as possible.

Lastly, I should mention that I came by at 1:30am a few nights ago and one of the entrances was gated shut but the other was open so this appears to be a supercharger with 24/7 access.
For years I drove by that old house which was surrounded then by industrial sites, and occasionally see her and her husband tending to a garden. Then the building went up around her when she refused to sell out, but the construction site people were known to do free work for her like wiring repairs and such. Man has that neighborhood changed! The chili place is gone but the MP brewery and Jolly Roger tap room is right around the corner from the charger, second best cask conditioned ale in Seattle!
This supercharger just went live. I came by around 5pm and saw the tesla tech working on activating it so I came back a couple hours later and caught what I believe is probably the first charge :)

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This has got to be ranked as the top craziest supercharger installaton ever!! The stalls were torn down twice!!!! :O Damn. Nuts! Well...it's ready now.
I don't know if something is seriously wrong with my battery. I have a 2016 Model S-75. I went in this evening at 100 miles range so SOC was ~42%. Max I ever got was 34Kw :(, hovering around b/w 28 to 34KW. Isn't that way too low?
  1. I was not sharing charging with anyone (like 1A, 1B, etc)
  2. I talked to 4 other Tesla owners, each one of them were around 50 to 65Kw similar SOC
Did anyone else notice this slow supercharging speed? If not, looks like its my battery and I need to reach out to Tesla service :(



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