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Supercharger - Selma, TX

Discussion in 'Texas Supercharger locations' started by brkaus, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    This was noticed by @Bruce W in a different thread.

    Creating in the Texas supercharger specific area.

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  2. TexasEV

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    This may be the HEB in Schertz that had a utility survey for Tesla recently.
     
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    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    True. Could be anywhere (if it even happens). Figured the city name Tesla used might be the best start.
     
  4. TexasRat

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    Really hoping that this opens before November so that I can use it when I take the family to six flags. If not, I need to figure out another plan, maybe using the SC in san marcos, though that's terribly inefficient coming from Austin.
     
  5. BerTX

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    Make other plans. No way this will be open by November.

    Can you explain how San Marcos is "inefficient"? Because it is too close to Austin? Drive to Fiesta Texas (BTW, if you ask for directions in SA to Six Flags You will end up in Dallas -- it's Fiesta Texas) and stop off in San Marcos on the way back.
     
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    Plan to do the same thing. If you drive really efficiently a 75D can do it without supercharging, but why miss out on the fun? :D
     
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    @BerTX I’m driving from north Austin down to Fiesta Texas. I will have a pretty high SOC by the time I hit San Marcos on the way there. (The inefficiency that I was referring to was charging on the way there, since it’ll be a slow charge.)Then I’m going to park the car all day at the park and then start my drive back. I haven’t done a long trip on the car yet, so I’m a little uneasy of seeing where my SOC is at by the time I hit San Marcos on the way back from Fiesta Texas. I was worried I might not be able to make it all the way back. That’s mainly my ignorance in an X 75D. I haven’t done enough long range driving to get an idea of how far I can go!
     
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    or just don't start with a full charge? enough to make it to san marcos with 20-40% SOC would be better on paper. Bear in mind they only have 5 stalls, and last I checked perhaps not all of them reach 100+ kW.
     
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  9. BerTX

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    That isn't a very long trip. Take a few highway trips before then if it will make you feel more comfortable. Leaving from Round Rock, going to the Park, then going to San Marcos should have you arriving with 30% or more SOC -- it's only 150 miles. November can be cooler and you may encounter wind at any time, but that is still a VERY comfortable margin. It should be a good trip to build your experience level and confidence. Use your Energy screen on the main screen, set your destination, and select the "Trip" tab on the Energy screen. It will tell you your level of charge upon arrival IF you continue to drive as you have been driving. If it dips to an uncomfortable level, then slow down and it will come back to a good buffer. It'a amazing how much a fairly small decrease in speed will affect your range.

    This trip is more complicated than some, since it has a waypoint in the middle, meaning the in-car Nav can't accurately estimate your SOC upon arriving back at San Marcos on the return leg. This is where the auxiliary routing apps will help you. There are several, the simplest and cheapest being EVTripplanner.com. You can play around with that, but be very careful because it's estimate of range for the MS75D is overly optimistic.
     
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    @TexasRat Everything @BerTX said. I've driven to Dallas a few times in my MS 75D and have similar quandaries since Italy SC is placed similarly to San Marcos in your situation. Tho OP has Model X, so perhaps that's why the margins are smaller :)
     
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    Thanks for all of that info! Sound like I need to make a few trips and see how things go
     
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    I drove from Northwest Hills to the area near Fiesta Texas, and back home with a stop at San Marcos on the way home in my S60, so that should be similar to an X75. Start with a 100% charge. If you're getting nervous about charge on the way from Fiesta Texas to San Marcos, slow down by 5 mph.
     
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  13. DriverOne

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    Not really. Let's say you need to charge in San Marcos to 80% before leaving. Would you rather start that charge at 30% or 70%?
     
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    My bad. Got focused on OPs concern of inefficient charging a high SOC. Agree always start a trip with 100% at home to avoid impact of surprises (wind,rain, elevation effect, etc)
     
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    Hmm, with the discovery of the Richmond Supercharger, there will be 2 in the Houston area located at Rudy's BBQ. There's a Rudy's in Selma, might be worth keeping an eye on it.
     
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    The El Paso supercharger is also at a Rudy's. I recommend the moist brisket.
     
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    I had the lean brisket at the Rudy's at the El Paso Supercharger. I'd recommend the moist as well.
     
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    Had the moist for dinner last night! After helping with Houston deliveries yesterday I stopped by a friend's & showed off Talith to his dad (he was quite impressed). Afterward we went to Rudy's and I topped off Talith at the 290 Supercharger while we ate at Rudy's.
     
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    Reviving this old thread to ask if anyone has an update on the future location of this Supercharger, and its current construction update. The Tesla site is still only saying Coming Soon and expected by 2019.
     
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  20. mociaf9

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    Instead of starting a new thread, I figure we can just continue to use this one.

    Confirmation (via TABS) that the "Selma" supercharger will be at the Schertz HEB and is potentially planned for construction to start this calendar year: TDLR TABS - Project Details
    • Scope of Work: Telsa is proposing to install (8) electric vehicle charging stations within the existing parking lot of the shopping center.
    GPS (guess): 29.598106, -98.278764

    Don't pay too much attention to the proposed start date in September shown on the original document. Read that as an optimistic target that's likely to be missed. These records are generally created before a building permit is applied for and that date assumes a brisk approval process and that Tesla keeps this on the front burner. So, any delays beyond a straight rubber stamping in getting their permits approved will push that back. But there's a decent chance it'll break ground within a few months of that date (i.e. this calendar year).

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