Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Supercharger - Skokie IL

Chuq

Active Member
Jan 1, 2015
3,447
4,190
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
There was a bit of recent discussion in another thread ( Supercharger - Chicago, IL (Lincoln Park) ) about the fact that "Skokie IL" was listed as "opening soon" on Tesla's map but there was no location spotted by community members.

There was a bit of speculation it would be at the existing Tesla store in the area but today an "under construction" location popped up on supercharge.info, at another location. So I thought I'd make a thread for it!

Red marker indicates the store location - it's about 6 miles / 9.5 km away.

upload_2018-1-1_11-12-32.png
 

SMAlset

Well-Known Member
Mar 4, 2017
9,205
10,075
SF Bay Area
Looked this up and saw this was down the street from my former relatives. Haven't been back there for many years and the area has changed a lot with the new shopping center. Nice area in general. From the photos I'd say it's near Touhy Ave but really more off Carpenter Rd in the parking lot behind Shallots Bistro sushi place & Anytime Fitness and kitty-corner from Buffalo Wild Wings (based on last photo). AMC theater must be just down from Buffalo Wild Wings in the photo. You can see the street light in the last photo and match it to the shadow of the street light in the map below. Given that the health club appears to be sharing that parking lot, hopefully the spaces won't get iced all the time.

skokieSC - 1.jpg


So back to the superchargers I haven't seen any that look like this during construction out in my area. Would these be the new lower profile urban chargers then?
 
Last edited:

SMAlset

Well-Known Member
Mar 4, 2017
9,205
10,075
SF Bay Area
BTW that address of 5507 W Touhy on Plugshare takes you to 2 J1772 Volta chargers across from Tilly's (free charge). I doubt the Tesla Supercharger location will have the same address. Both are in the Village Crossing shopping center though.

PlugShare Web v2
 
Last edited:

slmlc02

Member
Jul 12, 2016
32
29
Chicago
This location is a few minutes from my house. I’ll keep an eye on the construction and will keep this group updated on progress. It’s a great location for chargers—highway is close and the Village Crossing area has all kinds of stores, food options, and a movie theatre.
 
  • Helpful
Reactions: scottf200 and Chuq

jgillispie

Member
Sep 12, 2016
377
189
Illinois
This is about a mile away from my work; I eat at that BWW almost weekly. Can't believe I never saw this. The trees and fence block most of the view from the other lot and road. I've also never seen a car in that middle section of the parking lot.
 

jgillispie

Member
Sep 12, 2016
377
189
Illinois
Did a more detailed check on this site today. This is a 20 stall installation. It looks like the electrical has been completed mostly but the equipment still needs fencing put up and there is landscaping that needs done at one end. The only uncovered sign said Tesla parking only.
 
  • Informative
  • Like
Reactions: SMAlset and Chuq

sammyfan711

Member
May 30, 2016
243
175
Downers Grove, IL
Did a more detailed check on this site today. This is a 20 stall installation. It looks like the electrical has been completed mostly but the equipment still needs fencing put up and there is landscaping that needs done at one end. The only uncovered sign said Tesla parking only.
20 stalls!?! This is awesome, can't wait!
 

SMAlset

Well-Known Member
Mar 4, 2017
9,205
10,075
SF Bay Area
Any photos of the actual charging equipment yet? I only see 10 covered "posts" in the early photos so wondering where the chargers line up in the parking lot.
 

SMAlset

Well-Known Member
Mar 4, 2017
9,205
10,075
SF Bay Area
Are you referring to Hammer's post? If so, I think the chargers are in those pictures. Looks like they are the smaller urban chargers.

Yes, the urban chargers I've seen in photos look like these, kind of tall and cylindrical: Tesla unveils new ‘urban’ Supercharger with a slower dedicated charge rate


Now that I'm blowing up the photo I think I can see the scooped black/white bottom design under the black plastic covers. They appear shorter in the photo than I somehow imagined. The plain poles must be for the Tesla signage. Looks like 9 back in and 1 pull in spots from the photo. Wonder where the other 10 will be.
 
Last edited:

Cris

New Member
Mar 31, 2016
1
0
Chicago
I could only count 9 + 9 tonight.
 

Attachments

  • 79859A2D-B821-464A-A934-B166898B217F.jpeg
    79859A2D-B821-464A-A934-B166898B217F.jpeg
    315.9 KB · Views: 139
  • 12469B73-0FDA-4C93-B490-8017D0378651.jpeg
    12469B73-0FDA-4C93-B490-8017D0378651.jpeg
    292.1 KB · Views: 136

SMAlset

Well-Known Member
Mar 4, 2017
9,205
10,075
SF Bay Area
I could only count 9 + 9 tonight.

Ah, I should have realized that the transformer equipment is situated in the middle and will undoubtedly be enclosed, with 10 on each side. If you look at Hammer's 3rd photo (chargers are to the right of the transformers) you can see one charger separated from the rest in the photo. That would be the pull in stall and I'm betting there's a total of 10 on the left side of the transformers (just not visible in any photos I can see), giving it 10 + 10.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jgillispie

jgillispie

Member
Sep 12, 2016
377
189
Illinois
Ah, I should have realized that the transformer equipment is situated in the middle and will undoubtedly be enclosed, with 10 on each side. If you look at Hammer's 3rd photo (chargers are to the right of the transformers) you can see one charger separated from the rest in the photo. That would be the pull in stall and I'm betting there's a total of 10 on the left side of the transformers (just not visible in any photos I can see), giving it 10 + 10.

Yep, I believe there's two pull-in stalls. The trashbin on the first photo blocks the pull-in stall on that side. I was thinking these are the urban chargers as they looked different in shape than the standard ones.
 

SMAlset

Well-Known Member
Mar 4, 2017
9,205
10,075
SF Bay Area
Not sure about two pull in stalls. On the row of chargers on the left side of the transformers if the charger was mirroring the same position as the one on the right side of the equipment, the charge port would be on the left side of a car pulling in, while the charger and "hose" would be on the right side--kind of awkward and wouldn't want to scratch the car. So I'm thinking it would make more sense to have this be a back in as well as the other 9 there. Sure we'll get more photos soon. I am interested to see the chargers uncovered. Sounds like a nice charging location and first urban chargers for me.
 
Last edited:

jgillispie

Member
Sep 12, 2016
377
189
Illinois
I had a feeling they would try and get this done (less Tesla check) this week while the temps are high; up to ~50F on Thursday. Sure enough I drove by today and there was a crew out running a bunch of cabling between the equipment. Pretty sure this is the first work done since before Xmas.

Not sure about two pull in stalls. On the row of chargers on the left side of the transformers if the charger was mirroring the same position as the one on the right side of the equipment, the charge port would be on the left side of a car pulling in, while the charger and "hose" would be on the right side--kind of awkward and wouldn't want to scratch the car. So I'm thinking it would make more sense to have this be a back in as well as the other 9 there. Sure we'll get more photos soon. I am interested to see the chargers uncovered. Sounds like a nice charging location and first urban chargers for me.

The left pull-in stall is not in the middle mirroring the other; it's at the far end of the left side hidden by the green garbage bin in the one picture.
 
  • Like
Reactions: SMAlset

gmo43

Member
Jun 24, 2014
366
645
Mesa
Here are some pictures I got today.
 

Attachments

  • PANO_20180108_153345.jpg
    PANO_20180108_153345.jpg
    206.4 KB · Views: 124
  • IMG_20180108_153337.jpg
    IMG_20180108_153337.jpg
    467.6 KB · Views: 127
  • IMG_20180108_153325.jpg
    IMG_20180108_153325.jpg
    461.9 KB · Views: 128
  • IMG_20180108_153308.jpg
    IMG_20180108_153308.jpg
    435.2 KB · Views: 120
  • Like
Reactions: SMAlset

dailydriver

Member
Nov 23, 2012
236
75
Naperville IL, USA
I had a feeling they would try and get this done (less Tesla check) this week while the temps are high; up to ~50F on Thursday. Sure enough I drove by today and there was a crew out running a bunch of cabling between the equipment. Pretty sure this is the first work done since before Xmas.
You would be correct. Outside temperatures have been consistently in low teens or single digit which is lower than the tolerance for pulling the conductors. Besides becoming very rigid and making it difficult to work with, there is risk of damaging the outer insulation.
 
  • Informative
Reactions: jgillispie

Products we're discussing on TMC...

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
Top