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Supercharger - Snoqualmie, WA

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by SnoValleyRob, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. SnoValleyRob

    SnoValleyRob Member

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    Today I spoke with the Mayor of Snoqualmie and asked him if he knew where the supercharger location in Snoqualmie, WA (25 miles east of Seattle) would be placed. I assumed it would likely be at the new Safeway that is going in or at the new hotel nearby, he said that it will be located within the Safeway parking lot. I am an early model 3 reservation holder and live in a detached condo without a driveway or garage and likely won't be moving until next year, so this location 5 minutes from home allows me to make this work fairly easily!
     
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  2. frickalicious

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    Great news! Thanks for sharing. Hope there are plenty of stations for residents and visitors
     
  3. Pricee2

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    @SnoValleyRob are you sure the mayor knows the difference between an EV charger (ie J1772 etc) and a Tesla Supercharger? I don't know the location of the new Safeway but if it is near the town center that is not a convenient location for I90 travelers. Just my opinion.
     
  4. sranta

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    I drive from Cle Elum to Snoqualmie as a commute every day in my P85. While I can make the round trip without charging, it would be nice to have a Supercharger here in case I do a lot of west-side city driving before heading back home to Cle Elum. I looked at the parking lot of the new Safeway and while there is some new construction for a gas station going on, I don't see a convenient place where Tesla could put the large charger equipment cabinets (and surrounding security fence) for the Superchargers stalls themselves. There are some places in the (rather smallish) parking lot for actual stalls. Maybe they will put the equipment in the area that is currently closed off for the gas station build (I circled the potential supercharger area in a planning picture I found online of the Safeway lot.)
     

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    Looks like the Supercharger will be in Issaquah, not Snoqualmie. See the attached screen capture from supercharge.info. I've gone by the construction site, there were Tesla-branded large equipment crates there. My guess is at least 4 weeks until completion (Christmas.)
     

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  6. sranta

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    Discussion on the Issaquah supercharger is here.
     
  7. BerTX

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    It does seem unlikely at this stage of SC build out that Tesla would put two installations this close together without other main highways around.

    Perhaps when Issaquah goes live and the Tesla SC map is updated we will have more information -- if the Snoqualmie dot disappears and the Issaquah dot takes it's place as an active SC, we'll know.
     
  8. modamoda

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    Based on Issaquah SC thread, it looks like there will be only 8 urban chargers - which would not be sufficient to handle peak traffic[1]. I think Snoqualmie SC will also have small/fair number of chargers to handle cross Cascades traffic.


    [1]: it's major waypoint to 2 popular ski areas in Cascades. It's also heading for Sunrise at Mt Rainer National Park
     
  9. PLUS EV

    PLUS EV Running on Empty

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    Who exactly would be going through Snoqualmie to get to Sunrise?

    This is an even stranger path than your route to Whistler via Surrey.
     
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  10. Kuhz

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    Some people like the road less traveled. Or make their own path.....:D
     
  11. modamoda

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    I meant... Sunrise traffic will still use Issaquah SC, but cross Cascades traffic needn't stop by there.

    without Snoqualmie SC, Issaquah will handle Sunrise + Crystal Mountain + Snoqualmie + Cross Cascades
    with Snoqualmie SC, Issaquah will only handle Sunrise + Crystal Mountain
     
  12. ReddyLeaf

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    Darn, I was hoping for real information on the Snoqualmie SC. Anyway, this is a great location, nearby the intersection of 18 (south to Tacoma, a road I just used today and would have stopped to use the SC if open). Also, North Bend and Snoqualmie are near highway 203, a great cutoff route north, skipping all the I-405 traffic. I use both of these routes on my travels from eastern WA, so that I miss the interstate traffic. I hope this one is added soon, and in North Bend, not Snoqualmie.
     
  13. Kermee

    Kermee It's Not Easy Being Green

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    TBH, I would prefer SC's say, at the North Bend Premium Outlets vs. Snoqualmie, but I'll take whatever I can get. ;)
     
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  14. ReddyLeaf

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    Agreed. I was right by there today, but don’t go into that mall area. I think there are a bunch of DCQC stations on PlugShare.
     
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  15. modamoda

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    I traveled Bellevue - Crystal Mountain several times last winter.
    I don't know in detail how Tesla navigation works, but it occasionally routes me to I-90 > exit 25 > WA-18 > WA-169: It definitely hits Issaquah SC.

    (WA-18 has higher speed limit than Front st, Issaquah, maybe this might be a reason?)
     
  16. peterloron

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    Front street is often a parking lot.
     
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