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Supercharger - St. Louis Park, MN

DeepBlueMN

2019 AWD Model 3
Jun 11, 2019
97
137
AZ and MN
Perhaps it’s one for the superchargers and one for the ChargePoint level 2 chargers.
Makes sense... I was about to post the same question, but you beat me to it. :)
If so, I wonder if both meters have to be in place before either group of chargers can be independently powered up?
 
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starman27

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May 6, 2019
42
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MN
Stopped by today. Tape is still up. Tried plugging for the fun of it, site is still dead. Really wishing they would hurry up and activate this one, considering it's been "under construction" for almost 200 days.
 

WFrank

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Aug 12, 2017
30
88
Colorado
We have been Coast to Coast about 5 times in our Model S and Model 3s and have hit 180+ different Superchargers. The variables are infinite on how long it takes for a Supercharger to actually come on line. We have seen some that took 400 days to get the permit approved (Fort Stockton, Texas), and others popped up working in about six weeks. The “political” attitude of the local authorities can make it happen tomorrow, or drag it out for months. COVID19 really adds another dimension of unknowns.
We were in Canada in September and the Eastern Superchargers were being completed in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but did not get turned on until the whole Trans-Canadian Network was powered up at once at the end of December 2019.
Across the continent we have watched the construction process get better and better, as they figure out it is better to get the transformer installed BEFORE they put the pedestals in. The precast pedestal bases have accelerated the completion time as well.
The V3 Stations are easiest to spot because the cabinets have the vent grills located on the upper section of the cabinet.
The thinner cables (liquid cooled) are not as easy to tell, but are a second clue.
We have seen some Supercharger stations pop up ON LINE with no time delays at all. Our tours have taken us from Prince Edward Island off the coast of Nova Scotia to Los Angeles and from Spokane, Washington to Tampa, Florida. So far we’ve driven about 130,000 miles and have had a ball.
We use the Tesla Supercharger Network almost all the time, (when traveling) but do make use of a few RV Park hook ups, so having a NEMA14-50 adaptor is a great accessory to carry with you. Interestingly, several of the RV places we charged at 3 years ago, ALL now have Supercharger stations located in those towns.
We drove 4,200 miles in late January-early February, going from our ranch east of Denver to Los Angeles, then to Austin, Texas and back to the ranch and the network made it a breeze.
Of course 98% of the time we just plug it in in the garage which is effortless.
The Superchargers will get there eventually, but understand, the issues are generally with the local utilities and their governing authorities that makes the time so uncertain.
 

wupl

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Jun 17, 2019
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We have been Coast to Coast about 5 times in our Model S and Model 3s and have hit 180+ different Superchargers. The variables are infinite on how long it takes for a Supercharger to actually come on line. We have seen some that took 400 days to get the permit approved (Fort Stockton, Texas), and others popped up working in about six weeks. The “political” attitude of the local authorities can make it happen tomorrow, or drag it out for months. COVID19 really adds another dimension of unknowns.
We were in Canada in September and the Eastern Superchargers were being completed in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but did not get turned on until the whole Trans-Canadian Network was powered up at once at the end of December 2019.
Across the continent we have watched the construction process get better and better, as they figure out it is better to get the transformer installed BEFORE they put the pedestals in. The precast pedestal bases have accelerated the completion time as well.
The V3 Stations are easiest to spot because the cabinets have the vent grills located on the upper section of the cabinet.
The thinner cables (liquid cooled) are not as easy to tell, but are a second clue.
We have seen some Supercharger stations pop up ON LINE with no time delays at all. Our tours have taken us from Prince Edward Island off the coast of Nova Scotia to Los Angeles and from Spokane, Washington to Tampa, Florida. So far we’ve driven about 130,000 miles and have had a ball.
We use the Tesla Supercharger Network almost all the time, (when traveling) but do make use of a few RV Park hook ups, so having a NEMA14-50 adaptor is a great accessory to carry with you. Interestingly, several of the RV places we charged at 3 years ago, ALL now have Supercharger stations located in those towns.
We drove 4,200 miles in late January-early February, going from our ranch east of Denver to Los Angeles, then to Austin, Texas and back to the ranch and the network made it a breeze.
Of course 98% of the time we just plug it in in the garage which is effortless.
The Superchargers will get there eventually, but understand, the issues are generally with the local utilities and their governing authorities that makes the time so uncertain.
 
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Bg2580

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Apr 27, 2019
53
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Minneapolis
Meters are complete and ChargePoint chargers are live. Electrician said Tesla just needs to turn em on.
 

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Evbwcaer

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Jun 21, 2014
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Another frustrating update: still not operational.

The ChargePoints seem to be on but I did not try them.

The Tesla meter is on and read .01kwh, so I think it’s 99.99% ready. They did take down the caution tape.

This is getting so lame, turn the thing on Tesla. This thing has appeared to the normal consumer to be “out of order” for many months. Each finicky average Joe car buyer that sees this thing chronically “broken” is much less likely to buy a Tesla or other EV .
 
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theflyer

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Feb 1, 2015
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Northern Virginia
It is currently sitting at the 16th longest time in construction in the USA. 230 days. It'll be 13th if it takes eight more days but then the competition gets pretty steep. Far and away the longest for Minnesota superchargers. Live graph here.

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