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Supercharger Stall Wrecked in Primm NV

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by Alexander, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    Stopped off at the Primm Supercharger on our way home from the Hoover Dam, and this is what we found: (on a side note, why is there no charging infrastructure at the Hoover Dam?!)

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  2. pgiralt

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    Wow - that is some serious damage. I wonder if it was a Model S owner who ran it over it going reverse instead of forward or hitting accelerator instead of brake when backing into the spot. I'm hoping it was that and not someone trying to make a statement by running it over with their coal-rolling diesel.
     
  3. reddy

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    Does the casino offer free drinks to their patrons?

    Could have been some excess liquid pleasure on a Saturday night.
     
  4. ecarfan

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    I think the guilty driver thought he/she was in Drive but was actually in Reverse when the accelerator pedal was depressed and then failed to react in time to the parking sensor alert, or perhaps their car was an early one one with no sensors.
     
  5. tinm

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    Wow, incredible.

    Place like that ought to have lots of cameras around. Someone has video I'm sure. Very curious if it was intentional or accident.
     
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    Hmmm. Unless it was a highly re-inforced truck, or a true junker car, I can't imagine this was done intentionally. There must be considerable damage to whatever vehicle did that.
     
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    I figured the poles built into either side of each pedestal were sturdier and designed to prevent this. But seems they're just for show.
     
  8. spentan

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    Have you notified tesla yet? The quicker they know, the quicker someone can get out there and repair it.
     
  9. Half Dollar Bill

    Half Dollar Bill Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant

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    The cable is still attached. I wonder if it still works? You'd need to attach from the road, though.
     
  10. Lump

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    Contractors onsite, new stall 7-22-15

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  11. Blu Zap

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    Wow. Glad to see it got repaired. No telling from here how it happened.
    I know I would not have gotten near the station paired to the wrecked one. No telling what kind of short circuits or other problems would have been present.
     
  12. Lump

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    There was a second contractor working on the Supercharging cabinets & what looked like running new wires, the paired stalled were coned off & yellow caution tape was wrapped around the pedistal.
     
  13. TTT

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    I think it was turned off, it wasn't working on Sunday
     
  14. jimtelsa

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    I was there Sunday. Didn't realize it was broken ..now I see the cones in the picture. Was more taken by the Red with cyclone wheels...yes thats my Volt in the mirror
    February is approaching fast....Volt goes by by and then its hello tesla.....
     

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  15. Burt Court

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    My lucky stall. Lady friend won $475 while I was charging. She bought dinner. Glad its fixed.
     
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    CLARKSON!
     
  17. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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