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Supercharger - The Dalles, OR

Rocky_H

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Feb 19, 2015
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I get the feeling that Tesla just doesn't really care much for Oregon. Two of the major arteries of the state (I5 and (I84) have huge stretches with no Superchargers, with no foreseeable change on the horizon.
And it's worse than that. I-5 covers along the Western edge, and I-84 along the Northern edge, but at least they do have coverage. It's 2021, and trying to get through that middle of the state is still empty. U.S. highways 20 and 26 are very commonly used routes that still don't have anything. They do finally have a permit for Burns, but that could take the rest of the year and has been very late coming.
 
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Guvnah

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Sep 16, 2018
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Boardman seems to have got the axe and has been removed from Tesla's coming soon map. Hood River is tentatively slated for Q2 this year (so hopefully by late summer?). Still, going East things could be a little rough. I'm glad I traded in for the Long Range Y.

I don't know why they took Boardman off the map for expected SCs! Boardman makes a lot of since for east/west and north/south traffic!
 

smartypnz

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Jan 23, 2013
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And it's worse than that. I-5 covers along the Western edge, and I-84 along the Northern edge, but at least they do have coverage. It's 2021, and trying to get through that middle of the state is still empty. U.S. highways 20 and 26 are very commonly used routes that still don't have anything. They do finally have a permit for Burns, but that could take the rest of the year and has been very late coming.

Yes... and last summer I did the stretch from Kennewick to Bend. Yes, went slower - but scenery and perfect weather helped quite a bit. Wanted to avoid The Dalles (out of the way) and Madras has a few slow chargers - just in case. But I always thought Madras was a no-brainer for an SpC being a major intersection from two directions. I'm not blaming Tesla as I know there are many variables and politics in getting a location, but Eastern half of Oregon should be a focus.
 
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pdx_m3s

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May 18, 2019
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Portland, OR
Yes... and last summer I did the stretch from Kennewick to Bend. Yes, went slower - but scenery and perfect weather helped quite a bit. Wanted to avoid The Dalles (out of the way) and Madras has a few slow chargers - just in case. But I always thought Madras was a no-brainer for an SpC being a major intersection from two directions. I'm not blaming Tesla as I know there are many variables and politics in getting a location, but Eastern half of Oregon should be a focus.

Especially considering the big influx of people into Bend and surrounding areas.
 

wdolson

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Jul 24, 2015
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My 3 currently shows 3 stalls available, sounds like Tesla has at least one breaker there now. You may have a wait, but I’m glad to see it back up.
Someone must have plugged in, it’s now 2 chargers.

There are only 5 chargers at the Dalles. It's one of the smallest supercharger installations I've ever seen.
 

tharasix

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Jul 30, 2019
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The East Towne Mall supercharger in Madison, WI only has three chargers. I've used it several times between Minneapolis and Chicago. That one is the smallest I've ever seen, probably the smallest that exists.
 
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acarney

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Jul 9, 2019
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The East Towne Mall supercharger in Madison, WI only has three chargers. I've used it several times between Minneapolis and Chicago. That one is the smallest I've ever seen, probably the smallest that exists.
I believe there is one near the southern tip of Florida or just off the mainland that is only a 2 spot location.
 

Big Earl

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Jul 12, 2017
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Springfield, VA
The East Towne Mall supercharger in Madison, WI only has three chargers. I've used it several times between Minneapolis and Chicago. That one is the smallest I've ever seen, probably the smallest that exists.

There are (were?) a couple of 2-stall sites in Connecticut. Those locations were or are in the process of being upgraded.
 

tharasix

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Jul 30, 2019
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Minneapolis, MN
There are (were?) a couple of 2-stall sites in Connecticut. Those locations were or are in the process of being upgraded.

Yep. Supercharge.info shows two in Milford, CT that are two stalls on either side of an I-95 travel plaza. I guess that counts!

I'm not seeing any two stall charger in southern Florida, though. I did a road trip down to the Keys in 2019 and didn't run across one, either, though I didn't stop at the Marathon Key supercharger. It might have been two stalls in the past, but it's currently four.
 

PLUS EV

Running on Empty
Sep 16, 2016
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Seattle
The East Towne Mall supercharger in Madison, WI only has three chargers. I've used it several times between Minneapolis and Chicago. That one is the smallest I've ever seen, probably the smallest that exists.
The really unique thing about that supercharger is that each stall has its own cabinet. All I can think of is that they originally intended for it to be 5 or 6 stalls and then the property owner wouldn't allow them to use that many spaces for whatever reason. In any case, there's now a newer, bigger supercharger like a mile away so it hardly matters. At least you'll never have to share power at the old 3-stall v2 site!
 

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