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Supercharger - Wichita Falls, TX

Discussion in 'Texas Supercharger locations' started by BerTX, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. PLUS EV

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    I think they had an easier time with permitting and/or finding a host business in Childress which is why they built there first. They are on more of a 10-year plan for filling in all the gaps rather than prioritizing the precise order in which they open superchargers. It is frustrating for those of us who already own Teslas.
     
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  2. PLUS EV

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    I'm skeptical that the first v3 site will be in Wichita Falls.
     
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  3. Chuq

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    It might be just one of a dozen or more currently at this stage!

    I've added it to supercharge.info as a 250kW site. It can always be changed back if it is wrong.

    Expect to get a lot of comments in this thread now from others who find it in the supercharge.info recent changes page :)
     
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  4. TexasEV

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    They get what they can get. Both Childress and Wichita Falls were on the planned opening 2014 or 2015 map, I forgot which, in order to facilitate DFW-Amarillo (and beyond) traffic on US 287. Childress happened, then Wichita Falls didn’t for whatever reason. Just like San Marcos opened first in 2013 when there wasn’t much use for it by itself, when the plan was for Columbus (Austin-Houston) and Waco (Austin-Dallas) first. That site moved quicker so it was built first.
     
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    I think a lot of it is driven by "free land"... I bet the service station is charging minimal or no rent on the 12 stalls (Tesla of course bears all equipment costs and pays their own electric bill). The travel station gets more customers. The travel station is of course 20 miles from a town that has a lot more selection of stops and restaurants, so the captive audience would be appealing.

    It is a nice location for Tesla, easy on/off for US 287 and no lights or much time consuming drive to the supercharger. I stopped at the one in Denton, it took almost 10 minutes from the freeway to the charger with all the slow lights.
     
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    Wow, look at the before picture of this service center on google maps, vs the after. I realize not the same angle but you get the idea! before.jpg IMG_0002.jpeg
     
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  7. Ampere

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    YES!!! Powered by the hydroelectric turbines of the Falls!!;)
     
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  8. mike123abc

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    Unfortunately the undead nature of the falls leads to negative energy production...

    The falls are man made and pumped. The top of the man made fall structure is Riverside Cemetery... From the top it looks like the water is coming out from under the cemetery!
     
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    #109 brandude87, May 20, 2019
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    That's awesome! How were you able to verify that these are going to be 250 kW stalls? 12,000A x 480V / 12 = 480 kW max per stall, so that's more than enough for V3. Did they specifically tell you that it would have 12 stalls at 12,000 amps and 480 volts, or is that being assumed?
     
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  10. mike123abc

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    The electrical contractor was there at the time and told me this information. He said they were also working on repairing the one in Fort Worth that burned (he was quick to inform me that they were not the contractor that put it in). He had a full set of plans on the hood of his service truck and was consulting them.
     
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  11. jrad6515

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    Mike, you are famous now:

    https://electrek.co/2019/05/21/tesla-supercharger-v3-rollout-expand/
     
  12. byeLT4

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    Yep, came here looking for (reliable) info based on that article LOL!
     
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    Thanks for confirming!
     
  14. ShaneT

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    So happy that I can finally do this trip again. I hadn’t attempted it since December of 2017.
     
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    Did he offer an estimate of when the Henrietta charger would come online?
     
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    The only vague time he gave was that the supercharger equipment would not arrive until late July. But, that is really only 2 months away. My main hope it is fully operational in time for the cold weather to return.
     
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  17. Dr. J

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    Thanks for all your sleuthing. This is really helpful.
     
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  18. TexasDuke

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    Today’s progress check.
     

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    It appears the SC cabinets have arrived as shown in Texas Duke's pic. I think late July seems like a very conservative timeline.
     
  20. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Along Primary Interstates: None
    Along US Numbered Highways (<=5mi): US-82, US-287
    Along Auxiliary Interstates: None

    US-82:
    From: Alamogordo, NM - 505.5 miles
    To: Texarkana, TX - 252.3 miles
    Diversion: 2.1 miles

    US-287:
    From: Childress, TX - 128.6 miles
    To: Corsicana, TX - 173.5 miles
    Diversion: 0.2 miles
    From: Limon, CO - 577.1 miles

    Huge splitter between the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Childress, TX that will make a lot of Texlans happy.
     

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