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Superchargers in Normal, IL

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by greencharge, May 7, 2013.

  1. Wattson

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    #101 Wattson, Jun 25, 2013
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    Hi all, here is the official press release for tomorrow:

    Also see the correction post I did right below, although the press release says 9:00AM it has been moved back to 10:00AM

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  2. Wattson

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    Here's another update I just received:

    I have just been informed by Tesla that the ribbon cutting has been moved back to 10:00 am tomorrow morning. I greatly apologize for the inconvenience.

    Heather Beal
    Communications Manager
    (309) 454-9595
     
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    #103 NotMandatory, Jun 25, 2013
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    Does the STL Service Center have a HPWC? If so, depending upon exactly when you hit St. Louis, they might let you use their HPWC for a couple hours (assuming they are open) until you have enough juice to get to either the SC or home.

    Just a thought...

    Edit: Also, there are several restaurants w/in walking distance of the Service Center: Chevy's (Mexican), Nobu's (Japanese), plus numerous Vietnamese and Chinese spots right around there.
     
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    Tesla stores and service centers in the supercharging deserts should have 24/7 charging option for Tesla, nothing too expensive but functional. These places are in cities and it would be infinitely helpful for visitors, tesla store oakbrook was awesome in accommodating me.
    Normal superchargers is exciting.
     
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    So how was it, and how many MS were there?
     
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    They do not, yet. Just a NEMA 14-50 as of a conversation with them last week.
     
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    We had 13 Model S present. There was a decent crowd too. 6 Model S owners from Chicagoland, 3 from St. Louis area, 2 from Normal, 1 Tesla owned, and State Senator Cullerton's Model S (he also drove from Chicago). Hopefully some pics and a video to post later.
     
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    Great meeting everyone!
    Thanks for the hospitality ... enjoyed meeting you Flasherz;
    One thing I do find a tad misleading ... the tweet ... are they really trying to say you can now make it from Chicago to Indianapolis? Via Normal?
    See some of you again at TESLIVE.
     
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    Here are a few pics from today's event.

    All lined up and waiting our turn!
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    An overwhelming number of non reds!
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    Me!
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    FlasherZ getting his charge on!
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    Finally my turn!
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    These chargers are still 90, not yet 120. Still, for someone who has only ever seen 28 miles/hour at home, 134 miles/hours is quite a sight! Can't wait for the upgrade.
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    #113 Wattson, Jun 26, 2013
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    Still working on my photos.

    For those who are interested in seeing the ceremony portion of today's Supercharger event:

     
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    Nice!
     
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    Congrats on the first Midwest Supercharger! Great to see the owner support and pretty cool that the senator has his own.
     
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    OHM RUN, omg I love it, very nice!
    And congratulations guys. Can't wait for them to build them up through to Minneapolis.
     
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    #119 Aphysician, Jun 26, 2013
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    Great turnout guys... Congratulations to IL and MO owners and thank you for uploading video/pics.
     
  20. Wattson

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    Here are my photos from the ribbon cutting event:

    Ribbon Cutting Event Photos

    I decided to charge after the group lunch to have them all to myself. After I watched the first 10 minutes of charging, I went to the restroom one more time and took photos of the J1772 EVSEs, and CHAdeMO charger in the garage so that I could also post those to Plugshare. When I returned to my car there were a couple of ISU grad students who had come to the Superchargers to see them and they were looking at my car, I gave them an inside tour and spent 15 minutes of quality TeslaTime.

    Here are the detail photos of the Superchargers in Normal, IL:

    Detail photos of the Normal, IL Superchargers

    Cheers,
    David
     

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