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Superchargers in Southern California (location speculation)

Discussion in 'California Supercharger locations' started by lg_golfs, May 23, 2015.

  1. CheeseJam

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    #381 CheeseJam, Jan 26, 2018
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    I talked to a guy at the Santa Barbara Service Center today about Superchargers being installed in SB. Got some somewhat interesting info:

    I think this was rumored before, but the Santa Barbara Service Center/Showroom was close to becoming a Supercharger destination. The reason it didn't happen was because the grid apparently in the area would need infrastructure upgrades to accommodate a Supercharger, shutting down too many of the neighboring car dealerships' main power for a while, so the city vetoed it.

    Anyway, he said there are two Superchargers coming to Santa Barbara. One he mentioned was going to be installed at the Fess Parker: Google Maps Seems like an odd choice, maybe he was confusing the Fess Parker with the Miramar Beach Supercharger, also rumored, in Montecito? He sounded pretty sure though.

    He also said the other Supercharger's final destination hasn't been picked out yet, but there have been talks of installing one near the Service Center in La Cumbre Plaza--this is very logical location for a Supercharger in SB with lots of parking and a mall.
     
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    The Fess Parker (Doubletree) at 633 E Cabrillo Blvd would be a great location!
     
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    Fess Parker resort would be a fantastic place, however they have secured controlled entrance/exit gates for their parking lot. Maybe they will place the Superchargers outside the gates.
     
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    found this on Santa Monica website:
    address is: 1401 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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    Project Description: Tesla Restaurant? Is this the location of the Old-School Tesla Drive-In / Roller Skates and Rock restaurant that Elon mentioned a few months ago?

    If so, I'm excited!
     
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    Started new thread about new Glendale location
    Spoiler alert: it's at Americana at Brand as was speculated before
     
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    Anybody know what's the deal with the Northridge spot or location? No way it's in the heart of CSUN :eek:
     
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    Don't know if these will be superchargers but the plan for Vineyards at Porter Ranch off 118 & Porter Ranch Dr includes EV chargers. Was supposed to be completed by end of 2018 but says coming in 2019 on the developer's website now.
     
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    I have no idea...purely my opinion....It wouldnt make sense to place it in the heart of CSUN, too much traffic and students. I would guess maybe the top floor of the Northridge mall or maybe somewhere up in Porter Ranch? Whatever location they choose....it'll sure be a lot closer than burbank....just pull the permit already ELON!
     
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    Vineyards at Porter Ranch is just down the street from me, I will keep my eyes out for a shipment of Tesla crates.
     
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    Any updates on the Corona Ca location? would love to see one pop up off McKinley at Costco. Or Gateway town center
     
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    I would take this with a massive grain of salt. He is probably (misleadingly) referring to the number of new supercharger stalls in the whole world. Even then "thousands" is a stretch. Maybe there are 2,000 stalls currently under construction or in permitting phase if there are a lot of them in China that we don't know about.

    The reality is that despite many promises of increased supercharger construction, the rate has been fairly constant. Here is the number of new superchargers in North America by year:

    2015- 113
    2016- 99
    2017- 142
    2018 (so far)- 71 (on pace for about 188)

    As you can see, there has been a modest increase in supercharger construction over the last year or year and a half, but it has been anything but a dramatic increase. I think at one point they promised to double the number of superchargers in 2017 alone and they fail way short. So I'm not holding my breath on thousands of new ones "coming soon."
     
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    I’m certainly not one that turns a blind eye to the litany of broken promises and fudged statistics from Elon/Tesla, but if your numbers don’t include existing site buildouts, they should. And, especially since new/expanded buildouts can be significantly larger than the originals, I think stall count is an appropriate metric.

    Back in the day 6 stalls was a big location. 10 was amazing. Now we have KC and Baker...
     
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    So then, more broken promises to look forward to?

    ;)
     
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