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West Virginia owners?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by RomainiacWV, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. RomainiacWV

    RomainiacWV Member

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    I know the are a couple of us at least. hoping that someone reads the forums? If you live in the state, just reaching out to say hello and see if there is any interest into any kind of meet up one day like other regions have.

    Info on myself, my name is Robbie and I live in Charleston. owner since 8/13. I think this car supports this state in so many ways. one of which is that it supports a move from fossil fuels to electrical power and therefore supports a state industry of coal. thus my license plate says COALPWRD. I'm not a supporter of coal power over cleaner energy but I'm also not nieve enough to believe that a solar electric revolution can happen all at once, and carbon electric is cheap and available.
    the state doesn't seem like a commuter state, but it really is. while people don't drive an hour to work due to traffic and expansive suburbs, they do because their families come from rural places. many people I know spend several hundred dollars a week driving from work and back. I think the Tesla would suit so many people here, especially if a pickup could be made.
    Also hoping we can link up so that we can at least set up a charging network for each other to be able to travel about as there are limited options in the state.
     
  2. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    I have a request of your group to contact Tamarack to ask that they install a 70-80 amp J1772 to make it easier to travel in your state. I have sent a few notes but if they hear from several of us maybe they will do it. I plan to drive my Roadster through the state to Pittsburgh and there are not many charging options. Yet.
     
  3. LXAwolf

    LXAwolf New Member

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    I am not from West Virgina, but travel through on 70 / 270 when I travel home from New Jersey to Ohio. I would Love to see I-70 with superchargers to allow a oil free trip. I agree that most of our power does come from coal. It is at the same time is a DOMESTIC resource. Its use does provide needed jobs to the Appalachian area. At the same time keeping money in this country not exporting it to nations that support extreme views. Could we do better? Yes but then you can say that about everything.
     
  4. ABVA

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    I frequently drive from Northern Virginia to Clarksburg, WV. Would love to drive my MS through beautiful mountains of WV for these trips but can't due to lack of Charging options, hope it improves in the near future.
     
  5. maddog1762

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    Any feedback from your suggestion? Would be great to get a SC at that location. West Virginia is a waste land. Why wouldn't the Tamarack want Tesla owners there? Brings in money to there businesses. Make good business sense?
     
  6. EVTECH

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    Send them this link make them aware they can get them with little to no investment. its a no brainer as a resort hotel if Tesla is willing to do that much.

    Destination Charging
     
  7. dhrivnak

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    And please contact Tamarack as they have an ideal location. Some 80 amp chargers would help a lot. I have written them twice but I am sure they need more encouragement to put in some infrastructure.
     
  8. JMichael557

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    I live in Charleston, WV and just ordered a P85D for delivery in June. I have seen you car around town.
     
  9. RomainiacWV

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    Congrats JMichael557! You are going to love the car. If you have any questions on the car, delivery or install of charging don't hesitate to PM me or email at [email protected]. We have a local EV club that occasionally meets up as well if you are ever interested.
     
  10. RFernatt

    RFernatt Sun powered!

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    This is an old thread, but I thought I would resurrect it to see how many other WV owners or those waiting on delivery are out there. Eastern panhandle (Martinsburg area) here and waiting on Model 3 delivery in Rockville, MD.

    Also, if you are in the eastern panhandle, consider attending the upcoming National Drive Electric Week event in Martinsburg scheduled for Sep 15. We're trying to drum up a good EV representation for the area.
     
  11. MMC-

    MMC- S70D Refresh > S75D. "*MADE ON EARTH BY HUMANS*"

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    Hello

    I have a 2016 refresh s75d and live in Harper's Ferry. I'd come to the drive America Martinsburg event but it's the same day as Poolesville, Md. If they could have made it Sunday the 16th I could make it. I think Poolesville is going to make all in this area have low attendance for that Saturday.

     
  12. RFernatt

    RFernatt Sun powered!

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    Hey, thanks for the feedback. I was at Poolesville last year with my Leaf and wanted to help do something more local this year. Unfortunately, the available date didn't work out the best, but I guess there's always next year and my Model 3 will be here by then!
     
  13. Stirling Silvr

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    I have had my long range r/w drive Tesla Model 3 for about a month. I live in Barboursville (Huntington, WV area) and would like to meet other WV Tesla owners.

    It would be nice to meet somewhere in central WV, eat lunch, talk about our Teslas, and maybe take a drive similar to the group that traveled part of the Skyline Drive in the fall of 2018.

    I am 83 yrs old and am enjoying using the Autopilot to allow me to take long, safe drives without the stress and being tired at end of day.

    Bill Sommerville driving Sterling Silver
     
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  14. RFernatt

    RFernatt Sun powered!

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    Hey Bill! I'm on the other side of the state near Martinsburg, but I would up for a meet and drive next spring/summer. Are you familiar with the West Virginia Electric Auto Association out of South Charleston? They have periodic meetings you might be interested in. WVEAA has some Tesla owners including the president, Marty Weirick, who owns a red TM3. WVEAA could probably work with members in that part of the state to organize something and we could spread the word here on TMC and I can reach out to folks in the eastern panhandle. Actually, I'd suggest we make it open to any other EVs that want to participate, but it would likely be mostly Tesla just given the realities of travel with other EVs. Might pick up a Bolt or two and a new Leaf from the Clarksburg/Fairmont area.

    Maybe meet somewhere like Stonewall Jackson Resort and drive over to Holly River State Park or something similar? There are destination chargers at Stonewall and it's close to the newish supercharger in Weston and relatively central in the state. Could make a nice spring drive with the red buds and dogwoods in bloom. Just thinking out loud...
     

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