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Where to charge a new P85D in Boston...Zip code 02111

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Bignikk, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Bignikk

    Bignikk Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Hi There Everyone,
    I am looking for advice.
    A colleague of mine cancelled his P85 order and placed a P85D order after deliberating for a few days.
    Also, He recently moved into a condo in Boston, Zip Code 02111, and there is no capability for the Condo to set-up some method of charging for his new car.
    And there still is not a SC in Boston - although I understand there will be one there eventually - but for the mean time, he really doesn't know where he is going to charge his car.
    My question to the wonderful members of this forum is...does anyone have any ideas, creative or otherwise, on how he can keep his Tesla charged until the SC opens up in Boston? Or better yet, does anyone have an authoritative understanding of when and where the Boston SC will actually be located?

    Thanks so very much for your help in trying to further this technology as much as possible.
  2. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

    Aug 28, 2014
    North Bend, WA
    #2 breser, Oct 16, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
    I'd suggest that you have a look at plugshare:
    PlugShare - EV Charging Station Map - Find a place to charge your car!

    Edit: I'm guessing you're asking about a Boston SuperCharger (as opposed to a Service Center). I wouldn't expect there to be any SuperChargers in major metro areas anytime soon. The goal of the SuperChargers is to allow long distance trips, not provide everyday charging. There is of course no restriction from using them for everyday charging where they are available, but Tesla is not going to prioritize placing them in a way that encourages everyday charging.
  3. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

    Sep 23, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN will be the first place I would look.
  4. mitch672

    mitch672 Active Member

    Jul 1, 2012
    Stoughton, MA
    closest SuperCharger will be the Sagamore one by the Cape Cod Canal, or one going in near Portsmouth, NH

    he probably needs a place to park the car as well, The "Garage at Post Office Square" has 7 Chargepoint 30A units, they are free, however, it will cost you $475/month to park in the garage.
  5. techmaven

    techmaven Active Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Instead of charging at home, is it possible for him to charge at work?
  6. skboston

    skboston Member

    Aug 30, 2014
    Wilmington, MA
    There won't be any Superchargers in Boston Metro area, however you have Natick and Watertown with HWPC available there, but obviously you need to park the car for few hours, which will be inconvenience I'm sure and not really permanent solution to his charging needs.
    Boston Common garage has a public charger, also Lenox hotel has a NEMA14-50 charger if you park the car with them.

    You can use Plugshare as others suggested to find nearby charging stations, but none of those are permanent solutions to charge the car. I've seen condos install HWPC for a resident in Marina bay, I would assume the owner paid for the installation and it has it's own meter (I've seen it personally), perhaps the condo can do something similar for your friend (if parking garage exists in the condo).
  7. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    Bay Area, CA
    #7 Gizmotoy, Oct 16, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
    If he can't charge at home, and can't charge at work, and there's not a Supercharger nearby, he's not likely to have a good experience. IMO, he probably wouldn't have all that great of an experience even if there WAS a Supercharger close by. Sitting with the car for an hour, even if he only needs to charge once a week, is not going to be very enjoyable.
  8. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

    May 13, 2012
    Interesting approach to buying a Tesla. As far as I recall, I sorted out all my charging needs and determined where and how often I would need to charge before buying the car, not the other way around. Not going to be fun at all trying to find places to charge...
  9. wraithnot

    wraithnot Model S VIN #5785

    Dec 16, 2012
    SF Bay Area
    A standard wall outlet and a heavy gauge extension cord will work in a pinch as long as you don't have to drive very far on a daily basis (a 12 hour overnight charge will add about 40 miles of range on a S85). When my wife and I were visiting Seattle, a very nice valet at our hotel let me charge the car while it was in the parking garage by running an extension cord to an outlet in the nearby stairwell.
  10. shelbri

    shelbri Member

    May 27, 2014
    Sandy Hook, CT
    Does his condo have a garage? He could probably get an electrician to install a switch box so he uses the dryer or range circuit. The switch box would allow either the car to charge or the appliance to run. Similar to a generator switch box. Shouldn't be an issue with the scheduled charging.

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