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  • September 15, 2017 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to Sarasota, an EV-friendly community.


    Welcome to Sarasota, and EV-friendly community! So far, this is the largest Supercharger Station on the east coast of the USA. You would have to travel up to the Albany, NY area to find another this size.

    Click Here for short Facebook video


  • September 11, 2017 11:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Urban type Superchargers

    Tesla updated their "Coming Soon" Supercharger map and it now lists 17 new Supercharger Stations for 2018 for Florida.

    1. Jacksonville, FL
    2. Gainesville, FL
    3. Celebration, FL
    4. Tampa, FL - Wesley Chapel
    5. Tampa, FL - Clear Water
    6. Tampa, FL - Hyde Park
    7. Lakeland, FL
    8. Yeehaw Junction, FL
    9. Delray Beach, FL
    10. North Naples, FL
    11. Weston, FL
    12. Riverside Park, FL
    13. Pembroke Pines, FL
    14. Hollywood, FL
    15. Miami Beach, FL - Bal Harbour
    16. Miami Beach, FL - South Beach
    17. Miami, FL - Coral Gables

    In addition, the map continues to show 10 "Coming Soon" Supercharger Stations for 2017 for Florida.  They are:

    1. Altamont Springs, FL
    2. Orlando, FL
    3. West Melbourne, FL
    4. Fort Myers, FL
    5. West Palm Beach, FL
    6. Boca Raton, FL
    7. Plantation, FL
    8. Aventura, FL
    9. Miami, FL - Wynwood
    10. Miami, FL - Brickell
    Suspected New Supercharger Locations

    We are virtually certain that the Miami, FL - Coral Gables Supercharger for 2018 is currently being installed in the parking lot at the new Coral Gables Service Center under construction at 3851 Bird Road, Coral Gables. 


    Coral Gables Service Center under construction will have a Supercharger Station collocated there in the parking lot.

    It has been reported in the media that the West Melbourne Supercharger for 2017 will be going in the The Hammock Landing shopping center, located west of Interstate 95 on the north side of Palm Bay Road.

    We believe that the Aventura Supercharger for 2017 will be going in the new Parking Garage that was recently built as part of the new expansion at Aventura Mall.


    Rendering of new expansion of Aventura Mall. We believe that a Supercharger Station may be located in the parking garage on the right.

    The Altamonte Springs Growth Management Director confirms that the "Coming Soon" Altamonte Springs Supercharger Station for 2017 was requested by Tesla to be located in the Renaissance Centre shopping center near Whole Foods at SR 436 & E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs.  However, while expected to be approved, it hasn't been approved yet due to landscaping delay.

    We suspect that some of these new locations will be expansions of existing Supercharger Stations.  The new Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach and Plantation entries on the list are likely candidates for expansion of existing locations.

    Urban Superchargers

    A number of the "Coming Soon" Supercharger Stations appear to be located in urban settings.  Tesla has just come out with a new Urban type Supercharger design. They have a new post design that occupies less space and is easier to install, making them ideal for dense, highly populated areas. To increase efficiency and support a high volume of cars, these Superchargers have a new architecture that delivers a rapid 72 kilowatts of dedicated power to each car.


    New Urban Supercharger Design

    Please keep on the look-out for signs of construction of these new "Coming Soon" locations.  If you see a likely candidate for a Supercharger at these locations, please takes some photos and send them to me at lfchanin@verizon.net.

  • September 04, 2017 12:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One of our club members has discovered the location of the "Coming Soon: "Miami" Service Center at 3851 Bird Road, Coral Gables. 


    Vicinity map:


    This location is the site of the new Gables Auto Vault, which provides luxury car storage. We believe that the Tesla Service Center will occupy the first two floors of the structure, with possible Tesla vehicle storage on the third floor. 

    Rendering of Gables Auto Vault which is currently under construction



  • August 22, 2017 2:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    For folks in Northeast Florida:

    When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 

    Where: 

    Intuition Ale Works

    929 E Bay Street

    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    To register, click link:

    North Florida Drive Electric Rally 2017



  • August 20, 2017 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    National Drive Electric Week

    Below is a list of the current locations in Florida that are having National Drive Electric Events next month.

    We encourage you to participate in or attend nearby events.


    National Drive Electric Week Event Date
    Destin Sep 15, 2017
    Dunedin Sep 09, 2017
    Estero Sep 16, 2017
    Jacksonville Sep 13, 2017
    Orlando Sep 12, 2017
    Orlando Sep 09, 2017
    Sarasota Sep 09, 2017
    Satellite Beach Sep 16, 2017
    West Palm Beach Sep 09, 2017


    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts


  • August 07, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A club member has found the location of the "Coming Soon" "Miami" Service Center. It is located at 3851 Bird Road, Coral Gables, at the corner of Bird Road and 38th Ct.  

    It will be located in a development that also houses the Gables Auto Vault. Another club member has been informed that Tesla will have the first two floors for service needs and possibly the third floor for vehicle storage.

     

    Here's a vicinity map:



  • July 26, 2017 11:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


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  • July 24, 2017 4:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    One of our club members just spied out the "Coming Soon" Supercharger location listed on Tesla's Find Us page as "St. Petersburg".  It's actually located at the Wawa gas station at 3101 Gandy Blvd, Pinellas Park.  It will have 8 charging stalls.

    Here is the vicinity map:


    Here is a site map of the location of the stall at the Wawa:


    Here's a recent drone photo taken by one of our members.



    August 6 photo from one of our club members:


    Here's the four Supercharger cabinets going in in the grassy median:


    Update August 10, 2017

    This Supercharger location is operational and its location has been uploaded to the Tesla fleet's navigation systems.




    So we need to locate the remaining 10 Supercharger Stations that Tesla hopes to construct by year-end.  Please keep a look-out and let me know at lfchanin@gmail.com if you think you have a location.


  • July 16, 2017 8:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Earlier I received a credible rumor regarding the location of the Supercharger Station coming to Sarasota. My source believed that the station would be located at a Whole Foods Market in Sarasota. There currently is a Whole Foods in downtown Sarasota, but that would not be an ideal location.

    However, Whole Foods is currently building a large 40,000 square foot anchor store at University Station which will be located at the southwest corner of University Parkway and Honore Avenue in Sarasota. This development is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year which is consistent with Tesla's information on their Find Us page.

    This is located nearby University Town Center Mall (utc) and is a good location for a Supercharger Station once the major road construction is completed to facilitate access to this area.

    I asked the University Station Facebook page folks whether they could confirm that they would be hosting a Tesla Supercharger there. I received an interesting response. They didn't ask me what a Supercharger was, nor did they deny it was going in there. Here's their response. "University Station - Sarasota We cannot confirm that but stay tuned to our page for updates."

    Here's a vicinity map of the location of University Station. You can see how close it is to UTC mall (see Kona Grill) and I-75.

    Well, today a member at Tesla Motors Club confirmed that the Supercharger Station is indeed being constructed in back of the Whole Foods and it will have 20 charging stalls.

    Here are a couple of photos:


    IMG_7092.jpg



    Update:  The Sarasota Supercharger Station is now operational!



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