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Construction has Started on the Altamonte Springs Supercharger Station [Operational] (Public)

August 04, 2018 5:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Site Map of Renaissance Centre, location of new Supercharger Station in Altamonte Springs under construction.

Back in August 2017 the following was reported on Facebook, ÔÇťAltamonte Springs GMD (Growth Management Department) county official confirms location in Renaissance shopping center near Whole Foods!!!! However, while expected to be approved, it hasn't been approved yet due to landscaping delay. They said "3 weeks is very optimistic". When asked if it will be before end of year, "probably the approval".

Since then there had been no activity until last week when the following photo was posted on Facebook demonstrating that construction has started next to the Ulta Store at Renaissance Centre in Altamonte Springs.

This Site Inspection Record clearly describes Tesla Charging Stations which correspond to Tesla's Find Us web page listing an Altamont Springs, FL "Coming Soon" Supercharger Station.

As of March 6, 2018:

This recent photo shows that there will be 8 charging stalls.

Update as of March 30, 2018.

Charging terminals installed, but still covered.

Update as of April 29, 2018:

Recent photos suggest that the Tesla contractor has completed its portion of the work, but so far no one has seen signs of any utility work such as power transformer, cable pole, meter cabinet, etc.  Below are photos of the enclosure  housing the 4 Tesla Supercharger Cabinets and the 2 high voltage switchgear cabinets. 


Update as of May 31, 2018.

On May 26, 2018 it was reported on the Tesla Motors Club forum that the Superchargers were working even though the station was not listed as operational on the Tesla website.  It was also reported that the charging parking spaces were heavily ICEd.  It was noted that Tesla had not yet installed any signage.  Shortly afterward the power to the Supercharger Station was disconnected. 

Above photo show severe ICEing presumably resulting from the absence of Tesla signage.

One of our club members visited the station and spoke to a Tesla technician on site. The technician stated that the power was being disconnected due to technicalities related to permitting from the City.  Subsequently,  a local resident brought the situation to the attention of the Altamonte Springs local government and received the following email from the Assistant to the City Manager. (For a full-sized version of the email below, right click on the image and open it in a new tab.)

The initial response from the City is not encouraging and suggests that there may never be Tesla signage limiting general parking unless their position changes.  I have sent an email to the Tesla describing the issue and requesting feedback.  I have not yet received a response.

Update as of August 4, 2018.

The Altamonte Springs Supercharger Station is operational and this time it appears to be permanent since the Tesla Find Us map and the navigation systems of the Tesla fleet display the station.  Unfortunately, currently there still is no Tesla signage and the station is heavily ICEd as can be seen in the photo below. 

Tesla informs me, "We are aware of the ICE-ing at Altamonte and will be addressing accordingly."

Larry Chanin
President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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