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Massive explosion near Plantation Supercharger Station (Public)

July 11, 2019 2:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Yesterday there was a massive explosion centered on a vacant store near the LA Fitness Center in Plantation. The site of the explosion was directly across SW 10th Street from the Plantation Supercharger Station. We believe that the Superchargers were not damaged although the area was covered in debris. As of now,  at 1:30 pm July 7th, the navigation systems of the Tesla fleet report a temporary closure of the entire Plantation Supercharger Station presumably due to the ongoing investigation. 

Early reports state that 23 people were injured, two seriously.  

Here is a Google map show the proximity of the explosion to the Plantation Supercharger Station.  

Here is a screenshot of the actual devastation.

At least 23 people injured in apparent gas explosion at a Florida shopping center

https://twitter.com/i/videos/1147572912859299842


According to ABC reporting:

Guillermo Villa was across the street about to charge his Tesla SUV when he heard the blast go off.

Villa said he saw light and then a cloud of debris before "I started seeing pieces of the building falling on my head."

"I went underneath my car because there was so much debris flying," he told ABC News. "It was like raining pieces of roof, wall, bricks."

That's when he saw people running and shouting.

"I was afraid," Villa said. "I thought it was a terrorist attack at the beginning."

But Villa said he's grateful he escaped without a scratch.

"It was so close ... I am blessed," he said. "I cannot believe nothing happened to me."


Although a posting on social media reported that Tesla Customer Services stated that the Plantation Superchargers should be operational during the week of July 13th, my official Tesla contacts at Customer Experience are not so definite with regard to a timeframe. They state:

Hello Lawrence,

I received confirmation that our Supercharger team is actively working on re-opening the Plantation station. While I unfortunately cannot give you any timeframe, the site will show in our customers car’s UI as available once it is live again.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation !

Update Plantation Supercharger Station now operational.




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