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Permit application filed for “Coming Soon” Winter Garden Supercharger Station [Operational] (Public)

December 18, 2020 4:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Please scroll to the bottom of this article for current status.

In April of this year, a member of the Tesla Motors Club forum located public minutes of the Development Review Committee of the City of Winter Garden.  The minutes indicated that Tesla representatives were proposing a Tesla charging station at the Wawa at 13501 W Colonial Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787.  This proposed station is listed on Tesla's Find Us page as "Coming Soon." Another member subsequently noted that Tesla had formally applied for a permit on October 23, 2020.  

Below is a vicinity map of the location.

It appears from the minutes that Tesla is looking to install at least eight charging stalls.  However, there is some ambiguity in interpreting the minutes, and it is possible, although unlikely, that Tesla will be installing 16 stalls. I say it is doubtful because after examining the Wawa’s layout, there are a limited number of parking spaces. Nowhere are there 16 adjacent parking spaces. 

Below is a Google photo of the Wawa.  Please note that the labeling of the onsite ATM may mislead a casual viewer to think that this location  is  a bank.

The charging stalls are located in the red rectangle.

Update as of December 2, 2020.

In early November Tesla began staging equipment at the site. This is conduit. 

Shortly later the construction fencing was installed.

Two version 3 Supercharger cabinets mean that there will be 8 charging stalls.

Breaking ground and beginning to install charging posts.

Concrete pad for Supercharger cabinets and switchgear.

This will be the concrete pad for the utility transformer.

Technician working on the main switchgear.  Supercharger cabinets are in the background. Pad for utility transformer is in center. Meter cabinet is on the right in foreground.

Status as of December 2, 2020.

Update as of December 4, 2020.

Landscaping going in.

In the rear are the two Supercharger cabinets. If front of them on the same pad  is the main switchgear.  In the center is the utility transformer pad.  The cabling shown is the secondary 480 volt cable which is connected to the main switchgear.  The empty conduit is awaiting the primary cable to be pulled in by the utility.  The gray box in the upper right corner is the meter cabinet awaiting the utility to install the meter.

Update as of December 18, 2020.

This Supercharger Station is operational.

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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