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  • November 02, 2017 6:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Help stop Congress from trying to kill the electric car! Just this morning, Chairman Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R.1. The bill calls for the repeal of the $7,500 federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, effective December 31, 2017.

    Please click link below:

    We need you to send a message to your Representative and Senators right now and tell them to leave the $7,500 tax credit alone. 


    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts


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  • October 30, 2017 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Car Companies Rev Up Focus on Electric Cars

    David Link, of the Village of La Belle, owns a 2013 Tesla S P-85. Link, along with his wife, Angelia, are members of the Florida Tesla Enthusiasts club. The Links said they are in the process of buying two more Tesla electric vehicles.

    Some of our club members were featured in an article in  The Villages Daily Sun.  Here's a link to the article:

    Car Companies Rev Up Focus on Electric Cars

  • October 28, 2017 12:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Florida Public Service Commission Electric Vehicle Charging Roundtable

    Above is a link to a 3 hour 17 minute video of the EV Charging Roundtable discussion to the Florida Public Service Commission. It's purpose was to discuss the potential effects of public and privately-owned electric vehicle charging on the state’s electric grid. Participating were representatives from Tesla, GM, electric utilities, companies providing charging equipment and Drive Electric Florida.

    Drive Electric Florida Voting Members:

    Our club, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, is a voting member of Drive Electric Florida and at about 40 minutes into the video the Chairman of the Commission asked about our club. At about 1 hour 17 minutes into the video Tesla made a presentation. 

    I know that not many of us have more than 3 hours to spare on this type of topic, but it illustrates the FPSC's appreciation of the inevitability of the exponential growth of EVs and their desire to proactively plan for that load growth on the Florida electric grids.

    Here's an article summarizing the Roundtable discussions:

    Charging options in focus as Florida prepares for rise of electric vehicles

  • October 21, 2017 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As we previously reported, the media stated that the West Melbourne Supercharger would be going in at the Hammock Landing shopping center. West Melbourne to get Space Coast's first Tesla Supercharger station. Here's a vicinity map:

    Members of the Tesla Motors Club have recently posted photos of the Supercharger equipment being installed in the parking lot of Hammock Landing.

    This photo shows the conduits going in for the Supercharger cabinets and the switchgear.

    This photo show the conduits going in for the 8 Supercharger charging terminals.

    Three of the eight charging terminals, switch gear loaded on flatbed, cinder block enclosure on right to house Supercharger cabinets and switch gear.

    Construction coming along nicely with 8 charging terminals installed.

    Four Supercharger cabinets and two switch gear cabinets installed in partially constructed cinder block enclosure.


    It appears that the Tesla contractor has completed their work and that all that remains is to install the utility power transformer  on the concrete pad and install the meter in the meter cabinet.

    UPDATE: As of December 12, 2017

    This Supercharger Station is now operational.

  • September 26, 2017 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To celebrate the opening of the Sarasota Supercharger Station we had a club meet-up and dinner at the nearby Stonewood Grill & Tavern.  This Supercharger Station, with 20 charging stalls is not only the largest in Florida, it is the largest on the east coast of the USA. You would have to travel to the Albany, New York area to find a similar station this size.

    This event, which was open to the public, was originally scheduled earlier in the month, but due to Hurricane Irma we re-scheduled it to September 22nd.  We had an excellent turnout and pretty much filled the restaurant's private room.  Here's some photos of our group.

  • 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 - Clearwater
    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

  • 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. 

    Artist rendering of Gables Auto Vault which is currently under construction

    Actual construction site.

  • 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 


    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


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Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, Inc. is an enthusiast club and 501(c) 7 non-profit organization. It is registered with the Florida Department of State and is also registered to do business in Florida as Tesla Owners Florida.

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