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  • March 17, 2020 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Members of the Tesla Motors Club (TMC) forum discovered that the previously “Coming Soon” Vero Beach Supercharger station is now operational.  It is located at the Wawa at 9050 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32966. It has 8 version 3 charging terminals.

    Here is the vicinity map:

    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

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  • March 15, 2020 12:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    A member of the Tesla Owners of Central Florida Facebook page discovered the “Coming Soon” Deltona Supercharger Station under construction at a Wawa.  The location is 3400 Howland Blvd, Deltona, FL 32725. 

    Here is the vicinity map:


    For people living or working nearby this location, please stop by occasionally to take high-resolution photos of the contruction progress and send them to me. 

    Thanks.

    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • March 14, 2020 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Club members enjoyed a fun-filled day starting with a lunch buffet, followed by a sunny afternoon on the range.  Some members took joy in a good book on the porch cabin-side.  We later were treated to a private four-course catered dinner, featuring gator bite appetizers.  Dinner was followed by an evening under the stars by the bonfire - s’mores included!

    I want to thank Angelia Link for organizing this event.


    About Ok Corral Gun Club Resort

    The OK Corral Gun Club is Florida's premier shooting sports club and western town hosting 10 outdoor shooting venues, mining town cabins, recreational activities and event facility. It is situated on 350 acres in natural surroundings just north of Lake Okeechobee. The club features overnight cabins, RV campsites, Sporting Clay Courses, Covered Stand, Wobble Deck, Covered Pistol/Rifle Ranges, Competition Shooting Park, Cowboy Action Shooting and Trap & Skeet.

    The resort has two Tesla Connectors, a J1772 charger, 110 v outlets at the overnight cabins and some 240 v, 50-amp RV connections.

    Here’s some photos:



    If you are interested in learning about our club, please click on the "Home" link at the top of this page. If you are interested in joining our club, please click on the "Join Us" link at the top of this page.


    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • March 13, 2020 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A member of the Tesla Motors Club (TMC) forum located the online permits for the “Coming Soon” Riverside Park Supercharger.  The wording of the permit indicates that a version 3 Supercharger is being installed at the Wawa located at 2620 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.  This location is only 6 miles from the heavily trafficked Plantation Supercharger Station.

    Here is a vicinity map: (For a full-sized image, right click on the map and open it in a new tab.)


    Another TMC member has visited the site and provided the following photos showing that the Tesla equipment has been delivered to the site.


    The equipment shown in the photos above are the two version 3 Supercharger cabinets that will be powering eight charging terminals.


    For people living or working nearby this location, please stop by occasionally to take high-resolution photos of the contruction progress and send them to me. 

    Thanks.

    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • March 08, 2020 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    On Sunday, March 8, 2020, approximately 10 people attended a Florida Tesla Enthuisasts club meetup in coordination with the Gainesville Cars and Coffee at the Gainesville Whole Foods. The meetup was a great success with club members showing off our Teslas to the attendees. Our member's demonstration of  advanced summon was very well received. We had an excellent variety of Tesla Model S, X, 3.  

    I want to thank Eugenio Pereira for coordinating this event.

    Here's some photos:


    If you are interested in learning about our club, please click on the "Home" link at the top of this page. If you are interested in joining our club, please click on the "Join Us" link at the top of this page.


    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • March 08, 2020 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    A member of the Tesla Motors Club (TMC) forum located a permit for the “Coming Soon” Lakeland Supercharger Station. The site is located at the Wawa at 4320 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809.

    The permit doesn't specifically state that this is a Supercharger.  However, the fact that Tesla is an applicant for the "Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Station" at a Wawa in Lakeland makes this virtually certain that is is the Supercharger Station planned for Lakeland.

    Here is the vicinity map:

    For people living or working nearby this location, please stop by occasionally to take high-resolution photos of the contruction progress and send them to me. 

    Thanks.

    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • February 29, 2020 8:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    On February 29, 2020, a group of about 18 Tesla owners gathered at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral for a meetup, cocktail reception and private dinner. Most of those in attendance were our local club members, but we also had Tesla owners from Maryland and Georgia joining us. The surroundings were beautiful, the food and drink was great and the camaraderie was terrific. I want to thank Rachelle Stone for coordinating the dining arrangements.

    Here's some photos:

    The Radisson Resort has a magnificent pool and a very tropical feel.  My wife and I spent several days there and truly enjoyed our stay.

    The resort currently has limited destination charging.  However, they have expressed an interest in siginficantly expanding their charging capabilities. I am coordinating with resort management and the Tesla charging infrastructure team to facilitate the expansion.


    If you are interested in learning about our club, please click on the "Home" link at the top of this page. If you are interested in joining our club, please click on the "Join Us" link at the top of this page.


    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • February 28, 2020 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please scroll down for the most current information.

    When Tesla's Find Us Map indicated that there would be a "Coming Soon" Supercharger Station at Ochopee along Alligator Alley, we knew that it would be at the Miccosukee Service Plaza, because frankly there's nothing else nearby. 

    Yesterday, I received the photo below, showing what appears to be the construction of the promised Supercharger Station.  My source told me that he had spoken with the the service plaza personnel and they said it was a Supercharger Station that should be completed in a few weeks. Whereas we are virtually certain that this is a Supercharger installation, nevertheless there aren't any Tesla specific markings yet.

    The Miccosukee Service Plaza is located on the Miccosukee Indian reservation. It's address is 47801 W State Rd 84, Ochopee, FL 34141.  It is strategically situated roughly halfway along Alligator Alley (I-75) at exit 49, Snake Road. It's 39 miles from the Plantation Superchargers and 61 miles from the Naples Superchargers.

    Its a basic service plaza with gasoline pumps, store, deli, large restrooms and picnic area.

    Here's a vicinity map. (For a full-sized image, right click on the image and open it in a new tab.)

    Update as of November 4, 2019.



    From the above photos we think that there may be 12 charging terminals.  In addition, there appears to be three separate groups of conduits coming up for the Supercharger cabinets.  If this is correct, it would suggest that this is a version 3 Supercharger installation.

    Update as of November 12, 2019.

    For a full-size image of the renderings below, right click on the image and open it in a new tab.




    A member of the Tesla Motors Club forum posted the above renderings of the future Miccosukee Service Plaza.  At the present we don't have any additional information regarding the expected completion date.  All we currently know is that the renderings were done by Burton Hersh Architects.

    Update as of November 21, 2019.

    Paving has gone in at this Supercharger Station.  These photos confirm that 12 charging terminals are being installed.


    Here I've zoomed in on the Supercharger concrete pads.  I believe that the pad to the left is for 3 Supercharger cabinets.  If so, that would confirm that this is a version 3 Supercharger installation.  Each version 3 Supercharger cabinet powers four charging terminals, so three cabinets would handle 12 charging terminals which is consistent with the number of spaces shown in the previous photos. The pad to the right is probably for the main switchgear.

    Update as of December 15, 2019.


    It looks like the three version 3 Supercharger Cabinets have been delivered to the site.  Note that they are larger than version 2 cabinets.


    Updated December 25, 2019.


    Version 3 Supercharger cabinets have been set on the concrete pad.

    Update as of January 7, 2020.


    It looks like the utility power transformer has been installed.  It looks huge.  

    Update as of February 15, 2020.

    In returning from our 7-day Tesla club cruise we briefly stopped by the Ochopee Supercharger Station and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was operational.


    This family was Supercharging at the recently operational Ochopee Supercharger Station.



    The meter is obviously installed.


    Utility tranformer on the left, main switchgear and meter in the center, and two of the three version 3 Supercharger cabinets on the right.



    This image was posted on the Tesla Motors Club Florida forum.  The Model 3 driver started the charging session with a State of Charge of 3% and achieved a maximum charge rate of 965 miles of range per hour.

    Update as of February 28, 2020.


    On February 28, 2020 the Miccosukee Indian Tribe had a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ochopee Supercharger and presented a plaque honoring the loss of one of their members. The Tribe police chief also spoke emphasizing the safety and security of the site. The construction of the new big rest stop/restaurant is advancing nicely.


    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    Email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • February 25, 2020 4:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Photo credit:  David Lyons/South Florida Sun Sentinel

    Please scroll down to the bottom of the article for updated information.

    An article in the South Florida Sun Sentinel states that eight version 3 Supercharger terminals are being installed at a Wawa gas station and convenience store at 20 SW 12th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

    Tesla charging stations coming to local Wawa stores

    Here’s a vicinity map. (For a full-sized image, right click on the image and open it in a new tab.)


    Interestingly the Tesla Find Us map does not currently list a "Coming Soon" Deerfield Beach Supercharger Station. However, there is a "Coming Soon" Supercharger Station in Boca Raton about four miles away.  So, there is a chance that this installation is the "Boca Raton" Supercharger. 

    Update as of Jauary 10, 2020:

    As of the beginning of 2020, Tesla updated their Find Us map.  There now is a Deerfield Beach "Coming Soon" pin in the map and the Boca Raton pin remains as well. So apparently there are going to be two new Superchargers roughly 5 miles apart.

    I have located an approved permit application that confirms that there will be 8 Supercharger terminals, but the application does not provide details regarding the version of the Supercharger.  The Sun Sentinel reporter of the article linked above informed me that a Wawa corporate representative told him that this will be a version 3 Supercharger installation. We will need photos of the Supercharger cabinets to confirm the version. If there are only two Supercharger cabinets, then this will be a version 3 installation.

    Updated as of December 27, 2019.


    This appears to be a concrete pad for one Supercharger cabinet feeding four charging terminals.

    The white cabinet on the right is the main switchgear.  The concrete pad on the left appears to be for one more Supercharger cabinets feeding four more charging terminals. If there are two pads with a total of two Supercharger cabinets, that would indicated that this is a version 3 Supercharger installation.


    This is the concrete pad and conduits for the utility power transformer. 

    Update as of February 25, 2020.

    Tesla notified me that the Deerfield Supercharger is operational.


    Here's an enlargement of a portion of the previous photo showing one of the two version 3 Supercharger cabinets.





    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    Email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

    Facebook: Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

  • February 22, 2020 6:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On February 22, 2020, we had a great time at Brio Tuscan Grille at Waterside Shops in Naples, as Austin Knight, Manager at Tesla Waterside, and Estero updated us on all things Tesla.  Twenty-four members of Florida Tesla Enthusiasts and their guest gathered to hear about the upcoming rollouts, new software, solar information, and thoughts about factors that may impact the company.  There were lots of questions from the audience and a great chance to meet other Tesla owners in the area.  We want to thank Amy Turner for organizing this informative event and Austin Knight for the fabulous presentation.

    Here's some photos:

    Austin Knight, Manager of the Waterside and Estero Tesla stores provides an informative presentation.

     

    If you are interested in learning about our club, please click on the "Home" link at the top of this page. If you are interested in joining our club, please click on the "Join Us" link at the top of this page.


    Larry Chanin

    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

    email: lfchanin@gmail.com

    Website: teslaownersflorida.org

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