Kissimmee Supercharger Station is operational. (Public)

January 17, 2020 3:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Please scroll down to the bottom of this article for the most current information.

On February 14 and 21, 2019 Tesla filed for a permit application for an 8-stall Supercharger Station at the existing Wawa located at 7940 West Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee, FL 34747.  Interestingly this Supercharger Station is not currently shown as "Coming Soon" on the Tesla Find Us map. This will be a Version 2 Supercharger installation.

For full-sized images, right click on the image and open in a new tab.

As the vicinity map above shows, the location is near the intersection of route #429 and route #192 and located near many of the Disney World theme parks.  

The permit is on hold and is awaiting a Notice of Commencement.  It appears that the permitting authority requires a revision to the Site Development Plan before approving the building permit.

Update as of June 7, 2019.

The construction permit was issued on June 6, 2019.  We expect Tesla to break ground soon. 

Update as of September 7, 2019

Construction started in August, but little progress was made in September.  

Start of charging terminal installation.

The utility transformer and the switchgear have been installed.

Update as of December 7, 2019.

Four Supercharger Cabinets have been delivered to the site.  This confirms that it is a version 2 Supercharger installation.  The two smaller boxes appear to be autotransformers used to boost the voltage.

Update as of December 13, 2019.

The Supercharger Cabinets and autotransformers have been mounted on the concrete pad.

Update as of December 28, 2019.

The Supercharger terminals have been installed. 

Update as of Janaury 6, 2020.

The chainlink barriers have been removed and hopefully this Supercharger Station will be energized soon.

The Supercharger Station has not been energized, but everything needed for operation appears to have been installed.

Update as of January 8, 2020.

Utility meter installed.

Regarding this photo: The member of the Tesla Motors Club forum who took the picture reports, "The pedestals are lit up and holding down the button on the gun made the charge door open and then..... Nothing!"

So, we are very close to this Supercharger Station being energized, but there are still some issues that need to be resolved.

Update as of January 12, 2020.

A better view of the main disconnect switch, Supercharger cabinets as autotransformers.

Update as of January 14, 2020.

The Kissimmee Supercharger Station is operational!

Note the green status light.

Although as of today the Kissimmee Supercharger Station is not displayed on the Find Us map on Tesla's website, more importantly your car's navigation system knows that it is operational.  However, there are really 8 charging terminals, not 5 as the navigation systems shows.

There are 8 charging terminals at up to 150 kW each.

Update as of January 17, 2020.

A member of the Tesla Motors Club forum took this photo and reported that Supercharger terminals 3a and 3b were not lit up. the other six terminals were operational.  If you right click the above image and open it in a new tab you will see a full-sized image.  It shows the middle two terminals are not lit.

Much thanks to those who sent me photos of this installation.

Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts



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