Category Archives: Planned Sites

Laurel Supercharger Begins Construction

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The Tesla Supercharger in Laurel, MD is now officially under construction.

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A crew broke ground at the site in the Towne Centre at Laurel on May 4, 2016.

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The crates holding the Supercharger cabinets were moved to a remote area of the parking lot.

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Laurel Maryland Tesla Supercharger Delivery

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Four crates labeled “DC SUPERCHARGER” along with two big electrical cabinets, various boxes and conduit were delivered to the Towne Centre at Laurel within the past few days.

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Construction of the long-awaited Laurel Supercharger station is about to begin. It should take about four or five weeks to complete.

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The white spray painted square marks the area where the Supercharger equipment will be installed within a walled enclosure.

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Eight pull-in stalls are planned in the area where the crates are standing.

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Laurel MD Tesla Supercharger Site Ready for Construction

Permit issued for Tesla Supercharger at Towne Centre at Laurel

According to the City of Laurel, a permit has been issued to build a Tesla Supercharger at 14700 Baltimore Avenue in the Towne Centre at Laurel. Plans are for eight stalls on the lower level of the parking garage next to the Regal Movie Theater.

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These photos taken at the Supercharger site show that Miss Utility has recently paid a visit. The transformer will be to the left of the red markings.

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Eight pull-in stalls are proposed to go along the western side of the garage.

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Laurel, Maryland is Site of Planned Tesla Supercharger

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Permit pending for 8 charging stalls at Towne Centre at Laurel

According to the City of Laurel, an application has been submitted to build a Tesla Supercharger at 14700 Baltimore Avenue which is the Towne Centre at Laurel. Plans are for eight stalls on the lower level of the parking garage next to the Regal Movie Theater. A permit will be issued by the city once a contractor is selected.

This site may replace the temporary Supercharger that has been in Bethesda since January, 2014.

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PA Turnpike Fast Charging Stations

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has been working with the PA Turnpike on installing DC Fast Chargers along the length of the Turnpike. Car Charging Group, Inc. is a partner in the Turnpike project and they have reported that construction is underway at the Oakmont Plaza near Pittsburgh.
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New Stanton, North and South Somerset and North and South Midway have permits and are scheduled for construction. All six western travel plazas are expected to have Fast Chargers installed and operational by the end of February 2016. The central plazas (Sideling Hill, Blue Mountain, Cumberland Valley, Highspire and Lawn) are now in the bidding process.

Source: PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Nov. 2015 Report to the Citizens Advisory Council

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UPDATE: Maryland EVIP Fast Charger Map – December, 2015

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Click map for location details of Maryland EVIP CHAdeMO/SAE Combo Fast Chargers.

This is the December, 2015 April, 2016 PlugInSites unofficial map of open, under construction and planned locations of the Maryland Energy Administration’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (EVIP) Fast Charger stations. Grants were awarded for 21 sites although not all of those locations are shown on this map and some of the planned locations shown are subject to change.

The EVIP grant program, announced on April 24, 2014, provides up to $1,000,000 in matching funds for a public/private partnership to install a DC Fast Charging network throughout the State of Maryland. The DC Fast Charging sites will have both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo connectors.

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Wytheville, Virginia Tesla Supercharger – Permit Issued

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A building permit was issued last week for a Tesla Supercharger to be constructed at 165 Malin Dr., Wytheville, VA. (map link)

There is a Holiday Inn Express located at that address. A Waffle House, Shoney’s and Peking Chinese restaurant also show on the map nearby.

Construction has not yet begun as of November 24, 2015.

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Tesla Supercharger to be Built in Lexington, VA

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Officials in Rockbridge County have issued a permit for the construction of a Tesla Supercharger station near the town of Lexington, Virginia at 880 N. Lee Highway (map).

There is an Applebee’s restaurant, Best Western and a Holiday Inn Express near this address.

The new Supercharger will be close to the interchange of I-64 and I-81 and will be accessible to travelers on both highways. The Lexington, VA Supercharger will be about 109 miles south of the Tesla Supercharger in Strasburg, VA that opened on September 2, 2015.

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Ocean City Selects Locations for Public Charging Stations

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At a meeting earlier this week, the Ocean City, Maryland Mayor and City Council agreed to install electric vehicle charging stations in at least three locations. The Holiday Inn Oceanfront has already installed Tesla destination charging stations and those are up and running now.

In August, the Mayor and Council had agreed to accept a grant from Tesla Motors to install three charging stations in the Convention Center south parking lot. City Engineer Terry McGean reported that the originally proposed location in the southeast corner of the lot did not have electric service of the proper voltage for the charging stations and there was no close by transformer for DelMarVa Power to tap into. McGean recommended changing the location to the north side of the same parking lot near a utility pole with transformers to install the two Tesla HPWCs and one universal J-1772 station.

First EV charging stations in Ocean City now open at Holiday Inn Oceanfront

First EV charging stations in Ocean City now open at Holiday Inn Oceanfront

The City has also been approached by Electric Vehicle Institute (EVI), a Baltimore company that markets charging stations, with a grant that would include a generous number of charging stations including installation at no cost to the City. Ocean City would provide the parking spaces and electricity in the arrangement. After some discussion, the Mayor and Council voted to agree to the new location of the Tesla supplied stations at the Convention Center and to accept the EVI grant proposal for two stations each at Northside Park and the parking lot at 100th Street with another yet to be determined location in the south part of town.

City Engineer McGean was asked by the Council to explore options for the fourth EV charging location in the downtown area close to the boardwalk. Councilman Tony DeLuca said, “The more locations that we can have, the better. Having people come here with electric cars of all types is really the future and I just think it is the right direction.”

The City will provide the electricity for free for one year and then reevaluate. Councilman Wayne Hartman noted the @TeslaRoadTrip event that came to Ocean City in April and said that most of them stayed in Salisbury because of the chargers there. “If we have those 80 or 100 cars here, the town is going to actually make money by having those chargers here.”

The City Engineer has said that their goal is to have the Tesla charging stations installed by next spring.

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