Drawings Indicate Eight 250 kW Supercharger Stalls
Tesla plans to build a Version 3 Supercharger at a new Wawa store in Vienna, Virginia. The location is a former Caldwell Banker building at 465 Maple Ave. (Rt. 123) at the intersection with Nutley St. Map link. Construction to convert the existing building began in September and management expects the store to open around April, 2020.
Plans show eight Supercharger stalls. Five charging spots are on the north side of the parking lot near the entrance from Nutley, Street. Three stalls are shown on the west side of the lot across from the main store entrance according to drawings submitted to Fairfax County and obtained by PlugInSites through a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request. One of the stalls will be in a pull-in spot. Two spots will be “dedicated” with “TESLA VEHICLE CHARGING ONLY” signs. The remaining stalls will allow “15 MINUTE GENERAL PARKING” according to the documents.
Each Charger Cabinet Powers Four Stalls
The Vienna, VA Supercharger will be one of the first “Version 3” (V3) Tesla Supercharger sites on the east coast. Each charging post is rated up to 250 kW compared with 150 kW on Version 2 Superchargers. The V3 charger cabinets are designed to deliver 430 kW of power between four charging stalls. Vienna will have two charger cabinets and the stalls will be designated 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2D. Previous generations of Superchargers are A & B only because each of those cabinets powers two stalls.
No Gas Pumps – Only Charging Stations
If Wawa had wanted to install gas pumps, the process to open would have taken a lot longer according to the Vienna Patch. Wawa already hosts Tesla Superchargers at about 20 of their stores.