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Tesla Supercharger network in Ireland

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭Mc-BigE


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    not long now... these were taken yesterday evening, road marking put on,
    look finished to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    Looks good. Hopefully there's better signage that that, as I see nothing to inform ICE drivers not to park there


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭Mc-BigE


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Looks good. Hopefully there's better signage that that, as I see nothing to inform ICE drivers not to park there

    its a pretty big car park there, but yes, it will be very tempting spot for ICEing im sure, especially at busy times


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Looks good. Hopefully there's better signage that that, as I see nothing to inform ICE drivers not to park there

    Signs lying on the ground just past the barrow in the foreground


  • Registered Users Posts: 278 ✭✭jordan191


    Looks like Cork Superchargers are now live, some of the Tesla owners group are currently trying them out on site


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Great news, just opened my Tesla App to see if it was there and nope, but 7 Tesla's currently charging at Irish SuC's


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    wassie wrote: »
    My guess for Athenry will be at the Raheen Roods Hotel - they already do destination charging, have the carpark space to accommodate a stall and will be able to provide facilities i.e. toilets and refreshments.

    Gold star for you....8 stalls, 2 cabinets so looks like 4 V3 stalls and 4 destination chargers?

    http://www.eplanning.ie/GalwayCC/AppFileRefDetails/211046/0


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    slave1 wrote: »
    Gold star for you....8 stalls, 2 cabinets so looks like 4 V3 stalls and 4 destination chargers?

    http://www.eplanning.ie/GalwayCC/AppFileRefDetails/211046/0
    It's likely to be 8 stalls, as there are 4 V3 units per cabinet



    "8 no. car parking spaces, 8 no. Tesla illuminated charger points, 8 no. Tesla parking sign posts, 2 no. supercharger cabinets,"


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,423 ✭✭✭cannco253


    I've been asked a few questions about this and don't know the answers.

    Can you reduce the charge a Tesla takes from a supercharger or does the car decide what's best? The Athenry site is close enough to the train station so in theory could you plug in, walk away and come back 5 or 6 hours later? Why bother driving into Galway when you could get the train in and out if the timetable suits?

    Are there any overstay fees charged on the superchargers?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    cannco253 wrote: »
    The Athenry site is close enough to the train station so in theory could you plug in, walk away and come back 5 or 6 hours later?

    Popcorn time
    cannco253 wrote: »
    Are there any overstay fees charged on the superchargers?

    Yes, highly penal.
    Idle fees apply to any car occupying a Supercharger if the station is at 50% capacity or more and the charge session is complete. Idle fees double when the station is at 100% capacity. 50c/€1 minute in Ireland with no upper limit


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,224 ✭✭✭Kramer


    slave1 wrote: »
    but 7 Tesla's currently charging at Irish SuC's

    None in Birdhill anyway!

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    4b is uncovered. Have they re-enabled a 7th & is that the reason one of the Applegreen 50kW units is kaput I wonder?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,038 ✭✭✭innrain


    Kramer wrote: »
    None in Birdhill anyway!

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    4b is uncovered. Have they re-enabled a 7th & is that the reason one of the Applegreen 50kW units is kaput I wonder?
    No I have tried it and got an error something like "check power supply". That was on 26th


  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭sh81722


    I'll be passing Mahon Point later today and will report how it goes with these new SuCs. No sign of the location at Tesla yet and I don't know the area so might be tough to even find them... Going to check the MPSC website for clues.

    Edit: based on the photos and google maps it looks like the chargers are right at the North entrance to the shopping centre just about here


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭Mc-BigE


    sh81722 wrote: »
    I'll be passing Mahon Point later today and will report how it goes with these new SuCs. No sign of the location at Tesla yet and I don't know the area so might be tough to even find them... Going to check the MPSC website for clues.

    Tried them out last night, 3 of the 4 are working.
    I wasn't getting great speed as battery high SOC, another person ,(model 3) reported 110kw at 45% battery.

    Not n the app yet this morning so no preconditioning possible


  • Registered Users Posts: 926 ✭✭✭sh81722


    Mc-BigE wrote: »
    Tried them out last night, 3 of the 4 are working.
    I wasn't getting great speed as battery high SOC, another person ,(model 3) reported 110kw at 45% battery.

    Not n the app yet this morning so no preconditioning possible

    Thanks for the heads up. Amazeballs, as we are heading to stay in Bantry which is a true charging desert at the moment with one AC dual unit. These SuCs at Mahon Point are just the ticket, and a timely one too for us personally.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    Mahon Point is live in the car, and can be Navigated to (Pre-Conditioned).



    ....so here we have a Supercharger site that was constructed and went live in little to no time...... and largely was under the radar until the units themselves appeared onsite.... They can do it if they want.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    I can't help but feel that another 3-4 sites, in or around Sligo, Tralee, Waterford & Derry would be enough to give complete countrywide coverage.

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    At that point all you'd need would be site expansion as and when required....

    Then when all that's done, you might start thinking about 1-2 more Dublin sites, like the M50/M1 interchange, which serves the airport etc... and perhaps a central Dublin site in or around the port.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    Would expect one on the N/M11 as well.
    TBH I'd be concerned that 4 for the whole of cork and SW is not enough and there will be queues


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,922 ✭✭✭Royale with Cheese


    What's the traffic like at Mahon Point when it's busy? Would you be queuing to get into the car park ever?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,655 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    ELM327 wrote: »
    TBH I'd be concerned that 4 for the whole of cork and SW is not enough and there will be queues


    Agree. It's the first 'city' location, and as such, locals will regularly use it because simply it's close by!!! I'd expect this site to be busy particularly over weekends.....

    Hopefully they see the increased usage and immediately put plans in place to expand it to 8 stalls.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    I know if I were in cork and had free supercharging, I'd be using this during my shopping!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,780 ✭✭✭eddhorse


    Agree. It's the first 'city' location, and as such, locals will regularly use it because simply it's close by!!! I'd expect this site to be busy particularly over weekends.....

    Hopefully they see the increased usage and immediately put plans in place to expand it to 8 stalls.

    Double agree with both of you, but 4 is better than zero.
    Lets just get the country covered and increase if they need to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭ELM327


    eddhorse wrote: »
    Double agree with both of you, but 4 is better than zero.
    Lets just get the country covered and increase if they need to.
    Oh for sure, a chance of charging at a 4 stall supercharger is better than trying to top up at a SPOF ecars/easygo 50kW unit to make sure we make it back to ballacolla


    Like i've done a few times - had quite a few same necessary day return trips to cork .


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,118 ✭✭✭wassie


    No works started yet unfortunately at the Johnstown Estate, Enfield site on the M4.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Too soon, don't they have to wait for objections?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,033 ✭✭✭Mc-BigE


    Getting into mahon point just before xmas or any busy time especially when the schools are off can be a nightmare.

    Not every Tesla driver has free supercharging, so I won't be using it as a local unless I'm really stuck.

    Do people with referral codes get overstay charges to?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Mc-BigE wrote: »
    Do people with referral codes get overstay charges to?

    Yes, applies to everyone.
    The car will dictate the cost when selecting destination on the screen e.g. if you have free SuC for like (like me) then no SuC cost comes up but the Overstay fee does


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,028 ✭✭✭Sabre Man


    Mc-BigE wrote: »
    Getting into mahon point just before xmas or any busy time especially when the schools are off can be a nightmare.

    Not every Tesla driver has free supercharging, so I won't be using it as a local unless I'm really stuck.

    Do people with referral codes get overstay charges to?

    One owner is suing Tesla over the idle fee, but I don't think he'll be successful:
    https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1132725_owner-suing-tesla-over-supercharger-fees-is-idle-time-part-of-free-charging


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,476 Mod ✭✭✭✭slave1


    Well it's free charging not free parking, typical US attorney out for quick buck, good man Tesla for not settling


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,038 ✭✭✭innrain


    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/where-are-all-the-tesla-cars-1.4607874
    Not a bit of editorial fact checking or point of view.


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