Gilroy Supercharger Expansion!!

Gilroy Supercharger Expansion!!

Passed through Gilroy today and noticed the new construction. Looks like the expansion to at least 8 charging bays. Huge trench next to the existing Superchargers.

Sgt Barone | September 17, 2013

Any new updates/pictures?

Benz | September 18, 2013

Will there be a ribbon cutting ceremony when the expansion will have been finished (this week or next week)?

Benz | September 18, 2013

Any chance that anybody will visit Gilroy in the coming days? If yes, make photo's please.

Benz | September 18, 2013

Is it more likely that all the work will be finished next week (last week of September), or the week after next week (first week of October)?

Kleist | September 18, 2013

@Benz - I was at Gilroy today around lunch time. Ground construction seems completed only the asphalt guy has to fill up the edges. No crew was present. I have a picture but need to figure out how to post it from dropbox.

Benz | September 19, 2013


Great, looking forward to your photo's already.

Benz | September 19, 2013

Wait a minute. Can the already existing Supercharger spots be used for charging a Model S (while the construction work is going on)? Or has Gilroy been closed for Supercharging, for the time being?

hsadler | September 19, 2013

Yesterday upon arrival there was only one MS already there, but it had been backed in and was using the charger in the next bay.

Was fine as I was only there for 15 minutes (enough to get home with a buffer), no one else showed - but could have been ugly as that car was basically taking up 2 slots.

Kleist | September 19, 2013

@Benz - the new ones are an independent installation, the old ones are working just fine. Sorry no picture yet... work needs me and have no time to figure it out right now.

reitmanr | September 19, 2013

I used Gilroy last Thursday with no problems. I am guessing from what the construction gents said, the only delay may be PGE. We shall see over the next week or so. Also if you are stuck, there are two Chargepoint stations adjacent to the SC stations.

Benz | September 20, 2013

Next week it might be ready.

Benz | September 21, 2013

In any case before October 1st, 2013.

Benz | September 22, 2013

The new chargers are 120kWh chargers, right?

Kleist | September 22, 2013

Went shopping in Gilroy today - the asphalt guy filled up the edges, but no visible sign that the electrical installion has started.
Benz - all new SC are 120 kW. And still working on how to upload pictures...

Brian H | September 23, 2013

There is no site-based upload. You must store on another site and refer to it. Context menu Copy Image Location gives the URL to insert in this HTML:

<img src="URL" width="600">
Leave all punctuation and quotes in place.

Benz | September 23, 2013

This is a test.

Benz | September 23, 2013

Well, it looks like the test worked well.

The photo was posted in a newsarticle on a website of a Dutch car magazine called "Autoweek".

All I did was click on the photo with the right side of the mouse.
Then a menu appears.
Choose (left click) Properties/Characteristics (on the bottom of the list of the menu).
Then you can see an URL adres, which you have to copy.
And then past this URL adres inbetween: (as has been said by Brian already).

Benz | September 23, 2013

In the above post I did not insert a photo, just the HTML which Brian has mentioned in his post as well:

Benz | September 23, 2013

Why can I not just copy a piece of tekst (the HTML) that I can read in Brian's post?

Brian H | September 23, 2013

It copies fine into the Reply box, then replace URL with the proper url!

Benz | September 24, 2013

Yes I can post a picture:

Benz | September 24, 2013

But if I just want to type the HTML (without a URL address of a certain picture), then you see this:

shop | September 24, 2013

Yes, you can't type in HTML, since the forum software will try to interpret the HTML as real HTML and process it. Here's how you type in HTML:

Replace the less than sign and greater than sign at the beginning and end of all your HTML tags with the HTML escape sequence for those symbols. So, as typed, your HTML will look like:

&lt; img src="" &gt;

reitmanr | September 24, 2013

All useful, any news or pictures of Gilroy SC expansion?

Benz | September 24, 2013

Are we waiting for the PG&E now?

Benz | September 26, 2013

I geuss so.

Benz | September 26, 2013

Typo: I guess so.

EcLectric | September 26, 2013


Did you mean to say "I Gauss so"?

David70 | September 26, 2013

Or 10^-4 tesla so? If the Tesla batteries degraded as fast as threads do, everyone would be screaming "Bloody Murder."

LV2SF99999 | September 26, 2013

As of Monday, Gilroy looked like this:

(Keeping my fingers crossed. This is the first photo link I've tried)

LV2SF99999 | September 26, 2013

OK, well let's try that again:

< img src="" >

LV2SF99999 | September 26, 2013

Nope. I give up for now.

shop | September 26, 2013

You have to post HTML for the jpg image itself, not a URL for a web page.

Kleist | September 26, 2013

Still looks the same today (Thursday).

Brian H | September 27, 2013

And include width="600"

Benz | September 27, 2013

Maybe there will be more progress next week.

Benz | September 30, 2013

Let's see what happens this week.

studiojon | September 30, 2013

stopped there today. The "trench" is actually just a foundation with conduits plumbed in for cables. Thus I assume it's where the actual hardware for the new stalls will be located and fenced off just like the existing ones. It looks like they have basically built a completely new supercharging station right alongside the existing one. There look like 8 more bays and there were 6 already so that's gonna be a lot of bays!!!

studiojon | September 30, 2013

Make that 6 new bays. sorry can't count correctly.

Benz | September 30, 2013

Any photo's? Maybe something has changed in the mean time.

NKYTA | September 30, 2013

Was there on Saturday - looked pretty much the same as the pix above.

Benz | October 1, 2013

Should look differently during the cours of this week, I guess.

Brian H | October 2, 2013

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Benz | October 5, 2013

Maybe someone will post more photo's during next week?

O EMSHN | October 5, 2013

I was at Gilroy today (Sat the 5th, Oct) and took these pics. Six new stalls set up for "back in" charging. They still have a lot of work to do as the heavy electrical equipment is clearly not installed yet.

Kleist | October 6, 2013

No progress from a week ago... thanks for the update and pictures.

Benz | October 7, 2013

Maybe in the current week we will see some progress?

hsadler | October 7, 2013

Think the ball may be in PG&E's court now. Also, transformers - who installs them?

Benz | October 8, 2013

Probably by the end of October 2013 is more likely?