Just curious are there any around here?
Any dealarships in NC?
I am locted in the eastern NC part of the state.
Would love to see on in person.
I am interested in the Model S
The nearest dealership is Washington I think.
There are a couple roadsters in Charlotte and Raleigh. I haven't seen them, but one of the Tesla staff told me about them.
They are having a test drive even this Saturday in Raleigh, I got this by email:
when SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011
10AM - 4PM
Test Drives Available by Appointment Only
where BAILEY'S FINE JEWELRY
415 DANIELS STREET
RALEIGH, NC 27605
rsvp SHAUN PHILLIPS
I have seen lot of Teslas there so pretty sure there are lot of dealers in NC.
There is a dealer in Raleigh and I think in Charlotte. I live in Whispering Pines, about an hour south of Raleigh. I have a M3P and I am definitely seeing more Teslas around here. I had the Homelink installed a few weeks ago and the Tesla Mobile Service guy said there are several dozen Teslas around the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. I am sure there are a lot more around Raleigh and Research Triangle Area.
Southern Pines needs a Supercharger big time. I go there fairly often on golf trips but drive an ICE for lack of Tesla’s charging facilities.
There are surprisingly many Teslas her in NE NC, given the rural nature of the area. At least 3 (mine included) in our little town of Edenton. As for superchargers, Winston Salem and Boone would be my top two choices for placing new SC’s. I have a cabin near Boone, but I am a little fearful of driving my Tesla there because the last SC between here and there is in Greensboro. Plus, I never, ever get anywhere the 310 miles/charge that I suppose I should be getting . . . So range anxiety will be a thing for me the first time I take my beautiful M3P up there.
I agree about Boone. Recently took a trip to Beech Mtn, but before I bought my MS Raven LR. But if I had the Tesla then, I would have driven an ICE because of range paranoia. But as it turned out, the house that we rented had a dryer close to where my car was parked, so a 30 amp extension cord plus the right adapter would have worked. I know Tesla says don’t use extension cords, but I tried it out at my house just to make sure. The charger automatically dumbed down the charging amps to 24, but it worked fine, and nothing got even warm.
We need SC on Lake Norman/ Charlotte area. Charlotte is one of fastest growing areas in country. 50/day in Charlotte proper, 150 people/day in region. Expect population to be close to San Francisco soon!!!! South of Charlotte is getting much attention, but north 20 miles is Lake Norman - hot spot for retirement and vacationers. East side of lake has been developed - West side by Denver and Sherrills Ford is booming now. 200+ home developments starting in multiple locations.
WE NEED SUPER CHARGERS AND STARBUCKS!
You have a supercharger on the north side of Charlotte. I suspect that you are one of those owners who can't charge at home?
According to supercharge.info/, Supercharger opened today in south Charlotte on Torrington Way.
They are building one in Cary to.
On the subject of supercharger locations, but more specific to the, “......Tesla should be one “here” “ talk, it’s not that easy.
Tesla knows where there is a need and therefore know where they would like to put a supercharger site. Now, they have to find a location that has a relative easy on and off the highway/major route. Then they have to approach the owner of said property and see if they would be receptive to giving up parking spots. Then they have to see if there Is enough available power. Then they have to via a permit process see if the local town will allow it. All of this has to go Tesla’s way before they even think of breaking ground.
@flickrll: I have an RV exension cord I have used in a pinch for charging from a dryer outlet. Aside from the fact that it weighs about 300#, it works fine.