Tesla Supercharger Station Comes to Town

Photo courtesy of Tesla

Nothing like this ever happens in Fort Wayne. Nope. Nothing. Ever.

Until yesterday . . .

That’s when I noticed them.

What?

Oh, just the ten Tesla charging stations that are being built in the Lima Road Meijer parking lot. You know . . . history!

This is epic. This is sliced bread. This is Elvis coming to the Coliseum. And here we are, right smack in the middle of it.

Now, if you stroll over to the site on Lima Road, the crew out there can’t talk to you about it. Tesla even said they won’t comment on the stations until they are up and running for customers.

Tesla builds all-electric vehicles in order to stop our reliance on fossil fuels. They have also launched solar roof tiles as well as a solar panel-charged Powerwall battery to sustainably power your home or to be used as a backup in case of a storm (or zombie apocalypse).

This year they’ve launched their third production vehicle, the Tesla 3, which starts at $35,000. It is a more affordable alternative to their higher-end vehicles, the Tesla X and Tesla S. By the end of 2017, Tesla will have more than doubled their charging stations, making it easier to travel. In Indiana, we have 4 open Supercharger Stations with 3 more coming this year, including the Fort Wayne location.

These charging stations can be found with Trip Planner in the Tesla app. They’ve been strategically placed near wi-fi locations, coffeeshops or restaurants so you can have your car charging and your cake, too! Then, the app will notify you when your car is fully charged and ready to roll.

There are three known locations of Destination Chargers already in the Fort. These chargers are slower than the Superchargers, so don’t show up with an empty tank unless you’re going to stay for a few hours. They can be found at BakerStreet on Clinton, Parkview North in their above and below ground parking lots, and Sweetwater Sound off of US 30.

So . . . while I have little information and I wait to see the press release come through, I want to know what you think about this. Do you think this is historical? Are you going to buy a Tesla? Are you going to camp out and wait for the first Tesla to charge? (No, yeah . . . uhhh, me, either. . .) Let us know your thoughts!

Erica Visocky

Author: Erica Visocky

Erica Visocky joined Living Fort Wayne as a staff writer and contributor in July 2017.

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