This shows some final work being done at Springfield Illinois Tesla Superchargers before they went operational recently. Last part shows stations at night with only 1 TESLA logo glowing – during day today – that same station had glowing logo. Previously I wasn’t sure if any were ready for use – assumed maybe one that was lit would be in operation.
I did talk to one member of crew – really good conversation. Educated him best I could on Tesla Motors and Model S. Unfortunately he didn’t have or wouldn’t give me any information on when chargers were going live – they are now fully operational. Worker stated crew normally built cell towers.
Springfield Illinois Tesla Superchargers are located Interstate I-72 Exit 96 MacArthur Blvd. A bit further down road is Interstate 55 – which is a major North South route in United States. If you miss I-72 connection from I-55 – which is easy to do – you will have to drive through town on Sixth Street – make a left at light after going under underpass by shopping center – this puts you on Stanford overpass – drive until you reach light at MacArthur Blvd – make left turn – continue until you see Scheels on right.
Disclaimer – I am a Tesla Motors stock owner. Unfortunately I didn’t have near the amount of money I wanted to invest in this company. But I do own a few shares.
Information on shopping and Level 2 electric car charging stations needs updated on page linked below.
Closest Level 2 EV charging stations are at Hy-Vee in Springfield Illinois. Located on same road ( S. MacArthur Blvd. ) as Tesla Superchargers. These Level 2 chargers are just a short drive from Superchargers. These are ChargePoint chargers – require a ChargePoint subscription.
There is one Level 2 charger located across street from TGI Friday’s in Springfield. Charger is in front of Illinois Green Industry Association. It is free to use.
Nissan dealership listed as having Level 2 is correct. But that location is often ICED by gasoline vehicles. If you have ChargePoint subscription Hy-Vee charging stations are closer to Superchargers.
Memorial Medical Center parking garage in downtown Springfield Illinois also offers PEP level 2 charging stations. These are not free – require payment or subscription.
Illinois State Fair fairgrounds has a Schneider Electric Level 2 charger behind Illinois Dept. of Agriculture building. Not sure if public use is permitted.
Illinois Governor’s mansion in downtown Springfield Illinois also has chargers – again I’m not sure on public availability.
Springfield Electric on Ninth Street has a Level 2 charger. When I recorded it – it was secured and locked.