Here is an update regarding the concept of a shared Roadster/Model S adapter. I have had a Roadster/Model S adapter on order for a while because I do the Seattle/Portland routine frequently.
Here are the hestitations that I had in the beginning:
First was the cost.
Second, Superchargers were on the horizon in the vicinity in 2013. I assumed that this area would be a high priority area due to the Tesla per capita concentration in the area. I have not been able to figure out whether the Superchargers are launching on schedule because the schedule has not been very specific.
Third, there was talk early on about modifying the Roadster Charger at Burgerville in Centralia to accomodate the Model S. This idea was dropped. It was a generous idea. In part this is due to the fact that there are far more Model Ses in the area than were expected a few short months ago. No one wanted to shut out the Roadster owners that paid for the charging station. The Roadsters need the additional charge because they have less range than the Model S.
In spite of all those hesitations I'm keeping the adapter on order. I made note of those that have expressed an interest in sharing the cost and usage of the adapter. It seems as if a lock box or other secure system to keep the adapter secured on site at Burgerville would be the best option.
I am in the process of tracking down the individual that installed the Roadster charger in Centralia to get permission to secure an adapter at that location. I have a couple leads I am working on.
Once I get word about the adapter I'll let everyone know here and at TMC Pacific NW forums so that we can get a good final head count, split the cost and dispense keys.
Maybe the Superchargers will arrive before the adapter. I guess we will not know until it happens.
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