Friday, 17 April 2015

Auto: Panda Hotel Superchargers Are Ready For Action!!

View of 4/F Superchargers from my car
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So I have heard today that the superchargers at Panda Hotel car park are ready for use, which is the best news after the opening of Science Park superchargers about a day ago! It would be the first on the west side of New Territories and would definitely benefit those who live in Tsuen Wan, Tsing Yi, Tuen Mun or even further up north. For me, since I often have to attend family banquets nearby, special parking spaces definitely would do me good too! Generally speaking, if it is a banquet I am attending, parking is usually free for the whole night, but if I am just interested in getting some electrons for my car, then 2 free-hour parking for EVs is more than enough for me! Thanks Hopewell!

Tesla sign on the wall, view from my car
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On the 10th April, I had to drive my mum and friend to Tsuen Wan to sign some documents, and because I am just a driver, I got to spend some me time checking out the superchargers there.

Maybe the real reason why it is still not ready
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It was actually very much ready, maybe except for the paint on the floor as I could still smell its 'freshness' that day.

Someone's gonna meet here
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2 stalls on 4/F
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Overall, the spaces are much wider than non-charging parking ones, but still a bit tight for two Model Ss to park next to one another. This is how wide Model S really is!

Panoramic view of 7/F
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On the 7/F though, the story is completely different! First, there is a sign saying that this level is meant to be for VIPs,

Panoramic view of car park on 7/F
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then because of this reason, there were virtually nothing on this floor, so I said this floor is capable of installing at least 20 superchargers if Panda Hotel really wants to.

769 and 770! Here they are!!!
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To my surprise, there are only two stalls available with 3 parking spaces, strange enough. That will actually mean the space by the wall is virtually just a normal parking space as the supercharger cable will not be long enough to extend to the charging port of a Model S if it is parked at space 771.

Everything is well-connected
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Everything was well-connected so all that was needed to be done was the removal of plastic bags and those yellow chains.

I probably will not bother using those two on 4/F
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I do hope this is just the beginning of many more superchargers at Panda Hotel. If the level of usage is as high as that at Hopewell Centre in Wan Chai, then there is a good chance Panda Hotel will add more, if their electricity wiring permits.

Travelling & Living: Picnic Day At Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks!!! @ Locky's English Playground

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