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Tesla plans supercharger station at Orchard Valley

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POSTED August 14, 2014 1:01 a.m.

Manteca is getting a Tesla Supercharger station.

The station — designed for the Tesla Model S sedan — is being plan checked at city hall. It will be located in the parking area south of Perimeter Drive west of the Bass Pro Shops building in the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley located on the 120 Bypass at Union Road.

Supercharger stations can provide a 170-mile range charge in just 30 minutes. That compares to more traditional chargers such as the one at the Manteca Transit Center on Moffat Boulevard that provides a 10 to 14 mile charge after 30 minutes of being hooked up.

There are currently 105 Tesla Supercharger stations in North America including eight in Northern California. The NorCal  locations are in Corning, Folsom, Fremont, Gilroy, Harris Ranch on Interstate 5, Mt. Shasta, Roseville, and Vacaville. They can accommodate between four to 10 Tesla vehicles at one time depending upon the number of charger stations at each location.

Tesla is currently preparing the former 430,000-square-foot Daimler-Chrysler distribution center on Harlan Road fronting Interstate 5 near the 120 Bypass  in Lathrop  for manufacturing modifications.

Several locations in  San Joaquin County are also in the running for a $5 billion massive battery plant expected to employ 6,500 workers. California  locations are considered somewhat of a long shot in  the competition with sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Another Orchard Valley project is also in plan check at city hall.

Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is going through various plan reviews. It will be located west of the Red Robin restaurant.

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