From Marty Weirick, WVEAA Vice President:
WVEAA had a meetup at the new Tesla Supercharger station in Princeton this past Saturday, March 5. The idea was for a chance for members to meet in an outdoor setting and to celebrate the opening of the 11th Supercharger in West Virginia - one of the newer 250kW stations. [Editors note: The 12th Supercharger and also 250kW is under construction in Fairmont, WV and should open soon.] The meetup was scheduled for one hour at noon and even a non-Tesla (Jon and Abby Averill in their Bolt EV) made the trip.
The distinction for longest drive to attend went to Lanny and Vera Hartman from Columbia, Maryland in their older Tesla Model S. Lanny is a well known EV advocate, both in Maryland and nationally. Vera is one of the competitors in the “charged at the most superchargers” ongoing contest on the Tesla Motors Club on-line forum. She told me she had charged at over 600 different supercharger stations. Whew!
While we were on site, four Teslas with drivers and passengers traveling through West Virginia stopped to charge, and we spent some time with those folks talking about EVs and life on a charging route. They all seemed very pleased to chat with us. Most of the through travelers were on a Florida to Michigan corridor, with some starting in North Carolina and others ending in Ohio. I think all were northbound.
Folks had a nice time and a couple of us then went over to Dolly’s Diner across Oakvale Road for lunch. Here are a few photos from the meetup.