(Note à mes concitoyens : je démarre ce fil en anglais, de manière à ce que tout le monde puisse suivre la conversation, et en particulier nos amis des pays limitrophes qui vont venir à Paris. Mon anglais ne sera pas parfait, mais chacun pourra ainsi participer.) (Note to my fellow citizens : I'm starting this thread in English, so that everyone feel free to participate, especially our friends from all over Europe, who may be visiting Paris in the future with their Model S. I'll do my best with English, altough I know it won't be perfect, as it's not my native language..) UPDATED : AUTOLIB' & MODEL S HOW-TO : Jump there ! Maybe most of you have already heard of Autolib, the Paris EV sharing plan. It's now reaching 1100 stations opened, which is quite a big achievement. https://www.autolib.eu/stations/ The good thing is that EV owners are now welcome to use these stations to recharge their own electric vehicle. Here's what you'll find showing up at one of them (hopefully there will be one free space for you !): For EV owners, the cost of use has been significantly revised to lower prices : - At first application only there's a €15 fee ; - Then it's a pay per time spent on charge : 1€/hr, and overnight charging from 20:00 to 8:00 will be charged 4€ maximum. >> This is VERY CHEAP, because it does not only give you access to recharge points, but to almost 6000 street-level parking places downtown Paris (mostly not occupied). And when you compare to underground parking fees, that's for sure a very good deal ! Not to mention that the model S is very big, essentially too big to use underground parking easily. Using Autolib stations seems to be much more convenient on this matter. So now the question is : Can you plug in your Model S ? Autolib give a list of compatible cars with the service on their website : https://www.autolib.eu/faq/particuliers/quels-sont-les-tarifs/ - Winners :smile:: Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi I-Miev, Peugeot Ion, Citroen C0, Opel Ampera and Renault ZE ; - Loosers : Smart ED and... the Renault ZOE !!! And no information for the model S. Autolib EVs are "Bolloré BlueCars". They use a type 1 plug on the vehicle side. On the charger side it's a type 3, as one would expect in France (in January 2013 the European Commission decided that the standard Europe EV plug will be type 2, so maybe we will see a retrofit one day, but not in a near future) : On everyday use, Bluecar users just open the lid, pull the type 1 plug out of the charger and plug it in the Bluecar. Any EV using type 1 would do the same. But there's also a possibility of unplugging the charger cable on the charger side, which gives you access to the type 3 socket ! It's 3-phase and should allow up to 22 Kw (although I don't see the Autolib chargers yielding more than 7 kw). The charger cable will remain attached to the charger, but won't be used. So, in theory, you only need to show up with your own type 3>Type 2 3-phase cable, and the Model S will start charging ! I said : in theory ! Because Renault ZOÉ, which is equipped with a Mennekes type 2 socket on the vehicle side, a 43Kw onboard charger (ZOÉ price tag is €13700, government incentives included !!), and travels with this type 3>type 2 cable in the trunk, eventually proved to be incompatible !! And no details have been released on that ! Autolib is just trying to cancel their past contracts with ZOÉ owners... SO... has anyone already tried to charge an European Model S in Paris at an Autolib station ?? Lucky CH or NO owners, please, report !