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Charging Port Placement

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by DermMD, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. DermMD

    DermMD Member

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    I wonder whether Tesla can customize a model S to place the charging port on the passenger side. Theoretically not hard but has anyone asked? Perfect for 2 cars sharing a charging port in a garage.
     
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    Sure they may be able to. But I'm pretty sure that no, they won't do it for a single car.

    There is a problem with it, since Superchargers expect it on the left. If it was on the right, you would park in the wrong place
     
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  3. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Simple* solution: charging ports on both sides of the car.

    * No
     
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  4. jeffro01

    jeffro01 Active Member

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    I've often wondered why they didn't do that... My guess is cost plus end user confusion...

    Jeff
     
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    Was this supposed to be a serious post ? Unless someones EVSE cable was two feet long why would this be needed ? Most cables can stretch across a two car garage easily
     
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    My outlet is in front of the car and the cord is just barely long enough to reach my car, it would not be anywhere near long enough to charge a car sitting next to me with the current setup. Put a charge port on the passenger side and yeah, I turn around and plug in.
     
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    Makes sense I have a 24’ WC that thing can stretch over under sideways and still has slack ;) ...yes the UMCs have shorter cords ...there are companies though that can modify cord length on the UMC that may be option link below

    J1772 Adapter | Home
     
  8. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Well, it can stretch, but depending on layout (and clutter) of the parking area it can be a lot easier if you don't have to walk around the car.
     
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  9. Lasairfion

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    #9 Lasairfion, Aug 10, 2018
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    Most UK cars have fuel filler caps on the right so I was wondering if Model 3 Right-Hand Drive vehicles might have charge ports on the right in which case then there would be car bodies with the option for right hand side charging ports.

    However, thinking on it, the Model S and X RHD cars charge on the left side, so the superchargers will be set up for that; meaning that this isn't going to happen with the Model 3 as they wouldn't fit in the current charge bays.

    On the up-side, having charge ports on the left does make on-street chargers easier for us here as the cars will be parked facing the correct way with the charge port on the pavement-side, rather than the road-side.
     

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