Only $8000? To put things in perspective, if I were going to buy a condo in your building I would easily pay the $8000 extra for Your unit. With more and more EVs getting out there and not everybody wanting to own a regular house, talk about an appreciating real estate improvement...
I used supercharger one way as I work >100 mi and drive that twice a week. I switched to 110 charger and have a 220 on the other end. I am now permanently slowed down on supercharging. I drive about 25k miles per year. Now I supercharge only about 75 mi a week (110 won’t get me enough charge in a week to get to my other end and stay above 20%). Not sure if going less than 20% is better for battery than supercharging this smount.Yikes! I live 6 miles from a local supercharger in NJ and that's the only place I currently charge my model 3. $10 for ~ 200 miles. It's convenient because rates are low and it's at a Wawa hoagie (sandwich) shop that also sells coffee, water, snacks and drinks. They also sell gasoline, so by having Tesla superchargers (8) they future-proofed themselves.According to Bellevue, WA | Tesla it's coming in "2020" to your area but with pandemic, who knows.
Condo ASSociation should have done a survey and built common infrastructure for all residents - $8K would have been enough to run separate 200AMP circuit on its own meter and install 2 to 4 chargers. If they went with automated billing, EV Charging for Condos: Get Your HOA to Say “Yes” | ChargePoint it would still be cheaper if they build costs into pricing.
What about city itself? VW dieselgate settlement should have paid for at least 2 chargers in town
Hi, interesting project and great accomplishment.Summary:
- ~800' total of wire, some ~200' conduit if I recall correctly
- Drilled through 3 floors of concrete to reach my space from the electrical room
(lucky me, my space is on the bottom floor of the garage)
- Billed directly to my meter using a DCC-9 (50 amp) energy management system
- NEMA 14-50 outlet
Congratulations. Very nice to have a charger.
I have a charger installed in front of my townhouse and I, also, had to deal with an HOA. Now they want to pass a standard requiring me to provide insurance covering them for $1M and also pay any additional charge for the HOAs insurance policy. Were you required to provide insurance for the HOA? If so, how much did it cost. Thanks, Norm
This makes the hassles I had wiring A 14/50 in my detached garage look like “child’s play”. Well done!!
I believe EV infrastructure should be required in all multi-dwelling parking facilities in the future. At a minimum it could be a common charging spot with a usage charge. No one should have to go through what you did.
Hi, interesting project and great accomplishment.
- Can you show some picture of the wiring in the meter room?
- Do you know the diameter of the conduit and the type of wires used?
It seems to me that the conduit is 3/4" or 1"?
I wonder if you used AWG 8, or AWG 6.... for such distance as 200 ft and 800 ft
Putting 5 wires in a conduit is not easy. Were you present when this was done?
Did they put all the wires at once after putting the whole conduit line,
or did they put the conduit piece by piece with the wires already inside?
- Do you have internet access from inside your garage?
I am in a similar situation, and I used the electrical wires from my home to the garage to carry
the Internet signal using some WiFi Extender that I hided in a plastic box (NetGear PowerLine)
So I can get the Tesla updates installed and I can also access remotely my Webcam.
Shame you could not have also pulled an Ethernet cable down at the same time. Would have made updates easier.
For my house, we found it easier to work with the power company to install a second (actually third) meter that only feeds the car. Doesn't touch the house's wiring or breaker box.
Andrew, I apologize for being a curmudgeon but I really want to ask --
Why didn't the HOA swap your spot to one near the panel ?
Why didn't the HOA put in a new dedicated meter for EV charging, and run a line that would supply in the future up to ~ 8 cars ?