I have never had an EV, and I don't live near any of the Tesla dealerships, but I anticipate getting a Model S pretty early after they start rolling off the line (#R77). I'll clearly need a charger (duh!) and would like to have that in place by the time the car is delivered so I can charge up right away and be ready to roll. Currently there is a 240V outlet in my house in a pantry immediately adjacent to my garage. I do not know what amperage it is or how to find out. It seems to me that the easiest option would be to have an electrician add an outlet in the garage off of that particular line. But looking forward I think we might, one day, buy a second EV and I'm wondering if the smarter move is to have a separate line from the source that I can run directly to the garage at 40 amps and then have 2 240V outlets installed specifically for EV chargers. The other reason to consider a separate line is that I hope, one day, to have PV and/or wind turbine installed and tied in to offset my electrical use for the car(s). But, if I install a standard 240V outlet, can I plug the charger directly into that or does the charger have to be hard wired? If hard wired can/should I still have them run those lines and just leave them unconnected until I get the charger? Will the charger be available for purchase prior to my getting the Model S or do they come together? Is the price higher if purchased separately? How does that work. Any other advice or suggestions I haven't considered above?