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Model S Charge Port Location Poll

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by gjamrok, May 22, 2012.

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Would you like the option of having the Model-S charge port on the passenger side?

  1. Yes, I would like the option!

    58.2%
  2. No, the driver's side is the only side to have a charge port.

    41.8%
  1. gjamrok

    gjamrok Junior Member

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    I would like to take a poll to find how many people would be interested in having an option to have the charge port available on the passenger side.

    Would you like the option of having the Model-S charge port on the passenger side of the car?
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    The car is in production.
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    This is one of those things that I'd never campaign for (heck, I almost didn't vote), but if I had to answer, then yes, I'd like the option. When I heard of the "twin onboard chargers" I thought that meant there was a charge port on either side. I don't think it'll matter, but I'm used to fueling on the passenger side and the way I park, it'll likely be a better location -- but again, I don't foresee it being an issue.

    If there'd been a poll in the beginning I probably would've voted passenger side (or both sides), but meh. If you asked people "which side do you want your fuel door" on a traditional vehicle, how many would care? In the grand scheme: does it matter?
     
  4. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I voted yes, but I don't really care and certainly wouldn't want a delay or anything just to have it. But if they had it as one of the options would it be a nice option, sure. If it added cost...no way.
     
  5. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    ^^^+1
     
  6. goyogi

    goyogi Member

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    Ditto...It would have been nice but I'm not all grumpy about it. No car is perfect and this is a minor quibble.
     
  7. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    +1 for I don't really mind which side its on.
    Probably wouldn't pay for an optional port on the RHS even though that's the drivers side in Australia.
     
  8. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Worth repeating....
     
  9. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    It would be cool to have it on BOTH sides, but drivers side is just fine. I did not vote.
     
  10. 78Lion

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    I'd rather they keep a new car launch as simple as possible where they can given the amount of complexity already inherent in this car
     
  11. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Note that on the roadster the charge port is _not_ on the driver's side. It is on the left side. The driver's side may move, depending on where the car is sold.
     
  12. artsci

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    Why? What's the rationale for one side or the other? And why not on the front of the car?
     
  13. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Great point. I think both sides would be nice but they need to get the car shipped first. Maybe with Model S 2.0, they can think to add that if it isn't too expensive for them to do.
     
  14. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    I voted no because the drivers side is best for me.
    However if I had to park on the street ( and install a charger curbside ) I would very very much want to put it on the curbside ( passenger side )
     
  15. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    I vote for no more delays, but if you force me to say something, I like how the Leaf has it in front.
     
  16. doug

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    <sarcasm> As much as I love polls </sarcasm>, who wouldn't want the option of having a charge port on both sides? But really that ship has sailed (at least for this production year), so this poll is moot.

    Also we've already gone over the various preferences for the charge port location in this thread: Where's the charging port?
     
  17. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    I don't. I park in my garage. I totally don't care. Front, back, left, right, I don't care.
    However, if I had to street park and charge my car, and Tesla promised that next model year they would let me choose a different location for the charge port, I would wait.
    The vast majority of early adopters probably have garages, but Tesla should think hard about dealing with this in the future.
     
  18. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Would this be something hard or expensive for Tesla to do (let people pick the side or have both)? I don't know anything about auto manufacturing.
     
  19. vfx

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    The downside to all of Tesla's car having the charge port on the same side is parking them side by side in a garage means one of them is going to be a hike around the car unless you back one in. (without a ceiling or floor mount).
     
  20. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    A good idea would have been to include a charge port on both sides for those who choose a dual charger option. That way charging from dual outlets would be possible. An HPC is a nice idea and all, but home is where charge speed matters the least. It's too late now to add any of this as Tesla better be focused on production and delivery and not last minute redesigns.
     

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