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Model X Charge Port Location....

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by Mayhemm, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Hi everyone.

    From the looks of the Model X prototype/beta, the charging port seems to be in the same location as on Model S (driver's tail light). Has there been any confirmation of this one way or another?

    I'm getting my garage re-wired for two EV slots (one Model S, one Model X) and it would be nice to be able to optimize the charge point locations a bit so the cords aren't stretched and looped all over the place.
     
  2. Denarius

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    No confirmation that I am aware of, however, it would need to be in the same place for supercharger compatibility.
     
  3. Dutchie

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    I had the same question yesterday and Gar from Tesla confirmed the charge port will be on the driver's side, just like the Model S.
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Anyone successfully setup overhead HPWC?
     
  5. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    would be nice if the X had the port on the passenger side to better accommodate the use of the same HPWC and/or centrally located outlet for those of us with a Model S. If we get an X with the port on the driver's side we'll have issues reaching the charger unless we back in.

    But I suspect that it'll be in the exact location, the Superchargers are all set up for that particular location and it will become the standard for all future Teslas.
     
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    I mounted my HPWC in the back of the two care garage (passenger side). I can just make it stretch to my wife's car where the plug would be, but I need to be able to plug both in at the same time. I guess I have a year or so to figure it out!
     
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    Back in?
     
  8. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    This also makes the most sense if you want to maintain design consistency between models.
     
  9. RDoc

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    I want them to do 2 connectors if you buy 2 chargers, one on each side. That way if you pull up to a dual 30A J1772 you can use both of them.
     
  10. efusco

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    Has someone who attended the reveal event (or paid closer attention on the videos than I did) confirmed that the charge port location is the same on the X as on the S?
     
  11. PGeer

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    Yes. It's the same (on Elon's car)
     
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    Won't AutoPilot eventually be able to back in the car for you? :biggrin:
     
  13. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    If and when that particular feature is release, it's likely only going to work in the forward direction.
     
  14. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    Curious...why do you feel it would work one way but not the other?
     
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    #15 SteveS0353, Oct 2, 2015
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    I mounted the HPWC enclosure on the wall, and routed the charge cable length across the garage ceiling. I back the car it, and it's easy with the back-up camera, parking sensors and a little practice.

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    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    Why do the concierge doors only work from one direction? It's simpler to only program a single scenario.

    How would the car know it needs to back in? Unless it can mimic behavior or Geotag the location of your EVSE? Each requiring fairly complex learning algorithms.
     
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    Presumably you would tell it whether to back in or go frontwards in. Sure it's a little more work, but it would be a strange limitation. After all, if it goes in frontwards it needs to know how to back out.
     
  18. mymacbook

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    Some of us configured their electrical outlets accounting for this possibility of two electric cars. I put two seperate 50am circuits in garage - one on right wall near garage door so I can simply pull car directly in OR back in - either way cable stretches perfect. The second outlet is on the outside of garage and same location and designed to be backed in.

    amazing what a little planning can do. :)
     
  19. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    Excellent observation.
     
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    I'm thinking of eventually doing a similar setup. Right now I just use the supplied UMC, so I have it draped across the back wall and floor and I always back in.
     

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