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New Tesla Workplace Charging program

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by Fiver, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Fiver

    Fiver Active Member

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    Was chatting with the (super nice) staff at the SLC store earlier tonight. They know I've helped get a few local businesses (Ski resorts, restaurants, gyms) to join the Tesla Destination Charging program in the past. They mentioned that today they got an email about a new program Tesla is starting up. It's similar to the existing destination charging program, but designed more for workplaces to get chargers installed for employees. I don't know if these would be "public" chargers like the destination charging program is supposed to be (probably not).

    Anyway, if you have a workplace with employees who drive Tesla's might be worth looking into. Again they will donate the HPWC and in some cases will subsidize the cost of installation.

    Looks like the charging partners website is updated to show workplace charging (and housing development charging) also: Charging Partners | Tesla
    Or contact directly at [email protected]

    Tesla Workplace Charging Brochure PDF below:
     

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    Looks like they also have a new program for "multiple-family" (Basically housing developments) also.
     
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  3. FlatSix911

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    Great program ... thanks for the information :cool:
     
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    Thanks man! Still having trouble getting the funding for some chargers at our school due to the location on the property. new wiring, panel, etc....I'm glad Tesla is making an effort which should show our CFO that it's not all on us.
     
  6. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2018.12

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    We already have 36 solar powered charging stations at work but I went ahead and sent them information on Tesla's Workplace Charging program in case they wanted to add a few Tesla only charging stations.

    I did see another Tesla charging next to me this week! I think there are probably 4 or 5 now! :)
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    Do you know what the "some cases" applies to? I've been researching both Destination Charging and now Workplace Charging in an effort to understand exactly what costs Tesla will waive, and I can't be sure if they only cover the costs associated with the chargers, or the chargers and installation as well.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you, @Fiver!
     
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    Is that nrel?
     
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    #9 Fiver, Mar 3, 2018
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    On the 3 destination charging program locations I have helped get installed so far, Tesla has covered more or less everything. Two locations were 3 HPWC each (Tesla covered everything on both of these, hardware and full installation). The third was 3 HPWC and one J1772. Tesla gave us all the hardware, but separate from Tesla, the location also secured a second J1772 through a local clean air grant program. So that site has 3 Tesla, 2 J1772 total. To the best of my knowledge Tesla covered most, but not all of the install at that one, but they didn't cover the cost for the second J1772 they didn't provide. As mentioned, that was covered by a local grant for the hardware and installation costs.

    At the end of the day, Tesla is very generous if your location is considered prime. Prime being in an area devoid of chargers, or in a heavy use area. (Ski areas are pretty heavy use, and usually also in a remote area)

    /edit. I say they will cover most installation costs, but honestly in my case they have covered everything. I still say "most" because I'm sure there are situations where they won't cover the full installation cost.
     
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    Yes
     
  11. TexasEV

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    Why don’t you submit a request for your site to Tesla and find out? If approved, the HPWCs are free and Tesla will cover installation cost up to a certain amount. Whether that covers your entire installation cost or not depends on your electrical needs.
     
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    I thought that looked familiar. We are doing a pilot at the wind site. Hope to do one at the main site some day.
     
  13. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    At our workplace (2,000+ employees), we have had 5 HPWCs donated by Tesla about 3 years ago that were installed alongside 25+ J1772 stations. But, the number of EVs in general and Teslas in particular has exploded in the past couple of years at our office and our Facilities folks are currently working with Tesla, through this Workplace Charging program, to install 15 more HPWCs (not sure how many more J1772s) in the next month or so. Love it!
     
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  14. Callahan

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    Oh, I don't own a business / have a site that needs chargers installed. I'm just a curious dude with a podcast. :)
     

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