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New to thread Charging, procurement questions

Discussion in 'Roadster: Technical' started by loveonion, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. loveonion

    loveonion New Member

    Jul 21, 2014
    New Jersey
    Hi I'm a New Jersey resident and am beginning to look in to the Roadster as an option to accompany my motorcycling buddies on annual trips ( this year the Blue Ridge Parkway). I like the Model S but frankly I'm drawn to the convertible, style, and novelty. In layman's terms, is it possible to charge a Roadster at the current public charging stations ? Any advice on how to go about purchasing a Roadster ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Paul J - a Roadster curious NJ resident
  2. augkuo

    augkuo Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Sure - but how much time do you have? The public chargers are limited to 30A 200V so you'll get about 24 miles per hour - the range of the roadster is about 200 miles so you might have to spend a couple days driving getting there and back.
    Check out PlugShare - EV Charging Station Map - Find a place to charge your car! and use the filters to only look at roadster HPCs - those will get you charged up in 3 hours but usually are at private residences.

    There are some cars listed on this board's classifieds and you can look at ebay or on the Telsa Motors CPO site - Certified Pre-Owned | Tesla Motors. The good thing about a CPO roadster is that the warranty is for 3 years including the battery
    so you'll pay a little more upfront. Good luck!

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