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Process of adding supercharging to an S60 after delivery

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by dirkhh, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I searched the forums but couldn't find anything.

    I may be running into a bit of early buyers remorse. I bought my S60 without supercharging and am wondering now if that wasn't penny smart and pound foolish.
    So did anyone do the "after delivery" upgrade for $2500? What do they do for that? My understanding is that the S60 already has all the hardware on board and that this is just a software issue. Can anyone confirm from first hand experience?

    I also sent an email to ownership and will share whatever they respond...
     
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    Supercharger | Tesla Motors


    They can activate while you are parked at a supercharger. I hope you activate as supercharging is way cool!
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Here's the official response:
    It's just like going to a gas station. Only the credit card charge is slightly higher...
     
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    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    For $2,500 Tesla will change a secret setting in your software and automagically enable the feature. You already have the hardware - we all do - but it costs $2,500 to use it because Tesla has to charge you your fair share of building out the infrastructure and the free charging "for life". Free costs money, unfortunately. :)
     
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    Today, I had my first dose of EV Crack, er supercharging, and I am completely hooked. I can't imagine not being able to use an SC for a road trip. Even a 100 A HPWC looks wimpy. Is it worth 2500? Take a look at this picture and you decide...
    tesla3.jpg
     
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    I took the plunge, swallowed my pride and purchased the upgrade. I'll try it on Monday at the Centralia SuperCharger...

    And yes, that picture is quite promising. 190mls/hr is quite useful :)
     
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    You should be charging at a much faster rate when your SOC is low and it only drops below 200mi/hr when your battery is filling up, even when charging a 60.
     
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    And how did it go?
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    #9 dirkhh, Sep 10, 2013
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    Works perfectly. The one thing no one tells you is that the S60 charges quite a bit slower at the Supercharger than the 85s. Lower max voltage...
    Still, amazingly fast and convenient (but NOT cheap... I have charged 5 times at SCs so far - i.e. $500 a charge :) )

    (for the humor impaired... yes, I realize that the cost per charge will drop over time... for example to under $400 when I charge there twice tomorrow on a 320 mile road trip...
    to the person giving negative reputation feedback on this... REALLY?)
     

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