With delivery of my multi-coat red P85 a month or so away, I’m putting the finishing touches on a new DYI curbside charging station. As I live in a townhome without a garage, but two dedicated parking spaces perpendicular to the sidewalk in front of the house, a curbside charging station is a necessity. When the electrician ran the underground line from the breaker box in the house to the curbside connection for the Volt, anticipating that I’d get a Model S I had him install a line with 50amp capacity. The new Tesla charging station will replace the current device I’ve used to charge my Volt. The old one requires me to hang the Volt connector on the side of the station, where it is exposed to weather and possible vandalism. In the new one, the UMC plugs into a 14-50 receptacle, which I integrated into the top of the Hubbell plug inside the bollard behind the lockable door. So the UMC is completely protected. The new Tesla station is set up to permanently house the Tesla UMC inside a large plastic bollard with a lockable hinged door. When I want to charge, I’ll just back the Model S into the space, pull out enough cable from inside the bollard to plug in the car, then close and lock the door with the cable extending through a hole in the top of the door. Like the charging station it will replace, the new Tesla station uses a Hubbell plug 3 pole 4 wire plug integrated into the bollard. The whole assembly then plugs into a companion Hubbell pin and sleeve receptacle in the ground. It’s all waterproof and totally safe. When I’m not charging, I can unplug the whole station and move it inside. It has handles for that purpose. I’ve ordered an extra UMC from Tesla. When it comes the station will be complete. Then all I’ll need is the Model S Here are some photos of the new Tesla station. I have to put a few finishing touches on it and attend to a few details, but it’s pretty much ready. I added the Tesla logo and red stripes on the top for accents compatible with the multi-coat red.