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What do we think about the added charger package for $1500, worth it?

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by WhitneyAA, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. WhitneyAA

    WhitneyAA Member

    Jun 15, 2016
    Is the added $1500 charger package worth it and does it save you time in charging?

    Also, how much did your electric bill go up because owning a Tesla??
  2. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure This All Out

    May 31, 2015
    Northern California
    I paid $1000 initially. My car charges from 10% to 90% in about 4 hours. In most cases it would not be a big deal to take twice as long but my cheapest rates are for 7 hours only. I think the real value would be when there are ganged chargers at hotels etc.
  3. Phil Seastrand

    Mar 4, 2014
    United States
    If you plan to use destination chargers or will install a wall charger in your garage then the 72 amp charger is worth it. If your travels are mostly local and your daily usage in small (under 100 miles) then I wouldn't bother.
  4. cpa

    cpa Active Member

    May 17, 2014
    Central Valley
    I think the fifty percent increase in amperage accomplishes a couple of things--

    It frees up a destination charger sooner so that another owner can use it.

    It reduces charging times for a mid-day stop for lunch or a side excursion.

    It opens up more territory to drive your car off the SC highway with minimum down time. A 300-mile leg with a 70A public charger somewhere halfway in between will let you add 100 miles of range in about two hours at 208V. At 48A it would take about three hours.
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