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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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