Let me preface my comments by saying that this is a rant thread... I'm on my third Tesla in 4 years, just so happens I moved into my third place as well. First house, I was new to the EV world and had no idea about the charging outlet being required, let alone its installation. Cost me $279 to install directly beneath the breaker box (plenty of space available to accommodate the new circuit; electrician was literally there for 15 mins). Second place didn't have any spots available in the breaker box, electrician had to move around and switch out several breakers. Cost was $300 again to install (electrician was there for over an hour; we were talking most of the time). New place has a brand new breaker box, I had/have about 20 spots available for a new circuit. I call around to get quotes and almost all came in at $300. This time I'm a bit more knowledgeable. This forum and YouTube has actually provided me with a wealth of knowledge. I ask questions about why the installation is so expensive. I'm given the run-around by all of the electricians. I finally ask for a breakdown of parts and labor, only one of the three electricians provide. It says $100 for parts and $200 for labor. I didn't mind so much about the cost for the parts, but I asked about his labor rate. He replies its $75 per hour, but he has to do a lot of running around to find the circuits since they aren't readily available, so he passes that cost on to the customer. At this point, I did what most other budget conscious consumers do, I went and looked up the parts required. I find the following all readily accessible at my nearest Home Depot (I'm normally a Lowe's guy, but they didn't have them): 50 amp, 2 pole circuit breaker ($25; specific to my panel [found out the hard way, went to install the first one and it didn't fit]); NEMA 14-50 outlet ($8); 6/3 Romex wire (6' X $3 = $18); 2 gang junction box ($3); 3/4 clamp connectors ($5) & 2 gang wall plate ($2). Yep, a whopping $57 for parts was all that was needed. I went home to do the install and it took less than an hour. I spent about 75% of my time fighting with this extremely rigid wire. I was a bit hesitant to start, so I was EXTREMELY careful. I plan to make a step-by-step guide for those with space available in their breaker box. At the end of the day, I understand that electricians are specialized in a trade, most specialists can charge a premium for their services. I'll caveat that comment with the fact that consumers nowadays are more than willing to take on simple projects like these due to the transformation of the digital world and accessibility of "how-to guides."