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You pre-ordered a Tesla Model III, so what, do you have a Plug?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NeverFollow, Jul 28, 2016.

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Will it be easier to get at least a (110 v-15A for US) or (220v-10 A for Europe…)?

  1. I own or rent a separate house, so getting a plug is not an issue.

  2. I rent a separate house, but my landlord will be reluctant for installing a new plug.

  3. I rent/own an apartment or a condo, my landlord seems favorable for installing a new Plug.

  4. I rent/own an apartment or a condo, my landlord will be reluctant for installing a new Plug.

  5. I park in the street or I don’t have an assigned parking spot.

  6. I can charge at work.

  7. There is a public charging station at walking distance from my home.

  8. I have not thought yet about how to plug when I pre-order my Model III.

  9. I will certainly cancel my pre-order and get an ICE or Hybrid instead.

  10. Others.

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  1. SpiceWare

    SpiceWare Member

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    Based on his spree of dislikes over weekend, he's obviously taking the refusal route. Oh well.
     
  2. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Friendly mod note: Can we lay off of @littlecloudy? He has requested an account and post removal upthread. That request has been pushed up the pipe, but until then we can probably move on with other on-topic conversation.
     
  3. KJD

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    My first EV only had a 120 volt 12 amp charger and my second EV only had a 120 volt 15 amp charger. (see signature) It was OK (not great) but it did work. It was just a very slow process.

    However with todays larger battery packs, having a NEMA14-50 outlet at home should be considered the bare minimum.
     
  4. N5329K

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    I think your concern is legitimate, but premature. The Roadster and the Model S were meant to change how people thought about electric cars, not be the electric cars everyone and anyone could own and drive. The Model 3 moves the crosshairs down market quite a bit. It will change how many more people view electric cars. But it's still not an electric car for everyone. You still need enough income to justify it, and you still need a way to charge it. For now, that means a garage or a stall with an appropriate outlet.
    Once half a million members (and more) of this much bigger and much more middle market adopt an EV as their daily driver, I expect a tipping point in the shift to this new technology will be reached. Tesla will shift the crosshairs once again. This time, instead of targeting the BMW 3 Series, they will target the Honda Civics and Toyota Camrys of the world. And the charging infrastructure (as well as battery charge rates and capacities) will have improved to the point where small and relatively inexpensive electric cars become much more thinkable, even without a home-based charger.
    My $.02.
    Robin
     
  5. Sharkbait

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    And only costs mouse nuts. Selling all day on Angie's List for $299 by licensed electrician. People will spend more than that for a car cover.....
     
  6. eisbock

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    Lol! This is an internet forum. Don't like your account? Stop using it (and make a new one). Don't like the direction the thread is going? Stop reading it.
     
  7. SpiceWare

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    To be fair, most of those replies from after the removal request are to posts that appear before the removal request, so the users of those replies most likely hadn't seen the removal request.

    I saw the request and hadn't planned to say anything else until he went on his dislike spree the day after his removal request.
     
  8. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    Precisely my plans too. I have a main service panel that is expansion challenged, so I'm going to see if I can do without the 240V method. Have estimate on Friday, but if they want to replace entire panel or similar, nope will be my answer. I have 8, 24x7 superchargers a couple of miles from my house. When I'm headed for long range, go there for 20-30 minutes, drink a soda, possibly chat with fellow owners, and be on my way... :D
     
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