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- A. J.
- Dec 8, 2019
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- Tesla X LR+, Lexus SUV, Toyota SR5, Toyota Landcruiser
- EE (Retired)
Tesla does promotions from time to time in which they offer free supercharging to buyers of some models (e.g. S and X ) or free supercharging for some period of time or for some number of miles for referrals etc. If you are the beneficiary of one of those promotions then clearly the super charger is cheaper as it is free. If you are not then home is usually cheaper. The average price of 1 kWh in the US is about 13¢. At a super charger the price seems to be around 23¢. In Virginia I have solar panels which provide about half my electricity so my cost there is 6.5¢/kWh. Topping up after a longtrip might require 60 kWh. That's $3.90 at home. Is it worth driving to a SC (especially in these days of COVID) or even stopping at one near home on the final leg of a trip to save $3.90 (or $7.80 w/o solar)? Personally I'd say "No".I am assuming that it is cheaper to charge your EV at home, versus utilizing one of the superchargers?
My 2013 Model S has free supercharging for life, and while that is nice, i only use it when i take longer trips. Supercharging all the time isn't good for the battery long term either. My electric rates in Wisconsin are .16 kwh 8am-8pm and .051 8pm-8am. So schedule the car to charge after 8pm each night. I also can charge for free at work and while its awesome to have these free options, I still just plug in at home for the convenience.Good info. I am in Calfornia looking to move to Texas. I wonder if I will be bumped up in delivery? I got in under 50k for both 3 motor and a 2 motor.
I think you will eventually see Tesla Supercharging station’s disconnected from the “old school“ electricity grid. Where there is room you will see solar panels and Powerpack installations.“We’re adjusting Supercharging pricing to better reflect differences in local electricity costs and site usage. As our fleet grows, we continue to open new Supercharger locations weekly so more drivers can travel long distances at a fraction of the cost of gasoline and with zero emissions. As has always been the case, Supercharging is not meant to be a profit center for Tesla.”
I believe there are a couple in existence in the California desert.I think you will eventually see Tesla Supercharging station’s disconnected from the “old school“ electricity grid. Where there is room you will see solar panels and Powerpack installations.
Ernie, The vehicle does not come with the charger that hangs on the wall of the garage but does come with an accessory bag with a charger setup in it. You will need to buy an adaptor for $35 bucks so you can plug the charger into a 220-volt plug. If you order the charge from the Tesla website, you can choose an 8 foot or 18-foot cable for the same price.I do have some questions for you guys.
I have never owned a Tesla before and the Cybertruck will be my first experience with an electric vehicle.
Charging... When you buy a Tesla, does it come with the charger you install at your house or is it extra? Also, does that charger require a special voltage plug that I will have to have an electrician install? Lastly, how long is the charging cable? Since the CT can't fit it in the garage, I picture a cable coming from the garage and connecting to the CT. Hoping the cable will be long enough to allow for some flexibility.
Thanks in advance!
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