CHEAPEST Way to Charge Tesla Model 3?


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Completely false. Spoke Tesla. You should do your research before you spread false information. The Tesla system will not allow damage to the ๐Ÿ”‹ per it's built in converter

I put the small sheepskins (to sit on ) from IKEA on my new Tesla 3, they are only $29, and slide into back to hold….actually I went back and purchased another one, my bottom side is happy!

I drive a Nissan Leaf and charge it at home using the standard charging cord pluged into a 120 outlet. Works great for me, because I charge the car at night while I am sleeping. Sometimes I can go 4 days without plugging in. My used Leaf gets anywhere from 60 to 80 miles per charge. The Leaf itself only cost me $7,000 dollars. For me, being able to plug in at home is one of the major plusses of owning an electric vehicle.

Hey Ben. Is the free unlimited supercharging transferable to a replacement Model P3D if it gets totaled in an accident?

I've seen 2 parked cars get totalled by idoits coming off the highway too fast. Let's not talk about drunk, and younger inexperienced drivers…

I chose to use the charger that came with the Model 3. My garage is already wired with 100 amps available, so just added a dryer plug. My house has had solar for about 10 years. Now I'm considering adding Solar Wall, but not sure how much that can hold. will it be enough to charge the car?

home charge but install your own solar. we can help you with the Electrical part in Austin area.. call CRsolar please find a home that has a good roof for solar power if your buying a house also.
of course you show this at the end..

I wonder if itโ€™s possible to put solar on a townhome. I know they have some to warm up the pool naturally.

There should be a tax write-off for any company willing to give you free supercharging, and is there an option in the app or in the car to use a faster than normal Outlet speed but not the fastest speed to increase the lifespan of your battery.

Maybe you could program your car to supercharge up to 50% unless you told supercharge longer, but beyond that it would only charge at 60 to 70% speed or whatever speed will give you the best charging while maintaining longevity.

Tesla should give you the option to pay for superchargers in your area, and if you pay more than I like a certain amount you get free charging anywhere, and if you pay for more superchargers after you already have this perk you get paid a small percentage of the profit.

I imagine Tesla just has to get permission how to build super chargers at the gas station or a restaurant or something, and say for example if it costs $20,000 to install and you pay $2,000 giving you a 10% cut after Tesla takes there's that would probably pay for itself in between 1 and 2 years.

22 cents/kwH… sweet baby jeebus! And for super off-peak? I just signed up for a little over 6 cents/kwh all day, every day

Thanks for the info and you're an awesome guitar player by the way. Romanza is my absolute favorite song on a guitar oh, it makes me cry every time. If you teach guitar please contact me, my son is trying to learn it and I would love to pay you to teach him!!

I live in an apartment. I would like to purchase a Model 3, but I am worried about the exclusive use of a SuperCharger. Is there an option on the control panel to slow down the intake of voltage so as to not damage the battery?

Damn I feel bad for you guys you are paying a horrible electricity prices where I live here in Michigan electricity is seven cents per kilowatt during the winter and six cents per kilowatt during the summer. I donโ€™t own a tesla yet although it is my dream car but where I work they have 10 ChargePoint chargers And we get a really amazing deal on them they are only two dollars to start charging and unlimited electricity so basically I donโ€™t have to even have a charger at my house and I can get 300 miles of range in the model 3 for two dollars I calculated my gas savings out at like $2000 a year

I purchased a Tesla a week ago and I live in New York City. You can regulate the amps coming into the car via the control screen in the car. This is what I do and others that live in the city do when we use a supercharger on a regular basis. I have a garage near my job that has a Tesla destination charger but rarely drive to work. And the garage charges you a premium rate up and above the parking rate for electric vehicles. All garages in the city charge a lot to use their Tesla chargers.

If I lived in the suburbs, I would have a house, but that isnโ€™t an option with apartment living and/or big cities. If I relied on parking garage chargers it would cost twice as much than a gas car.

Is it possible to supercharge maybe 50% speed only ? That would be better for the battery ? If you are not hurry of course.

Supercharger station in my area sits mostly unused at all hours… right next to dining and an outlet mall… it's on I-40 in Okla City. Yeah, finding a unicorn is more likely than a Tesla in this area.

I live in Maine and at the exit I use every day on route 95 there are 10 northbound and 10 southbound super chargers I think I've seen being used one time in the past 6 months. Makes me want a M3 even more!

Could use share your research where you find that supercharging is not good for the car? All my readings have taken a neutral stance.

I work at home so my car sits for days. Can you charge a Model 3 using a regular 110v outlet? Would it be better for the battery in terms of longevity compared to using 240v?

Have electric car owners ever thought how dirty the power stations that make the electricity that charge their cars is. Ie Coal power plants , nuclear plants ect

That's why I'm waiting for tesla to use super copasitors in their batteries, imagine charging your batteries faster than filling your car with gas.

the cheapest will be once they invent and Elon Musk allows solar cells to be mounted on the car temporarily

No such thing as peak and off peak charges here. We are charged by tier, which is one rate for the first x kilowatts, and a second rate at the second tier, which is everything after the first tier. Our home electrical utility charges $0.09/kw for first tier. $0.10/kw for second tier. That's roughly $10 if I ever fully charged the 100 KWH battery in my S.

When you consider opportunity cost (aka, value of time) of not having to go to charge station, home charging even at $0.22/kWh is cheaper than free charging or even Supercharging. Of course, there are those who's life is worthless and choose to skip home charging just to "save" few pennies on free / supercharging instead.

Those figures were only amortized over the 20 year warranty, but we know youโ€™ll get more than 20 years out of your solar system. Hopefully another 20 years, or youโ€™re able to bank 20 years of power with net metering.

I personally wish I had never installed solar on my home, the EV (TOU) rate is 4ยข/kWh which is cheaper than solar can guarantee. The only time rates increase (36ยข/kWh) is the May-Aug from 1-7p.

Iโ€™d be better off having a Powerwall installed and drawing from the battery (charged with cheaper power) during those peak hours, and going back to the grid after 7pm.

Thanks for the information. Just one quick question why are you wearing a north face zip up light coat do you not have access to a sweatshirt or longsleave shirt? Or have you never felt -40 so +50 is just extremely cold to you?

@.60/kWh it's about as expensive per mile driven as a gasoline vehicle getting 25mpg. That's serious incentive to get solar! Speaking of which, doesn't California have a 'problem' with excess electricity generation for gets solar in the middle of the day, resulting in low costs for energy? Wouldn't it make more sense to take advantage of that? Since I don't live in California, I'm curious how that works for consumers.

Public Level 1 and Level 2 are typically free in Alberta. Home is a flat rate about USD $0.04 per kWh. Supercharging is $0.22/$0.44 Although that might be Canadian Dollars so $0.17/$0.34 USD.

free supercharging = tesla S right now in tesla website. The truth is, I think Tesla is worth it IF and only IF its free supercharging FOREVER. other than that, its overprice.

I don't think that I want to spend 14k for solar just to charge my car. It only reduces the cost/kwh by 10c.

Even cheaper home charging can be had if you're in an area where you have off-peak electric which I do have. The off peak hours here are from 11 at night to 7 in the morning so that's plenty of time to charge a vehicle at a rate of about $0.03 a kilowatt hour. You have to call your utility and ask if any rate like this is available in your area.

I am torn. From the start I was an enthusiast, full stop! That was when I saw the roadster on the program Suits. More recently I wonder about going for a drive on a beautiful day in the mountains (Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Mountains) and not having to think about the mileage and the dearth of chargers along the route. Added to this was seeing honest videos talking about waiting a month to get a single bolt for the Mod 3 wheel or waiting over 7 weeks now for a minor dent in the rear drivers side and being car-less for that long. I have driven the S and know how remarkable that car is. I just wonder if Tesla is ready for Prime Time just yet. I am pulling for them and hope that within 4 years or so they will have concentrated more on servicing their customers and maintaining a good parts supply. And of course, living in VA we do need a good deal more super chargers, although this latest video does indicate Supercharging can harm your battery if done too often, another unforeseen consequence not to be cheered. Of course much of these issues go away if you own your own roof top solar panels and have two cars where one can be used as a back up, but VA is not silicon valley , at least not yet. I will keep my fingers crossed but will probably look silly trying to drive this way.
Cheers Elon…

My university has solar panels and provides free charging to students that have a valid parking permit. Hahaha.

Here in Canada electricity is 9 cents a KWh, but also we have so many free EV chargers around town, I literally never pay for electricity for my Model 3. My gym, grocery stores, and shopping malls all have free EV charging subsidized by tax money. Meanwhile, our gas is about $6-7 a gallon, so swapping out my Dodge Charger for the Tesla was a no brainer. So far I'm about a month into ownership and have put on thousands of KMs without paying a cent for power. I'm sure free EV charging will disappear in the next few years, but for now I'm riding the gravy train!

Great info. Re: Chargepoint, for a Model 3 this only works on 240 VAC, right? DC fast charging is only possible via Superchargers at this time, right? Would be helpful to provide charging speeds for the various options.

AZ beats that. I'm with APS and I pay less than 6 cents per kWh after 8PM. I don't know what SRP offers but I was blown away with the price of power during off-peak hours.

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Not sure how long it will stay this way but at least for now, my college put in some chargepoint chargers on campus which are free to use with the only limit being that you can't park there indefinitely, 4-hour limit

When everyone switches to electric vehicles the kWH will go up and they will tax the shit out of the service. The government will get its taxes in one way or the other. What people will do is start installing there own DIY SOLAR…..Of course until the local government sets a law to make it illegal for the people to install and use there own DIY solar power system

This channel never just provides you with the information in an efficient way, this guy loves the sound of his own voice and dribbles the information out. I never leave this channel with the information clearly summarized. Frustrated with this Blah blah blahhhhhh

Hi, I know you made this video a year back. Is the situation same for supercharger in San Diego? Long wait time??

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