2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,135
edited September 2014 in Tesla

image2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test

Our High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) has finally been installed, and it can fill our 2013 Tesla Model S battery 2.7 times faster than a Level 2 charge station.

Read the full story here



  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    Very nice installation. I suggest you keep it there for the Model X and Model E you'll eventually test. :)

    Interesting that my Leaf also charges at 18 mph on my Level 2 at home.
  • ghillsghills Member Posts: 1
  • vincentevvincentev Member Posts: 3
    How much did this installation cost? I would love to know what the monthly charge is, the installation of the 200V and the connection box.

    In the Netherlands you pay $150/month to get this powerfull connection, installation is $250 and the box is $2000. Electricity is 0.30ct/kwh

    Vincent Everts
    Tesla driver Amsterdam
  • cotakcotak Member Posts: 89
    Has Edmunds considered (as you guys have had 3 electric cars now and I think you'll likely get the i3 and i8 as well) reviewing the energy efficiency of electrics cars? I mean are the watts drawn during charging effectively going into watts coming out when driven? Or are large percentage of it wasted in the charging process?
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    Better late than never, I guess. I'm thinking you'll be kicking yourselves for going without it this long.
  • mayhemmmayhemm Member Posts: 6
    @ misterfusion
    I don't think they had a choice. The HPWC was back-ordered for several months, then Tesla was having trouble with them blowing fuses left and right, so Edmunds (wisely, IMO) waited for that issue to be resolved before going ahead with the
  • evjuiceevjuice Member Posts: 0
    If you had true 220/240V line it would be good for up to 62 MPHc instead of your measly 48MHc. Charge from empty would be 4H and some change.
Sign In or Register to comment.