‘too cheap’ Tesla Owner Skips Charger Installation: ‘The electric bill going to be insane’

In the electrifying realm of EVs, the dream of having a personal home charging station often comes with a hefty price tag.

But imagine a scenario where your Tesla hums to life, charged right from a familiar spot in your home, without denting your wallet.

One ingenious owner has done just that, using an everyday household item in a way that’s sparking intrigue and conversations. Ready to uncover this unexpected twist?

The Innovative Solution

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The North Carolina-based creator, shared a video that has since amassed over 295,000 views. The video showcases the creator walking across his kitchen floor, leading viewers to a plug connected to a stove outlet.

This plug then runs out of the kitchen window, connecting to a Tesla parked outside. The video’s caption humorously notes,

“You was too cheap to get the Tesla charger installed in your garage so now you gotta pull your car up to the backyard to connect it to the stove outlet just to get 20 miles of charge an hour.”

Home Charging: A Double-Edged Sword

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For many EV owners, the convenience of home charging is undeniable. However, this luxury can come with its own set of challenges. While some might be deterred by the setup costs, others, like the creator, resort to innovative solutions.

Tesla’s official website mentions that their Wall Connector provides rapid charging, adding up to 44 miles of range per hour. This Wall Connector is priced at $475, with installation costs ranging from $750 to $1,500.

For those looking for alternatives, Tesla offers a Mobile Connector that can be plugged into a standard three-prong, 120-volt outlet. This option provides 2 to 3 miles of range per hour.

Additionally, Tesla provides an adapter bundle for charging with other outlet types, including the 240-volt outlet, which is commonly used for larger home appliances. This outlet can supply up to 30 miles of range per hour.

Public Reaction and Feedback

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The creator’s innovative approach sparked a myriad of reactions from viewers.

One individual mentioned,

“I just plug mine into a 120 and I haven’t been to a supercharger in a year.”

Another voiced concerns about the potential spike in the electric bill, while someone else highlighted the cost-effectiveness compared to gasoline, estimating it at “about $11 for 350 miles of range.”

Some viewers even shared their own alternative charging methods, with one stating,

“We use the dryer outlet and an extension cord to the driveway.”

Another suggested a DIY approach to installation, advising others to simply “YouTube it.”

The Evolution of EV Charging

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As the number of EVs on the road increases, there’s a growing need for more charging ports. By 2030, it’s estimated that the US will require 9.6 million charging ports to support over 18 million EVs.[1]

This surge in demand is pushing for innovative solutions in charging infrastructure.

Tesla’s Dominance in North Carolina

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Tesla has been a significant driver behind North Carolina’s rapid shift towards EV adoption. In the past five years, Tesla models accounted for over two-thirds of new EV registrations in the state.

The company’s focus on performance and a robust network of fast-charging stations, known as Superchargers, gives it a distinct edge.

These Superchargers can provide hundreds of miles of driving range in under an hour, addressing the “range anxiety” many potential EV owners feel.[2]

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  1. watrydesign.com/insights/charging-the-future-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-evolution-of-electric-vehicles
  2. teslanorth.com/2023/06/05/tesla-leads-charge-north-carolina-ev/

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