I am planning to put down my deposit for a Model 3 in person at the store on the 31st. (If it's horrible, I can always get the money back, but I don't anticipate that.) I had some questions about the charger situation, though. I assume it will come with the Mobile Connector, and I am planning to put in a NEMA 240v outlet in my garage (luckily, my breaker box is literally right next to my car, so it's easy to add garage circuits). However, I am not thrilled with the idea of leaving the mobile connector at home when I am out driving (maybe I'll need it?) nor am I thrilled with the idea of unplugging it every day and throwing it in the trunk (those outlets aren't even made for that). So I was thinking, with the $1000 tax credit for charging accessories, I could just put in a wall charger like the Wall Connector before the end of this year, and just have it sit until I actually have the car. Why not; it will be way cheaper with the tax credit, which expires at the end of 2016.
Ok, great. Obvious play is to get the Tesla Wall Connector. Except what if I can't get the Model 3 for some reason (like the $7500 tax credit runs out before I buy the car)? It doesn't look like you can use Tesla Wall Connectors for any other kind of electric car. At the same time, you CAN get things like the GE WattStation and use them with a J1772 adapter to charge a Tesla. Plus, they are standard and can charge at up to 80 amps (I think), were I to go that high. Would it make more sense to get the WattStation or other more generic charger and install it in my garage, and just buy a little Tesla adapter for the end of it? It doesn't look like there are adapters to change a Wall Connector to J1772, so it seems like you lose versatility there.
Another idea: can you use the tax credit on the Mobile Connector, so I can just buy one in 2016 so I will get the credit, and then have 2 when the car comes?
Any ideas are appreciated. Any Tesla owners out there using a WattStation or any of those J1772 chargers in their homes?