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$75/mth - Garage Charging NYC

edited November -1 in General
Find it outrageous that my garage in Brooklyn is adding $75/mth to my bill to use one of the 3 Tesla battery packs for charging. I didn't spend $75/mth on gas before. Other garages in area are doing the same thing.

@Tesla - is there something that can be done about this? It really cuts into the total cost of ownership value prop for city owners...

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  • edited November 2018
    can you install your own 14-50 plug?
  • edited November 2018
    That cost is outrageous and should be challenged.
  • edited November 2018
    Very steep!
  • edited November 2018
    Unless Tesla subsidized the chargers in the parking garage, they have nothing to say about it. Even if they did subsidize the chargers, I don’t know if they can prevent businesses from charging a fee.
  • edited November 2018
    @OP, To decide whether something is fair or not, you have to look at it from the garage's perspective. They have to charge your vehicle at NYC electric rates, AND, they have to buy, install, maintain, and insure the installation. That cost has to be amortized.
  • edited November 2018
    look for a different garage
  • edited November 2018
    Glad I don't live in NYC.
  • edited November 2018
    Clearly many people do not understand how things are in NYC.
  • edited November 2018
    At home on my meter, $75 buys me about 1,765 miles worth of electrons; since you live in NYC, you probably don’t drive nearly that far per month, on average — ‘Tesla Surcharge’ perhaps?
  • edited November 2018
    @Yodrak, I can imagine. Today's story on Vice News was the taxi owners' lament of Lyft and Uber eating their lunches.

    A medallion that went for $1M (yes, you read that right - just for the "right" to own a cab) is now going for "only" $200K.

    NYC is a nice place to visit. Expensive place to visit. Good deli. Central Park and Broadway. As a native Los Angelino, I could not see any joy of living in what is like (crammed housing, parking) San Francisco on mega-steroids.

    But in fairness, I'm reminded that New Yorkers have an aversion to Los Angeles. Woody Allen in "Annie Hall" is illustrative. It's hard to go from hyperspace to mellow-chill.
  • edited November 2018
    I just ran the numbers from Stat.app and my National Grid Bill: $75 buys me 2085 miles worth of electrons (about 18% better than the casual estimate I made in my post above.)

    2015 Model S 85D; 91,124 miles
  • edited November 2018
    @rx, you just made NorCal sound sooo much better.

    Thanks! ;-)
  • edited November 2018
    @NKYTA, any time! :-)
  • edited November 2018
    "NYC is a nice place to visit."

    It was when I was young. Not so much now that I'm old. :-)

    "Expensive place to visit."

    Indeed

    "It's hard to go from hyperspace to mellow-chill."

    New York and Los Angeles are two different worlds, but both are "hyperspace" in their own way. No big city is "mellow-chill", but NY and CA are two different countries, no doubt about that.
  • edited November 2018
    Some garages won't let you park a Tesla (Model S/Model X).

    Unless you need to the destination charger daily, you would be better off just plugging into a 120v and charging when needed (maybe paying a fee for the use). Several public parking lots charge extra when using the EV charging spot - an be kind - use it if you are charging.
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