If I didn't know better I would say Tesla is trying to discourage us from using this company!
NRG eVGO is installing stations that can charge our cars 150 miles an hour, BUT.......
I stopped to see one yesterday at the Camarillo outlet malls. Their Freedom Stations can charge a Tesla 150 miles in an hour, 5 times faster than a level 2, but only 1/2 the speed of Tesla's super Charging stations. These stations could come in vary handy in an emergency, but I have been told that we can't use them at this point because our car didn't come with the correct adapter for this unit.
I have also been told that the adapter will cost $1000, which seems to be very userous. I have never heard of an adapter costing so much. I have purchased several over the years, and this one would seem to be gold plated.
I called NRG today and talked to a rep for about 30 minutes. They fit their charging stations for the majority of electric vehicles, which did not include Tesla.
He said that adapters are available over seas but are in the process of being tested here.
He indicated that Tesla will produce the adapter, and he agreed that they are way to expensive. He was going to ask his boss if they could include an adapter at each unit.
$1000.00 is ridicules!
If I didn't no better, I would assume that Tesla is charging so much to discourage us from going with this company.
Call 855-509-5581 to talk to a company rep and voice your concerns, or e-mail Tesla.
$1000 is just crazy!