Submitted by MB2 on February 2, 2017
In preparation for my impending Model X delivery, I have started getting quotes for installation of a NEMA 14-50 outlet vs. the Tesla HPWC. I talked to two local electricians and two electricians that were on the Tesla website who are not exactly local, but within striking distance of my house. The local guys's quotes are $1000 to $1500 cheaper than the Tesla recommended electricians ($519 vs. $1500 - $2200 for the NEM 14-50 -- $500 more to install the wall connector). What gives here? Is this the Tesla upcharge or what? The local guys are both certified electricians who have done plenty of work in both my house and my office so I know they are good, competent, honest companies. Am I missing something here? Is there any reason to pay two to three times more for the same work? What have other people seen as far as price estimates for home charging installations?