I got my Tesla Model S yesterday and LOVE it! I could use some help though. I live in a high-rise condo and asked the building engineer for a quote on dropping the line and the monthly charge. Here's what he proposed:
"The Owners can engage an electrician to install their chargers after the power drop is completed. The flat fee for 30 amps breakers per month will be $220 per month based on current pricing of energy. If the resident chose to install meters it must be industry grade and certified . If meters are installed the cost including burden cost will be .10C/KWH (vary based on energy contract) plus a demand fee for Oncor of $70 per month for 30amps circuit.
The most we can offer is the 208/120 volt. Your electrician can install a converter to adapt to the 240. The other option for a 240 would require you installing a special transformer and meter at your location."
Does that monthly fee for metered and unmetered sound exorbitant? At 10 cents per KWH, any idea what my monthly charge would be? Notice they're adding a $70.00 per month "demand fee" in addition to the metered hours. Off the top of my head, this seems ridiculously high and is likely to exceed my monthly fuel costs for a similar vehicle. ( I plan to drive the car roughly 8-10K miles per year.)
I'm a complete ignoramous when it comes to this stuff and since you guys have been so generous with your help and advice with others, I thought I'd give it a shot. Anyone have any thoughts, suggestions, alternatives?