Tesla Motors Inc rolls out new Wall Connector that is cheaper and has a new “power sharing” function that could be useful for owners having more than one Tesla Motors
While everyone was hooked on the new redesigned Model S with superior features and the opening of the Model X Design Studio, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) quietly rolled out a new “Tesla Wall Connector” on its online shop – Tesla Gears. Although the new hardwired charging station has the same capability as the previous version, it is cheaper and has a new feature.
The Tesla Wall Connector, which provides home-charging for Model S and Model X owners or used at Destination Charging locations, offers up to 80 amps of operating current like its predecessor. However, now it retails for $500 ($250 less than the previous one) and it includes a “power sharing” feature.
Tesla Gear describes the new feature as: “Power sharing feature that allows a single circuit breaker to be connected and shared, servicing up to 4 Wall Connectors – an optimized solution for customers with multiple Tesla vehicles.”
The new feature is an optimized option for owners with more than one Tesla car. Since the company has started increasing production rate of the luxury electric crossover at its Fremont factory and Model 3 will hit market by the end of next year, the new feature could be really popular for Tesla enthusiasts who already have the Model S.
The new charging station is now offered with a 24’ or 8.5’ cable and is configurable in 13 various circuit breaker settings, from 15 amps to 100 amps. Nowadays, many households already have 100 amps circuit breakers. Customers can either install the charger with an 80 amps or 100 amps circuit breaker.
Notably, Tesla also made 48 amps on-board charger standard with the refreshed Model S compared to the previous 40 amps chargers. The move brings the charging capability as good as the standard charger of the Model X.
According to Electrek, the new charger could provide range of 58 miles per hour to a Model S with a high amperage charger. The EV maker is expected to introduce its Designation Charging program in Europe soon. Thus, the European locations will have the chargers.