One of the ways to ensure that your brand-new Tesla remains in top-notch condition as soon as you take delivery is to ensure you purchase some essential accessories. Some of these accessories prevent scratches and scuffs. Some make the car more eye-candy and aggressive. They each serve a purpose, which cumulatively make owning and using a Tesla appealing and enjoyable. The comfort that results from buying and installing these accessories in your car is unmatched.
You can find all the accessories you need from our Tesla accessories store . Also, check out our article on the ultimate must-have accessories for your Tesla. We recommend that you buy everything (chuckle), and you’ll see why once you’ve gone through it. We don’t sell hot air, we back everything up with facts. For now, the article is for Tesla Model 3’s accessories. But you can use it as a guide since we sell accessories for all the Tesla models in production.
EV Home Charger
While Tesla has installed an extensive network of superchargers, you absolutely have to ensure you have an EV home charger installed. This ensures your Tesla is always topped up and ready to roll. As such, before your new Tesla’s delivery, search for trusted local installers, and call them. There are hundreds of home EV chargers to choose from, a simple google search should show you products and installers in your location. Choose the best offer and make arrangements on when they should make the installation.
EV Friendly Electricity Tarriff
According to Forbes , charging an electric vehicle is cheaper than fueling a traditional car. The article quoted $13 as the amount a 2018 Tesla Model S would need to charge fully from zero charge. But the author was quick to note that the figure varies from place to place based on the cost of a kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy. This is where the electric tariff comes into play.
Your locality is served by multiple electricity utility companies, each of which has its own cost of power per kWh. As such, while you’re waiting for delivery, you should look for the most EV friendly tariff. By that, we mean that you should search for the cheapest but reliable utility company. This is because your Tesla will use more energy than your whole house.
For context, a Tesla Model X has a battery capacity of 100 kWh and would require roughly 100 kWh to be fully charged. (We say roughly because a Tesla battery is never fully charged to capacity ). That is a lot of power, considering the average American household consumes 11,000 kWh annually (approximately 30 kWh daily).
You should consider utility providers that provide peak and off-peak rates so you can maximize your electricity use. Charging your Tesla at an off-peak rate at a fraction of the price of peak rates will definitely save you your hard earned cash in the long run.
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By asking questions, you learn, grow, and have a reference that enables you to solve problems. In the context of owning a Tesla, asking questions on Facebook groups or Reddit forums could help you land a reputable EV home charger installer, a Tesla accessories store such as ours, or even the best utility company for your locality.
Tesla owners in those groups are a fantastic bunch. They’re always quick to respond to your queries without any incentive. They genuinely love helping new owners because of their love for Teslas and their inherent kind-hearted nature. As such, never feel that your questions will be disapproved. The owners were once where you are. Hence, they’d never do that to you.
So, if you don’t understand Level 1 or Level 2 charging stations and which between them to choose, ask. In addition to responding to the exact contents of your questions, some group members may also offer additional insight into what they think you could face next, based on just a single query. Why? Because they were once where you are.
Here is a list of Tesla Forums and Facebook groups you could start with.
We, here, understand the excitement that comes with owning your first-ever electric vehicle, and a Tesla, at that. But don’t let the anxiety and overt excitement consume you as you wait for its delivery. Instead, exercise patience as it’s a virtue. Your Tesla will be delivered as scheduled, and you’ll have all the fun then.
For now, once again, go through this article on how to prepare for your Tesla delivery. Implement everything we have recommended and watch everything fall into place somewhat effortlessly.