I agree with you on installing a simple NEMA 14-50 outlet and use the mobile charger. This will be the cheapest route as most electricians will charge about $300 to install this within 5 feet of the electrical panel.Or,you can just install a NEMA 14-50 outlet (standard dryer plug) and save yourself a ton of money. Tesla Wall Charger is $800. Parts to install NEMA 14-50 was $20. They charge at about the same rate.
The price for that Tesla charger has come down quite a bit since I bought my car in 2015. Good to see!I agree with you on installing a simple NEMA 14-50 outlet and use the mobile charger. This will be the cheapest route as most electricians will charge about $300 to install this within 5 feet of the electrical panel.
The Tesla wall charger (the thing itself) is only $500 though. Installation will run a ~$100-200 so sure $800 in the end, maybe. https://shop.tesla.com/product/wall-connector.
I'm sure Rivian will have their own branded or stickered wall box but honestly any J1772 wall charger will do the trick, Juicebox/ChargePoint/Grizzle-E/Clipper Creek/etc. I found these two links on their FAQ page.
Is that a new pic? Definitely a Rivian-branded EVSE...interesting.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. "We can take care of installation as part of this purchase" doesn't mean included in the purchase, just that they'll sell you the installation service at the same time. The support article isn't explicit either, but "if you purchase the wall-mounted station we can help with installation." I'm not getting any explicit "free of charge" or "included with purchase" from any of the language...For those that don't have an EVSE yet appears that if you buy a Rivian EVSE they'll cover the install charges?!!? Second paragraph, second sentence?!?! Too cool.
The Rivian will take 48A, which requires a hardwired EVSE on a 60A circuit. Your Juicebox will provide 40A, or about 9.6 kW (will vary a bit +/- based on the actual line voltage that will likely stray a bit from the nominal 240).Lastly, I'm excited to see what Amperage we will be allowed to pump into these ginormous packs for L2/Home charging. Bumble is capped at about 16A yielding 3.3kW so it'll be interesting if I can throw the whole enchilada at the Rivian. If it's about ~15kW getting about 25 miles of range/hour that should be decent enough, so for me it's gonna seem like going from Dial-up to Broadband, but then again....the battery capacity is what...180/24...carry the 2... it's like waaaay bigger...so could end up being a wash.
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