Tesla has launched an all-new, third generation wall charger that offers wi-fi connectivity and a sleek, attractive design thanks to a tampered glass material faceplate. It is now available on the Tesla store and will work with the Model S, Model 3, and Model X.
This new charger will provide a new level of usability as owners of the system will be able to monitor its performance over the app and receive notifications. It also allows for faster charging over the standard Level 1 charging via a standard wall outlet. This Level 2 charging station promises an overnight charge for your Tesla at 44 miles of range per hour.
Tesla says the following on its new 3rd generation wall charger:
“Charge at home, anytime. Tesla Wall Connector provides a full charge overnight for every homeowner. With customized power settings, the lightweight design allows for versatile indoor/outdoor use, including a range of electrical systems and mounting options. Monitor your charge with the Tesla app and receive notifications when complete. Wi-Fi connectivity enables over-the-air firmware updates and remote service if necessary. Tesla Wall Connector offers the best home charging experience for any Tesla owner.”
This new model also boasts are new, lightweight cord of 18-foot over the previous 24 for ease of use and easier storage. Plus, with its wi-fi connectivity it will benefit from OTA firmware and software updates just like the cars. It’s compatible with all residential electrical systems and has a customisable range of power levels on a number of circuit breakers with a maximum output of 11.5kW. To top it off, it can be installed both in and outside.
We’re not sure what Tesla is planning to do in regards to phone and app connectivity as the app can already assess your car’s battery status. But just like the cars, expect some performance enhancing OTA updates. It’s available now on the Tesla store for $500.