Tesla Generation 3 Home EV Charger: The Complete Guide For The UK

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Company Overview: Tesla

Tesla Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors Inc.) was founded by American engineers, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning in 2003. They named the Palo Alto based company, Tesla, as a tribute to the engineer Nikola Tesla.  In fact, Elon Musk (Co-Founder, Tesla) become involved with the company post the founding of Tesla Motors. He was the lead  investor in the 2004  Series A investment round.

In 2008, Tesla unveiled its first zero-emission electric vehicle (EV), the all-electric Roadster.  As they say, the rest is history. Tesla, Inc is a publicly listed company and has a market value higher than any other automotive manufacturer. Elon Musk is also ranked as one of the richest individuals in the world. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, he is ranked second with a net worth of US$187 billion.

Tesla has the following battery-electric vehicle (BEV) models either in production or in development. In 2020, the EV company surpassed a production volume of 1 million plug-in electric cars.

Tesla also sells battery energy storage, solar panels, solar roof and other EV charging related equipment and accessories. Tesla also owns and operates a vast public network of Tesla Superchargers (40,000+ globally). The Tesla EV charger is compatible with all Type 2 electric vehicles (Tesla and other manufacturers).

Global EV Charging Portfolio: Overview

Residential EV chargers (AC):Yes
Business EV chargers (AC):Yes
Public EV Chargers (DC):Yes (Tesla Superchargers)
Untethered (socket only) EV chargers: No
Tethered EV chargers: Yes
Smart EV chargers: Yes
Solar Compatible:Yes (via Powerwall)
Warranty:4 years
Available via e-zoomed:Yes

High quality EV chargers from a reputable EV company with a 4 year standard warranty Only compatible with solar PV via the Powerwall
Attractive sleek design and easy installationDoes not include SIM connectivity
Power sharing compatible Limited choice of colours
Significant improvement compared to previous generation 2 charger Standard cable only 2.5m. Can be upgraded to longer cable (7.3m) at an addition cost

Residential Charging

Home Charging
Product name:Generation 3 Wall Connector (3rd Generation)
Approved for grant: Yes
Product range:Up to 22 kW (Tethered/ Type 2)
Prices from (not including grant):£499 (including VAT)

Generation 3 Home Wall Connector


Tesla Home EV Charger (credit: Tesla)

Key Features
Model: Generation 3 Wall Connector
Charging Speed:Wall Connector is compatible with Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y and all EV’s with a Type 2 charging port and is capable of providing up to 44 miles of range per hour of charge, with up to 16.6kW on Model S or X on a Three Phase Connection / 48 amp output, depending on model
Voltage and Wiring:1-phase 230 V L-N/ 3-phase 230 V L-L/ 3-phase 400 V L-L
Current Output Range:Maximum 32 A
Supported Earthing Scheme:TN/TT/IT
Frequency:50/60 Hz
Cable Length:7.3 m (24 ft) or 2.6 m (8.5 ft)
Wall Connector Dimensions:Height: 345 mm (13.6 in)
Width: 155 mm (6.1 in)
Depth: 110 mm (4.3 in)
Weight (including wirebox):6.8 kg (15 lb)
Operating Temperature:-30˚C to 50˚C (-22˚F to 122˚F)
Storage Temperature:-40˚C to 85˚C (-40˚F to 185˚F)
Enclosure Rating:IP 55
Residual Current Detection:Integrated (Type A + DC 6 mA)
Wi-Fi:2.4 GHz, 802.11b/g/n (can receive over-the-air updates)
LED Light Strip:Charging Status
Certifications:CE, IEC 61851-1 CB

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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