So we just picked up the wife's new Chevy Volt. With it, we're eligible to get a free L2 charger and install credit ($1200) from SPX:
Since our cars are in separate garages (2 car + 1 car, separated by the front door), and "my" garage doesn't have any 240V hookups (wife's garage doesn't have 240V either, but it has the electrical panel on one side of the wall which will make for a relatively short run), I was thinking of using the wife's J1772 charger to charge my Tesla. It looks like the charger that this program uses (ECOtality Blink) is capable of 30A at 240V, or 7.2KwH (which is much more than the Volt can ingest), which will be fine for my Model S, as I have a very short commute and also have an ICE vehicle if I ever needed to go somewhere and the Tesla wasn't charged enough.
My problem is that the charging cable on the ECOtality Blink charger is only 18', which is going to be a little short to reach where my Model S is going to be installed (unless I can talk my wife into having the EVSE installed on the outside of her garage, near the porch). From my initial measurements, to reach my garage with both garage doors closed (cord going under the door and up to connector behind the turn signal), I'd need a charging cable that is about 25' in length. Anyone know of a 30-40A L2 charger that has one?
There is a chance that we won't even go with SPX, I've read stories on the Volt forum's talking about how some of these install companies come in with a crazy quote (we should have a price by Wednesday), because they know that they are going to be able to tout the $1200 credit, and that often times it is less expensive to buy an EVSE on your own, and have an independent electrician install it.