Charging Cable

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Does the car come with a charging cable? If so, I assume I would need to have the right electrical hooked up in my garage to plug in to.
The Model 3 comes with the 2nd Generation Universal Mobile Connect (UMC). With the UMC you gain 2 standard "pig-tail" adapters -- 110 (standard outlet) and 240 (Nema 14-50 outlet). In additional the car comes with a J1772 public charging adapter.

If you charge with the 110 you'll get ~4-5 miles of range per hour.
If you charge with the 240 you'll get ~30 miles of range per hour.

You can charge faster (if necessary, though 99.9% of people likely don't need more) by purchasing a 1st Generation UMC or Tesla's High Power Wall Connector (HPWC).

You may also find this thread helpful: https://teslaownersonline.com/threads/home-charging.86/

Here is my setup with a Nema 14-50...

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The Model 3 comes with the 2nd Generation Universal Mobile Connect (UMC). With the UMC you gain 2 standard "pig-tail" adapters -- 110 (standard outlet) and 240 (Nema 14-50 outlet). In additional the car comes with a J1772 public charging adapter.

If you charge with the 110 you'll get ~4-5 miles of range per hour.
If you charge with the 240 you'll get ~30 miles of range per hour.

You can charge faster (if necessary, though 99.9% of people likely don't need more) by purchasing a 1st Generation UMC or Tesla's High Power Wall Connector (HPWC).

You may also find this thread helpful: https://teslaownersonline.com/threads/home-charging.86/

Here is my setup with a Nema 14-50...

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So my biggest cost would be to have electrical installed to work with the adaptor that comes with the car.....correct?
 

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So my biggest cost would be to have electrical installed to work with the adaptor that comes with the car.....correct?
Parts and labor. It really depends on your job. The length of the run with 6 gauge wire can start to get pricey and the labor obviously ranging based on location and overal job complexity.

My job was fairly straightforward and the run ~15-20 ft. The final cost all in was $500 but in 2017 the was a US federal tax credit of 30% on charging for EVs so final total only $350!
 
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Parts and labor. It really depends on your job. The length of the run with 6 gauge wire can start to get pricey and the labor obviously ranging based on location and overal job complexity.

My job was fairly straightforward and the run ~15-20 ft. The final cost all in was $500 but in 2017 the was a US federal tax credit of 30% on charging for EVs so final total only $350!
Cool. Thanks for the responses. Just trying to gather all my facts before I start a reservation.