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If you've never driven a Tesla, it's not a big deal, but here is some relevant background info on charging and trip planning.
The standard Tesla charging cable setup will be in the car when you depart! It's necessary for any charging except at Tesla Superchargers.
The cable, with 3 adapters, can be used to charge the battery at various rates. With a normal residential 120V outlet, you can charge at 4 miles per hour (~40-50 miles overnight). From a 240V dryer outlet (NEMA 14-50, a typical dryer outlet in newer buildings built in the past ~20 years, but not common in older buildings), you can charge at 29 miles per hour (~230-280 miles overnight). Or, an SAE J1772 public commercial charger (typically fee-based) can provide anywhere from ~30 to ~75 miles per hour. In theory, J1772 chargers should be an excellent option, but in reality, in my experience, most are broken/offline/disabled or amperage-reduced, or in locations where you do not want to spend 60+ minutes.
60-second charging tutorial here:
Use the PlugShare app or website to find the charging options along your route or destination.
The best way to charge, by far, is using Tesla’s superchargers, which (for FREE!) give you ~170 miles of range in 30 minutes. Superchargers are typically located just off interstates, a few miles outside major metro areas. In Virginia there are currently (June 2017) 7 stations, located in Woodbridge, Glen Allen/North Richmond, and South Hill, on the I-95/I-85 corridor; in Norfolk, Richmond and Lexington on the I-64 corridor; and in Strasburg, Lexington and Wytheville on the I-81 corridor. New stations are scheduled to open in 2017 in Charlottesville, Bristol, and several in the DC area: Fairfax, Tyson’s Corner, National Harbor (across the Potomac from Alexandria), near Dupont Circle in DC, and Beltsville, MD. A good map of existing stations is here:
Generally, you should plan a trip of any distance around the locations of Superchargers. Fortunately, the awesome in-car navigation will do all that for you, down to telling you exactly how long you need to charge at each supercharger before you depart for the next leg of your journey. But it’s nice to have some sense of how all that will fall into place before you pick up the car for the first time.
Brief videos that walk through the Model S’s unique features, including Autopilot, the navigation system and center console screen that controls all systems, the lock system, and more are here:
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