Originally Posted by Piobaire
What's the range and do you need to have anything installed in your garage for fast charging? It's too small for me but I could see my wife driving one next cycle when it's a more mature production.
Fast charging is subjective - in almost any real world scenario, you'll be fine with overnight charging at home. This is more descriptive for 120V vs. 240V etc.
It comes with a little bag of adapters so you can charge at most any place with an electrical outlet and faster at ChargePoints locations, etc. The only adapter you likely might need is a CHAdeMO which basically only the Leaf uses and Tesla sells that for $450 or something around there.
By far the best way is Supercharging. They're really abundant in Cali. The only time I had an issue was at a Costco. I plugged it in and went in and it stopped charging. I just called up 88-TESLA, never gave them my name or my location or anything. The person immediately said 'Mr. ramuman (well my real name), I'm sorry to hear you had an issue at stall 3A and glad 1B (which is where I moved it too) is charging well. We'll have someone out to take a look' - it was a surreal experience that based on just my caller ID, they knew who and where I was, what car I had, immediately dumped the telemetry from the car and had someone out to fix the other stall before my car charged.
You won't match the Supercharger - a system that dumps 160 kW - at home. As a reference, the average house uses about 1.2 kW - so it basically delivers about what 100-150 houses would use, which is a technical marvel through a cable that's way nicer than the Leaf/i3/Prius plug-in/etc.
Reference point for range - I did about 120 miles yesterday in my car starting with about 90% charge going between Newport Beach and Santa Monica and errands in between. I had about 95 real world miles left when I came home without charging in between - and there were places where I easily could've gotten charge when my friend and I were getting dinner and lunch.
Also, I haven't seen the X in person, but the S is really deceptively roomy because of the two trunks and open interior. You can watch the X launch video here for the 7 guys and the luggage demo: https://www.teslamotors.com/videos/model-x-launch
I know I always plug Tesla every chance I get, but in my case, the S is a way way cheaper car to own than the M4. Even the insurance on a 130k (pre-tax credit) Model S P85D is cheaper than that on a 90k M4. Safety is also obviously spectacular.