[ UPDATE 2 1/8/2023 16:33 ]: The free Wall Connector deal is now back on the table through the Tesla Home Charger programme.
[ UPDATE 20/7/2023 14:26 ]: Tesla Malaysia representative clarifies that the free Wall Connector offer was a miscommunication.
Tesla Model Y customers in Malaysia will be provided with a free Wall Connector. This was confirmed through our conversation with Tesla Malaysia’s hotline.
As odd as this might sound, this free Wall Connector perk is something that was not mentioned on Tesla Malaysia’s website. We actually first heard of it through a post on Malaysia Electric Vehicle Owners Club (MyEVOC) Facebook group.
According to Tesla Malaysia’s customer service agent that we spoke to over the phone, Tesla’s delivery team will first determine if the customer’s home or premise can support the Wall Connector when they come to hand over the Model Y to the customer.
The Wall Connector that Tesla Malaysia will provide is able to deliver AC charging of up to 11kW depending on the electrical system of the customer’s home or premise. Specifically, it needs to have a three-phase power supply system to achieve 11kW while a one-phase system will limit the power output to 7.4kW and below.
According to the support page on Tesla Australia’s website, the Wall Connector can provide up to 75km of driving range per hour. So, you can easily get a full charge from zero with overnight charging.
While the Wall Connector will be provided for free, customers still have to pay for the installation fee. The customer service agent did not reveal the actual installation fee to us but based on information from several installers such as Carput, EVGuru, and MyEV Mart, the current market rate is around RM1,200 to RM1,800.
The agent did not reveal the retail price for the Wall Connector as well. If you need a price reference though, the Wall Connector is currently being sold through Tesla Singapore’s online store for SGD790 (~RM2,708.)
As noted earlier, you are now able to book a Tesla Model Y in Malaysia by paying a non-refundable order fee of RM1,000 through Tesla’s website. Available in three different variants, the starting price of the base Rear-Wheel Drive model is RM199,000.
However, the actual price that you need to pay is RM200,700 once you include related fees such as delivery & administration, and number plate. The RM1,000 order fee that you have paid during the booking process is included in the final price. On the booking checkout page, it is mentioned that the price excludes taxes and other fees.
In case you are wondering how is it like to experience a Tesla Model Y, check out our early look at the EV above. At the time, a grey-imported Tesla Model Y was priced at more than RM400,000.