Perhaps one of the myths around an electric car is that it will be difficult to charge, especially when taking a long trip. To break with this, the brand led by Elon Musk offers information on how long it takes to charge a Tesla and the options available to carry out this process.
As a context, the company delivered 241,300 electric cars during the third quarter of 2021, which exceeded the forecasts of analysts, who considered that the firm would deliver 220,900 vehicles.
How long does it take to charge a Tesla
Before moving on to this, it is important to mention that there are several charging methods that the electric car company has, from its so-called Wall Connector to its Tesla Supercharger.
This is the fastest charging speed for home or office and can be ordered online (must be installed by a Tesla certified electrician).
Autonomy: up to 44 miles or 70.8 km per hour of charge.
Mobile connectors and adapters
For those who do not want to install the Wall Connector, they can use the 20 foot mobile connector and NEMA 5-15 adapter included with their Tesla. They plug into a standard three-prong (120 volt) outlet. The method meets the needs of those who can leave their vehicle charging overnight and drive between 30 and 40 miles per day (less than 65 km).
Autonomy: up to 3 miles or 4.8 km per hour of charge.
These are stations that offer the fastest charging on the road. They are designed to get the user back on the road as soon as possible. In addition to the possibility of accessing these systems at any time, Tesla ensures that it has a network of 30,000 stations around the world, located on the main routes, close to the most convenient services.
Autonomy: up to 200 miles or 321.8 km per 15 minute charge.
It is a network made up of popular hotels, restaurants, vineyards, resorts and other places of interest, which has the Wall Connector (up to 44 miles or 70.8 km per hour charging). According to the automaker, there are more than 4,500 Destination Charging points in urban and rural areas.
Is it possible to charge a Tesla at third-party stations?
The company recommends finding third-party charging stations through Plugshare.com ; Those compatible with the mobile connector supplied with Tesla vehicles are those labeled J1772 and or 120 volts.
So how long will it take for a Tesla to charge to 100 percent?
Like other automotive brands, there is not a single Tesla model. So, on paper, this is the time that the different versions will require to be at 100 percent of their autonomy with the help of a Supercharger (the method that could be considered the ideal):
- Model S (400-mile or 643.7-km capacity on a single charge): About 30 minutes.
- Model 3 (358 miles or 576 km on a single charge): About 27 minutes.
- Model X (333 miles or 535.9 km): About 25 minutes.
- Model Y (330 miles or 531 km) – Just under 25 minutes.