A Tesla vehicle can gain up to 200 miles of range at a DC charger in 15 minutes. Tesla vehicles can also be charged at the automaker’s fast charging stations called Superchargers.
Tesla has grown from a Californian startup to a global automaker that sells millions of electric vehicles every year. Its vehicles are being driven all over the world and effectively changing average customers’ opinions regarding the practicality of the EV concept. The fast-charging capability of Teslas, in particular, is the most crucial part of this change that Tesla cars lead. In this article, we simply explain how much time a Tesla owner needs to charge his/her vehicle.
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A Tesla vehicle can gain up to 200 miles of range at a DC charger in 15 minutes. Tesla Model Y, Model 3 AWD, Model S, and Model X support 250 kW DC charging. At this charging rate, these cars can easily reach from 0 to 50 percent charge in around half an hour. If you’re charging your Tesla at home with a wallbox, it will take 8-12 hours to top up, depending on your Tesla’s battery capacity. If you use a Level 1 mobile connector and plug it into a standard outlet, you need at least 4-5 days to fully charge your Tesla car.
Tesla vehicles can be charged at the automaker’s fast charging stations called Superchargers. It takes 20-30 minutes to ‘Supercharge’ a Tesla to 50 percent. Tesla also claims that its cars can add 120 to 200 miles of range in 15 minutes at a Supercharger station.
How Much Time You Need to Charge Your Tesla at Home or a Supercharger?
|Tesla Model Y||250 kW: 162 miles in 15 minutes||11.5 kW AC; up to 44 miles of range per hour|
|Tesla Model 3 AWD||250 kW: 175 miles in 15 minutes||11.5 kW AC; up to 44 miles of range per hour|
|Tesla Model 3 RWD||170 kW: ~120 miles in 15 minutes||7.6 kW AC; up to 30 miles of range per hour|
|Tesla Model S||250 kW: 200 miles in 15 minutes||11.5 kW AC; up to 41 miles of range per hour|
|Tesla Model X||250 kW: 175 miles in 15 minutes||11.5 kW AC; up to 35 miles of range per hour|
Home Charging a Tesla Vehicle
You need a mobile connector (Level 1 charger) or a wallbox (Level 2 charger) to charge your car at home. If you want to home charge your Tesla from 0 to 100 percent, it will take at least 8 hours with the fastest setup. Home charging time can go as long as four to five days if you’re using a standard wall outlet. To speed up your Tesla home charging process, you will need to upgrade your outlet to NEMA 6-50 and NEMA 14-50, which allows a maximum of 32 amp output, or 24 amp outlets such as NEMA 14-30 and NEMA 10-30.
Here is a helpful video regarding charging Tesla vehicles and using Superchargers: