Tesla Model S (2019)

The complete guide to the Tesla Model S vehicle range (2019), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

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Range (NEDC)

280 - 375 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

4.13p - 4.26p

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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


When Tesla launched their phenomenal Model S back in 2013, it was the first mass-market all-electric car. As well as the continuous software improvements, the latest Model S vehicles have benefited from significant hardware improvements since its launch. Boasting big range and jaw-dropping (and neck bothering) performance, you could make a strong case that the Model S is the finest (electric) car ever made. The below guide shows data ranges for the current Tesla Model S variants available, specs will depend on your selected configuration.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Tesla Model S Range

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Tesla Model S from empty to full. For rapid charging we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 33 - 44 h 8 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 21 - 27 h 12 - 13 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 11 - 15 h 23 - 24 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 5 - 6 h 54 - 56 m/h
50kW Public Locations 60 - 80 min 82 - 85 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 min 167 - 246 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Tesla Model S with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. You can use the same connector for Supercharging on Tesla's network.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 16.5kW
Rapid: Supercharger

Max DC rate: 100 - 145kW
Connector location: Left side - Rear
Connector location: Left side - Rear

Where you can charge a Tesla Model S

Place Tesla Model S Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Tesla Model S

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point public network is usually free through the Pod Point app.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (Empty to full)* £9.98 - £13.3 4.13p - 4.26p
Public Rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £10.26 - £13.68 7.08p - 7.31p

* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate
** Assumes tariff of 24p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers
*** Tesla offer some free Supercharging for Model S and X drivers, after which a fee is applied

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £279*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team

* Price includes £500 OLEV grant, full price £779.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 280 - 375 miles
Official range (NEDC*) N/A
Pod Point Confidence Range** 238 - 322 miles

* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 4.0 - 2.4 seconds
Top speed 155 mph
Engine power 335 - 605 bhp / 250 - 451 kW
Torque 550 - 931 Nm
EV type Battery electric
Battery size 75 - 100 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 71 - 95 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 295 - 305 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 45 - 47 gCO2/km

*This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2018 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase,Tax & Grants

The Tesla Model S is eligible for the OLEV Plug-in Car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants. You will also benefit from £0 year 1 road tax and £0 London congestion charge.

OTR price From £69,750
Vehicle warranty 4 years / 50,000 mileage
Battery warranty 8 years / unlimited mileage
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £320
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered before April 2020
19/20 16% From £12,384
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% From £774
22/23 2% From £1,548
For cars registered after April 2020
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% From £774
22/23 2% From £1,548

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge £0

* For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 50
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £500 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £3,500 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.