Tesla Model S (2019)

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

Last updated: Jun 03, 2021 8 min read

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Range (WLTP):

283 - 388 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

4.90p - 5.04p

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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

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your 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 - 8 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 21 - 27 h 12 - 13 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 11 - 15 h 24 - 24 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 5 - 6 h 56 - 57 m/h
50kW Public Locations 60 - 80 min 84 - 87 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 - 30 min 169 - 260 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** 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 - 200kW
Connector location: Left side - Rear
Connector location: Left side - Rear

* For vehicles produced after May 2019, you can use a CCS Combo 2 adapter to connect to third-party networks.

Where you can charge a Tesla Model S

You can charge your Tesla Model S conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £799*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging

Shared parking

3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging

On Public Networks

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

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 Network is usually free through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £12.11 - £16.15 4.9p - 5.04p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £10.69 - £14.25 7.2p - 7.4p

* Assumes tariff of 17p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 25p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers as of April 2021.

Model S 100D Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 283 - 388 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 241 - 330 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 4.2 - 3.8 seconds
Top speed 155 - 155 mph
Engine power 534 - 534 bhp / 398 - 398 kW
Torque 755 - 755 Nm
Battery size 75 - 100 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 71 - 95 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 305 - 310 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 288 - 296 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 32 - 33 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 2020 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 only eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, but you will also benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price From £72,550
Vehicle warranty 4 years / 50,000 mileage
Battery warranty 8 years / unlimited mileage
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
21/22 1% £725
22/23 2% From £1450
23/24 2% From £1450

* 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

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group 50
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EVHS Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £250 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.