Tesla Model Y (2022) Charging Guide

The complete guide to charging your Tesla Model Y (2022), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Last updated: Jul 24, 2024 9 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

331 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


With this latest iteration, Tesla’s core line-up is finally complete and updated, consisting of the Model S, 3, X, and now Y. Cheeky naming conventions aside, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the Model Y is a phenomenal SUV. It’s cheaper than the Model X and slightly bigger than the Model 3 (but sadly no ‘falcon doors’!), giving you plenty of space inside to work with - for less. Meanwhile, you get the usual trimmings of improved practicality, decent range, and sophisticated software and hardware that put Tesla’s cars on the map.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Tesla Model Y

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Model Y 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 36 h 8 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 22 h 13 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 12 h 25 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 8 h 40 m/h
50kW Public Locations 60 min 90 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 20 min 271 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 Y with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW
Rapid: CCS Supercharger

Max DC rate: 210kW
Connector location: Left Side - Rear
Connector location: Left Side - Rear

Where you can charge a Tesla Model Y

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

At Home

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7kW Solo Charger

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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7kW Solo Charger*

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging
Built Environment Charging

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7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Built Environment Charging
On Public Networks

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7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging**

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* 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 Y

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £21.81 7.75p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £20.57 12.18p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Pod Point home chargers are easy to use, and are fully compatible with the entire Tesla range of electric vehicles. Get a quote today.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 331 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 281 miles

* For information on "WLTP" 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 5 seconds
Top speed 135 mph
Engine power 372 bhp / 277 kW
Torque 510 Nm
Battery size 82 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 77.9 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 272 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) N/A
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 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 2021 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 Y is only eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price* £54,990
Vehicle warranty 4 years / 80,000km
Battery warranty 8 years / 192,000km

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.

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
22/23 2% £1,099
23/24 2% £1,099
24/25 2% £1,099

* 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
Grants (Expected)*
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 Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £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 are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.

Pros and cons of a Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is a great fully electric, mid-size SUV, boasting a decent range and top speed. It offers more space than the Model 3 at a lower cost than Tesla’s other SUV, the Model X.



✔ Rapid charge enabled ✘ High insurance group rating
✔ Above average range (WLTP) of up to 331 miles
✔ Lower cost per mile than other SUVs
✔ Cheaper than Tesla Model X
✔ Top speed of up to 135 mph
✔ No road tax, London Congestion Charge or ULEZ charge
✔ Competitive price for features and spec
Pod Point rating: 4 out of 5 

Pod Point home chargers are easy to use, and are fully compatible with the entire Tesla range of electric vehicles. Get a quote today.

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