Tesla Model 3 Charger Guide

The complete guide to charging your Tesla Model 3, covering charging times, costs and range.

Tesla Model 3 Range

  • The Tesla Model 3 range is one of the best of any electric vehicle available today, travelling up to 215 miles on a single charge.
  • The battery capacity on the Tesla Model 3 is said to be less than 60kWh.

Tesla Model 3 Charge Time

  • Charging your Tesla Model 3 at home with a 3 pin plug takes an estimated 20 - 30 hours.
  • Charging a Tesla Model S with a home charging point can take 5 - 6hours.
  • The Model 3 is available in three battery sizes and compatible with four charging speeds.

(This information is calculated based on a 60kWh battery, which is subject to change once official capacity is made public)

Tesla Model 3 Charging Cost

  • Charging a Tesla Model 3 at home costs as little as 3p per mile.
  • Overnight electricity costs are calculated at 10p per kWh.
  • Therefore, charging at home from empty costs between £6.00 (for 60kWh battery)
  • Tesla drivers can charge for free on Tesla's Supercharger Stations.

(This information is calculated based on a 60kWh battery, which is subject to change once official capacity is made public)

Tesla Model 3 Charger - POD Point

How to charge a Tesla Model 3

Charging a Tesla Model 3 can be done anywhere with access to a reliable electrical supply. However, most electric vehicle drivers charge their Tesla at home with a dedicated charging point.

  • Home charging stations is where the majority of charging takes place, as your vehicle can be plugged in and charged overnight.
  • Public charging at supermarkets and retail parks for example are available across the UK and typically free during your stay.
  • Workplace charging points are becoming more common and are often offered as a staff incentive, however employers may choose to charge usage fees to cover the cost of electricity.
  • Free Tesla Supercharger Stations can charge your battery to 80% capacity in about 30 minutes.

Tesla Model 3 connector type and charge rate

When deciding on which chargepoint to charge your Tesla Model 3 from, you need to know the connector type (Type 1 or Type 2 plug) and the maximum single-phase charge rate (3.7kW or 7kW).

  • The Tesla Model 3 uses a Type 2 connector.
  • The Model S uses a single-phase charge rate of up to 11kW.

(This information is calculated based on a 60kWh battery, which is subject to change once official capacity is made public)

Tesla Model 3 Charging Station Cost

A 3.7kW charging point typically costs from £279* fully installed.

*Pricing assumes eligibility of the OLEV grant and standard install terms.

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