The time it takes to charge a Tesla depends on several factors, including the model of the Tesla, the charging equipment used, and the battery’s current state of charge. Here’s a breakdown of the different charging options and their approximate charging times:
- Level 1 Charging (120V Outlet):
- This is the slowest form of charging and is typically done using a standard household outlet. It can add about 2-5 miles of range per hour. A full charge may take more than 50 hours.
- Level 2 Charging (240V Outlet):
- Level 2 chargers are commonly found in homes, workplaces, and public charging stations. They provide faster charging than a standard outlet and can add about 10-60 miles of range per hour, depending on the Tesla model.
- Tesla Supercharger Network:
- Superchargers are Tesla’s proprietary fast-charging network. They can charge a Tesla much faster than standard chargers. A Supercharger can add around 200-300 miles of range in about 30 minutes, depending on the specific Supercharger and the Tesla model.
- Tesla Wall Connector:
- This is a home charging solution provided by Tesla. When connected to a 240V outlet, it can provide faster charging compared to a standard outlet, similar to Level 2 charging.
- Tesla Destination Chargers:
- These are Tesla-specific chargers located at hotels, restaurants, and other destinations. They provide faster charging than a standard Level 2 charger but are not as fast as Superchargers.
- Charging with an Adapter:
- Tesla owners can also use adapters to connect to non-Tesla charging networks, such as CHAdeMO or CCS chargers. Charging times will vary depending on the charger’s power output and the specific adapter used.
- Battery Size and Model:
- The size of the battery pack in the Tesla (measured in kWh) also affects charging times. A larger battery will take longer to charge compared to a smaller one, even when using the same charger.
Remember that these are approximate charging times, and actual times may vary based on specific conditions. Additionally, it’s important to note that charging speed may slow down as the battery reaches higher levels of charge to protect the battery’s longevity.