How do I charge a Tesla X?
I'm borrowing my friend's Tesla X to see if I like it, but I'm not sure how to charge it. Am I missing something?
Charging the Tesla X is surprisingly simple, even if it’s your first electric car. To charge a Tesla, you have three options:
- Use the adapter included with the car and plug it into any standard (120V) outlet
- Hire an electrician to install a Type 2 connector (240V power source) for rapid charging
- Bring the car to any public charging station
The main differences between charging methods are time and convenience. A regular house outlet will take 20 hours to charge the Tesla X. A Type 2 connector or charger will cut this to about eight hours.
If you need faster charging than that, you’d have to obtain a Type 3 Tesla Supercharger. This is an expensive piece of equipment—you might want to see if your friend will go 50/50 with you if this is something you both could enjoy over the long run.
If you end up buying your own Tesla, make sure it’s covered with a robust car insurance plan. Jerry can help you find the right policy for you with just a few swipes and clicks—no phone calls or long forms needed!
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