How long does a Tesla battery take to charge?

I just purchased my first Tesla, and I’m so excited and can’t wait to drive it. I’d like to get out on the road as soon as possible, but I’m not sure how long charging takes. How long does a Tesla need to charge for?

Answer
Congratulations on the new car! Getting a new car is always exciting, especially when it’s as high-tech as a Tesla.
The time it takes to charge a Tesla depends on how far you’ll be driving, the type of charger you use, and the length of time you charge it for. Tesla offers a few different charging options, including:
  • Wall connectors
  • Mobile connectors with a 120 volt or 240-volt outlet adapter
  • Superchargers
Since you’d like to drive your new car as soon as possible, the easiest charging option is a Wall or Mobile Connector. When your Tesla is delivered, it comes with a Mobile Connector and 120-volt adapter. A Mobile Connector offers you two to three miles per every hour charged. If you aren’t planning to drive more than 30-40 miles a day, an overnight charge should be sufficient.
If you’d like something more permanent with larger charging capabilities, you’ll want to order and install a Wall Connector. A Wall Connector offers 44 miles per hour charged.
Apart from these at-home solutions, you also have the option of charging your Tesla at various charging stations. A Supercharger offers 200 miles per every 15 minutes of charging. These are Tesla branded and the most powerful.
Along with ensuring your Tesla is fully charged, you’ll also want to protect it with the best car insurance policy possible. For the best rates and coverage options, consider using the Jerry app. Jerry gathers personalized insurance quotes from over 50 top providers, like Nationwide and Travelers, in seconds for free. The average Jerry user saves $879 a year.
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jan 10, 2022
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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