How long does it take to charge a Tesla Model S?

How long will it normally take to fully charge a Tesla Model S? I’m considering buying one, but I drive a lot. I want to make sure that I’ll be able to charge it in time for my commute every morning.

Answer
Electric cars are great for cutting back on your carbon footprint and saving money on car expenses! Plus, charging is usually quick and convenient. On average, it should take about 6-9 hours to charge your Tesla Model S when you use the wall connector.
That said, many Tesla owners opt out of the wall chargers since they cost around $1,500 to install. Here are some alternative chargers you can use along with their charging times:
  • If you use the standard 110v outlets in your house, it could take your Model S up to 135 hours to reach full charge.
  • If you use the 250v chargers that most homes use for washing machines, your Model S will reach full charge within 10 hours.
  • If you use a Tesla Supercharger station, you can fully charge your car within 1.5 hours.
Remember, driving a Tesla isn’t so different from driving a gas-powered car. You wouldn’t refill your gas every day since your car can drive hundreds of miles on a full tank. The lowest mileage for any Tesla model is 262 miles on a single charge, so you shouldn’t worry about recharging every night.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 20, 2021
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