This Is How Long It Takes To Charge Different Tesla Models

The concept of electric vehicles is revolutionizing with every passing day, but still, there are a lot of people who don’t want to switch towards this technology and keep on going with their vehicles having internal combustion engines. The underlying reasons for this reluctance are the lack of charging stations and excessive charging time. Despite this, a lot of companies are striving to develop better-charging facilities for electric vehicles to expand this technology.

In the recent past, we have seen that such batteries have been developed that can provide an extensive range of 250 miles (400 km) with a charge of just ten minutes. Similarly, roads have been built that can automatically charge electric vehicles with integrated technology. Before discussing the charging time for different models of Tesla, let’s look at the three different levels of charging for electric vehicles. These three levels are:

  1. Level 1
  2. Level 2
  3. Tesla Supercharger network

It is to be noted that both Level 1 and Level 2 use NEMA 5-15 and NEMA 14-50 chargers that stipulate 120V and 240V of battery power with AC charging capacity. However, if you want to increase the charging speed, then Tesla recommends using a “Wall Connector,” which is a charging unit that is to be installed in your home, and you can feasibly charge your Tesla with the ease of your home. Next comes the “Tesla Supercharger network,” which also offers you the fastest possible charging time by combining different exclusive charging stations. But the Tesla Supercharger network is not recommended for daily charging because it provides a connection with a huge amount of direct current.

Let’s look at the charging time of these three levels:

  • Level 1 AC = 20 to 40 hours
  • Level 2 AC = 8 to 12 hours
  • Tesla Supercharger Network = 15 to 25 minutes

In the following section, we will take a look at the charging time along with the varying parameters of Tesla models. These are:

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Tesla Model X
  3. Tesla Model Y
  4. Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model 3 comprises three different sub-categories named “Model 3 Performance, Model 3 Long Range, and Model 3 Standard Range Plus”. The combined ranges of these three subcategories are 322 miles, 322 miles, and 263 miles, respectively. A NEMA 5-15 charger can charge Model 3 for a range of 3 miles per hour, and a NEMA 4-15 can take up to 8-12 hours to charge it fully. However, using a wall connector, it may take up to 7-8 hours while a supercharger network can take just around 25-30 minutes to charge the Tesla Model 3.

Model X has two sub-categories, namely “Model X Performance” and “Model X Long Range”. If we talk about the mileage, then Model X performance consists of a range of 341 miles, while the long-range model has a range of about 371 miles. Their charging times, along with the levels, are mentioned below:

  • With NEMA 5-15: 3 miles/hour
  • With NEMA 14-50: 18 hours
  • Wall Connectors: 8-8.5 hours
  • Supercharger Network: 25-30 minutes

The Tesla Model Y comprises three different sub-models as well, namely “Model Y Standard Range rear-wheel drive, Model Y Long Range, and Model Y Performance.” The standard model Y has a range of 244 miles, while the other two models come up with 326 miles and 303 miles, respectively. The charging times of the Tesla Model Y, along with the levels, are mentioned below.

  • With NEMA 5-15: 3 miles/hour
  • With NEMA 14-50: 11-12 hours
  • Wall Connectors: 7-8 hours
  • Supercharger Network: 25 minutes

The Tesla Model S is also available in three different types, including “Model S Performance, Model S Long Range, and Model S Plaid”. It should be noted that the Tesla Model S also offers the longest range in miles as compared to other models. The range of all three types is 387 miles, 402 miles, and 520 miles, respectively. The charging times of the Tesla Model S, along with the levels, are mentioned below.

  • With NEMA 5-15: 3 miles/hour
  • With NEMA 14-50: 17–18 hours.
  • Wall Connectors: 9 hours
  • Supercharger Network: 30 minutes

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