When Tesla launched their phenomenal Model S back in 2013, it was the first mass-market all-electric car. As well as the continuous software improvements, the latest Model S vehicles have benefited from significant hardware improvements since its launch. Boasting big range and jaw-dropping (and neck bothering) performance, you could make a strong case that the Model S is the finest (electric) car ever made. The below guide shows data ranges for the current Tesla Model S variants available, specs will depend on your selected configuration.
Charging time for a Tesla Model S
The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Tesla Model S from empty to full. For rapid charging we show the time to charge from 20% – 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.
|Charging method||Typically found at||Charging time*||Range/hour**|
|Empty to full|
|3-pin plug||Home||33 – 44 h||8 m/h|
|3.7kW||Home / Work||21 – 27 h||12 – 13 m/h|
|7kW||Home / Work / Public Locations||11 – 15 h||23 – 24 m/h|
|22kW||Work / Public Locations||5 – 6 h||54 – 56 m/h|
|50kW||Public Locations||60 – 80 min||82 – 85 m/30 min|
|150kW||Public Locations||30 min||167 – 246 m/30 min|
* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.