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How long does it take to charge a Tesla EV?

Incorporated in 2003, Tesla began its journey with a vision to disrupt the automobile sector with power-efficient electric vehicles that could also go fast. It showcased the potential of an EV with its road-legal Roadster, released in 2008, and since then the company has come a long way.

From humble beginnings, Tesla has grown into the EV market leader and has now started concentrating on making high-mobility, long-distance electric pick-up trucks, and semi-trucks. The company showcased a prototype of its upcoming Cybertruck, which though was dubbed as a mere marketing stunt by many, was loved by quite a few.

To make electric vehicles cost-efficient and have a sustainable energy ecosystem, Tesla also offers a power wall, power pack, and solar roofs for homeowners and utilities to generate and store energy.

One of the most crucial aspect that any buyer would look for when buying an electric vehicle is the battery backup, charging facilities, and how long the car takes to charge from 0 to 100. To enhance the driving experience, Tesla offers Supercharging stations in 31 countries around the globe with a total of 1,870 charging stations that offer 16,585 chargers. The company also ships three-phase 32A to 42A mobile connectors as an add-on accessory.

If you’re worried about how long your breaks might be when charging your Tesla midway at one of the supercharging stations or at home, here is how long it takes to charge Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X.

Broadly, it can take anywhere between 80 minutes to 24 hours to charge your Tesla EV completely, depending on the type of charge being used. Below are the charging times for each Tesla model alongwith varying charging times. .

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Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 | Photo by Vlad Tchompalov

Tesla Model 3 is a new-gen electric car that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds; the speed and range vary on the standard, long-range and performance variants. Elon Musk said that Tesla Model 3 is his master plan in terms of electric vehicles at the time of unveiling. You can get a Model 3 starting at $39,990.

The following are the charging time for all the three variants of Tesla Model 3.

  • 23 hours approximately with a 120V standard charger.
  • 10 hours with a 240V standard charger.
  • 8.5 hours at 240V with 48A high power charger connector option.
  • 80 minutes to full charge with Tesla Supercharger.

It must be noted that to get 48A for a 240V charger, you’ll need power wall connectors at home. Tesla mobile connector is a combination of 120V AC and 240V AC charging cable.

Tesla Model Y

Unveiled in 2019, Tesla has started delivering the Model Y this year. It boasts a top speed of 145 Mph and goes from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. Musk says that the latest mid-size SUV has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car. Tesla Model Y is available at a starting price of $52,900.

The following are the charging times for both the variants of Tesla Model Y.

  • 10 hours at 240V with a standard charger.
  • Approximately 80 minutes to full charge with the third-generation supercharger.

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Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S | Photo by Matt Henry

Launched in 2012, Model S was the first Tesla sedan, which has received upgrades in power, speed and range over the years. It is the longest range electric car that goes up to 390 miles in a single charge and boasts a top speed of 165 mph. Other features like autopilot assist and panoramic sunroof were also introduced in the Model S, which starts selling at $79,990.

The following charging time for both the variants of Tesla Model S.

  • 24 hours at 120V with a standard charger.
  • 12 hours at 240V with a standard charger.
  • 8 hours at 240V with a 72 A high-power charger connector option.
  • Tesla claims that it can charge the vehicle to give a mileage of up to136 miles within 15 minutes at a supercharger station, which translates to approximately 110 minutes or more to charge the vehicle completely.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X is the first mid-size SUV manufactured by the company that features gullwing doors — reminiscent of the DeLorean design — which facilitate easy door opening even in tight parking spaces. It can go from 0 to 60 Mph in 2.7 seconds. The most talked-about feature of the car is its five-star rating for high-speed accident injury. According to Musk, it has approximately five percent probability of occupant injury. The starting variant of Tesla Model X costs is $84,990.

The following charging time for both the variants of Tesla Model X.

  • 12 hours at 240V with a standard charger.
  • 8 hours at 240V with a 72A high power charger connector.
  • Tesla claims that it can charge the vehicle to give a mileage of up to 123 miles within 15 minutes at a supercharger station, which translates to approximately 105 minutes to charge the EV completely.

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