TESLA - Electric Vehicle Chargers

Q&A from our 'Learn about EV' series.

Destination Charging

A destination charger is to entice people to use the establishment that has installed the charger. It is usually a high-efficiency charger installed at the location so visitors who shop or stay there can get a charge. It is usually not free to use simply because it says Tesla on it - It is free to use when you are also using the services of the establishment.

Home Charging

We recommend charging your Tesla vehicle overnight, just like your mobile phone. Pull into your garage, plug in, and you'll wake up to a full charge the next morning. Even better, you'll pay only a fraction as much for electricity as you did for gasoline.

To prepare your home for charging, hire an electrician to install an outlet near where you park your Tesla vehicle, convenient to the charge port location in the driver's side rear tail light. Most customers install a 240 volt NEMA 14-50 outlet which will charge their Tesla vehicles at the rate of about 30 miles of range each hour. The NEMA 14-50 is a 240 volt outlet installed on a 50 amp circuit breaker and is commonly used for electric range stoves and large recreational vehicles.

Home Charging Setup

It is important to have your own home charging station setup. Every Tesla is delivered with the following charging equipment:

  • 20 foot long Mobile Connector cord
  • Two Mobile Connector adapters
  • 240 volt NEMA 14-50 adapter
  • 120 volt NEMA 5-15 adapter
  • J1772 public charging adapter