Electric vehicle charging stations known as Tesla Superchargers offer a quick charge to Tesla vehicles. The size and efficiency of the battery determine how much charge is delivered.
Typically, a Supercharger can charge an empty Tesla Model S battery from 0% to 80% in under 40 minutes. Depending on the location, the price per kWh can range from 12 to 24 cents for commercial electricity,
with certain Superchargers offering free electricity. A Tesla Model S battery has only one-tenth the storage capacity of a normal house battery, so charging a Tesla Model S requires far less time and energy.
As most households spend an average of 10-15 cents per kWh for power as opposed to 20-30 cents per kWh for a Supercharger station,
charging at home is also substantially less expensive than charging at a Supercharger station. In conclusion, using a Tesla Supercharger station, which can cost up to 30 cents per kWh,
is much more expensive than charging your Tesla at home, even though it may cost slightly more than the average home's regular electricity costs due to efficiency differences between residential and commercial power sources.
The time it takes to fully charge your Tesla will vary depending on the model because the battery capacity and full charge vary by model.
If you use a Tesla Supercharger station and leave your vehicle in one of their authorised parking spaces for longer than five minutes, you will be charged for the electricity used in addition to a minor idle tax.
A Tesla Supercharger Station typically charges roughly 35 cents per kWh on average, though prices can vary depending on where you are.
While using a Tesla Supercharger station is somewhat more expensive than charging at home,
it is still considerably less expensive and ensures that you always have access to power when you need it without having to pay additional parking fees or stand in line for a spot.