How Long Does It Take To Charge A Tesla? (Calculator + Charts)

Calculating how long does it take to charge a Tesla is dead simple. Pretty much anybody can do it. We are going to show you how to figure out how long does it take any Tesla to charge (Model 3, S, X, Y, CyberTruck) from 0% to 100%, or from 20% to 90%, and so on.

Simple Example: Let’s say you have a Tesla Model 3 Long Range car with a 75 kWh battery. You use a Tesla home charger that has an 11.5 kW wattage. How long does it take to fully charge a Tesla Model 3 (0% to 100%)? Here’s how simple the calculation looks like:

Charging Time = Battery Capacity / Charging Wattage = 75 kWh / 11.5 kW = 6.52 Hours

That means a Tesla Model 3 can be fully charged in 6 hours and 31 minutes with an 11.5 kW Tesla home charger.

As you can see, you only need to know 3 key metrics:

  • Battery Capacity. Tesla produces cars with 50-100 kWh batteries. Just check which model you have and you will know what size battery that car has. Tesla mileage will, of course, also depend on the battery size.
  • Charging Wattage. Superchargers have a wattage of up to 150 kW, public chargers have a wattage of 11 kW or 22 kW (in general), an at-home Tesla Wall Connector produces 11.5 kW wattage, and the simple home outlet (120V, 15A) produces 1.8 kW wattage.
    how many hours does it take to charge a tesla fully
    Your Tesla app will tell you what is the charging wattage. The time it takes to charge a Tesla is based on these kW numbers.
  • Charging Percentage. 100% charging percentage means that you fill a Tesla from 0% to 100%. In practice, you never start charging at 0% and never charge it to 100%. You start at 10%, 20%, 30%, and so on and usually charge it to 90%.

You just insert these metrics into the Tesla Charging Calculator below, and you get how many hours does it take to charge a Tesla.

Note: If you have any troubles using the calculator or consulting the charts, you can use the comment section below, specify a bit what you want to calculate, and we’ll help you out.

To simplify it even further, we have calculated how long does it take for all Tesla cars to charge with:

  • Supercharger (150 kW).
  • Public charger (11 kW or 22 kW).
  • At-home Wall Connector (11.5 kW).
  • At-home simple outlet (1.8 kW).

You will find calculated charts for all models and charging options below.

Let’s look at how you can automatically estimate how long does it take to charge a Tesla car with the calculator:

Tesla Charging Calculator (How Many Hours Does It Take To Charge A Tesla?)

Simply input your model (with correct battery size), charging wattage, and charging percentage, and you will get how long will it take to charge a Tesla in hours. You can play around with numbers a bit just to see how charging time changes:

 

Here are a few cases of how you can use this calculator:

Example 1: How long does it take to fully charge a Tesla Model 3 car (50 kWh battery) with a 22 kW public charger?

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Tesla Model 3 car charging at a public charger.

You just insert the car model ‘Tesla Model 3 Standard Range’, the charging wattage ’22 kW’, and the charging percentage ‘100%’. Here is the result:

A Tesla Model 3 car will fully charge in 2.27 hours. That’s 2 hours and 16 minutes charging time on a 22 kW charging station.

Example 2: How long does it take to fully charge a Tesla Model S car (100 kWh battery) with a 150 kW Supercharger?

You just insert the car model ‘Tesla Model S’, the charging wattage ‘150 kW’, and the charging percentage ‘100%’. Here is the result:

A Tesla Model S car will fully charge in 0.67 hours. That’s just 40 minutes of charging time on a Tesla supercharger.

Example 3: Let’s look at the Tesla Cybertruck and its big 200 kWh battery. How long does it take to fully charge a Tesla Cybertruck with a Tesla home charger?

Tesla home charger generates 11.5 kW of electricity. To fully charge a Tesla Cybertruck from 0% to 100% you would need to charge non-stop for 17.39 hours (17 hours and 23 minutes).

Let’s have a look at charging time charts for all Tesla cars with various charging stations:

How Long Does It Take To Charge A Tesla With A Supercharger? (Chart)

Tesla superchargers can produce an enormous amount of current. Their top wattage is an incredible 150 kW.

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Using Tesla supercharger is the quickest way to charge your electric vehicle. Supercharge will fully charge all Tesla cars within 1 hour, if operating at full 150 kWh output.

Based on this wattage, you can calculate how long does it take for a supercharger to charge a Tesla.

Important Note: We used the max. Supercharger wattage (150 kW). Superchargers, in practice, deliver lower wattage say 50 kW, 70 kW, 110 kW, and so on, based on several different factors.

Here are the results summarized in a neat chart:

Tesla Car: 10% Charge 50% Charge 70% Charge Full Charge (100%)
Model 3 Standard Range (50 kWh) 0.03 Hours 0.17 Hours 0.23 Hours 0.33 Hours
Model 3 Long Range (75 kWh) 0.05 Hours 0.25 Hours 0.35 Hours 0.50 Hours
Model 3 Performance (75 kWh) 0.05 Hours 0.25 Hours 0.35 Hours 0.50 Hours
Model S (100 kWh) 0.07 Hours 0.33 Hours 0.47 Hours 0.67 Hours
Model Y (75 kWh) 0.05 Hours 0.25 Hours 0.35 Hours 0.50 Hours
Model X (100 kWh) 0.07 Hours 0.33 Hours 0.47 Hours 0.67 Hours
Cybertruck (200 kWh) 0.13 Hours 0.67 Hours 0.93 Hours 1.33 Hours

In short, all Tesla models can be fully charged with a supercharger within an hour (when it operates at 100% output; or 150 kW).

Here it’s key to understand that supercharger is ‘super’ for a reason. That current is immense. Let’s look at how long it takes for other charges to charge these electric vehicles:

How Fast Does A Tesla Charge With Public Chargers? (Chart)

Most public chargers have a max. wattage of either 22 kW or 11 kW. If we take as an example a 22 kWh public charger, we can calculate the Tesla charging times for all models:

Tesla Car: 10% Charge 50% Charge 70% Charge Full Charge (100%)
Model 3 Standard Range (50 kWh) 0.23 Hours 1.14 Hours 1.59 Hours 2.27 Hours
Model 3 Long Range (75 kWh) 0.34 Hours 1.70 Hours 2.39 Hours 3.41 Hours
Model 3 Performance (75 kWh) 0.34 Hours 1.70 Hours 2.39 Hours 3.41 Hours
Model S (100 kWh) 0.45 Hours 2.27 Hours 3.18 Hours 4.55 Hours
Model Y (75 kWh) 0.34 Hours 1.70 Hours 2.39 Hours 3.41 Hours
Model X (100 kWh) 0.45 Hours 2.27 Hours 3.18 Hours 4.55 Hours
Cybertruck (200 kWh) 0.91 Hours 4.55 Hours 6.36 Hours 9.09 Hours

Theoretically, using a public charger to charge a Tesla fully, takes anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. Tesla Cybertruck, with its big 200 kWh battery, will take almost 10 hours to charge.

Practically, however, we charge Tesla from about 20% to 90%. A 22 kW public charge will take less than 2 hours to charge a Tesla Model 3 Standard Range car.  Even the 100 kW cars like Model S and Model X will take 3 hours and 11 minutes to charge.

Note: With the 11 kW public charges, it takes double the time to charge a Tesla than with a 22 kW public charger.

How Long Does It Take To Charge A Tesla At Home? (Chart)

The best way to charge a Tesla is by using a home charger. Yes, it is much slower than using a Tesla supercharger, but you can park your car overnight, and wake up to a fully charged Tesla.

Here is how quickly a home Wall Connector with 11.5 kW power charges Tesla cars:

Tesla Car: 10% Charge 50% Charge 70% Charge Full Charge (100%)
Model 3 Standard Range (50 kWh) 0.43 Hours 2.17 Hours 3.04 Hours 4.35 Hours
Model 3 Long Range (75 kWh) 0.65 Hours 3.26 Hours 4.57 Hours 6.52 Hours
Model 3 Performance (75 kWh) 0.65 Hours 3.26 Hours 4.57 Hours 6.52 Hours
Model S (100 kWh) 0.87 Hours 4.35 Hours 6.09 Hours 8.70 Hours
Model Y (75 kWh) 0.65 Hours 3.26 Hours 4.57 Hours 6.52 Hours
Model X (100 kWh) 0.87 Hours 4.35 Hours 6.09 Hours 8.70 Hours
Cybertruck (200 kWh) 1.74 Hours 8.70 Hours 12.17 Hours 17.39 Hours

For standard outlet charging, you will have to check your Tesla app for charging wattage:

  • If you are using a 120V 15A outlet (USA), you can deliver 1.8 kWh per hour. That means it will take about 42 hours to fully charge a Tesla Model 3 (75 kW battery) from 0% to 100%.
  • If you are using a 220V 15A outlet (Europe), you can deliver 3.3 kWh per hour. That means it will take about 23 hours to fully charge a Tesla Model 3 (75 kW battery) from 0% to 100%.

Here you have it:

Any Tesla car can be fully charged overnight (9 hours), with the exception of the Tesla Cybertruck.

The best-selling Model 3 cars are charged from 0% to 100% in less than 7 hours. Practically, when you are charging from 20% to 90%, it will take less than 5 hours to charge a Tesla Model 3.

Hopefully, you now get in idea of how quickly you can charge your Tesla car.

If you have any questions relating to the time it takes for a Tesla to charge, you can use the comments below and we’ll try to help you out as best we can.

2 thoughts on “How Long Does It Take To Charge A Tesla? (Calculator + Charts)”

  1. My question is I have a Tesla model three long range if I charge my car overnight and it’s at 45% or 40% how long or how many hours does it take to reach 90%. I have a Tesla Home charger

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    • Hello Jim, Tesla home chargers usually have 11.5 kW power. The Tesla long range model has a 75 kW battery. If you charge it from 45% to 90%, that’s a 45% charging: 0.45×75 kW = 33.75 kW. So, you have to add 33.75 kW to the battery and your Tesla home charger adds 11.5 kW per hour. Here is how you can calculate long it takes to charge 45% of Tesla long range battery: 33.75 kW / 11.5 kW per hour = 2.935 hours. It will charge in less than 3 hours (2 hours and 56 minutes, to be exact).

      If you start charging at 40%, you are charging up to 90%; hence we are looking at a 50% charge. In this case, you will charge your Tesla in 3.261 hours (that’s 3 hours and 16 minutes). This is how these calculations are done. Hope this helps a bit.

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