How Much Does It Cost To Charge A Tesla? (Easy Calculator)

With a bit of math, it’s dead easy to figure out how much does it cost to change a Tesla. Obviously, the charging cost of all Tesla Models (Model 3, Model S, Model Y, Model X, Cybertruck) depends primarily on electricity price per kWh (home charging is the cheapest, and Supercharger is the most expensive).

We are going to show you exactly (to a cent!) how much does it cost to charge any Tesla. On top of that, you can use Tesla Charging Cost Calculator yourself to estimate the cost automatically and consult 4 Tesla Charging Charts (full charge, supercharging, home charging, public station charging) further on.

Update: Due to absurdly high costs of electricity in 2022 and 2023, the cost to fully charge a Tesla Model 3 Long Range at home increased from \$11.25 (\$0.15/kWh prices) to over \$20 (due to electricity prices spiking over \$0.30/kWh), for example. Fully supercharging Model 3 Long Range can cost \$37.50 in the US (about \$0.50/kWh prices) and \$45.00 in Europe (about \$0.60 electricity prices).

Obviously, charging a Tesla is like charging any other big battery. There are only these 3 factors that you need to account for when calculating Tesla charging cost (these are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd sliders in the calculator further on):

1. Battery Size (determined by Tesla model); 1st slider. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range, for example, has the smallest battery with a 50 kWh capacity. Model 3 Performance and Model Y have 75 kWh battery, Model S has a bigger 100 kWh battery, and Tesla Cybertruck has the biggest 200 kWh battery. These battery capacities will help us determine how much electricity does it take to charge a Tesla (specifically, how many kWh does it take to charge a Tesla).
2. Charging Percentage (0% to 100%); 2nd slider. As you know, you never charge a Tesla from 0% to 100%. Usually, you will charge it from 20% to 90%; this is a 70% charging percentage. Using the calculator below, you can estimate how much does it cost to fully charge a Tesla (100% charging percentage). You can use the 2nd slider to input a charging percentage anywhere from 0% to 100% to adequately estimate the charging cost.
3. Price Of Electricity (\$0.05/kWh to \$1.20/kWh); 3rd slider. How much does it cost to fill up a Tesla depends on the price of electricity per kWh. Electricity at home costs anywhere from \$0.05 kWh to \$0.40 kWh, and at public stations anywhere between \$0.20 to \$0.40. Of course, Supercharger’s electricity price is the highest (can even cross \$0.50/kWh due to increasingly high electricity prices). That’s using a Supercharger is usually the most expensive way to change a Tesla.

To calculate the charging cost, we just use this Tesla charging cost equation:

Tesla Charging Cost = Battery Size (in kWh) Ã— Charging Percentage Ã— Price Of Electricity (in \$/kWh) / 100

Example: How much does it cost to supercharge a Tesla Model 3 Performance from 10% to 90% at a \$0.60/kWh Supercharger electricity cost? Simple. Model 3 Performance has a 75 kWh battery, we have 80% charging percentage, and a \$0.60/kWh electricity price. Just insert the numbers in the equation like this (the calculator further on does this automatically):

Tesla Charging Cost (M3P, Supercharger) = 75 kWh Ã— 80% Ã— \$0.60/kWh / 100 = \$36.00 Per Charging (80%)

In short, we have to fill 80% of that 75 kWh battery; that’s 60 kilowatt-hours of electricity. At \$0.60/kWh, these 60 kWh of electricity will cost \$36.00. That means will cost \$36.00 to charge a Tesla in this example.

Using these 3 factors, we are going to look at how much does it cost to charge all Tesla cars (Model 3, Model Y, Model X, Model S, Cybertruck). We have calculated exactly:

• How much does it cost to fully charge a Tesla? That means charging from 0% to 100% (100% charging percentage).
• How much does it cost to supercharge a Tesla? This is Level 3 DC fast charging (480V and up to 150 kW). Here we deal with higher electricity prices, ranging from \$0.40/kWh to \$0.80/kWh.
• How much does it cost to charge Tesla at home? This is a Level 1 AC charging (110/120V or 220V and up to 3 kW). Here we deal with lower electricity prices, ranging from \$0.05/kWh to \$0.40/kWh.
• How much does it cost to charge Tesla at public charging stations? This is a Level 2 AC charging (220/240V and up to 11 kW). Here we deal with median electricity prices, ranging from \$0.20/kWh to \$0.40/kWh.

We have summarized all the charging costs in neat tables. You just look at the Tesla model and can read how much you will pay for charging a Tesla off the chart.

First of all, however, we will start this easy-to-use Tesla Charging Cost Calculator that you can use yourself:

Tesla Charging Cost Calculator

To calculate how much you will pay for charging a Tesla, insert the Tesla model (this is the #1 factor: Battery Size), charging percentage (this is the #2 factor: Charging Percentage), and the electricity price (this is the #3 factor: Price Of Electricity):

This calculator is dead easy to use. Here’s just one example:

Let’s say that you want to know how much it is to fully charge a Tesla Model S at Supercharger. In the 1st slider, choose Model S (100 kWh battery), slide the 2nd slider to ‘100’ since we are charging from 0% to 100%, and you can use the average Supercharger electricity cost of about \$0.50 in the 3rd slide.

You get the result: \$50.00. This means it will cost \$50.00 to fully supercharge a Tesla Model S (from 0% to 100%) at a \$0.50 Supercharger electricity cost.

Let’s look at how much will it cost to fully charge any Tesla at different electricity prices:

How Much Does It Cost To Fully Charge A Tesla? (+ Chart)

Full charge means that the charging percentage is 100% (from 0% to 100%). By having this constant, we can vary the other 2 factors (Battery size or Tesla model, and electricity prices) to see how many dollars does it take to fully charge a Tesla.

Here is the complete cost chart for charging any Tesla model from 0% to 100%. We also vary electricity prices from the lowest \$0.05/kWh to the highest \$0.80/kWh (with \$0.05/kWh increases):

 Electricity Price (\$/kWh): Model 3 SR (50 kWh): Model 3 LR (75 kWh): Model 3 P (75 kWh): Model S (100 kWh): Model Y (75 kWh): Model X (100 kWh): Cybertruck (200 kWh): \$0.05/kWh \$2.50 \$3.75 \$3.75 \$5.00 \$3.75 \$5.00 \$10.00 \$0.10/kWh \$5.00 \$7.50 \$7.50 \$10.00 \$7.50 \$10.00 \$20.00 \$0.15/kWh \$7.50 \$11.25 \$11.25 \$15.00 \$11.25 \$15.00 \$30.00 \$0.20/kWh \$10.00 \$15.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$40.00 \$0.25/kWh \$12.50 \$18.75 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$50.00 \$0.30/kWh \$15.00 \$22.50 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$60.00 \$0.35/kWh \$17.50 \$26.25 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$70.00 \$0.40/kWh \$20.00 \$30.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$80.00 \$0.45/kWh \$22.50 \$33.75 \$33.75 \$45.00 \$33.75 \$45.00 \$90.00 \$0.50/kWh \$25.00 \$37.50 \$37.50 \$50.00 \$37.50 \$50.00 \$100.00 \$0.55/kWh \$27.50 \$41.25 \$41.25 \$55.00 \$41.25 \$55.00 \$110.00 \$0.60/kWh \$30.00 \$45.00 \$45.00 \$60.00 \$45.00 \$60.00 \$120.00 \$0.65/kWh \$32.50 \$48.75 \$48.75 \$65.00 \$48.75 \$65.00 \$130.00 \$0.70/kWh \$35.00 \$52.50 \$52.50 \$70.00 \$52.50 \$70.00 \$140.00 \$0.75/kWh \$37.50 \$56.25 \$56.25 \$75.00 \$56.25 \$75.00 \$150.00 \$0.80/kWh \$40.00 \$60.00 \$60.00 \$80.00 \$60.00 \$80.00 \$160.00

As you can see from the chart above:

• Fully charging Tesla Model 3 Standard Range costs anywhere from \$2.50 to \$40.00.
• Fully charging Tesla Model 3 Long Range costs anywhere from \$3.75 to \$60.00.
• Fully charging Tesla Model 3 Performance costs anywhere from \$3.75 to \$60.00.
• Fully charging Tesla Model S costs anywhere from \$5.00 to \$80.00.
• Fully charging Tesla Model Y costs anywhere from \$3.75 to \$60.00.
• Fully charging Tesla Model X costs anywhere from \$5.00 to \$80.00.
• Fully charging Tesla Cybertruck costs anywhere from \$10.00 to \$160.00.

The key factor here are, of course, electricity prices. With the electricity prices increasing, the cost of fully charging a Tesla also increases.

Practically, however, we never fully charge a Tesla from 0% to 100%. Realistically, we start charging at 5%, 10%, 15%, 25%, and so on, to 90% at Supercharges, at home, or at public electric vehicle charging stations. There are cost differences here because the price of electricity varies from Supercharger to charging at home and charging at a public station.

Let’s have a look at realistic costs for charging a Tesla at these different charging stations:

How Much Does It Cost To Supercharge A Tesla?

Superchargers are the fastest way to charge a Tesla. They are also the most expensive way to charge a Tesla. Superchargers use a 3-phase current with 480 volts, 100+ amps, and the maximum charging power of 150 kW (the new V3 Supercharger can also achieve 250 kW power).

Currently, the Supercharger electricity prices are about \$0.50/kWh in the United States and about \$0.60/kWh in Europe (that’s about 0.60â‚¬ per kWh). You can check the current Supercharger electricity price on the Tesla website. In the Supercharger charging cost table below, we will use the median \$50/kWh electricity price.

Here is how much it costs to use a Tesla Supercharger to fill all Tesla cars from X% to 90%:

 Charging Percentage: Model 3 SR (50 kWh): Model 3 LR (75 kWh): Model 3 P (75 kWh): Model S (100 kWh): Model Y (75 kWh): Model X (100 kWh): Cybertruck (200 kWh): 0% To 90% \$22.50 \$33.75 \$33.75 \$45.00 \$33.75 \$45.00 \$90.00 5% To 90% \$21.25 \$31.88 \$31.88 \$42.50 \$31.88 \$42.50 \$85.00 10% To 90% \$20.00 \$30.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$80.00 15% To 90% \$18.75 \$28.13 \$28.13 \$37.50 \$28.13 \$37.50 \$75.00 20% To 90% \$17.50 \$26.25 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$70.00 25% To 90% \$16.25 \$24.38 \$24.38 \$32.50 \$24.38 \$32.50 \$65.00 30% To 90% \$15.00 \$22.50 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$60.00 35% To 90% \$13.75 \$20.63 \$20.63 \$27.50 \$20.63 \$27.50 \$55.00 40% To 90% \$12.50 \$18.75 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$50.00 45% To 90% \$11.25 \$16.88 \$16.88 \$22.50 \$16.88 \$22.50 \$45.00 50% To 90% \$10.00 \$15.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$40.00 55% To 90% \$8.75 \$13.13 \$13.13 \$17.50 \$13.13 \$17.50 \$35.00 60% To 90% \$7.50 \$11.25 \$11.25 \$15.00 \$11.25 \$15.00 \$30.00 65% To 90% \$6.25 \$9.38 \$9.38 \$12.50 \$9.38 \$12.50 \$25.00 70% To 90% \$5.00 \$7.50 \$7.50 \$10.00 \$7.50 \$10.00 \$20.00 75% To 90% \$3.75 \$5.63 \$5.63 \$7.50 \$5.63 \$7.50 \$15.00

As you can see, at current US Supercharger electricity costs (\$0.50/kWh), you will:

• Pay \$17.50 to charge Tesla Model 3 Standard Range from 20% to 90% (that’s the price for 35 kWh).
• Pay \$26.25 to charge Tesla Model 3 Long Range from 20% to 90% (that’s the price for 52.5 kWh).
• Pay \$26.25 to charge Tesla Model 3 Performance from 20% to 90% (that’s the price for 52.5 kWh).
• Pay \$35.00 to charge Tesla Model S from 20% to 90% (that’s the price for 70 kWh).
• Pay \$26.25 to charge Tesla Model Y from 20% to 90% (that’s the price for 52.5 kWh).
• Pay \$35.00 to charge Tesla Model X from 20% to 90% (that’s the price for 70 kWh).
• Pay \$70.00 to charge Tesla Cybertruck from 20% to 90% (that’s the price for 140 kWh).

These are Supercharger costs. The cheapest way to fill up a Tesla is by charging at home. That’s because the price of residential electricity is usually way lower than at Supercharger or a public charging station.

Let’s have a look at how much it is to charge a Tesla at home:

How Much Does It Cost To Charge Tesla At Home?

The prices of residential electricity range from \$0.05/kWh to up to \$0.40/kWh in electricity-expensive states such as California.

We have calculated how much it costs to fully charge any Tesla car at home from 0% to 100% using these electricity prices:

 Electricity Price (\$/kWh): Model 3 SR (50 kWh): Model 3 LR (75 kWh): Model 3 P (75 kWh): Model S (100 kWh): Model Y (75 kWh): Model X (100 kWh): Cybertruck (200 kWh): \$0.05/kWh \$2.50 \$3.75 \$3.75 \$5.00 \$3.75 \$5.00 \$10.00 \$0.10/kWh \$5.00 \$7.50 \$7.50 \$10.00 \$7.50 \$10.00 \$20.00 \$0.15/kWh \$7.50 \$11.25 \$11.25 \$15.00 \$11.25 \$15.00 \$30.00 \$0.20/kWh \$10.00 \$15.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$40.00 \$0.25/kWh \$12.50 \$18.75 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$50.00 \$0.30/kWh \$15.00 \$22.50 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$60.00 \$0.35/kWh \$17.50 \$26.25 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$70.00 \$0.40/kWh \$20.00 \$30.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$80.00

As you can see, home charging will significantly reduce the cost of charging a Tesla.

In most cases, charging all Tesla models (with the exception of the Cybertruck, of course) will cost \$20 or less when charging at home.

What about public EV charging stations? Let’s look at those figures as well:

How Much Is It To Charge A Tesla At A Public Charging Station?

Public charging stations have prices of electricity ranging anywhere between \$0.20/kWh to as high as \$0.40/kWh. This is more than home charging but still less than supercharging.

In this electricity price range, here are the cost of charging a Tesla fully at a public charging station (from 0% to 100%):

 Electricity Price (\$/kWh): Model 3 SR (50 kWh): Model 3 LR (75 kWh): Model 3 P (75 kWh): Model S (100 kWh): Model Y (75 kWh): Model X (100 kWh): Cybertruck (200 kWh): \$0.20/kWh \$10.00 \$15.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$15.00 \$20.00 \$40.00 \$0.25/kWh \$12.50 \$18.75 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$18.75 \$25.00 \$50.00 \$0.30/kWh \$15.00 \$22.50 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$22.50 \$30.00 \$60.00 \$0.35/kWh \$17.50 \$26.25 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$26.25 \$35.00 \$70.00 \$0.40/kWh \$20.00 \$30.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$30.00 \$40.00 \$80.00

As you can see, fully charging at public stations costs up to \$30 to \$40 for most Tesla cars.

All in all, we hope that you know understand how to calculate Tesla charging costs by yourself. You can use the Tesla Charging Cost Calculator above, or consult the 4 charts for fully charging, supercharging, home charging, and charging at public chargers. If you have any questions regarding the calculations or would like us to calculate how much it will cost to charge your Tesla, you can use the comments below and we will try to help you out as best we can.

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