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How much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model 3?

Battery capacityCost to charge per mileRangeHome charge timeRapid charge time
75kWh3.8-3.9p280 miles11 to 21 hours20 to 60 mins

How long does it take to charge a Tesla Model 3?

The following table shows the average time taken to charge a Tesla Model 3 based on output by a variety of charger types. These can vary based on our environmental factors but should be used as a guide. Rapid charging (>50kW) times are given for 20% to 80% capacity, in line with recommendations for battery health.

Charge typeLocationCharging time (approx.)
Granny CableHome33h
3.7 kWHome/Workplace21h
7 kWHome/Workplace/Public11h
22 kWWorkplace/Public7h
50 kWPublic60min
150 kWPublic20min

It is worth noting that rapid charging should be used sparingly because it can cause increased battery degradation. For more information, visit here.

Cost to charge a Tesla Model 3

At home: based on an average UK energy tariff of 14p/kWh, the cost of a full recharge of the 75kWh battery would be £10.50 (14p x 75).

Public Rapid: based on average 24p/kWh charge for use of rapid chargers in the UK, the cost of recharging from 20% to 80% would be £10.80 (24p x 75 x (80%-20%))

That said, energy tariffs may vary based on supplier and will be greatly different if you have any generation source at your home, e.g. a solar panel. Moreover, public rapid chargers are often at commercial premises and so prices are set by companies.

How far can you travel in a Tesla Model 3?

The official Tesla Model 3 range is 350 miles based on a full tank and perfect fuel efficiency conditions. In reality, you are more likely to get 80% of the total range before needing to charge, so around 280 miles is more accurate.

Based on the above costs to charge, this means that cost per mile is 3.8p per mile (£10.50/280) for home charging and 3.9p (£10.80/280) for rapid charging.

What grants are available for the Tesla Model 3?

See our grants page for more information on the grants generally available in the UK. The Model 3 is eligible for the following

OLEV EVHS Grant£350Grant can be used to offset the cost of home charger installation in England and Wales.
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant£3,000Used to offset the cost of plug-in vehicles up to a value of £50,000.
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant£300Grant can be used to offset the cost of home charger installation in Scotland.

Additional Information

0-60 mph3.4 to 5.6 seconds
Top speed140 to 162 mph
Purchase PriceApprox. £40,000
Vehicle Excise Duty (Years 1-5)£0
Benefit in Kind Taxation (2021)£0
Congestion charges (London)£0
Insurance Group48-50

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