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These posts contain tips and tricks for using the Tesla Supercharger fast charging stations.


Maximum Tesla charge current compared

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Due to improvements in battery technology, not all Tesla models have the same maximum charge current at a fast charging station. The following table shows the differences in maximum possible charging speed depending on vehicle model. This is dependent on the type of battery cell installed and other improvements Tesla has incorporated into production over […]

Tesla charging time differences by model

Tesla price charging time

Not all Tesla models charge at the Supercharger with the same speed. The charging time differs in the battery capacity and the cell type used in the Tesla batteries. Tesla used to name its vehicle models after the corresponding battery capacity in kWh. Model S100D, for example, stood for a Model S with 100 kWh […]

Tesla trip planning. How to plan long distance routes

Tesla Trip planning range

I do some long-distance trips with my Model S several times a year. But I regularly hear the following or similar arguments when I talk to someone about electric driving when it comes to the topic of long-distance trip planning with a Tesla: “Electric cars have too little range. They’re only good for commuting and […]

Tesla Reduction of DC Fast Charging Speed

locate Tesla supercharger reduction of dc fast charging

This article summarizes information about the reduction of the DC fast charging speed after a certain amount of charged DC power at the Tesla Supercharger or other DC current sources. Around May 2017, it was announced in an American Tesla Forum that frequent supercharging has a negative effect on the maximum loading speed. Traditionally, this […]