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 […]
These posts contain tips and tricks for using the Tesla Supercharger fast charging stations.
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 […]
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 […]
Depending on the situation not all charging stalls deliver the same charging speed. But how to locate the fastest stall on the Tesla Supercharger? Tesla’s Supercharger V2 fast charging stations are designed the way that two charging stations share one charging rectifier. Which charging stations belong together can be recognized by the label A/B. Each […]
The charging time on the Tesla Supercharger depends on various factors. First these are: Influence of the own vehicle Temperature of the battery. The battery cells can only be charged at maximum charging speed without degradation increasing too much in the long term within a temperature range of approximately 30 °C. When charging, the battery […]
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 […]
Tesla has changed the terms of free Supercharger usage several times. Initially, the Supercharger network was made available free of charge to all vehicle buyers. This was a measure to promote the sale of Tesla vehicles in the early years. For the purchase of a Tesla used car, this free charging option can be an […]