Charging Your Tesla

As a Tesla owner, you have a variety of convenient charging options that can accommodate your lifestyle and driving needs. Whether you're at home or on the road, you can recharge a Tesla anywhere with access to an outlet.

Where You Park


We recommend charging where you park to meet most of your charging needs.

Wall Connector

A Tesla Wall Connector offers the fastest charging speed for your home or office, adding up to 44 miles of range per hour charged. You can order a Wall Connector online and have it installed by a Tesla Certified electrician.

Mobile Connectors and Adapters

If you don't want to install a Wall Connector, you can use the 20 foot Mobile Connector and NEMA 5-15 adapter supplied with your vehicle and plug into a standard three-prong, 120 volt outlet. A 120 volt outlet will supply 2 to 3 miles of range per hour charged. If you charge overnight and drive less than 30 to 40 miles per day, this option should meet your typical charging needs.

You can also purchase an adapter bundle and charge with other outlet types, including a 240 volt outlet. Commonly used in homes to power larger appliances, a 240 volt outlet will supply up to 30 miles of range per hour charged.

Multi-Unit Buildings

Electric vehicle charging is offered as an amenity at many top apartment, condo and office buildings nationwide. If your property manager or HOA does not currently offer shared charging, we provide resources to start the charging installation process.

For property managers and owners, Commercial Charging provides a self-service option to install shared charging stations for tenants and guests.

On the Road


When you're traveling in your Tesla or away from where you normally park, there are three main charging options to keep your vehicle charged on the go.

Superchargers

The Tesla Supercharger is the fastest charging option when you're away from home, allowing you to charge your car up to 200 miles in 15 minutes. Designed to get you charged and back on the road as quickly as possible, we own and operate 25,000 global Superchargers that are accessible on a 24/7 basis, located on major routes near convenient amenities.

Destination Charging

The Destination Charging network is comprised of popular hotels, restaurants, vineyards, resorts and other destinations that host Wall Connectors for customer charging. There are over 4,500 Destination Charging sites in urban areas and rural locations, making it easy to recharge when you arrive at your location or have a few hours to spare.

Third-Party Charging

Third-party charging stations can be located through Plugshare.com. Look for charging stations that are labeled as J1772 or 120 volt, as these will work with the Mobile Connector bundle provided with your car at delivery. When your Mobile Connector is not in use, we recommend storing it in the trunk for easy access. For maximum flexibility on the road and to charge from a 240 volt outlet, store an adapter bundle in your trunk as well.

Charge Speed Comparison


Hardware Charge Speed

Wall Connector

Tesla wall connector

Up to 44 miles of range per hour charged

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Mobile Connector + 120 Volt Outlet Adapter*

mobile connector bundle

*Comes with your vehicle at delivery

Up to 3 miles of range per hour charged

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Mobile Connector + 240 Volt Outlet Adapter

mobile connector bundle

Up to 30 miles of range per hour charged

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Supercharger

Tesla supercharger

Up to 200 miles in 15 minutes of charge

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Destination Charging

destination charging

Up to 44 miles of range per hour charged

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Plan Your Trip


Before you even get in your car, use our Go Anywhere tool to plan future road trips. Select your vehicle's configuration, and add your start and end locations. The Go Anywhere tool will then provide the fastest route, including Supercharger stops and recommended charge times.

When you're traveling in your Tesla, the in-car Trip Planner will guide you to your destination. Simply enter your end location on the touchscreen and Navigation will identify the quickest course, as well as the most convenient Superchargers along the way. We advise using your in-car Trip Planner when you’re on the road or traveling long distances so that it will give you the most accurate recommended stops and charge times based on your driving.

Installation Incentives

Incentives to install EV charging equipment exist at the federal, state and local level, as well as from many utility companies.

Visit https://afdc.energy.gov/laws and your local government and utility websites for additional programs available to you.

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