Understanding Charge Stats

Charge Stats in the Tesla app helps you understand your vehicle’s charging behavior and how it relates to your total spending and savings from charging a Tesla vehicle.

Note: To access this feature, the primary vehicle owner must have Tesla app version 4.5.1 or higher and the vehicle must have software version 2021.44.25 or higher.

Charging History

From the Tesla app, select ‘Charge Stats.’ View your vehicle’s charging history which includes the energy charged (in kWh) and estimated spending of your vehicle’s charging cost from the previous 31 days. To view the total energy charged and spending for a specific day, tap and hold on the day in the graph. You can also view the percentage of your vehicle’s total charge based on type of charging location. The type of charging location currently consists of:

Home Charging

Home charging costs are calculated using your utility rate plan you set in the app for all charging that happens at your Home location.


Supercharger

Supercharging costs are displayed using your Tesla vehicle’s billing data over the time period.


Work

By default, work charging costs are calculated from the average electricity rate for your region. You can also explicitly specify a custom rate or set it to zero if your work offers free EV charging.


Other

Other refers to the cost of all charging that occurs at locations except your Home, Work or Tesla Superchargers. By default, Other is calculated using the average estimated cost of electricity for your region. You can simply update the price with your own estimate for charging at other locations.


Gas Savings

The Gas Savings are derived from the cost of charging your Tesla vehicle and the estimated cost of gas while driving a comparable gasoline vehicle* within the last 31-day period. The total spent on charging is determined by:

Total Spent on Charging = Cost at Home + Cost at Superchargers + Cost at Other Locations

Gas Savings is an estimate of how much money you save by driving a Tesla as opposed to a comparable gasoline vehicle. Gas savings is determined by:

Gas Savings = Gas Equivalent Cost in a Gasoline Vehicle – Total Spent on Charging

*Tesla has assumed a fuel economy of 23 miles per gallon for Model S, 30 miles per gallon for Model 3, 22 miles per gallon for Model X and 25 miles per gallon for Model Y for a comparable gasoline vehicles.

Average Cost

You can view the average cost per kWh for each type of charging location for your vehicle.

Often, charging your Tesla vehicle at home is the cheapest option, and your savings may increase by switching to a time-of-use rate plan designed for EV charging, if available.

Setting Charging Costs

For accurate insights of your savings and costs, set charging costs for the two charging locations: Home and Other.

For Home Charging

  1. Select a rate from list.

    Choose from one of many rates provided, populated by default. Check your utility bill or sign in to your utility company’s website to see your rate plan.

    1. Select ‘State.’
    2. Select ‘Utility.’
    3. Select ‘Rate Plan’ > ‘Save.’
  2. Manually set a rate.

    If Tesla does not have your rate populated, you may manually set custom rates—either a flat energy rate or a time-of-use rate plan.

    1. Tap ‘More Options.’
    2. Tap ‘Custom Rate Plan.’
    3. Enter your Utility Provider name and Rate Plan name.
    4. Select either ‘Time of Use’ or ‘Seasons’ depending on your rate pricing structure.
    5. If your rate uses ‘Time of Use,’ tap ‘rate periods’ and drag the slider to edit time periods. Tap ‘Add Time Period’ to add a new period. Multiple peak periods are supported. Repeat this step for weekends.
    6. If your rate uses seasons, set your season using the handles. Use ‘+’ or ‘–’ to add or remove Seasons. Up to three seasons are currently supported. Enter the rate pricing for this season. You can set a unique buy and sell price for each time period, depending on your rate plan.
    7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to account for all time periods and seasons.
    8. Review the summary screen, and then tap ‘Save.’

For Work Charging

By default, charging at work uses a price based on the average estimated cost of electricity in the relevant region. You can personalize this to accurately reflect your experience with a price per kWh estimate. If your work offers free EV charging, set your custom rate as zero.

For Other Locations

By default, other locations use a default price based on the average estimated cost of electricity in the relevant region. You can personalize this to more accurately reflect your experience with a price per kWh estimate of your charging at your most frequent charging locations by modifying the custom rate.

Time-of-Use at Home

You can view the total Home charging energy in % or kWh that was used for your vehicle in each of your time-of-use rate plan’s off-peak, mid-peak and peak periods. Tap on the bars to toggle between % or kWh view.

To optimize your total spending, prioritize charging during the off-peak period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t I see the Charge Stats feature in the Tesla app?

There are a few reasons why you may not have access to Charge Stats

  1. Your Tesla app must be updated to version 4.5.1 or higher. To check what version of the Tesla app you have, tap the profile picture icon, located in the top-right corner. Scroll down to the bottom where you will find the Tesla app version.
  2. Check your Data Sharing settings from the vehicle touchscreen under the ‘Software’ tab and opt into the road segment sharing option.

    Note: This can take up to 24 hours for the change to reflect in app.

  3. Your vehicle must have software version 2021.44.25 or higher. To check the latest software version on your car, tap ‘Software’ on your touchscreen.

    Note: This can take up to 24 hours after the software update for the change to reflect in app.

  4. Currently, Charge Stats is only available to the primary vehicle owner.

Why don’t I see all of my charging sessions?

The Charge Stats feature adds up all charging that occurred for each type of charging location by day.

Note: Charging data can take up to 24 hours to update depending on vehicle connectivity at the location of the charging session.

Why does a single charging session show up over two days in the charging history graph?

For charging sessions that span multiple days, the graph will display the total energy charged for each day. If your vehicle is charged overnight, the graph will display one bar for the total energy charged for day one and another bar for the total energy charged for day two.

Why do I see zero savings?

In the Gas Savings section, if the Gas Equivalent is equal to or lower than your Total Spent, you will see no savings. Review how much your vehicle is charging during the peak period and consider scheduling your vehicle charging at off-peak or mid-peak periods.