Tesla Electric for Vehicle Owners

Currently, Tesla Electric is only available by invitation to qualifying customers.

Currently, Tesla Electric is only available by invitation to qualifying customers.

Tesla Electric offers a home electricity plan for Tesla vehicle owners. The Tesla Electric Home Charging Plan gives customers the opportunity to lower the cost of vehicle ownership and power their homes with clean electricity. Simply plug in your vehicle between 10 PM and 6 AM and enjoy unlimited overnight, home charging for a low fixed monthly fee. Our Home Charging Plan also allows you to power your home and charge your vehicles throughout the day at a low, flat rate. Currently, Tesla Electric is only available in areas of Texas where customers can choose their home electricity provider.

How to Sign Up

To get started, tap the menu in the top-right corner of the Tesla app. Select the ‘Discover’ tab and locate the Tesla Electric card. Once you tap the card, you will see a general overview of Tesla Electric and will be allowed to sign up. Start the sign-up process by entering your address or electrical service identifier (ESI-ID) manually. 

If You Qualify for Tesla Electric

If you qualify for Tesla Electric, complete the sign-up process by following the remaining steps:

  1. Enter your preferred date to start your Tesla Electric service.
  1. Select how many vehicles you want enrolled in Tesla Electric. Your vehicles will be automatically scheduled to charge overnight. However, you can opt out of this by unchecking the scheduled charging prompt.
  2. Set up your payment details to enable autopay. Currently, we only accept payments from your bank account. Credit card payments are not accepted.
  3. Once your sign up is complete, you will receive an email confirmation.

Note: You can expect to see your Tesla Electric service activated within a few hours (if you signed up during the week) or a couple of days (if you signed up during the weekend).

If You Do Not Qualify for Tesla Electric

If your address or ESI-ID does not return as a match, you do not qualify to join Tesla Electric at this time.

How it Works

Once you have started your Tesla Electric service, Tesla measures the energy that you use to charge your vehicles and to power your home.

With the Tesla Electric Home Charging Plan, you will:

  • Pay a low fixed monthly fee for vehicle charging sessions between 10 PM and 6 AM.
  • Pay a flat home electricity rate for vehicle charging sessions between 6 AM and 10 PM.
  • Pay a flat home electricity rate for energy used to power your home.

How to Take Advantage of Overnight Charging

With the Tesla Electric Home Charging Plan, you will always pay the same fixed fee, no matter how much you charge your vehicle overnight. Take full advantage by making sure your vehicle is set to schedule charging. If your vehicle is not set to schedule charging, a reminder will appear on the charging card while your vehicle is charging. You can also monitor how much your vehicle has charged overnight through the ‘Charge Stats’ card in the Tesla app.

How to Make Payments

You can manage your Tesla Electric bills by signing in to the Tesla app and tapping ‘Billing’ on the Tesla Electric home screen. You can adjust your autopay settings, make a one-time payment and view your statements or payment history.

Understanding Your Tesla Electric Bill

Your bill will reflect the following:

  • Daytime energy usage: Energy used to charge your vehicle energy from 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Overnight energy usage: Overnight vehicle charging fees
  • Home energy usage: Energy used to power your home
  • TDSP charges: Transmission and Delivery (TDSP) fees
  • Taxes


For each vehicle enrolled in the Home Charging Plan, you will pay a low fixed monthly fee. This fee will cover all vehicle charging performed during overnight hours of 10 PM – 6 AM (shown as a $0/kWh rate). It will also cover any TDSP fees associated with overnight charging.

Energy used to power your home throughout the day and charge your vehicle outside the overnight hours will appear on the bill at the usual home electricity rate. This also includes any associated TDSP charges.

    How to Change Your Payment Method

    If you want to update your payment method, follow these steps:

    1. Navigate to the ‘Tesla Electric’ banner in your Tesla app.
    2. Tap ‘Billing’ > ‘Payments.’
    3. Select your current payment method underneath your billing address.
    4. Tap ‘Add bank account’ to add your new payment information.

    How to Make a One-Time Payment

    If your autopay fails to go through, you can opt to make a one-time payment by following these steps:

    1. Navigate to the ‘Tesla Electric’ banner in your Tesla app.
    2. Tap ‘Billing’ > ‘Make a one-time payment.’
    3. Confirm your payment details and submit to complete your payment.
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