Charging the Tesla Model 3

Everything Tesla Model 3 drivers need to know about charging their electric vehicle

The Model 3 is Tesla’s least expensive car. In 2020, the Model 3 starts at the accessible price of $40,000 for the Standard Range Plus version, which grants 250 miles of range on a single charge. The 322-mile Long Range Model 3 begins at $49,000, while the Performance version, which zips to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, starts just below $57,000.


An all-electric car with all of the Tesla Model 3’s capabilities was not previously available in the $40,000 price range. The roomy four-door, five-seat sedan is roughly the size of a BMW 3-Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The rapid acceleration and smooth ride provided by the Model 3 matches the performance of those German luxury models. At the same time, the Model 3 provides a more spacious interior.



Tesla Model 3 charging & range

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 offers between 250 and 322 miles of range, depending on the version you choose. The most affordable Standard Range Plus version, with a battery pack providing about 75 kWh of storage, offers 250 miles of range on a single charge. The Long Range and Performance versions, each with a battery pack storing about 100 kilowatt-hours, have a 322-mile range.


The Standard Range Plus Model 3 has an impressive efficiency level of 141 miles-per-gallon equivalent, making it one of the most efficient cars on the road.


Tesla is continually changing the model names and improves the specs of vehicles via over-the-air updates. In 2019, the Long Range versions were rated at 310 miles, and the Standard Range Plus model was rated by the EPA at 240 miles.


The majority of EV charging takes place at home. Using a capable 48-amp home charger like the JuiceBox 48, Model 3 drivers can take full advantage of its 11.5 kW onboard charger. This allows Tesla owners to add about 30 to 35 miles of range in an hour. Home charging with this Level 2 Tesla EV charger allows for faster charging from the convenience of your own home and offers more rapid charging options than just a public charging station or Tesla supercharger. A complete charging session from nearly empty to full for the Standard Range Plus version takes about 7 hours.



Tesla Model 3 charging times


Model Year

Max charge rate

Battery size

Charge time on Level 1

Charge time with JuiceBox 48

All electric range

2019-2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
7.6 kW
54 kWh
43 hours
8 hours
240-263 miles
2018-2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range
11.5 kW
75 kWh
60 hours (2.5 days)
6.5 hours
299-310 miles
2021-Present Tesla Model 3 Standard Range
7.6 kW
60 kWh
43 hours
8 hours
272 miles
2021-Present Tesla Model 3 Long Range
11.5 kW
82 kWh
60 hours (2.5 days)
7 hours
322-358 miles
2021-Present Tesla Model 3 Performance
11.5 kW
82 kWh
60 hours (2.5 days)
7 hours
315 miles

Level 3 DC fast charging: Tesla Supercharger


The average commute for Americans is less than 40 miles. So a Tesla Model 3 is enough for what drivers need for local and regional travel. But what about long road trips and the Tesla Model 3 Charge time? The Model 3's 400-volt system can handle charging speeds ranging from 170 kW for the Standard Range RWD model to a maximum of 250 kW for the Long Range and Performance models. The Enel X Way modular 100-350 kW DC fast charger can deliver the fastest charging speeds for your electric vehicle, adding 200 miles of range in 15 minutes with a CCS Combo to Tesla adapter.

Tesla Model 3 home charging stations

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