As an Official Partner of Tesla, We Will Show You How to Charge Your Tesla Model S Easily and Flexibly Using Your Own Charging Station at Home or a Public Charging Station.

Charging Your Tesla Model S at Home

Charge at Home With 22 kW and Reach Full Charge in 4.5 hours

The Tesla Model S can be charged at home with up to 22 kW, depending on the on-board charger (11 kW single charger or optional 22 kW double charger). With a battery capacity of 85 kWh, you will reach full charge after approx. 4.5 hours. Depending on how you drive and a top speed of up to 250 km/h, you can drive up to 500 km. Tesla has announced the release of a Tesla home charging station, the high-performance wall connection (Tesla Wall Connector), for 2015. In the future, drivers of Tesla vehicles will be able to elegantly charge their Model S with up to 22 kW (depending on the on-board charger) using the Tesla Wall Connector. With a length of 7.6 metres, the charging cable is adapted to the Tesla Model S. More information about this product will be available as soon as the High Power Wall Connector is available on the European market. You can already charge your Model S with the Mobile Connector from Tesla with Tesla’s own Mobile Connector, you can charge your Model S with up to 11 kW at a 16 A CEE socket and reduce charging time to 8 hours. In individual cases, you can also charge your Tesla Model S via the domestic socket with the Mobile Connector and a capacity of 2.3 kW. For safety reasons, you should avoid doing this in the long term. Your domestic socket will be under full strain for 37 hours. Using the charging station, you can charge your Tesla Model S not only safely but also eight times as fast as with a regular domestic socket.

What Do I Need a Charging Station for?

With a charging station for your Tesla Model S, you can charge your car not only quickly and efficiently (saving up to 32 hours of time) but also safely and intelligently. Read our blog entry on ‘Why do I actually need a charging station?’ to find out what risks are posed by charging from a domestic socket and what advantages charging your Tesla Model S via a charging station can have for you. We also compiled an overview of what you need to be aware of for the safe installation of a charging station.

Charging Your Tesla Model S When Out and About

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Flexible charging anywhere at any CEE industrial or domestic socket

With a mobile charging station and the matching adapters you can charge everywhere with a charging power of 2.3 kW at a domestic power socket, and up to a charging power of 22 kW at a 32 A CEE industrial socket. With a mobile charging station you are less dependent on public charging stations, which makes mobile charging stations the perfect companion on the road.


Public Charging Stations with Type 2 Socket or Type 2 Charging Cable

With a suitable charging cable, Tesla Model S drivers can make use of public charging stations. At the moment, it is still a problem that most charging station providers won’t let you charge at their facilities without registering in advance. Charging in public must therefore be planned properly.


Public Charging Stations with CHAdeMo Power Cable

For additional flexibility, Tesla has developed devices for its customers to allow them to also use the 50 kW CHAdeMo charging stations. These must be installed in the Tesla Model S first, however. An adapter is also necessary.

Tesla Supercharger

Tesla wants to prove the suitability of its electric cars for everyday use and is therefore expanding its network of public charging stations with superchargers across Europe. The quick-charge stations charge your Tesla Model S to 80 per cent battery capacity (270 km) in 30 minutes free of charge. This will last until the next supercharger, making fears over insufficient range a thing of the past. The quick-charge stations are placed at important junctions, such as motorway rest stops, and have several charging points. The Tesla Model S is the only electric car which can be charged with 120 kW DC. The creation and development of an extensive public charging network has enabled Tesla to secure its own market and with the Tesla Wall Connector, Tesla has also entered into the private sector.


Technical Data for the Tesla Model S

Technical data¹ and charging times (as of May 2015)
Battery capacity:70 kWh, optional 85 kWh
Energy usage²:18.1 kWh/100km
Range (NEDC)³:442 km | 502 km
Top speed:250 km/h
Socket type:Type 2
Charging with an on-board charger:11 kW (three-phase, 3 x 16 A); optional 22 kW Double Charger (three-phase = 3 x 32 A)
Charging with a Mobile Connector:11 kW capacity (three-phase, 3 x 16 A)
Charging time using standard domestic socket⁴:37 hours
Charging time with Mobile Connector with 11 kW⁴:8 hours
Charging time with 22 kW charging station⁴:4.5 hours
Range after one hour of charging⁴ via 22 kW charging station:110 km
Charging power of the Tesla Model S depending on vehicle specifications¹
11 kW on-board charger (Single Charger)2.3 kW via Mobile Connector (domestic socket) (AC)
11 kW via Mobile Connector (CEE-socket) (AC)
11 kW via the at-home charging station (AC)
120 kW on the Supercharger (DC)
22 kW on-board charger (Double Charger)2.3 kW via Mobile Connector (domestic socket) (AC)
11 kW via Mobile Connector (CEE-socket) (AC)
22 kW via the at-home charging station (AC)
120 kW on the Supercharger (DC)

¹ Source: Tesla Motors, Inc. ² Energy consumption based on ECE R101 energy consumption test (combined) ³ Approximate NEDC distance, in accordance with regulation ECE101 ⁴ Charging times are rounded reference values based on the assumption that the charging is not performed in a linear fashion.

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