How long does it take to charge the Tesla Model 3?
How long it takes to charge the Tesla Model 3 varies based on which version of the Model 3 you purchase, its battery size, and the type of charging station you charge at. The Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive has a 57.5 kWh usable battery capacity, whilst the Model 3 Long Range and Performance both have a 75 kWh usable battery capacity.
At an AC charging station, you can expect to charge all versions of the Model 3 at a maximum power of 11 kW. This means you can charge the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive from 0 to 100 percent in approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes, and the Model 3 Long Range and Performance from 0 to 100 percent in 8 hours and 15 minutes.
As for charging at a DC fast charging station, the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive can charge at a maximum power of 170 kW, the Long Range at a maximum power of 250 kW, and the Performance at a maximum power of 210 kW. This means you can charge the Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive from 10 to 80 percent in 25 minutes, the Model 3 Long Range from 10 to 80 percent in 27 minutes, and the Model 3 Performance from 10 to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
How to find a Tesla Supercharger?
The Tesla Supercharger is an electric vehicle DC fast charging station owned and operated by Tesla. Exclusively available to Tesla owners, these charging stations are capable of charging at a maximum speed of 250 kW.
If you own a Tesla, such as the Tesla Model 3, the easiest way to find a Supercharger is by using the Tesla app or the in-car navigation system. Tesla's navigation system will automatically route via Superchargers if needed, and to save you arriving to find them all in use, can tell you if any spaces are available or not.
What is the range of a Tesla Model 3?
There are three different versions of the Tesla Model 3 available on the market – the Rear-Wheel Drive, Performance, and Long Range – each with a different driving range:
The Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive has a range of 308 miles (495 km)*
The Model 3 Performance has a range of 340 miles (547 km)*
The Model 3 Long Range has a range of 382 miles (614 km)*
*These estimates are based on the WLTP ratings and the actual range may vary based on factors such as speed, weather conditions, and elevation change.
How much does a Tesla Model 3 cost?
Depending on which version of the Tesla Model 3 you choose and your location or dealership, the starting price ranges between £48,490 and £61,490* in the UK, and €52,990 and €68,990* in Ireland.
*Prices were taken at the time of writing fromTesla.
What are the features of the Tesla Model 3?
One of the many reasons people look at purchasing an electric car is to experience features you won't typically find in traditional petrol or diesel vehicles. Of these new electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 is no exception.
The most advanced feature you can find in a Tesla Model 3 is Autopilot which allows for almost fully automated driving. Autopilot enables your car to steer, accelerate, and brake automatically, and, without any input, can change lanes, navigate on/off motorways, prevent potential collisions, and even drive to your location on demand.
Some of the other Model 3 features Tesla highlights on its website are the Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating overall and in every category, incredibly quick acceleration with a 0-62 mph time of 3.3 seconds, and its minimalistic interior containing only a 15-inch touchscreen control centre.
What is the size and weight of the Tesla Model 3?
Categorised as a large five-seater saloon, the Tesla Model 3 has a length of 4,694 mm, a width of 1,849 mm (2,088 mm incl. mirrors), and a height of 1,443 mm. The cargo load of the Tesla Model 3 is 561 litres, with a front trunk of 88 litres.
As for the gross vehicle weight (GVWR), the Model 3 RWD comes in at 2,149 kg with a maximum payload of 389 kg, and the Model 3 Performance and Long Range come in at 2,232 kg with a maximum payload of 388 kg.
How much does it cost to charge the Tesla Model 3?
The amount it costs to charge your Tesla Model 3 depends on which version of the Model 3 you are charging, as well as the type of charging station you use, be this using a home charger, public charger, or a DC fast charger. The table below gives you an approximation of what you could expect to pay.
Charging station type (right)
Tesla Model 3 version (below)
cost per kWh: £0.28
cost per kWh: £0.34
cost per kWh: £0.54
Performance & Long Range
Important: Costs are approximations based on our experience and do not represent the real-life situation. Prices represent the cost to charge from zero to 100 percent SoC for AC and from 10 to 80 percent for DC.