Tesla Model 3 charging specifications

Find key electric car specifications including range, charging time, price, and the ideal charging station.

Car specifications

Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor

The Tesla Model 3 is a midsized electric fastback sedan designed for electric-power performance, with an incredibly minimalistic interior, quick and sporty acceleration, long range, and access to Tesla's network of superchargers for fast charging.


Battery capacity

82 kWh
This is the total battery capacity of this car, however the usable battery capacity may vary.

Driving range

382 miles
This is an estimate of how many kilometers this car could drive with a full battery. Actual range depends on weather, speed, road conditions, driving style, and optional equipment.

Price from

$59,490 USD
This price is just an indication. Prices may vary per region and per version of the car purchased.


237 Wh/mi
Efficiency measures how many watt hours (Wh) of electricity a car consumes per unit of travel. The lower the figure, the more efficient the car is, as it uses less energy.



Fast charging supported


Charging ports and sockets


AC charging
AC charging is the most common charging method for electric cars. You can charge this car with a Type 2 plug at home, work, or a public charging station.

Charge port

Type 2

Max. AC power output

11 kW

Charging time
This is an estimate of how fast the car can charge from empty to full based on its maximum charge power.



DC charging
DC fast charging allows you to charge in minutes as opposed to hours. While not suitable for home charging, you can fast charge this car with a CCS connector at public charging sites like gas stations and highway rest stops.

Fast charge port


Max. DC charge power

250 kW

Charging time
To preserve battery life, DC charging power decreases significantly once an electric car battery reaches 80%. Therefore, this charge time is an estimate of how fast the car can charge from 10-80% based on its maximum DC charge power.


Home charging times (AC) for a Tesla Model 3

Charging method Charging time Our recommendation
Wall plug (2.3 kW) 38h30m This charging method is for emergencies only.
1-phase 32A (3.7 kW) 24h00m This charging station takes longer to fully charge this car.
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 12h00m This charging station takes longer to fully charge this car.
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 8h15m This charging station is the best fit for this car!
This charging station will enable you to charge this car at the maximum possible charging speed.
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 8h15m This charging station delivers more power than this car can handle.


Everything you need to know about charging your electric car

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