Looking for an EV charger for your Tesla Model S?

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What are the options for charging your Tesla Model S?

Looking for a charging station for your Tesla Model S?

The Tesla Model S is one of the fastest accelerating cars on the planet, capable of 0-60mph in just 2.4 seconds whilst also boasting a maximum 5-star Euro NCAP rating making it one of the safest cars on the road. It doesn't stop there either, inside the car boasts state of the art technology ranging from an impressive 17-inch touchscreen to HEPA air filters which would keep the occupants safe even in the event of a biological attack. The specs are impressive, but all of this is only relevant when the car is charged. In general, it is certainly advisable for Tesla Model S owners to purchase the official Tesla wall connector charger, however there are smarter alternatives on the market.

What's the fastest way to charge your Tesla Model S?

With advancements in technology, the Tesla is becoming smarter and as a result, charge times are being reduced. You may be wondering which kWh EV charger best suits your needs, that's where we can help. The Tesla Model S P100D is limited to a 16.5kWh charging rate which can be bypassed when supercharging the vehicle at a Tesla Supercharge station. Below are some estimates on how long it would take to charge the Tesla Model S from empty to full at different charging rates.

Charge time for Tesla Model S at Home/Work

Charge rate

3-Pin plug




Charge time

33 to 44 hrs (8 miles charged per hour) 

21 to 27 hrs (13 miles charged per hour

11 to 15 hrs (24 miles charged per hour)

5 to 6 hrs (56 miles charged per hour)

Charge time for Tesla Model S at Home/Work

Tesla owners have exclusive access to the Supercharger network, a network of 1,636 Supercharger stations with 14,497 Superchargers around Europe & the Middle East which is constantly growing and developing. The Tesla Model S can be charged at rates from 50kW to 150 kW at the Supercharger locatons, however this is limited from 20% to 80% charge in order to preserve the battery life.

Charge rate



Charge time

60 to 80 mins (85 miles charged per hour)

30 mins (167 - 246 miles charged per hour) 

Always choose a professional installer

Purchasing a charging station is definitely a huge recommendation over using the standard 3-pin plug, as is having it installed by a trained professional. If you own one of the best electric cars on the market, you're going to want the best when it comes to EV chargers, this is where 50five can help! Our handy selection tool over at greencharging.co.uk can help you choose the ideal EV charger for you based on your needs and preferences. You can also request contact from one of our friendly EV charger experts should you have any further questions about the charging station or installation process. 


Visit greencharging.co.uk now to get the best advice for your EV charger installation.

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