How long is Tesla model S charge time? Electric car is a solution for the limitation of fuel; it is something that we know the most.

That’s why; some manufacturers including Tesla have tried to develop its series of electric car. However, it doesn’t mean without any issues at all.

Here is the common problem must be solved regarding the implementation of electric car; how is about the charging matter and how long does it take the time? For Tesla model S, the explanation is as follows.

The Battery Type for Tesla Model S

Tesla model S electric car gives you offer related to the battery used. It is the lithium-ion standard battery for 60 kilowatt per hour or the unit of 85 kWh.

This series is considered as the stronger one but also the more expensive compared to some other types. Therefore, it is quite impressive in term of how long it can be used for driving. But still, it depends on many other factors including whether the type S mentioned has one or two chargers as the electricity source.

For each 60 kWh battery provides by Tesla, the approximate range to be reached is around 232 miles. Meanwhile, it also has another option; the 85 kWh battery in which a car with it can reach around 300 mil.

So, how long is the charge time?

In general, for every hour charging time, it enables the car to run for around 5 mile. So, if you count it from 0 to 300 miles, it needs around 52 before this for the car to be charged.

There is also a note you must remember. This one hour for 5 mile is with a condition that the car is charged on 110 volt standard electric socket.

It means that for fully charging, it needs around 52 hours. It is something which is really impossible to be applied in our daily life particularly if your mobility is high enough. Therefore, the electric socket recommended by Tesla is for 240 volt.

This is then necessary to allow the car to accelerate for over 31 mile in every hour of charging. For fully charging to reach 300 miles, the charging time needs less than 9.5 hours.

Of course, it has some other general requirements. The maximum load from the electric socket needs the circuit of 240 volt and power of 40 ampere.

To reach them, a special adaptor will be needed and it is called as the mobile connector. Tesla also needs a hardware namely wall connector for the fastest charging.

In the future, the charging stations are expected to be established on many necessary spots to ease this matter. Charging at home is not bad but many houses now still don’t require all of those matters.


It can be concluded that for a big device like electric car, Tesla model S is able to be fully charged for less than 9.5 hours. It is still quite long for sure compared to our mobility. But in the future, this ability is definitely improved.