How to charge your Tesla Model 3...a guide for EV beginners!
Congratulations...you've probably waited a long time to say it, but you're now officially a Tesla Model 3 owner!
One of the most hotly anticipated EVs on the Australian market, the Model 3 had around 40,000 pre-orders in Australia alone and it's taken almost 3 years for them to be delivered.
The Model 3 is also the brand (and car) that has influenced so many people's decision to go electric; and sent other major car manufacturers scrambling to release a competitively priced, ranged and sized EV that will entice Aussie and NZ drivers.
With some types of the Model 3 capable of 0 to 100kms in around 3 seconds, plus a range of 500+kms, PLUS a whole lot of sustainable and fun driving, the Model 3 is a game changer on the domestic market...and we're looking forward to hearing your experiences!
So, let's have a look at how you get the best out of your Tesla Model 3 with some great charging tips and tricks!
Choose fast and smart charging for your Tesla Model 3!
Your Model 3 comes with charging...but what are the pros and cons?
Our team knows that, without a doubt, having the right EV charging equipment at home and in your boot is vital to easy EV driving.
When you buy a Tesla, they are typically supplied with a High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) for home charging and a portable Universal Mobile Connector (UMC) for when you're out and about.
Both your HPWC and UMC arrive in the boot of your Tesla when you get it, so there's no real opportunity to install your charging - or get used to the equipment - ahead of time. Plus, there are some pros and cons with the supplied charging equipment:
No eco-smart or solar-aware function
Fast, affordable and solar-aware charging for your Model 3 is easy.
While both the Tesla-supplied chargers will be fine to start with, every EV owner eventually gets to the point where they want faster and smarter charging.
We have a number of affordable charging options we'd like to introduce you to that do both, two of which we highly recommend:
Myenergi Zappi - one of our most popular chargers, the Zappi is a very smart little robot. Basically, it takes your self-generated solar power and feeds it to your EV at a rate that ensures you're not pulling from the grid (and paying to charge your car up). By integrating with your solar and/or battery storage system, the Zappi will keep you driving on sunshine while you're out enjoying the power and performance of your Model 3.
ChargeAmps Halo - small and sleek, this Swedish-designed wall charging unit has integrated smart software, attached charging cable and is made from durable, recycled aluminium.
Eco-smart and solar-aware, uses your own self-generated solar power
Integrated smart software via phone app
Getting your charging organised is vital to a great EV experience.
Organising your Tesla Model 3 charging options well before your vehicle arrives means you can simply plug-and-play. No messing around, just a smooth transition from Model 3 delivery to getting on the road!
By planning and installing eco-smart and solar-aware charging options prior to getting your Model 3, you'll be ahead of the driving game. Our team can recommend, supply and install a charger for you quickly and efficiently...usually within a week of your initial enquiry. We can also arrange installation anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
We know this because we're EV drivers ourselves and understand how important it is for new EV drivers to have positive experiences in the first few weeks of ownership.
What do our customers say about us?
Was going on a road trip in my Tesla and was desperately looking a J1772 to Tesla adaptor. Sent an email query to EVolution and got a text in 5 min!!
Advised to go online to order and it will be delivered in the morning. Got my adaptor delivered as promised. Amazing service and at a competitive price as well!
Eddie, Tesla S owner
Why should you charge up with the team at EVolution?
Fast & free shipping to Australia (min order $99)
National installation coverage Aus & NZ
Warranty on every product
100% innovative & growing Australian-owned company
100% positive customer testimonials
Responsible, safety compliant supplier (RCM & NZ Worksafe)
Expert, friendly & local support from EV drivers & innovators
All products in stock & ready for dispatch
We're charging the transition to low-emission transport for a better future