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Tesla Model 3 Electric Car Charging in Public With Type 2 and Type 1 Chargers

Are you about to take delivery of your Tesla Model 3 in Australia or NZ? Great! Want to find out how to charge in public? Here's how to make the best of commercial charging opportunities using Type 2 Universal  and Type 1 J1772  Cables and adaptors.

As you’re probably aware, your Tesla model will only arrive with a portable charger or EVSE. But, in order to have a positive electric car experience, it’s a good idea to have your Tesla model 3 home charging options sorted before you actually have a shiny new Model 3 on your driveway. That’s why we’ve put together an easy-to-follow electric car charging guide.

if you would like a fully installed quote for your home EV Charger don't hesitate to complete the for here.

But what about charging your Tesla model 3 from a type 2 charging station? And what if you wish to charger from the many chargepoint type 1 charging stations in Australia? There’s lots of information and misinformation on the web with regards to electric car cables and adaptors.


So, we thought we’d create this short and sweet guide for not just the Tesla Model 3 but any Type 2 or Mennekes-equipped vehicle in Australia and New Zealand. For example, this advice is just as relevant for the Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Ioniq and Renault Zoe as the Tesla Model S or Model X.

For flexible and efficient charging while you’re on the road, there are two cables we recommend you invest in.

Tesla Model 3 Type 2 Charging cable  - Type 2 to Type 2
for untethered public  Ev Chargers

This Tesla Model 3 Type 2 charging cable will add 22Kw / or120 km for every hour of charge.

This charging cable is for every Mennekes Type 2 vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘untethered’ charge points.

There is a trend for public type 2 charger stations to be untethered; this means the chargepoint has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the electric car charging station.

If there is no permanently electric car charging cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. Think air hose in a servo.  They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.

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Tesla Model 3 Type 1 / J1772 to Type 2 cable

The type 1 ev charger will charge your Tesla Model 3 up to 7kw / give you 40 kms per hour of charge.


For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 ev chargers connectors have been the norm for domestic use. The issue for new car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of.

The answer is this incredibly useful type 1 to type 2 charging cable. This allows you to connect to J1772 charging station; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 7.6kw or 30-40 kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations available in your area!

For better value buy a Tesla Model 3 public charging bundle

We know from our own EV driving and from hearing from our customers that it’s important to have a positive experience when you first get an electric vehicle. We also know that range anxiety is one of the biggest obstacles to EV uptake in Australia.

Simply investing in these two products means you’ll be able to charge up a range of public places. Pretty much every shopping centre, open-air car parks, cafes and wineries…you get out and enjoy your new Tesla without having to worry about range. How easy is that?

We've put together a Tesla Model 3 electric car charging bundle which will make it easy for you to plug and play. Or, if you’d like to know more, please get in touch and one of our team will get back to you within one business day.

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

Would you like to know more about charging your Tesla Model 3?

Our team have been EV owners for years and we also have a Tesla Model 3 on our fleet. We love to talk EVs and charging…in fact, it’s difficult to shut us up! Please click on the links below to see more about charging options, or if you have any questions about charging your Model 3, we’d love to hear from you.

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