Tesla Model S EV charging

The original Tesla EV everyone wants to drive

 

The iconic Tesla Model S really need no introduction to anyone interested in electric vehicles.

 

This is the brand that has influenced so many individuals and traditional car manufacturers to take electric vehicles seriously...not only as the solution for sustainable transport, but also for their absolute sheer driving pleasure.

Range

370- 500 kms

Plug Type

Type 2

Battery Capacity

70 - 100kWh

Solar Charge

Yes

Charging

AC & DC

With some models capable of 0-100kmh in under 3 seconds and range of 500+km this really is the hero of electric cars.​

So, let's have a look at what you get with your S, how Tesla do charging and how we can help you create a more efficient, better looking and smarter charging experience.

When your Tesla arrives, it should come with a High Power Wall Connector (HPWC) and a portable universal mobile connector (UMC).

These two bits of kit help you charge up at home (HPWC) and while out and about (the UMC) or wherever you can access a standard 10amp power point.

Charging options that come with your Tesla Model S

 

As the Tesla HPWS is a commercial grade charger, it's capable of up to 24amp, 3 phase charging...as long as your home or apartment is capable of supplying it. It's important to note that many domestic properties can't supply anywhere near the maximum the HPWC can handle, so it needs to be set up correctly. Therefore, while you might have a favourite electrician, one with EV experience is probably a better bet.

It seems a little back-to-front, but as you don't receive your charging equipment prior to the EV itself, it's worth getting your electrician organised well in advance of EV delivery day.

If you would like a fast quote to install your HPWC, anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, just give us a call or complete the installation form for a no-obligation costing that doesn't require a site visit.

Plug standard for the Tesla S and X: Type 2 - IEC 62196
 

The maximum AC charge rate is 24 A 3-Phase (HPWC)
 

Time to fully recharge (at the typical 16 A 3-Phase) is 6.5 hours (Model S 60) to 9.5 hours (Model S P100D)

Why upgrade your Tesla-supplied HPWC or UMC?

Put simply, the HPWC and UMC have their limitations.

For example, the HPWC has no connectivity, no smart phone app, charge range control and isn't solar aware. 

And, if you live in an apartment or multi-dwelling situation, the HPWC has no load management and cannot be monetised, meaning you can't prove to your body corporate how much power you're using to charge your Tesla and what that will be costing.

The EV charging alternatives we're recommending below are solar-aware and can be managed and monitored. They also won't break the bank!

Eco-smart, intelligent charging for your Tesla Model S

As mentioned above, these models arrive with their chargers in the vehicle, which poses a slight inconvenience to new EV drivers wanting to get their Tesla out on the road!

We know that having a great EV experience means being able to easily and quickly access fast and efficient EV charging.

We also speak to EV drivers every day who also have access to renewable power but want to better use their self-generated electrons to primarily charge their EV or PHEV (rather than feeding it back to the grid!)

While we have a range of great products for a range of EV charging applications, we highly recommend the Myenergi Zappi and Charge Amps HALO for home or office charging.

The Zappi - as well as being a great looking unit - takes your self-generated power and directs it to your EV or the appliances in your home that are demanding electricity. So, if you plug your Tesla X or S in, but then go inside and switch the kettle on, the Zappi will redirect power to the kettle, rather than pulling power from the grid to feed both. Smart and intelligent charging.

The Swedish designed Charge Amps HALO is a sleek and stylish wall unit with it's own smart software, a tethered cable and is hard-working, hard-wearing and made from recycling aluminium.

Both are an excellent choice for your Tesla S, with or without onsite renewable energy.

Get in touch about your Tesla S or X charging 

EV charging products you'll love for your Tesla Model S

Myenergi Zappi

HOME CHARGING

Charge your EV from your PV! Use only your self generated renewable power.

Marvin 7

HOME CHARGING

Add up to 50km of range for every hour of charge. Our very own product made for you.

The Giger

PUBLIC CHARGING

Plug into any three phase power outlet for faster charging.

EV charging bundle

PUBLIC CHARGING

Top up anywhere at anytime, with a portable charging bundle in the boot.

"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 5min!! 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

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