By: David William
To find out the answer to the question, “How much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model Y?”, Daniel Walsh digs into six months of data on electricity rates and EV charging. He also shares valuable information on home charging in general. According to his analysis, it costs an average of $1.76 a night to charge the Model Y at home, which comes out to $53 a month. This is a pretty good price tag for a car that has a range of 400 miles, but not as much as the Tesla Model S.
Long range is more cost-effective than performance
If you’re wondering about the cost of charging a Tesla, there are several factors to consider. For starters, charging a Tesla at certain times of the day will cost you more. That’s because certain utilities adjust their rates to account for the time of day and its high demand for electricity. You’ll spend more on charging when the demand is high, but you’ll pay less per mile if you charge your Tesla after bedtime.
Using a mobile connector to charge a tesla
While a mobile charger can help you get more miles per hour, using a standard wall plug is not the most convenient option. That’s why Tesla has included a wall-container in the Gen 2 bundle. This bundle is available for purchase for $275 and will add between two and three miles per hour to your range. You can use this type of charger whenever you need to charge your Tesla while away from home.
Using a wall connector to charge a tesla
Using a wall connector to charge – or a Mobile Connector – is one of the most convenient ways to charge a Tesla. Regardless of the model of Tesla you own, this wall charger is compatible with most electrical systems and can provide up to 44 miles of range per hour. You can use the wall connector to charge your vehicle overnight or during your daily commute. The Wall Connector is easy to install and will work with most household electrical systems.
Using a supercharger
Using a supercharger to charge your Tesla is a convenient way to extend your range and power your electric vehicle while on the go. These superchargers are located in grocery stores, parking lots, and larger charging stations off major highways. Many Tesla Superchargers are available 24 hours a day. Although charging is free, some stations do charge at a much slower rate.
Using a home charger
If you are looking to charge your Tesla at home, there are several options to consider. You can use your 110V home outlet, but you may need a 240V service to support the higher charging current required by your Tesla. Using a home charger is a great solution because it does not require installing anything or running any special wires. However, you will have to make sure you have a Tesla compatible “Level 2” charger installed in your home.