The network of public terminals is constantly developing, at breakneck speed. Today, it is still essential to have a charging point at home or at work to take full advantage of your Tesla Model 3. We explain to you how much that can cost you.
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How much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model 3?
At home, or on the go, here’s how to more accurately determine the cost of a charge.
The consumption of a Tesla Model 3 varies depending on its model. It is on average 15kWh/100km and may fluctuate depending on the type of journey made or weather conditions. Overall, the price per kilometer of a Tesla Model 3 charged at home is approx. three to four times lower than that of a thermal vehicledepending on the load moments.
Thus, the cost of charging a Tesla Model 3 with a battery capacity of 50 kWh is between 8 and 11 €. However, this amount may change depending on the type of vehicle, its batteries and the rates charged by the electricity supplier.
With a home charging station, a simple multiplication is enough to estimate the price of charging a Tesla Model 3, even if the calculation ignores the cost of purchasing a charging station and installing it.
Cost of charging at home: practical case
So take the total battery capacity of your Tesla Model 3 and multiply it by the price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) charged as part of your electricity subscription. The cost of fully recharging an electric vehicle depends on the capacity of its battery, ie the amount of energy it can store. Once on the road, at the same distance travelled, the cost of electricity remains much lower than that of petrol or diesel for combustion engines.
Thus, a Tesla Model 3 which consumes an average of 15 kWh per 100 kilometers will require, in France, 2.25 euros to achieve this distance, with a recharge carried out at home. In England, where the cost of electricity is slightly higher, it will cost you just over 3 euros.
Whereas with a gasoline city car approved for 5 liters per 100 kilometres, this distance costs more than 7.50 euros… The difference is not negligible!
Obviously, it is best to opt for a recharge during off-peak hours (if the subscription allows it) in order to further reduce the bill by recharging the vehicle at night. Moreover, charging while the other electrical devices are off is ideal in order to avoid overloading the network.
As an indication, the regulated electricity tariff in France is still one of the lowest in Europe. It is set at 0.145 euro per kilowatt hour in 2019. In England, the kilowatt hour costs 0.21 euro, when in Italy it is 0.23 euro. In Germany, the electricity tariff is much higher in 2020, with 0.30 euro/kWh.