Tesla Charging


Anywhere. Seriously. Where there's an outlet, you can charge. The type of outlet or charging station will determine how fast you can charge.

The most convenient time to charge is often at night, when your car is parked in your garage. Simply plug in when you arrive home. Model S will charge right away or at the time you’ve scheduled using the Touchscreen or a smart phone. Long before morning, your car will be charged and ready for the next adventure.

  • Your Model S comes with
    • * Recommended third party purchase: Type 2 Connector for public charging
    • Single Charger (11 kW)
    • Mobile Connector comes with adapters for commando outlet (7.4 kW blue) and UK domestic outlet (2.3 kW)
  • Before delivery, we recommend installing
    • Wall Connector
    • Wall Connector
      (Coming Spring 2016)
    • or
    • Blue 7.4 kW Commando Industrial outlet
    • Blue 7.4 kW Commando Industrial outlet

    When your Model S arrives, your Delivery Experience Specialist will explain how to use the Mobile Connector. You’ll find that charging your car is a lot like plugging in your mobile phone.

    One end of the Mobile Connector plugs into the charge port and the other end plugs into an outlet. Two outlet adapters are included: one for a standard domestic outlet and a second adapter for a utility outlet.

    We recommend charging from a utility outlet rather than a domestic outlet. A utility outlet provides a lot more power than a domestic outlet and will charge your car faster.

  • Adapter Guide

    Most outlets are either standard domestic outlets or higher powered utility outlets. Higher powered outlets charge upto four times faster than standard domestic outlets. If you plan to install an outlet in your garage, we recommend a utility outlet rated for 7.4 kW.

    Model S comes standard with two adapters which connect to most of the outlets you'll find at home and in the wild: utility adapter and a domestic adapter.

      Volts / Amps Kilowatts Miles of Range per
    Hour of Charge
    Standard Outlet (Continental Europe)rollover_NEMA-6-50 230 V  /  10 A 2.3 kW 6
    IEC 60309 Blue Adapterrollover_NEMA-14-30 230 V  /  32 A 7.4 kW 22
    IEC 60309 Red Adapterrollover_NEMA-14-50 400 V  /  16 A 11 kW 34
    Type 2 Cablerollover_NEMA-10-30 230 V  /  16 A 3.7 kW 11
    Type 2 Cablerollover_NEMA-10-30 230 V  /  32 A 7.4 kW 22
    Type 2 Cablerollover_NEMA-14-30 400 V  /  16 A 11 kW 34
    Type 2 Cablerollover_NEMA-10-30 400 V  /  32 A 22 kW* 68

    * Dual Chargers are required to achieve a charging rate of up to 22 kW.

  • Charge at Night

    Charging at night isn’t just convenient, it may be less expensive. Many utility companies offer Time of Use rate plans featuring prices that vary based on demand. At night, demand is lowest and prices drop.

    The Touchscreen lets you program a charging schedule to take advantage of these low rates. Plug in when you get home and Model S will begin charging automatically at the time you specify.

  • Mobile Connector
  • Adapter Guide
  • Charge at Night

    A Wall Connector is installed on either a single phase or 3-phase circuit and can be supplied with up to twice the power as an outlet. At maximum power it supplies two times more power than the Single Charger can process. This is where Dual Chargers come into play, doubling the charging capacity to 22 kW to match the output of the Wall Connector.

    There’s more to the story, learn about Dual Chargers

    High Power Wall Charger
    • SINGLE
    • DUAL
    Single Charger
    Dual Chargers

    The Charger is not the thing you plug into the wall, that’s a Connector. The Charger is actually on-board the car. The Connector sends Alternating Current (AC) into the Charger. The Charger then converts the power to Direct Current (DC) and sends it to the battery. Model S comes standard with a Single Charger. Dual Chargers can be installed through a Tesla Service Centre. Dual Chargers allow twice the conversion capacity as the Single Charger when the power is available.

    Think of a charger like a tap. Just like filling a bucket, you can only fill as fast as the water can flow through the faucet. To fill the bucket faster, you need a bigger tap.

    170 miles of range
    in as little as 30 minutes

    The Tesla Supercharger recharges Model S quickly. Super quickly. Superchargers are for refuelling quickly on road trips. A Supercharger can charge about half the battery in 20 minutes. All Model S vehicles with the 85 kWh battery can use Superchargers as can properly equipped 70 kWh battery vehicles. Superchargers will be positioned at convenient locations along major routes throughout Europe & the United Kingdom. Superchargers are free to Model S owners, and always will be.


    Government agencies and organisations throughout Europe are working to install public charging stations. Model S plugs into these stations with a Type 2 connector.

    Many of the public stations being installed today can be used at full power with just the Single Charger. Install Dual Chargers after delivery only if you have good access to locations which can provide power above 11 kW.

    The Tesla team can recommend the most up-to-date apps to find public stations.


    The Tesla App allows you to check your state of charge remotely. If you’re eating lunch or shopping, pull up the app to see if you have recovered the range needed to get to your next destination. A few minutes before you're ready to hit the road, use the app to heat or cool the cabin to your preferred temperature. The Tesla Mobile App is available to download in the Apple App Store and the Android App Store.

  • Supercharge
  • Public Stations
  • Check On Your Car
Prepare To Charge

Most owners choose to install an industrial outlet or wall box at their home or office to charge their Tesla. The Model S charge port is located just in front of the left side tail light, so make sure you install your charging equipment accordingly.

For most home’s grid connections, installing a 22 kW wall box (up to 110 km range per hour) is challenging due to power availability. Most wall boxes can be set for lower charging rates. While you won’t charge at the rate of 110 kilometers per hour of charge, you will be able to enjoy the convenience of a permanently installed wall box at home.

Installation Guides

If you have already found an installer please download and share the summary sheet:

Installation details wall box

Installation guide for your Mobile Connector (blue adapter)

Installation guide for your Mobile Connector (red adapter)

Finding an Installer

Tesla is partly subsidising the socket installation for your Tesla Mobile Connector. After confirmation of your order, you will receive a voucher and a local recommendation to organize the installation of an industrial outlet.

You can use the following tool to find an electrician in your area who installs under the Tesla voucher or who can support you with the installation under the governmental OLEV subsidy:

Find an Installer

If you have any questions about home charging equipment and installation, please contact us via ChargingInstallation-EUR@teslamotors.com