How much does it cost to charge a Tesla?

If you are considering getting a Tesla, or have one and don’t yet have a smart meter, this guide should give you a good idea on costs to charge.

Home charging costs

The link below will take you to a Google Sheet I’ve created that allows you to work out your home charging costs, based on you having a fast charger.

All you need to know to use it, is which car you’ve got (!), starting and ending charge (free entry for starting, drop down for finish), your rates for both day and night (or special EV rate depending on provider) and how long that window is. If you put that data in, you’ll then get a fairly good estimate on how much it’ll cost to charge up and run your car.

The calculation takes into consideration a 6.5% charging loss (based on data from real users) and range data from Teslike, which is data sourced from real users, rather than the over ambitious ranges Tesla have to tell us.

Hopefully this helps understand some of the costs and maybe even helps you convince your company / a loved one / anyone that will listen that a Tesla is the right choice for you 🙂

Click here to visit the dynamic sheet: How much will it cost to charge and run my Tesla from home

I’ve now made a V2 charging sheet that shows you how much it costs to charge with the most EV friendly energy companies, all you have to do is choose your car, starting %, finishing % and what type of charger you have and it works out the rest: How much will it cost to charge a Tesla with Octopus Go, Bulb, EDF, OVO and more

On both sheets there are three tabs at the bottom for Model 3, S and X.

If you decide to move to Octopus, please use my referral link so we both share £100 (£50 each credited to our accounts):

https://share.octopus.energy/open-dodo-178

Supercharging calculator

The UK supercharger cost calculator is now available. Simply enter your starting % and chose a finishing % from the drop down list.

The calculation is done on cost of supercharging being £0.24 per kw including a charge loss of 9.6%, this may vary with temperature.

Click here to visit this dynamic sheet: How much does it cost to Supercharge my Tesla in the UK

Public charging calculator

The UK public charger cost calculator is now available. Simply enter your starting % and chose a finishing % from the drop down list. Then enter the unit cost.

The calculation factors in a charge loss of 9.6%, this may vary with temperature.

Click here to visit this dynamic sheet: How much does it cost to charge my Tesla using a public charger