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Case Study: Hella Money You Can Save By Using a Tesla Charging Station

5 Apr 2023 8 mins to read
Alright my fellow techies, let's talk about one of the most electrifying topics in the industry lately: Tesla's charging stations. If you're an electric car owner, you know how important it is to have access to a charging station, especially if you're on a long road trip.
Case Study: Hella Money You Can Save By Using a Tesla Charging Station
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But did you know that using a Tesla charging station over a standard electric vehicle (EV) charging station can save you a boatload of cash? Let's dive into the details.

Why Tesla Charging Stations?

First of all, let's talk about why Tesla's charging stations are different from other EV charging stations. For starters, they use a proprietary charging connector, which is not compatible with other EVs. This means that Tesla charging stations are exclusively reserved for Tesla vehicles. But what sets them apart is the charging speed: Tesla superchargers can provide up to 250 kW of power, making them the fastest charging stations in the world. This allows Tesla owners to recharge their vehicles in a matter of minutes rather than hours.

But what does this mean for you as a Tesla owner? Well, for starters, it means you can get back on the road faster. But more importantly, it means you can save a lot of money in the long run. Here's how.

The Cost of Charging

When it comes to EV charging, there are two main types of charging: AC charging and DC fast charging. AC charging is the slowest form of charging, typically taking several hours to fully charge an EV battery. DC fast charging, on the other hand, is much faster, taking as little as 30 minutes to charge an EV battery to 80% capacity.

But here's the kicker: DC fast charging is also much more expensive. While AC charging typically costs around $0.10 per kWh (kilowatt-hour), DC fast charging can cost as much as $0.30 per kWh or more. This means that if you're using a DC fast charging station, you're paying a premium for that extra speed.

The Savings with Tesla

So how much can you save by using a Tesla charging station instead of a standard DC fast charging station? Let's crunch the numbers.

First, let's assume that you're driving a Tesla Model 3 with a 75 kWh battery. If you're using a standard DC fast charging station at $0.30 per kWh, it would cost you $22.50 to charge your battery to 80% capacity (assuming your battery is depleted). That's a lot of dough.

Now let's compare that to using a Tesla Supercharger. According to Tesla's website, it costs $0.28 per kWh to use a Supercharger. But here's the fun part: if you use a Supercharger, you get up to 400 kWh of free charging per year. That's right, FREE. After that, it's $0.28 per kWh. So, if you're using a Supercharger and you're within your first 400 kWh for the year, it would only cost you $0 to charge your battery to 80% capacity. And if you've already used up your free 400 kWh, it would only cost you $21 to do the same.

The Verdict

  • Using a Tesla charging station can save you a boatload of money compared to using a standard DC fast charging station.
  • By using a Supercharger, you can get up to 400 kWh of free charging per year.
  • After the free charging, using a Supercharger still costs less than a standard DC fast charging station.
  • With Tesla superchargers being the fastest in the world, you can get back on the road faster.

The Takeaway

If you're a Tesla owner, using a Tesla charging station can save you a lot of money in the long run. Not only do you get up to 400 kWh of free charging per year, but even after the free charging is used up, it still costs less than using a standard DC fast charging station. And with the super-fast charging speed, you can get back on the road faster than ever.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and hit up a Tesla Supercharger station for your next road trip. Your wallet (and your electric vehicle) will thank you.

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Energy5 EV Charging solutions comprise a full range of end-to-end turnkey services for businesses. From permitting to incentive acquisition to installation, management software, and down-the-road maintenance, Energy5 streamlines the whole process every step of the way.
Address
300 W Somerdale Rd, Suite 5, Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
Email address
hello@energy5.com
Phone number
(856) 412-4645