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Last updated on March 25th, 2023

What’s the average Tesla charger price?

Nearly 20% of all new cars registered in 2021 can be plugged in. And statistics from heycar.co.uk reinforce what we see on the road day-to-day; the number of electric vehicles is increasing rapidly.

It’s no surprise that niche luxury vehicle maker, Tesla, is dominating this market as it forges its way into the mainstream. In fact, the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric car in the UK in 2021, with 34,783 sales.

But before becoming a Tesla owner, you’d be sensible to research Tesla charger prices. And we’re here to help.

What’s the average Tesla charger price?

When you buy a Tesla, a mobile connector and NEMA 5-15 adaptor is included as standard. This allows you to plug into your standard three-prong home electrical supply to charge your vehicle. For convenience, many people choose to charge their Tesla at home, overnight, while they sleep.

Cost provided itemUnitRange - lowRange - highAverage cost
Tesla Gen 3 Wall Connector (supply only)Per unit£499
Tesla Gen 2 Wall Connector (supply only)Per unit£299£349£300
Electrical installation of a Tesla home chargerPer install£500
Optional wall connector post/pedestal (supply only)Per unit£349

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The average Tesla home charge cost is around £28.10. This figure represents a full charge on a Tesla Model S 100D (battery size 100 kWh) on a standard tariff. There are further savings possible by home charging such as using power generated by solar panels during the day or cheaper off peak tariffs. One example is the Octopus Go tariff aimed at EV overnight chargers. To part charge (100 mile range) your Tesla overnight at home could cost as little as 2p per mile using their 7.5p/kWh rate. Please note these costs are based on the April 2022 energy price cap from Ofgem.

However, Tesla recommends installing a wall connector for the best home charging experience.

Tesla wall connector price

There are two types of Tesla wall connector: Gen 3 and Gen 2.

  • A Gen 3 wall connector costs £499.
  • A Gen 2 wall connector costs between £299 and £349.

The Gen 3 wall connector has wifi connectivity – what’s known as a ‘smart charger’ – which gives you more control over the charging process as well as power-sharing.

These costs are for supply only, and you must be a Tesla vehicle owner to purchase them.

There’s also the option of buying a wall connector pedestal, designed for mounting the Gen 2 or Gen 3 wall connector. This comes in at £349 and is ideal for Tesla owners who need a free-standing structure to support the charging equipment.

Unfortunately, the £350 Government grant for electric vehicle chargers is not applicable to the Tesla wall connector.

Tesla wall charger installation cost

Typically, Tesla charger installation cost is around £500.

This figure is a guide and depends on the property where the charger is being installed and the specifics of the job.

Use our request a quote feature to get quotes from certified electricians in your area, or use our search function, below, to find an electrician to install your Tesla wall connector at home.

Tesla supercharger price

A supercharger is the fastest way to charge a Tesla and can be found out on the road network, as opposed to charging at home.

On average, these Tesla charging stations cost 50p per kWh for monthly members (£10.99 per month) or 60p per kWh for non-members, but you may find some variance depending on location. Tesla has more than 650 superchargers in the UK.

Tesla wall charger

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FAQs

Are the Tesla charging stations free?

Tesla’s network of charging stations is only free for Teslas bought before 15 January 2017.

How much does it cost to charge a Tesla at home?

On average, it costs around £28.10 to charge a Tesla at home, assuming a 100kWh battery and standard tariff (based on the April 2022 energy price cap from Ofgem).

How much is a Tesla charging station?

A Tesla charging station at home costs between £299 and £499, depending on if you opt for a Gen 2 or Gen 3 wall connector (smart charger). In addition to the cost of the unit, you will need to pay a certified electrician to connect the wall connector to your home electrical supply. You can expect to pay around £500 for installation.

Is it cheaper to charge a Tesla at home or at a supercharger?

In most cases, it is cheaper to charge a Tesla at home, as superchargers charge a higher rate per kWh than your utility provider at home.

How much does a Tesla charger cost?

A Tesla charger (mobile connector and NEMA 5-15 adaptor) is included as standard equipment with all new Tesla cars. Tesla recommends installing a wall connector for the best home charging experience.

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