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Frequently asked questions
The amount of time it takes to charge an EV from empty depends on the type of charger. Level 2 chargers take about 4 to 10 hours to fully charge a BEV. Level 3 chargers, like the Tesla Supercharger, can charge an EV in less than an hour.
Public charging stations are located throughout the United States. The U.S. Department of Energy, charge networks, and GPS apps offer helpful maps to locate charging stations near you.
Yes. The cost of using a public charging station varies by location and network. Some networks have subscription programs with monthly fees, and others charge per use. Check the stations in your area for local prices.
All EVs in the United States can use level 1 and 2 chargers. Only certain EVs, like Teslas, can use level 3 chargers. If you are a Tesla driver but want to use a non-Tesla charging station, you may need to use the J1772 adapter included with your Tesla. If you are a non-Tesla driver looking to use a Tesla Destination Charger, you may need a Tesla to J1772 adapter. Currently, Tesla is piloting a program to allow non-Teslas to use Tesla Superchargers. Check what you will need for charging stations before taking a drive.
On average, EVs can travel about 250-350 miles on a full charge. The size of the car’s battery, driving behavior, and other factors impact the vehicle’s mileage range. For example, the 2022 Tesla Model S can travel a long range of 405 miles, while the 2022 Mazda MX-30 can travel a range of 100 miles.