Answers to Owner’s Questions About Tesla Charging and Range Issues

If you’re the proud owner of a brand-new Tesla vehicle, it’s likely that you’ll be answering plenty of questions from the people around you for some time to come. After all, everybody’s curious about these fast, fascinating vehicles—and what most people want to know is how far you can take them without recharging. Here are the answers to some of the most-asked questions about driving a Tesla.

How far can a Tesla drive on a fully charged battery?

This depends on the model you own. In general, today’s Tesla vehicles have a range of about 250 to 270 miles.

How long does it take to charge a Tesla?

This also depends on what model you own—and what you use to charge it. If you stop at one of Tesla’s Supercharger stations, for instance, you can charge up your battery in about 30 minutes.

How can I find the closest charging station?

While it’s a good idea to become familiar with the charging stations in your area, when you’re on the road your best option is to look up nearby stations on your smartphone.

What is Tesla’s Range Mode?

Range Mode is a power-saving feature you can switch on when your vehicle is not in use. It reduces the amount of power going to your vehicle’s heating and A/C system.

Should I leave my Tesla plugged in all the time?

If you’re away from home and won’t be using your Tesla, it’s generally a good idea to leave it plugged in. If you unplug it, the battery will drain little by little every day, and you’ll need to recharge before driving it again.

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