Electric cars are no longer a thing of the future; they’re here and revving up conversations from Silicon Valley to Main Street. And Tesla is on the avant-garde. As of 2022, Tesla’s market share in the electric vehicle sector was approximately 54%, making it a significant player in the industry. However, one question that prospective and current Tesla owners often grapple with is the cost of charging these electric vehicles.

The first thing to know is that the cost of charging depends on your specific conditions and electricity, so the number will always be approximate. The second thing to know is that charging Tesla is really cheaper than fueling gas. So there’s always an economy.

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## What to know about calculations

Here’s what to know before you read anything about calculation:

- We take the average 13,476 miles per year as the average mileage, according to the Federal Highway Administration. That’s the data that was published on May 31, 2022, and that’s the average number for people of all ages and all genders.
- By dividing this number by 365 days, we get the average daily mileage to be almost 37 miles daily.
- The electricity prices vary state by state, but according to the Energy Information Administration, the average cost is 16.11 cents for the US total.
- If we exclude Hawaii, the highest energy cost is in Connecticut (31.8 cents), and the lowest is in Lousiana (11.23 cents)

## How much is it worth to charge a Tesla?

Charging a Tesla at home is a critical financial consideration for current and prospective owners. According to Tesla’s own charging calculator, the daily cost (for 37 miles) for charging varies by model: $1.67 for a Model S, $1.49 for a Model 3, $1.97 for a Model X, and $1.67 for a Model Y, based on the U.S. national average residential energy rate of $0.16 per kilowatt-hour.

Let’s break it down for each of the four Tesla models based on the U.S. average electricity rate of 16.11 cents per kWh.

**Tesla Model 3**: At 4.03 cents per mile, a daily drive of 37 miles would cost you $1.49. Over the course of a year, you’re looking at around $540.**Tesla Model S**: With a cost of 4.51 cents per mile, a 37-mile daily jaunt would set you back $1.67. Annually, that adds up to about $610.**Tesla Model X**: At 5.32 cents per mile, driving 37 miles daily would cost $1.97. Over a year, that’s roughly $716.**Tesla Model Y**: Similar to the Model S, it costs 4.51 cents per mile. So, a daily 37-mile drive would cost $1.67, and yearly, you’d spend around $610.

These figures offer a snapshot of what the average American might expect to spend on charging a Tesla, making electric vehicles an increasingly attractive option for many.

Tesla Model | Daily Cost (37 miles) Low-High | Cost/Mile Low-High (cents) | Yearly Cost Low-High |
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Model S | $1.17 - $3.29 | 3.15 - 8.90 | $427 - $1,201 |

Model 3 | $1.04 - $2.94 | 2.81 - 7.95 | $379 - $1,073 |

Model X | $1.37 - $3.88 | 3.71 - 10.49 | $500 - $1,416 |

Model Y | $1.17 - $3.29 | 3.15 - 8.90 | $427 - $1,201 |

These figures are approximations and can vary based on a range of factors, such as driving conditions and battery health. The calculations are based on an average driver in the U.S., and the cost range covers the price from the cheapest state (Louisiana) to the state with the most expensive electricity (Connecticut).

## Tesla Charging Cost Calculator

## How much does it cost to charge a Tesla at a Supercharger?

The cost to fully charge each Tesla model at a Supercharger station varies based on the speed across four different tiers and is calculated by time, not by the range or energy added to your vehicle. The cost will also fluctuate depending on local electricity rates. You can check the current rates in your Tesla app when you’re navigating to a Supercharger.

The table below provides a snapshot of what it might cost to juice up various Tesla models at a Supercharger station. The range of costs reflects the variability in energy rates, from the lowest in Louisiana to the highest in Connecticut. Keep in mind these numbers are approximations and can be influenced by a myriad of factors like your driving style and local electricity costs.

Tesla Model | Battery Size (kWh) | Range (miles) | Cost to Fully Charge Low-High |
---|---|---|---|

Model X Long Range | 100 | 348 | $11.23 - $31.80 |

Model X Plaid | 100 | 333 | $11.23 - $31.80 |

Model 3 Long Range | 75.8 | 358 | $8.51 - $24.10 |

Model 3 Performance | 75.8 | 315 | $8.51 - $24.10 |

Model Y Long Range | 82.5 | 330 | $9.27 - $26.24 |

Model Y Performance | 82.5 | 303 | $9.27 - $26.24 |

Model S Long Range | 100 | 405 | $11.23 - $31.80 |

Model S Plaid | 100 | 390 | $11.23 - $31.80 |

The concept of an “idle fee” is an important consideration for Tesla owners using Supercharger stations. This fee is applied when a vehicle remains plugged in after reaching a full charge, a policy designed to enhance the efficiency of these high-demand charging stations. However, Tesla waives this fee if the vehicle is moved within five minutes after the full charge is achieved. Therefore, in addition to the variable charging costs, it’s crucial to account for potential idle fees when calculating the overall expense of using a Tesla Supercharger.

## How much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model 3?

For the Tesla Model 3, the average American driver can expect to shell out around 4.4 cents per mile. If you’re cruising for about 37 miles daily, that’s a daily expense of $1.63. Over the course of a year, you’re looking at a total of $594.95. Fully charging the Model 3 will set you back approximately $8.35.

Here’s the information for every US state. It’s hidden, so you can click below to expand the text.

### Alabama

- Cost per mile: 3.66 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.35
- Yearly cost: $492.75
- Cost to fully charge: $11.12

### Alaska

- Cost per mile: 6.18 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.29
- Yearly cost: $835.85
- Cost to fully charge: $18.74

### Arizona

- Cost per mile: 3.57 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.32
- Yearly cost: $481.80
- Cost to fully charge: $10.81

### Arkansas

- Cost per mile: 3.11 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.15
- Yearly cost: $419.75
- Cost to fully charge: $9.46

### California

- Cost per mile: 7.81 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.89
- Yearly cost: $1,054.85
- Cost to fully charge: $23.72

### Colorado

- Cost per mile: 3.67 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.36
- Yearly cost: $496.40
- Cost to fully charge: $11.11

### Connecticut

- Cost per mile: 7.95 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.94
- Yearly cost: $1,073.15
- Cost to fully charge: $24.10

### Delaware

- Cost per mile: 4.00 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.48
- Yearly cost: $540.20
- Cost to fully charge: $12.19

### District of Columbia

- Cost per mile: 4.14 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.53
- Yearly cost: $558.45
- Cost to fully charge: $12.53

### Florida

- Cost per mile: 3.84 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.42
- Yearly cost: $518.30
- Cost to fully charge: $11.64

### Georgia

- Cost per mile: 3.66 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.35
- Yearly cost: $492.75
- Cost to fully charge: $11.12

### Hawaii

- Cost per mile: 10.44 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.86
- Yearly cost: $1,409.90
- Cost to fully charge: $31.72

### Idaho

- Cost per mile: 2.95 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.09
- Yearly cost: $398.85
- Cost to fully charge: $8.94

### Illinois

- Cost per mile: 3.78 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.40
- Yearly cost: $511.00
- Cost to fully charge: $11.47

### Indiana

- Cost per mile: 3.67 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.36
- Yearly cost: $496.40
- Cost to fully charge: $11.11

### Iowa

- Cost per mile: 3.75 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.39
- Yearly cost: $507.35
- Cost to fully charge: $11.37

### Kansas

- Cost per mile: 3.39 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.25
- Yearly cost: $456.25
- Cost to fully charge: $10.25

### Kentucky

- Cost per mile: 3.12 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.15
- Yearly cost: $420.25
- Cost to fully charge: $9.47

### Louisiana

- Cost per mile: 2.81 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.04
- Yearly cost: $379.60
- Cost to fully charge: $8.51

### Maine

- Cost per mile: 6.91 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.56
- Yearly cost: $933.40
- Cost to fully charge: $20.95

### Maryland

- Cost per mile: 4.25 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.57
- Yearly cost: $572.55
- Cost to fully charge: $12.87

### Massachusetts

- Cost per mile: 6.78 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.51
- Yearly cost: $915.65
- Cost to fully charge: $20.54

### Michigan

- Cost per mile: 4.82 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.78
- Yearly cost: $650.70
- Cost to fully charge: $14.60

### Minnesota

- Cost per mile: 3.89 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.44
- Yearly cost: $525.60
- Cost to fully charge: $11.76

### Mississippi

- Cost per mile: 3.37 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.25
- Yearly cost: $456.25
- Cost to fully charge: $10.24

### Missouri

- Cost per mile: 3.57 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.32
- Yearly cost: $481.80
- Cost to fully charge: $10.81

### Montana

- Cost per mile: 3.30 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.22
- Yearly cost: $445.30
- Cost to fully charge: $9.01

### Nebraska

- Cost per mile: 3.02 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.12
- Yearly cost: $408.80
- Cost to fully charge: $8.52

### Nevada

- Cost per mile: 4.35 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.61
- Yearly cost: $587.65
- Cost to fully charge: $13.20

### New Hampshire

- Cost per mile: 7.45 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.76
- Yearly cost: $1,006.40
- Cost to fully charge: $22.56

### New Jersey

- Cost per mile: 4.56 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.69
- Yearly cost: $616.85
- Cost to fully charge: $13.82

### New Mexico

- Cost per mile: 3.47 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.28
- Yearly cost: $467.20
- Cost to fully charge: $10.54

### New York

- Cost per mile: 5.41 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.00
- Yearly cost: $730.00
- Cost to fully charge: $16.40

### North Carolina

- Cost per mile: 3.23 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.19
- Yearly cost: $434.35
- Cost to fully charge: $9.28

### North Dakota

- Cost per mile: 3.08 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.14
- Yearly cost: $416.10
- Cost to fully charge: $8.63

### Ohio

- Cost per mile: 4.11 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.52
- Yearly cost: $554.80
- Cost to fully charge: $12.44

### Oklahoma

- Cost per mile: 3.16 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.17
- Yearly cost: $426.05
- Cost to fully charge: $9.40

### Oregon

- Cost per mile: 3.27 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.21
- Yearly cost: $441.65
- Cost to fully charge: $9.05

### Pennsylvania

- Cost per mile: 4.60 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.70
- Yearly cost: $620.50
- Cost to fully charge: $13.93

### Rhode Island

- Cost per mile: 6.51 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.41
- Yearly cost: $879.65
- Cost to fully charge: $19.67

### South Carolina

- Cost per mile: 3.54 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.31
- Yearly cost: $478.15
- Cost to fully charge: $10.78

### South Dakota

- Cost per mile: 3.30 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.22
- Yearly cost: $445.30
- Cost to fully charge: $9.01

### Tennessee

- Cost per mile: 3.11 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.15
- Yearly cost: $419.75
- Cost to fully charge: $9.46

### Texas

- Cost per mile: 3.55 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.31
- Yearly cost: $478.15
- Cost to fully charge: $10.78

### Utah

- Cost per mile: 2.86 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.06
- Yearly cost: $387.10
- Cost to fully charge: $8.68

### Vermont

- Cost per mile: 5.25 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.94
- Yearly cost: $708.10
- Cost to fully charge: $15.89

### Virginia

- Cost per mile: 3.80 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.41
- Yearly cost: $514.65
- Cost to fully charge: $11.51

### Washington

- Cost per mile: 2.80 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.04
- Yearly cost: $379.60
- Cost to fully charge: $8.49

### West Virginia

- Cost per mile: 3.62 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.34
- Yearly cost: $489.10
- Cost to fully charge: $10.96

### Wisconsin

- Cost per mile: 4.27 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.58
- Yearly cost: $576.70
- Cost to fully charge: $12.92

### Wyoming

- Cost per mile: 3.16 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.17
- Yearly cost: $426.05
- Cost to fully charge: $9.40

## How much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model S and Tesla Model Y?

If you’re behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S or Tesla Model Y, the average cost per mile is about 4.6 cents. Daily driving of 37 miles will cost you around $1.70. Over a year, that adds up to $620.50. When it comes to a full charge, you’re looking at a cost of about $11.60.

Here’s the information for every US state. It’s hidden, so you can click below to expand the text.

### Alabama

- Cost per mile: 4.34 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.61
- Yearly cost: $586.65
- Cost to fully charge: $13.17

### Alaska

- Cost per mile: 7.33 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.71
- Yearly cost: $989.15
- Cost to fully charge: $22.21

### Arizona

- Cost per mile: 4.23 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.57
- Yearly cost: $571.55
- Cost to fully charge: $12.82

### Arkansas

- Cost per mile: 3.69 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.37
- Yearly cost: $499.05
- Cost to fully charge: $11.20

### California

- Cost per mile: 9.26 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.43
- Yearly cost: $1,251.95
- Cost to fully charge: $28.08

### Colorado

- Cost per mile: 4.35 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.61
- Yearly cost: $587.65
- Cost to fully charge: $13.20

### Connecticut

- Cost per mile: 9.45 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.50
- Yearly cost: $1,277.50
- Cost to fully charge: $28.65

### Delaware

- Cost per mile: 4.74 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.75
- Yearly cost: $638.75
- Cost to fully charge: $14.34

### District of Columbia

- Cost per mile: 4.90 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.81
- Yearly cost: $660.65
- Cost to fully charge: $14.83

### Florida

- Cost per mile: 4.54 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.68
- Yearly cost: $613.20
- Cost to fully charge: $13.76

### Georgia

- Cost per mile: 4.33 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.60
- Yearly cost: $584.00
- Cost to fully charge: $13.11

### Hawaii

- Cost per mile: 12.36 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $4.57
- Yearly cost: $1,668.05
- Cost to fully charge: $37.44

### Idaho

- Cost per mile: 3.50 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.30
- Yearly cost: $474.50
- Cost to fully charge: $10.64

### Illinois

- Cost per mile: 4.47 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.65
- Yearly cost: $602.25
- Cost to fully charge: $13.51

### Indiana

- Cost per mile: 4.36 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.61
- Yearly cost: $587.65
- Cost to fully charge: $13.20

### Iowa

- Cost per mile: 4.44 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.64
- Yearly cost: $598.60
- Cost to fully charge: $13.42

### Kansas

- Cost per mile: 4.01 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.48
- Yearly cost: $540.20
- Cost to fully charge: $12.12

### Kentucky

- Cost per mile: 3.70 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.37
- Yearly cost: $500.05
- Cost to fully charge: $11.22

### Louisiana

- Cost per mile: 3.33 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.23
- Yearly cost: $448.45
- Cost to fully charge: $10.06

### Maine

- Cost per mile: 8.19 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.03
- Yearly cost: $1,105.95
- Cost to fully charge: $24.81

### Maryland

- Cost per mile: 5.04 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.86
- Yearly cost: $679.90
- Cost to fully charge: $15.24

### Massachusetts

- Cost per mile: 8.06 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.98
- Yearly cost: $1,087.70
- Cost to fully charge: $24.42

### Michigan

- Cost per mile: 5.71 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.11
- Yearly cost: $770.15
- Cost to fully charge: $17.28

### Minnesota

- Cost per mile: 4.61 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.71
- Yearly cost: $624.15
- Cost to fully charge: $14.01

### Mississippi

- Cost per mile: 4.00 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.48
- Yearly cost: $540.20
- Cost to fully charge: $12.12

### Missouri

- Cost per mile: 4.23 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.56
- Yearly cost: $569.40
- Cost to fully charge: $12.78

### Montana

- Cost per mile: 3.92 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.45
- Yearly cost: $529.25
- Cost to fully charge: $11.88

### Nebraska

- Cost per mile: 3.58 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.32
- Yearly cost: $481.80
- Cost to fully charge: $10.81

### Nevada

- Cost per mile: 5.16 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.91
- Yearly cost: $696.15
- Cost to fully charge: $15.62

### New Hampshire

- Cost per mile: 8.84 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.27
- Yearly cost: $1,193.55
- Cost to fully charge: $26.78

### New Jersey

- Cost per mile: 5.41 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.00
- Yearly cost: $730.00
- Cost to fully charge: $16.38

### New Mexico

- Cost per mile: 4.13 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.53
- Yearly cost: $558.45
- Cost to fully charge: $12.53

### New York

- Cost per mile: 6.42 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.38
- Yearly cost: $868.70
- Cost to fully charge: $19.49

### North Carolina

- Cost per mile: 3.83 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.42
- Yearly cost: $517.30
- Cost to fully charge: $11.61

### North Dakota

- Cost per mile: 3.65 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.35
- Yearly cost: $492.75
- Cost to fully charge: $11.06

### Ohio

- Cost per mile: 4.88 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.81
- Yearly cost: $660.65
- Cost to fully charge: $14.83

### Oklahoma

- Cost per mile: 3.75 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.39
- Yearly cost: $507.35
- Cost to fully charge: $11.38

### Oregon

- Cost per mile: 3.88 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.44
- Yearly cost: $525.60
- Cost to fully charge: $11.80

### Pennsylvania

- Cost per mile: 5.46 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.02
- Yearly cost: $736.30
- Cost to fully charge: $16.52

### Rhode Island

- Cost per mile: 7.74 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.86
- Yearly cost: $1,043.90
- Cost to fully charge: $23.42

### South Carolina

- Cost per mile: 4.21 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.56
- Yearly cost: $568.40
- Cost to fully charge: $12.76

### South Dakota

- Cost per mile: 3.92 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.45
- Yearly cost: $529.25
- Cost to fully charge: $11.88

### Tennessee

- Cost per mile: 3.69 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.37
- Yearly cost: $499.05
- Cost to fully charge: $11.20

### Texas

- Cost per mile: 4.22 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.56
- Yearly cost: $568.40
- Cost to fully charge: $12.76

### Utah

- Cost per mile: 3.40 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.26
- Yearly cost: $459.90
- Cost to fully charge: $10.32

### Vermont

- Cost per mile: 6.24 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.31
- Yearly cost: $842.15
- Cost to fully charge: $18.88

### Virginia

- Cost per mile: 4.51 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.67
- Yearly cost: $609.55
- Cost to fully charge: $13.67

### Washington

- Cost per mile: 3.33 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.23
- Yearly cost: $448.45
- Cost to fully charge: $10.06

### West Virginia

- Cost per mile: 4.30 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.59
- Yearly cost: $580.35
- Cost to fully charge: $13.02

### Wisconsin

- Cost per mile: 5.07 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.88
- Yearly cost: $685.20
- Cost to fully charge: $15.38

### Wyoming

- Cost per mile: 3.75 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.39
- Yearly cost: $507.35
- Cost to fully charge: $11.38

## How much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model X?

For Tesla Model X owners, the average cost per mile in the U.S. is roughly 5.5 cents. A daily drive of 37 miles will cost you about $2.04. Annually, you’re looking at a cost of $744.60. A full charge for the Model X will cost you around $13.75.

Here’s the information for every US state. It’s hidden, so you can click below to expand the text.

### Alabama

- Cost per mile: 5.12 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.89
- Yearly cost: $690.85
- Cost to fully charge: $15.49

### Alaska

- Cost per mile: 8.64 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.20
- Yearly cost: $1,168.00
- Cost to fully charge: $26.16

### Arizona

- Cost per mile: 4.99 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.85
- Yearly cost: $674.25
- Cost to fully charge: $15.09

### Arkansas

- Cost per mile: 4.35 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.61
- Yearly cost: $587.65
- Cost to fully charge: $13.16

### California

- Cost per mile: 10.92 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $4.04
- Yearly cost: $1,474.60
- Cost to fully charge: $33.04

### Colorado

- Cost per mile: 5.13 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.90
- Yearly cost: $693.50
- Cost to fully charge: $15.53

### Connecticut

- Cost per mile: 11.14 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $4.12
- Yearly cost: $1,504.40
- Cost to fully charge: $33.68

### Delaware

- Cost per mile: 5.59 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.07
- Yearly cost: $755.55
- Cost to fully charge: $16.92

### District of Columbia

- Cost per mile: 5.77 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.13
- Yearly cost: $777.45
- Cost to fully charge: $17.42

### Florida

- Cost per mile: 5.35 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.98
- Yearly cost: $722.70
- Cost to fully charge: $16.18

### Georgia

- Cost per mile: 5.10 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.89
- Yearly cost: $689.85
- Cost to fully charge: $15.45

### Hawaii

- Cost per mile: 14.58 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $5.40
- Yearly cost: $1,971.00
- Cost to fully charge: $44.16

### Idaho

- Cost per mile: 4.13 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.53
- Yearly cost: $558.45
- Cost to fully charge: $12.51

### Illinois

- Cost per mile: 5.27 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.95
- Yearly cost: $711.75
- Cost to fully charge: $15.94

### Indiana

- Cost per mile: 5.14 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.90
- Yearly cost: $693.50
- Cost to fully charge: $15.53

### Iowa

- Cost per mile: 5.24 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.94
- Yearly cost: $707.10
- Cost to fully charge: $15.84

### Kansas

- Cost per mile: 4.73 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.75
- Yearly cost: $638.75
- Cost to fully charge: $14.31

### Kentucky

- Cost per mile: 4.36 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.61
- Yearly cost: $587.65
- Cost to fully charge: $13.16

### Louisiana

- Cost per mile: 3.92 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.45
- Yearly cost: $529.25
- Cost to fully charge: $11.86

### Maine

- Cost per mile: 9.65 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.57
- Yearly cost: $1,303.05
- Cost to fully charge: $29.18

### Maryland

- Cost per mile: 5.94 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.20
- Yearly cost: $802.00
- Cost to fully charge: $17.97

### Massachusetts

- Cost per mile: 9.51 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.52
- Yearly cost: $1,284.00
- Cost to fully charge: $28.74

### Michigan

- Cost per mile: 6.73 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.49
- Yearly cost: $908.85
- Cost to fully charge: $20.34

### Minnesota

- Cost per mile: 5.43 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.01
- Yearly cost: $733.65
- Cost to fully charge: $16.44

### Mississippi

- Cost per mile: 4.72 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.75
- Yearly cost: $638.75
- Cost to fully charge: $14.31

### Missouri

- Cost per mile: 5.22 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.93
- Yearly cost: $704.45
- Cost to fully charge: $15.78

### Montana

- Cost per mile: 4.62 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.71
- Yearly cost: $624.15
- Cost to fully charge: $13.98

### Nebraska

- Cost per mile: 4.22 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.56
- Yearly cost: $568.40
- Cost to fully charge: $12.74

### Nevada

- Cost per mile: 6.08 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.25
- Yearly cost: $821.25
- Cost to fully charge: $18.41

### New Hampshire

- Cost per mile: 8.28 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $3.06
- Yearly cost: $1,118.90
- Cost to fully charge: $25.08

### New Jersey

- Cost per mile: 6.38 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.36
- Yearly cost: $861.40
- Cost to fully charge: $19.29

### New Mexico

- Cost per mile: 4.86 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.80
- Yearly cost: $657.00
- Cost to fully charge: $14.72

### New York

- Cost per mile: 7.57 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.80
- Yearly cost: $1,022.00
- Cost to fully charge: $22.89

### North Carolina

- Cost per mile: 4.52 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.67
- Yearly cost: $609.55
- Cost to fully charge: $13.65

### North Dakota

- Cost per mile: 4.31 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.59
- Yearly cost: $580.35
- Cost to fully charge: $13.02

### Ohio

- Cost per mile: 5.74 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.12
- Yearly cost: $774.40
- Cost to fully charge: $17.35

### Oklahoma

- Cost per mile: 4.42 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.64
- Yearly cost: $598.60
- Cost to fully charge: $13.41

### Oregon

- Cost per mile: 4.58 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.69
- Yearly cost: $616.85
- Cost to fully charge: $13.82

### Pennsylvania

- Cost per mile: 6.42 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.38
- Yearly cost: $868.70
- Cost to fully charge: $19.45

### Rhode Island

- Cost per mile: 7.23 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.68
- Yearly cost: $978.20
- Cost to fully charge: $21.92

### South Carolina

- Cost per mile: 4.96 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.83
- Yearly cost: $668.95
- Cost to fully charge: $14.99

### South Dakota

- Cost per mile: 4.62 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.71
- Yearly cost: $624.15
- Cost to fully charge: $13.98

### Tennessee

- Cost per mile: 4.35 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.61
- Yearly cost: $587.65
- Cost to fully charge: $13.16

### Texas

- Cost per mile: 4.97 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.84
- Yearly cost: $671.60
- Cost to fully charge: $15.04

### Utah

- Cost per mile: 4.01 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.48
- Yearly cost: $540.20
- Cost to fully charge: $12.11

### Vermont

- Cost per mile: 7.35 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.72
- Yearly cost: $992.80
- Cost to fully charge: $22.25

### Virginia

- Cost per mile: 5.32 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.97
- Yearly cost: $718.55
- Cost to fully charge: $16.09

### Washington

- Cost per mile: 3.92 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.45
- Yearly cost: $529.25
- Cost to fully charge: $11.86

### West Virginia

- Cost per mile: 5.07 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.88
- Yearly cost: $685.20
- Cost to fully charge: $15.38

### Wisconsin

- Cost per mile: 5.97 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $2.21
- Yearly cost: $805.65
- Cost to fully charge: $18.05

### Wyoming

- Cost per mile: 4.42 cents
- Daily cost (37 miles): $1.64
- Yearly cost: $598.60
- Cost to fully charge: $13.41

## Is it cheaper to charge my Tesla at home?

Generally speaking, yes, charging your Tesla at home is often more cost-effective than using public charging stations. Home electricity rates are usually lower, especially during off-peak hours, making it more economical to plug in overnight. For example, the average cost per mile for charging a Tesla Model 3 at home is around 4.4 cents, based on the U.S. average electricity rate. In contrast, Supercharger costs can vary and are often higher. However, the exact savings depend on your local electricity rates and any special utility plans you may have. So while home charging is typically cheaper, it’s a good idea to check your local rates to get the most accurate picture.

## How long does charging a Tesla take?

Charging a Tesla isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal; it depends on a bunch of stuff. You’ve got different chargers, and each Tesla model has its own battery size. But let’s break it down:

**Standard Wall Outlet (Level 1)**: This is your basic home outlet, folks. It’s slow, like watching paint dry. You’re looking at around 3-5 miles of range per hour. So, if you’re aiming for a full charge, better have a good book or a Netflix series to binge.**Tesla Wall Connector (Level 2)**: Now we’re talking. This bad boy can get you up to 44 miles of range per hour. So, a full charge could happen in as little as 5-9 hours, depending on your Tesla model.**Tesla Supercharger**: This is the Usain Bolt of chargers. You can get up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes. But don’t get too comfy; it’s not recommended for daily use. It’s more like your “road trip” option.**Destination Chargers**: These are usually at hotels or shopping centers. They’re slower than a Supercharger but faster than a standard wall outlet. Expect to get a full charge in a few hours.

So, how long does it take to charge a Tesla? Well, it’s like asking how long it takes to cook dinner. Are you microwaving a Hot Pocket, or are you whipping up a 5-course meal? The time varies, so that’s just an estimations.

## Does Tesla offer free charging?

Tesla has offered free charging as a promotional incentive in the past, particularly through its Supercharger network. However, this perk is generally limited to specific promotions or as a referral bonus for new Tesla buyers. It’s not a standard feature for all Tesla owners. The company has moved towards a pay-per-use model for its Supercharger stations, where the cost varies based on local electricity rates and the speed of the charger. So, while you might stumble upon a deal or special offer that includes free charging, it’s not a guarantee for every Tesla owner. Always check the current terms and conditions to see if free charging is an option for you.

Back in 2018, Tesla dangled the carrot of lifetime Supercharging for those who snagged a Model 3 Performance. Fast forward to 2020, and they switched gears, tossing 1,000 Supercharging miles to anyone who got a buddy to buy a Tesla. Then, as a holiday treat in 2022, Tesla gifted a whopping 10,000 Supercharging miles to folks who welcomed a new Tesla into their lives between December 15 and 31. These are just a handful of instances; Tesla’s been known to sprinkle in free charging perks here and there. So, keep an eye on Tesla’s site or app for the freshest deals and steals.

## Is charging still cheaper than gas?

In most cases, yes. But there’s some pitfalls.

With the current average gas prices sitting at $3.823 for regular and $4.251 for mid-grade, it’s time to do some quick math.

For a car that gets about 25 miles per gallon, you’re looking at roughly 15.3 cents per mile for regular gas and 17 cents for mid-grade. Compare that to the average cost of charging a Tesla Model 3, which is around 4.4 cents per mile. Even the priciest Tesla, the Model X, averages about 5.5 cents per mile for electricity.

So, is charging still cheaper than gas? You betcha. Even with fluctuating electricity rates, you’re saving a pretty penny by going electric. It’s like choosing between a gourmet burger and a fast-food one; both fill you up, but one’s definitely lighter on your wallet.

And if you want to know more, here’s a great article on WaPo, so it may be a good reading.

In short, its author Michael J. Coren collaborated with researchers from Energy Innovation to calculate the true cost of refueling in all 50 states. The results indicate that it is generally cheaper to refuel an EV, especially in states with low electricity rates and high gas prices. However, the cost can vary depending on the type of charger used and the state’s electricity rates. The article also discusses the environmental benefits of EVs, which emit significantly fewer greenhouse gases compared to their gasoline counterparts.

So, yeap, in most cases charging EV is cheaper than fueling your gas car.

## How long can a Tesla drive without charging?

A Tesla’s longevity on a single charge varies depending on the model. For instance, the Tesla Model S Long Range can last up to 405 miles, giving you approximately 6.75 hours of driving at an average speed of 60 mph. On the other hand, the Tesla Model 3 Performance offers a range of 315 miles, translating to about 5.25 hours at the same speed. These figures are estimates and can be influenced by factors like driving style, weather conditions, and road terrain. So, while these numbers provide a good baseline, your actual mileage may vary.

Tesla Model | Range (miles) | Time to Deplete Battery at 60 mph (hours) |
---|---|---|

Model X Long Range | 348 | 5.8 |

Model X Plaid | 333 | 5.55 |

Model 3 Long Range | 358 | 5.97 |

Model 3 Performance | 315 | 5.25 |

Model Y Long Range | 330 | 5.5 |

Model Y Performance | 303 | 5.05 |

Model S Long Range | 405 | 6.75 |

Model S Plaid | 390 | 6.5 |