## Introduction

Explore the world of Tesla charging costs with our user-friendly calculator. Whether you’re curious about the expense of charging your Tesla or planning a trip, our tool has you covered. Additionally, we offer a similar tool for hybrid cars — the plug-in hybrid economy calculator!

## Calculating Charging Costs

### Charging a Tesla Battery

**Step 1:**Enter your battery capacity (C) in kilowatt-hours (kWh).**Step 2:**Input the cost per kilowatt-hour ($R).**Step 3:**Let the Tesla charging cost calculator do the math for you and reveal the total cost to fully charge your battery.

### Electricity Cost for a Trip

**Step 1:**Enter your driven distance (X) in miles.**Step 2:**Input the cost per kilowatt-hour ($R).**Step 3:**Fill in your vehicle’s efficiency (E) — energy consumed in kWh per 100 miles.**Step 4:**The calculator will provide the cost of your trip.

## Example Calculation

Let’s calculate the charging cost for a Tesla with an 80 kWh battery capacity, using a cost of $0.15 per kWh. Additionally, estimate the electricity cost for a 100-mile trip with an efficiency of 160 kWh/100 miles.

### Charging the Battery

**Step 1:**Battery capacity (C) = 80 kWh.**Step 2:**Cost per kWh ($R) = $0.15.**Step 3:**Charging cost (P) = C * R = 80 * 0.15 = $12.

### Trip Cost

**Step 1:**Driven distance (X) = 100 miles.**Step 2:**Cost per kWh ($R) = $0.15.**Step 3:**Vehicle efficiency (E) = 160 kWh/100 miles.**Step 4:**Trip cost (E_C) = (X * E * R) / 100 = (100 * 160 * 0.15) / 100 = $24.

## Charging Level Interval

Explore different charging levels using the plot with intervals set for your convenience. For example, charging to 75% reveals a cost of $9 in our example.

## FAQ

### How to Calculate Charging Cost for a Trip?

Multiply driven distance by vehicle efficiency (kWh/100 miles), then multiply the product by electricity unit cost and divide by 100.

### How to Calculate EV Charging Cost?

Multiply battery capacity by electricity unit cost.

### How Much Does it Cost to Charge a Tesla?

To calculate the electricity cost for a trip in a Tesla: Multiply trip distance by vehicle efficiency, then multiply by the charging cost per kWh and divide by 100 (E_C = X * E * R / 100).

### What is Electric Vehicle Efficiency?

It is the power consumed to travel 100 miles or 100 km. For a 2016 Tesla model S, efficiency is 21.75 kWh/100 miles.

### Are Tesla Charging Stations Free?

No, Tesla no longer offers free charging. New users may have had a limited-time free charging scheme in the past.

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