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

  1. Step 1: Enter your battery capacity (C) in kilowatt-hours (kWh).
  2. Step 2: Input the cost per kilowatt-hour ($R).
  3. 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

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

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

Trip Cost

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


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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