If you’re new to the Tesla family, welcome! If you’ve been a Tesla owner for a while, you already know the joys of cruising around in these environmentally-friendly luxury vehicles.  But whether you’re a new or long-time owner of a Tesla, one thing’s for sure: you need to understand public Tesla charging stations (TCS). With more than 25,000 Superchargers around the globe, and more being added all the time, European Collision Repair offers you a TCS 101. Before you hit the road, understand what to expect.

Can I Roadtrip in a Tesla?

Teslas aren’t just for local driving and commuting. You can absolutely roadtrip in a Tesla! With Superchargers spaced approximately every 125-150 miles along major highways, you can get a quick charge while you stretch your legs.

How Long Does it Take to Charge?

Public charging stations, such as the two Nashville area locations found at European Collision Repair, can provide a full charge in approximately 45-50 minutes. Grab a bite nearby while you wait and fill your stomach and car!

How Much Does Charging a Tesla Cost?

Much like gasoline, the cost to provide electricity to your Tesla varies depending on the part of the country you’re in, as the cost of electricity varies widely. The average cost of a Supercharger across the nation is about $0.25/kW-H. Whether you use a Supercharger or traditional public charger, you’ll pay much less in fuel than with a gas or diesel engine.

How Far Can I Go On a Charge?

The distance you can travel on a single, max capacity charge depends on what size battery your Tesla has. The average range is about 230 miles. Some batteries will go north of 360 miles on a single, full charge. Need to know how far you’ve got? Use the Energy/Consumption graphic on the Projected Range to see the most accurate range estimate, based on driving habits and conditions. The great news is that there are chargers everywhere.

How Do I Know Where to Charge?

Looking for a Tesla Charging Station? You can use an app on your phone or the car itself to find the closest TCS, including the chargers found at all four locations of European Collision Repair in Middle Tennessee and in Georgia. You can also use Tesla’s website to plan your road trip route around charging opportunities.

Keep Your Tesla Safe and Sleek

If your Tesla needs some TLC on the bodywork, the Certified Tesla Collision Repair specialists at European Collision Repair are qualified after rigorous training to put your Tesla back in first-rate condition after an accident. Call to schedule an appointment or use our online or phone feature to start your free estimate now.