- Feb 25, 2010
- Country Flag
Depending on the Tesla (i.e size of battery) and how low the charge is and what full means.6hrs to charge a Tesla over night from flat I believe (I may need to update this as it’s something a colleague has). When everyone that has an EV is charging them over night, the electricity won’t be so cheap.
I have a model 3p which has a 75kw battery and charge time from around 15% to 90% is 8+ hours on a 7Kw charger... I do 150miles to work and back daily, so have to charge fully every day, and yes the WLTP range is stated as 320miles... I have about 30miles left at the end of the day, go figure.
EV in my opinion is not the answer or better for the environment as that power has to come from somewhere (and in the UK it's not all green power whatever that is) and the special elements needed for the batteries are not easily found.
I wish I was clever enough to work out what the actual impact of my 15year old land cruiser compared to my 16month old Tesla is to the environment is. I can't see me keeping the Tesla for more than 4 years....
I need to check the impact of E10 is to my other vehicles, but no doubt the cynic in me sees this as yet another drive by the .gov to push us in a ill thought through direction.