Tesla Model 3 facelift EV charging guide

Tesla Model 3 charging at home

The new Model 3 does not ship with a charger, there are 2 options for charging at home.
1. Plugin type 2 ev charger, this plugs in to the standard home power plug and will add around 10km of range per hour of charging. 

2. To fully charge the vehicle overnight we recommend investing in a Wallbox Smart EV charger. The Model 3 has an onboard 11kW ac charger and supports up to 170kW DC charging. At the bottom of the page we have recommend chargers. 

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New Zealand Model 3 2024 specifications: 

  Standard Range Long Range
Battery Size 62.3 Kwh  
Range 513 km WLTP 629 km WLTP
Maximum A.C charge speed 11 kW 11 kW
Maximum D.C charge speed 170 kW 250 kW
Engine HP 257 bph 440 bph
Charge Port  Type 2 + CCS Type 2 + CCS

2024 + Tesla Model 3 Charge times

Estimate charge timing comparison from 10% to 100%. Generally you do not arrive home with 0% charge remaining.
The last 5% slows down as the cells are balanced so the time below is an estimate. 

Charger type Battery & Model Approximate Charge time 10% to 100%
8A Type 2 wall charger 62.3 kWh SR 34 hours
16A Charger 62.3 kWh SR 17 Hours
32a Wall charger with Socket 62.3 kWh SR 8.5 Hours
32a Wall charger with 5m cable 62.3 kWh SR 8.5 Hours
Autel Wall charger 62.3 kWh SR 8.5 Hours
Tron 22kW wall charger 62.3 kWh SR 5.6 Hours
8A Type 2 wall charger 82 kWh LR 44.5 Hours
16A Charger 82 kWh LR 22.2 Hours
32a Wall charger with Socket 82 kWh LR 11 Hours
32a Wall charger with 5m cable 82 kWh LR 11 Hours
Autel Wall charger 82 kWh LR 11 Hours
Tron 22kW wall charger 82 kWh LR 7.5 Hours

Also see our Charge time calculator and Charge Cost calculator

Public charging with the Model 3 2024+

There two types of public chargers.

The CCS charger. This is a DC fast charger, these chargers have the cables attached so there is no need to bring your own.
To use these public stations download the following apps Tesla App ChargenetMeridian AppShell App and BP app 

A 170 kW DC charger will add around 282km of range in 15min

Type 2 Public chargers like the ones you find a super markets, malls, hotels & Motels. You will need to bring your own cable for these. Plug share will show the chargers in your area and you can see what sort of cables are needed. 

What sort of cable do I need for Public charging

We recommend a three phase 22kW Type 2 to Type 2 cable to make use of the faster 11kW charging speeds. 
The majority of free public chargers use the Type 2 Socket, so this cable will allow you to use the chargers. Note Some public charges have a Type 2 hard wired so a cable is not needed 100% of the time. 

Red Tesla model 3 charging in public

Recommended chargers for the Model 3 2024


If you have 3 phase at home we would recommend the Tron 3 phase charger to make use of the 11kW charging speed. 

If you have single phase at home then our 7kW home charger suits mosts peoples needs. If you want to make the most of night rates and scheduled charging then our smart chargers can do this. 

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