Tesla Superchargers: how they work, where they are and how much they cost

Tesla Superchargers: how they work, where they are and how much they cost

Tesla Superchargers

Tesla Superchargers are a reference point for millions of motorists who have chosen one of the electric cars of the American house to switch to zero-emission mobility. These are charging stations scattered throughout the territories where Tesla is present and increasingly widespread in Italy. Thanks to Tesla's Superchargers it is possible to benefit from a particularly low recharging time of the battery of one's electric power and also from an advantageous price.

The Supercharger network represents an important point of reference in the Tesla offer and is, certainly, a factor to consider when evaluating the purchase of an electric car made by the American house. In the latter, with zero-emission cars increasingly widespread, Tesla Superchargers in Italy have multiplied, guaranteeing motorists who have chosen to switch to a Model 3, a Model Y or another model of the manufacturer's range the possibility of being able to count on a capillary infrastructure.

Let's see, therefore, everything there is to know about Tesla Superchargers, considering the functioning of the charging system, the diffusion of the stations and what they are costs and charging time.

What are Tesla Superchargers

Let's start from the basics. Tesla Superchargers are charging stations for electric cars made by the American house. It is a reference for all Tesla customers who have the opportunity to rely on a network infrastructure that is increasingly widespread in all the markets in which the company is active. Also in Italy it is possible to find several Superchargers, scattered throughout the national territory.| ); }

Through the Supercharger it is possible to take advantage of high-speed charging, to minimize parking times and maximize battery charge. Depending on the charging station chosen and the model to be recharged, using a Supercharger it is possible to obtain up to 275 kilometers of range in just 15 minutes of parking.

How charging to Tesla Superchargers works

For Tesla's electric cars it is very easy to use the recharge to a Supercharger. The operation is quick and does not involve any real obstacles. First, you need to download the Tesla app and complete the setup. The app is available both for Android smartphones, through the Google Play Store, and for iPhones, through the Apple AppStore.

Directly from the app (or from the specific section of the Tesa website) it is possible to locate the Superchargers closest to your position or charging stations along your route, in order to plan in advance any stops during the journey. When it is necessary to recharge the battery, simply go to the Tesla Supercharger and park in one of the recharging areas.

At this point it is possible to connect the recharging station to the own Tesla. A confirmation LED will light up to confirm the start of the charging phase. The entire procedure can be monitored directly from the display of your Tesla or remotely, through the Tesla app. The charging system works in a really smart way.

The car, based on the path established by the user, is able to establish the charge level to reach to reach the next Supercharger. In addition, to reduce congestion in charging stations, the charge level can be automatically adjusted to 80%. In any case, the user has the possibility, through the display of his Tesla or the app, to manually set the desired charge level. In case of need, therefore, it is possible to "fill up" a Supercharger without any problem.

In addition, in most cases, charging the electric car at a Tesla Supercharger is available 24 hours at day . Some charging stations may have limited hours, for example if they are installed in areas that are closed to the public at certain times of the day. The user can verify, at any time, the opening of the Supercharger via the app or the on-board touchscreen.

How much does it cost and how to pay for the recharge to Tesla Superchargers

A unlike the traditional refueling of gasoline, the recharging of a Tesla to the Supercharger follows a different payment system. It is not necessary to pay, in cash or by card, to an employee or an ad POS. To pay for the top-up, in fact, it is sufficient to set a payment method for your Tesla account, accessible directly from the app.

The top-up amount will then be automatically charged to the payment method chosen by the user. At the end of the recharge, the app will show an estimate of the final cost of the operation. Subsequently, the recharge invoice will be accessible in the Recharge section of the Tesla account. In this, the entire "refueling" payment procedure is automated, eliminating any element that can slow down the charging system.

The price of charging a Tesla Supercharger, on the other hand, varies according to various factors. The user has the ability to check the actual cost (€ / kWh) of the recharge before recharging. In some cases, Tesla charging stations have different rates based on time (with a distinction between "peak" and "off-peak" hours). In Italy it is possible to recharge with a price of approximately 0.57 euros / kWh, however it is possible to activate the subscription of 12.99 euros per month or pay a reduced recharge rate of 0.24 euros / kWh.

Again, all details are clearly accessible to the user before charging. It should also be noted that an occupancy rate will be charged in the event that the Tesla remains stalled at the Supercharger charging area even once the charging procedure has been completed. In Italy, the rate varies from € 0.50 to € 1 per minute.

Where to recharge a Tesla

The diffusion of Tesla Superchargers in Italy is constantly growing. In fact, in the second quarter of 2022, Tesla's network of charging stations exceeded 50 areas dedicated to charging scattered throughout the country. Overall, there are over 500 charging points available to users who have purchased and use a Tesla.

Getting around Italy using the company's charging stations is therefore very simple. Tesla Superchargers are present in densely populated cities such as Milan and Rome. The network is constantly expanding and strengthening, becoming more and more widespread. To date, it is possible to recharge a Tesla Supercharger in almost all Italian regions, from North to South and also in Sardinia and Sicily.

Numerous Tesla Superchargers can also be found in Europe. Especially in markets where electric cars are widespread (such as Northern Europe), finding a Tesla charging station is really very simple. In any case, to understand where to recharge a Tesla, simply access the app or the Tesla website and check the nearest Supercharger.

The closest charging station can also be identified via the on-board touchscreen. Tesla customers have the ability to take advantage of any charging station. It is therefore possible to travel with your Tesla outside the Italian borders and recharge the battery at any Supercharger present in the country of destination. Tesla can also be charged at other charging stations, public or private.

Are Tesla Superchargers open to all electric vehicles?

Tesla Superchargers are not open to all vehicles, representing a real strength of the company's offer for its customers. Tesla has started the Pilot Supercharger project to make its charging network more accessible, also involving electric cars made by other manufacturers and making the most of its charging infrastructure. The project that aims to make Tesla Superchargers accessible to all electric cars is being expanded in Europe and already involves some charging stations in important markets such as the Netherlands and France.

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