According to Tesla, there are currently 1,500+ Supercharger charging stations in North America and 11,000+ Supercharger stations in strategic locations across the continent, allowing drivers to travel between major cities and across borders. We know that the Tesla Supercharger station can charge a Tesla car in less than an hour.
Every Tesla vehicle comes equipped with several basic chargers. When you buy a Tesla Model S or Model X, you get a mobile charging cable and two adapters:
- one for a conventional outlet (NEMA 5-15)
- J1772-to-Tesla adapter for Level 2 public AC charging
You can purchase another adapter for a larger 240-volt outlet (NEMA 14-50) to get 32 amp for Tesla Mobile Connector.
Customers are confident in their purchases when they know that the Tesla charging adapter is of high quality. According to the practice of EV Adept customers, in case of loss they prefer to buy the original adapter in the Tesla store than to look for analogues in online stores.
Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging stations can be used in homes where nighttime charging is available. Electric vehicles can be charged in a variety of ways. These charging stations are convenient and inexpensive, but charge at speeds of 2 to 5 miles per hour or 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Using the J1772-to-Tesla adapter you can charge your Tesla on other networks like Chargepoint, EVGO and others. However, the speed of such charging of a fully discharged battery is different from Supercharger and will take 6-8 hours.
Are there adapters for charging at stations with DC?
- Tesla-to-CCS1 adapter allows you to charge a non-Tesla car in Supercharger networks.
- CCS1-to-Tesla adapter allows you to charge your Tesla at Chargepoint and other fast charging networks.
Even with a renowned trend-setter like Tesla, gaining client confidence isn’t easy. Yes, Model S and Model X owners who bought an electric car a few years ago are eligible for 400 kWh of free Supercharger credit each year, which was enough to drive about 1,000 miles. These credits covered most of the long-distance driving needs of Model S and Model X drivers. That’s not the case now, and no such credits are given for free.
Tesla is attempting to reduce charging anxiety by increasing the number of places where drivers may charge using the many charging adapters, which indicates that the company has intentions beyond profit and that its customer connections are critical to its long-term survival. Tesla also does not make money off of Supercharger stations.
Tesla products are aimed at the high-end market. Tesla Motors, based in California, controls about 30% of the electric car and light truck market in the United States. Tesla continues to hold the top spot in electric vehicle sales in the country. It should be understood that the total number of J1772 charging stations in the U.S. far outstrips Tesla, which is the reason the adapters are in demand today.