There are a few reasons why your Tesla may be charging slowly at home:
- You are using a standard household outlet. Standard household outlets only provide 120 volts of power, which is much less than the 240 volts provided by a dedicated EV charger. As a result, charging your Tesla from a standard outlet will be significantly slower.
- Your circuit breaker is not providing enough power. If your Tesla is plugged into a circuit breaker that is already powering other appliances, it may not be getting enough power to charge at its full speed.
- Your Tesla’s battery is cold. Lithium-ion batteries charge more slowly when they are cold. If you live in a cold climate, you may want to preheat your Tesla’s battery before charging it.
- Your Tesla’s battery is almost full. As your Tesla’s battery gets closer to being full, the charging rate will naturally slow down. This is to protect the battery from overheating.
If you are concerned about your Tesla’s charging speed, you can try the following:
- Use a dedicated EV charger. A dedicated EV charger will provide your Tesla with more power, which will result in faster charging speeds.
- Make sure that your circuit breaker is providing enough power. If you are unsure, you can consult with an electrician.
- Preheat your Tesla’s battery before charging it. You can do this using the Tesla app or by setting the climate control to “On” before you plug in.
- Charge your Tesla during off-peak hours. Electricity rates are often lower during off-peak hours, so this can save you money.
If you have tried all of the above and your Tesla is still charging slowly, you may want to contact Tesla Support for assistance.