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How Long Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Roadster?

How Long Does It Take to Charge a Tesla Roadster?
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Ah, the Tesla Roadster. I’ve yet to see one in person but I’ve spent more time than I care to admit ogling it on the Internet. I hope my wife isn’t too jealous. At any rate, the car that I often joke about selling kidneys to buy will be here in 2020. This absolute beauty (pictured above) will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 2 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 miles per hour. This means that it will be the fastest street legal car to date! In addition, it will be able to travel around 600 miles on a single charge. This car is a game changer. The base model will sell for roughly $200,000 which means I won’t be owning one anytime soon. For those of you out there who will I have two things to say:

1. Please be my friend and let me ride in your car.

2. Here’s how long it will take to charge a Tesla Roadster…

Coming Soon

To reiterate: the Tesla Roadster isn’t here yet. All of the facts and figures mentioned in this writing are estimates based on various statements from Elon and Co. We here at enrg.io love Tesla and want to believe everything they say so we are choosing to do so. With that in mind, the upcoming Roadster will be equipped with three motors (one in front and two in the rear). These will be powered by a 200 kWh battery that will give the car it’s incredible speed and range. For sake of comparison, my Nissan Leaf has a 40 kWh battery…seems kind of sad now.

Different Times for Different Charging Methods

As the experts at insideevs explain here, there are different methods for charging all-electric vehicles (EVs). I encourage anyone with questions on the subject to read this article for an excellent summation. Using a level-1 charger, it will take 30 hours to fully charge a Tesla Roadster. This number drops to between 6 and 10 hours for a full charge if using a level-2 charger. Now, if plugged into a fast charging station such as a station in Tesla’s Supercharger network, it will only take between 45 and 55 minutes to fully charge your ride.

How you charge your Tesla Roadster may depend on your driving needs and what you intend to use the car for. Will this car be your daily driver? How long is your daily commute? With a whopping 600 miles of range, you may not need to charge your car very often. That being said, if you can afford a car that starts at north of 200 thousand dollars you can afford to have a level-2 charger installed in your house you absolute cheapskate!

What do our readers think about the upcoming Tesla Roadster? Is there anyone out there who has put the deposit down and will be the proud owner of one next year? Will it reach the amazing speeds and travel the incredible lengths that the company has claimed or is that all just hype? Please leave us a comment below and share any and all thoughts on the Tesla Roadster you may have.

Source | Image: Tesla

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Neil Brooks
Neil Brooks is an electric vehicle owner and lover currently based in the greater Washington D.C. area. Neil is a fan of all things electric and may be the only person in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States to own both an electric leaf blower and an electric chainsaw. When he's not busy blogging about the latest on electric technology he enjoys grilling, rock climbing, and taking naps in his hammock.