Does my Tesla car need a Tesla charger?
Elisha Keep | 04/05/2022
If you’re thinking about owning an EV, or you already own one, you might be wondering if your car needs a particular compatible charger. Let’s find out.
At a Glance
If you own a Tesla or you’re thinking about making the switch to an EV, you may have a few questions about home charging
Get all the answers to your burning questions below and see why our charger plan could solve all your home charging worries
Tesla could be the first brand that pops into your head when you think of an electric vehicle. The Californian car maker started working on the Tesla Roadster back in 2004. They’ve since become the first manufacturer to pass the 1 million global sales mark. As a result, they’re one of the most recognised EV manufacturers, so you’d be forgiven for thinking of them first.
If you’re thinking about owning, or you already own a Tesla, you might be wondering if your car needs a Tesla charger. Let’s find out.
Our Egg chargers work with all EVs
Great news for consumers. At Egg, all our chargers are fully compatible with all electric vehicles currently on the market. This means that if you’re planning to make the switch to an electric vehicle, you’re able to take advantage of hassle-free charging with us.
A Tesla-branded charger can set you back quite a bit. The cost of installation alone can range anywhere from £200 - £1000. Luckily, there are other options available.
EV charging doesn’t have to break the bank
Whether you own a Tesla or other EV model, the convenience of at-home charging is essential to getting the most out of your vehicle.
It’s our mission to make EV at-home charging as easy as possible for every EV user.
With Egg’s EV Charger Plan, you can enjoy the benefits of at-home charging by spreading the cost of your charger and standard installation for just £27.50 a month over 3 years, with 0% APR. And that's including our repair-or-replace promise in case anything ever goes wrong.
What’s the best way to charge a Tesla?
It’s recommended that you plug in every evening to top up the battery. The same goes for all other types of EVs.
That way you can be fully charged and ready to go at any time. Charging overnight means you can also take advantage of potential off-peak energy savings.
Total charging control at your fingertips
Our handy app allows you to monitor charging and schedule charging to best suit your needs. The app makes it simple to track how much you’re spending on charging.
You can also get help and support from within the app. The aim of the game is to make sure charging your EV at home is easy, cleaner and greener.
Can I charge my Tesla on the go?
You can take advantage of Superchargers when on the move. When you’re using a Supercharger, the onboard charger of the vehicle is bypassed, providing your vehicle with 250kW of direct current charging.
This results in a much faster charging experience but is normally only recommended for long-distance journeys. Charging at home remains the best option for convenience.
You can use ZapMap all over the UK to find charge points nearby. This makes charging on the go simple and easy.
How does Egg installation work?
If you’re looking to get set up with an at-home charger for your Tesla, look no further. Set up couldn’t be easier.
We’ll get you up and running in three simple steps. Firstly we’ll ask you a few questions to check your eligibility, and if your installation will be standard or have trickier requirements. You’ll choose a date for installation, from 1 week to 12 months in advance - then the rest is up to us. We’ll set up your payment details, but don’t worry, we never take a payment until everything is up and running.
Tesla charging you can rely on
All of our chargers go through rigorous testing, ensuring your Tesla will always be reliably charged and ready to go when you need it.
Our chargers are weather protected and work at an optimum level come rain, sleet or snow. With Egg, you get at-home EV charging that’s convenient and reliable.
Not only are our EV chargers the safest on the market but they can dynamically change the maximum power provided to the charger depending on what other appliances are being used in your home. This means you’ll never have to worry about blowing a fuse.
Have peace of mind with safe and smart Tesla charging from the comfort of your home.
Change of plan?
Plans change, it’s part of life.
As we mentioned earlier, you can use your app to set a charging schedule that works for you. But if you need a juice boost for your Tesla, you can override your schedule at any time to get your EV fully charged when you need it.
That’s the kind of convenience we’re all about.
You’re always fully covered
With our service subscription, Egg Plus, you're covered. For just £3 a month (included in your £27.50 monthly payment), you can enjoy hassle-free home charging. If you ever experience an issue, we’ll either repair or replace your EV charger – whatever it takes to get you back up and running.
Even after your 3-year contract has finished, you can continue your £3 a month to still be covered by our repair-or-replace promise. That's customer support you can rely on.
If you’ve bought a Tesla or you’re thinking about making the switch to an EV, we’re here to make at-home charging easy and seamless.
Get your at-home installation booked now and enjoy the freedom of charging your EV when it suits you. If you have a question about any of what we’ve talked about, we’d love to hear from you.
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