Charge the Tesla Model 3 directly with the CCS connector.
It could be that there is a plastic cover, covering the bottom part of the charge port. If so, this plastic cover needs to be removed in order to plug in the CCS connector.
The charge speed is up to ~200 kW at our 300 kW chargers, up to ~150 kW at our 175 kW chargers and up to 50 kW at our 50 kW chargers.
The charge curve below shows the charging behaviour of this car when the battery is in optimal conditions (around. 30°C). A colder (or warmer) battery can result is a significantly lower charge speed. More information about what influences the charge speed can be found on this page.
Standard Range +
The charge speed is up to ~170 kW at our 300 kW chargers, up to ~140 kW at our 175 kW chargers and up to 50 kW at our 50 kW chargers.
Please note that the charge speed can drop when the battery of your car is cold. It can help to drive a while before charging.
To heat the battery the Model 3 also uses up to 10 kW while charging.
Unlock the connector
In some cases the car does not release the CCS-connector. To unlock please use you Tesla app (menu 'Charging') or the screen in the vehicle (choose the lightning symbol for the 'Charging' menu and press the lock symbol).
Another option is the manual release: For that, please open the trunk and pull the emergency release ring, adjacent to the charge port. This will allow the connector to be removed from the charge port.
For more information, please contact your service center.
How to find the fast charging stations of Fastned?
Via your Tesla screen you can easily find Fastned stations, by searching for ‘Fastned’, possibly followed by a city name. You will then see which stations are nearby.
At the moment the Fastned stations are not integrated in the Tesla navigation system. Feel free to contact Tesla directly to make this possible in the future.