So, you’re looking to lease a Tesla?
They’re brilliant cars - perhaps the most enjoyable on the market - but they do take a bit of getting used to before you’re able to fully immerse yourself into the experience.
One of the main differences you’ll feel when you drive a Tesla, or any electric car for that matter, is the fuelling process.
If you’ve been driving for some time, heading to the petrol station will almost feel like second nature. When your tank is low, you head to the pumps, fill up, and you’re good to go once more.
But with an EV, that’s not quite the case.
In this guide, we’ll give you all the information you need to understand exactly how to get your electric vehicle battery up to full capacity , as well as top tips on how to maximise efficiency and run your car for less - what more could you need?
Read on to carry on learning, or start browsing our range of electric cars today if you’ve already decided that an innovative electric car is the right choice for you!
Say goodbye to petrol pumps and hello to electric car charging stations!
Charging your electric car is getting easier and easier in the modern age - whilst it was once really tough to access public charging stations and install home charges, that’s no longer the case.
With a growing number of EVs hitting the roads every year, there’s been a huge push when it comes to charger availability - there are now more than 42,000 car chargers currently operating for public use, with 15,000 locations covered as a result.
If you’re worried that you won’t be able to find a charger, just check out this handy map to locate your nearest charging station!
So, how do you charge your car?
Here’s our step by step guide to charging your Tesla:
Before you start looking at chargers, you’ll want to find an electric vehicle that suits your needs.
With more and more manufacturers delving into the EV sector, there’s never been more choice when you’re picking an electric car lease deal - no matter whether you’re after a slick sports car or something with space for all of the family, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re on the lookout for a new electric car, be sure to take a look at our collection here at LeaseCar - we’ve got a huge range of EVs to suit everyone’s needs, with affordable prices that help you to get more car for your money!
Once you’ve decided on a vehicle, you’ll be able to start looking at the charger installation process.
Once your EV is ordered, you’ll likely be given a delivery date, which will help you to plan for your charger to be installed before the car arrives, creating a seamless transition into being an EV driver.
There are two main options available to you and your place of residence will likely dictate which type of charger will work best.
If you’re living in a house with a garage or driveway, you may be able to install a charger at home.
This is the ideal option if you’re looking to keep your running costs as low as possible, but you’ll need to have the space and facilities in place to be able to handle this high-powered electrical unit.
Of course, the ability to charge your electric car at home is completely circumstantial and there may be instances where you won’t be able to install one of these devices.
If you’re unable to do so, you’ll need to rely on public charging stations - don’t worry though, EV chargers are becoming easier and easier to access, with devices located in a number of convenient locations such as supermarkets, car parks, and office buildings!
For drivers who’ve got the space to install a home charger, the next step is to find a provider who can offer you the right charger for your chosen vehicles at an affordable price.
Here at LeaseCar, we’re partnered with Project EV - they’re a UK based EV charger provider who’ll be able to source, deliver, and install your car charger for a set fee of just £849!
That’s a complete bargain in the current EV market, so don’t miss out - give us a call today to discuss charging options for your electric car today!
Once you’ve given us a call, we’ll work with our EV charging partner to get you set up as quickly as possible - we know you’ll be excited to start driving your electric car, so we’ll make sure that you’re set up as soon as possible.
Installation has to be carried out by a qualified electrician - Project EV will arrange this as standard to save you the hassle and ensure that your charger is set up to the correct safety standards.
This is a crucial step, but one that too many EV drivers don’t consider until it’s too late.
Charging a car uses a considerable amount of energy and if you’re on the wrong utilities package, you could find that your EV becomes very costly to charge.
However, there is a clever way to combat this - most energy companies now provide specific tariffs that are designed for EV drivers!
These new tariffs allow you to make use of lower rates during off peak times to charge your car for less. By charging at these times (such as through the night), you’ll be able to ensure that your car is ready to use the next morning whilst also cutting costs for a more economical driving experience.
Once you’ve got your tariff set up and your charger is ready to go, it’s time to start charging your electric car!
All you need to do is follow the instructions that you’ll be provided with when your car is delivered - as it’s a new process, electric cars do come with a manual to help you get to grips with the new process, so just follow those steps and you’re sure to find things pretty straightforward.
In theory, it’s just like charging your phone on a larger scale - you attach the charger to your car’s charger port, then unplug it when the battery is full!
From here, there’s nothing more for you to do - you’ll be able to set your car to charge at certain times to ensure that you’re only ever charging during low-tariff hours, so even if your charger is connected it won’t draw any power until it is instructed to do so.
Our best suggestion is to charge your car through the nights whilst you’re asleep - this means that the charging time does not impact your ability to use your vehicle and you’ll have a full battery to utilise the following day.
In the morning, all you’ll have to do before setting off on your next journey is disconnect your charger and safely stow it away.
Make sure that you disconnect the charger from the car before moving, as this could result in serious damage to your car, the charger, and your house!
Following the disconnection of your charger, you’ll be ready to hit the roads!
If you’ve managed to get your Tesla battery fully charged, you’ll have a range of at least 250 miles , which is more than enough for the daily commute and other general trips that you’ll be making during the day.
Of course, if you’re planning to drive further than your estimated range in the day, you can park your car up at your nearest public charging station or Tesla Supercharger, which will get your car back towards full capacity in next to no time!
Get in touch with our team today if you’re looking to invest in an electric car charging deal and a high-powered car charger - we’ve got solutions to suit every driver and we’ll make sure that we structure your deal to fit your needs.
Our team is well-experienced in the car leasing business - we’ve been operating in this sector for over 25 years , so no matter what you’re looking for we’re sure we’ll be able to find a solution.
From affordable personal leasing options to full fleet leasing using BCH car finance, give our team a call today to find out how we can help.
For more information on electric car leasing, head over to our dedicated guide today, or check out some of ourmost popular cars like the Tesla Model 3
and the Tesla Model Y!