Tesla Model X range, battery & charging
The Tesla Model X has great real-world range, and access to the brand's Supercharger network is a boon for long-distance driving
|Model||Range||Wallbox charge time||Rapid charge time|
|Model X||348 miles||15hrs 15mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||30mins (10-80%, 250kW)|
|Model X Plaid||333 miles||15hrs 15mins (0-100%, 7.4kW)||30mins (10-80%, 250kW)|
The 2022 model year Long Range and Plaid variants of the Model return 360 and 340 miles of range on a charge respectively. That's up there with the longest-range electric cars on sale and owners also benefit from access to the company's Supercharger network. You plug the Tesla in using a port hidden in the corner of its rear light arrangement, which is great if you reverse into a charge point, but otherwise it means you’re likely to have cables trailing up the side of the car.
Tesla Model X range
The Tesla Model X has a decent claimed driving range of up 348 miles. The smaller and cheaper Jaguar I-Pace can only manage a maximum of 292 miles, but the majority the Model X's rivals like Polestar 3, BMW iX and Lotus Eletre can cover over 370 miles on a charge. That said, the Tesla is suitable for anyone wanting to take long journeys in their stride.
Find a Tesla Supercharger, which can deliver power at up to 250kW, and you can have an 80% charge into the Model X in around 20 minutes. A 50kW public rapid charger will do the same in around 90 minutes. Meanwhile, a 7kW home or workplace wallbox will take around 15 hours to fully top up the car.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Tesla Model X is a huge SUV with a variety of interior seating layouts, astonishing performance and extensive real-world range
- 2Range, battery & charging - currently readingThe Tesla Model X has great real-world range, and access to the brand's Supercharger network is a boon for long-distance driving
- 3Running costsThe Tesla Model X is an expensive car for private buyers, but running costs are low and it's good value for business users
- 4Electric motor, drive & performanceThe Tesla Model X sets the benchmark for performance in an electric SUV, even if a Jaguar I-Pace is more fun
- 5Interior & comfortIt doesn't get more serene or versatile than the Tesla Model X, with its silent drive and choice of five, six or seven-seat layouts
- 6Practicality & boot spaceThe Tesla Model X is huge inside and can be specified with one of three different seating configurations
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Tesla Model X boasts great results in crash testing and about the most advanced safety aids going, but build quality is a concern
- 8Owner reviewAnthony Wootton from Hampshire shares his ownership experience of the Tesla Model X