Owning a Tesla is a fabulous and adventurous investment, and just like any other expensive piece of equipment or technology, you will want to purchase the best accessories to ensure nothing goes wrong.

So, with that being said, whether you currently own a Tesla, or else are looking into your options for your next vehicle, continue reading to learn about the pros and cons of using a third-party charger versus a Tesla Supercharger.

Charging Your Tesla

Charging Your Tesla

There is, as you no doubt have already been made aware of, a myriad of different accessories and pieces of equipment which you can buy alongside your car itself, but by far the most essential is a Tesla charging station.

As with so many other investments, there are always third-party options, which often are just as good or even, in some cases, even better than the ‘official’ counterparts, and for charging stations for your Tesla, this could not be more appropriate.

Why Choose a Third-Party Charger?

When considering choosing a third-party charger for your Tesla, the most important thing to remember is to ensure you choose one from an established and prominent supplier.

Third-Party Charger

The bonus of choosing a third-party charger, if you make sure you buy one which will be plugged into an AC power adaptor, is that you can find them for a cheaper price than the official Tesla one. However, because the onboard charger is DC power, which needs to be transferred into EV AC power, it will add time to a fully completed charging cycle.

Why Choose a Tesla Supercharger?

By contrast, as with other expensive brands, there is certainly something to be said for investing in an official Tesla supercharger instead.

Proper Tesla superchargers are considerably cheaper than you may think and are aesthetically impressive. In addition, a real Tesla supercharger can be daisy-chained and also has a button on the top of the plug, which can automatically open the charger port itself.

EVs, or electric vehicles

A Basic History of EVs & How Tesla Is the Leader

EVs, or electric vehicles, have been around, in one capacity or another, for far longer than you may think – over one hundred years. However, unlike a plethora of other groundbreaking and innovative inventions, it is almost impossible to identify when the first electric car was created.

Moreover, instead, the concept of the EV was developed from a series of breakthroughs over the years from numerous inventors in different countries.

Tesla, a small and, at that time, practically insignificant start-up business, formed in the heart of Silicon Valley, started looking into improving both the efficiency and aesthetic nature of EVs from early 2006.

Due to the obvious environmentally friendly nature of electric vehicles over standard cars, the US government supported this research and development and ended up lending the Tesla company $465 million. Tesla used this money to build a huge manufacturing warehouse and facility in California, repaid the loan, and quickly became the leading luxury and fastest EV producer in the whole world.

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