How to charge an EV

Origin 360 EV Car Share

Tesla Model 3

At the Origin 360 EV charge station

1. Unplugging the cable

When you first start your trip, the Tesla will be charging.

Unlock the charging port by tapping the Unlock Charge Port button on the charging screen. If you do not see the charging screen, tap on the battery icon at the top of the screen. 

Unplug the cable and put it away safely by wrapping the cable around the charger. The charge port door will automatically close.

Console screen in a Tesla displaying vehicle charging information.

2. Plugging in and charging

To end your trip, you will need to have the Tesla charging at the station. 

Press the charge port flap above the rear left tail gate light to open the port. Plug the charging cable in.

This will add approximately 75km per hour

Using the mobile charger

If you need a top up away from the station. You can simply use the portable charger stored at the back of the boot to plug into any power socket. 

Plug one end of the cable into the Tesla and the other end into a standard power socket. Cable must plug directly into a wall socket. Do not use extension cords, powerboards or double adapters.

This will add approximately 10 – 20km per hour

Illustration of an Australian power point.
Using the public charging network

Public chargers vary in speed.

Public fast chargers can add approximately 250 – 500km per hour

Non Tesla EV Chargers

To charge at non Telsa chargers, you will need to download the app and create an account with the relevant network. You can find all public EV chargers on the PlugShare website and app.

Tesla Supercharging Network

To charge at Telsa’s own chargers, you simply plug in and charge. No need for payment. You can also find Tesla Superchargers at PlugShare as well as on the Tesla Supercharging map.

Illustration of a Tesla Supercharger